Monday, October 22, 2007

Real Salt Lake strikes

Real Salt Lake and Chivas USA were at the same level at the end of '05. But two years later, Chivas is the western champs while Real Salt Lake is still pretty terrible.

Part of the difference I think is that Chivas bagged a gem with their first-ever draft choice while RSL did not. Brad Guzan is a leading candidate for Goalkeeper of the Year while Nik Besagno played 88 minutes this year. Also, Chivas got serious about rebuilding before the '06 season while RSL's first coach made it to the start of this season.

There are some good building blocks in RSL but the club might need more drastic changes to be a true contender.

Here are their top goals from 2006.


Tom said...

Amazing, that's every goal we scored!
Hey Luis, It's your old buddy from Utah, it's been way too long. I really enjoy the blog.

L.B. said...

Good you found this blog and that you enjoy it. Yes, it's been too long. Hope everything's well for you. Fill me in on your goings on when you get a chance.