Real Salt Lake cuts ties with eight in major roster shake-up

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  • Nebsy Ephraim, UT
    Jan. 7, 2013 12:23 p.m.

    I enjoyed watching Johnson's loyalty to his teammates. He never hesitated to step into the line of fire for an RSL player. The best moments of any game, in my opinion, are watching how players respond when teammates come under fire. Good luck WJ.

  • Nebsy Ephraim, UT
    Jan. 7, 2013 12:23 p.m.


  • FastKB Bountiful, UT
    Dec. 5, 2012 8:10 a.m.

    I think these moves had to be made. All three of the big moves (WJ, Olave, Esp) were because of the cap and related to performance.I think we are covered on Johnson and Olave's position. I am worried about who they get for the new forwards and if Morales re-signs. Do we want him too? He isn't his old self.

  • Cougar Passion Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 4, 2012 3:15 p.m.

    Sad to see these guys going--and that includes Jonny Steele for me as well--but it's clear things were stagnating, and of course sometimes you have to give up a player like Will Johnson that you would prefer not to, for a hopeful benefit long-term.

  • Basin Survivor Cedar City, UT
    Dec. 4, 2012 11:20 a.m.

    Losing Will Johnson will be painful for me. Olave was fantastic (but I do think he is breaking down too often to keep) and Espindola will be missed but I can live with it. But I will miss Will and the fact that you knew he gave every ounce of his effort every game. A true professional and someone that I loved to watch.

    It would be as if the Jazz traded Hornacek back in the day. Not the main cog, but someone who made everyone else better around them.

  • bigsoccer Syracuse, UT
    Dec. 4, 2012 9:11 a.m.

    I think they need a forward, so go out and get Lampard from Chelsea, he is at the end of his contract and has stated he would come to the MLS, we now have money for DP.

  • Nussdorfer AC Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 4, 2012 8:27 a.m.

    Painful to see these guys go.

  • Seminole sandy, UT
    Dec. 3, 2012 9:50 p.m.

    This isn't going to end well and rarely does. . .Sometimes the money guys are better left under the bus such as this time. Sometimes I wonder if someone pays these guys money to mess things up!