Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Business as Usual is Bad for RSL
Deseret Morning News, March 31st, 2008 3:30PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Real Salt Lake coach Jason Kreis cut an unhappy figure at the press conference after Cuauhtemoc Blanco and the Chicago Fire stole at the last minute what looked like a 1-0 home victory for the Royals. Before the first reporter could even finish asking his question after the game ended in a 1-1 tie, Kreis snapped, "You're gonna ask me what?" he said. "You're gonna ask me, 'Just like last year, right?'"

In truth, it was just like last year, when RSL surrendered a 1-0 home lead to FC Dallas in the dying seconds of its season opener, a result that set the tone for a season the Royals would later finish second-to-last. Not that anyone particularly thinks this result has any bearing on the great things the team could do this year.

There were some positives, says Brad Rock of the Deseret Morning News. For starters, the team dominated the game statistically, outshooting the Fire 17-8 with four times as many shots on goal (8-2). "I thought we played all-soccer," said Kreis. Indeed, Rock says RSL played like a team "that expected to win." However, that still isn't good enough, not for a franchise that's yet to make it to the playoffs or record a winning season. As Rock says, "RSL is in need of good things to happen -- fast."

Read the original story...



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Report: Clasico to Break Records     
AS reports that Saturday's Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Bernabeu in Madrid will ...
Dunga Names Neymar Brazil Captain    
Brazilian national team coach Dunga on Friday revealed that Neymar will retain the captain's armband when ...
Reports: Lampard Could Extend City Stay     
According to reports in England, Frank Lampard could be able to stay on loan at Manchester ...
Pogba Signs Three-Year Extension with Juve    
Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba on Friday signed a new deal that will keep him at the ...
Rio Ferdinand to Retire This Season    
Former England captain and Queens Park Rangers defender Rio Ferdinand has said he plans to retire ...
Garcia: Roma Must Respond Following Bayern "Accident"     
AS Roma coach Rudi Garcia on Friday admitted that his team has a long way to ...
Mourinho: Costa Could Play Against Man United    
Jose Mourinho on Friday revealed that Chelsea striker Diego Costa could play at Manchester United on ...
Enrique: Suarez to Make Barca Clasico Debut     
Barcelona coach Luis Enrique on Friday confirmed that Luis Suarez will play in Saturday's Clasico vs. ...
Sporting Demands UCL Replay     
Sporting Lisbon has lodged a formal complaint with UEFA demanding a replay of its UEFA Champions ...
FIFA Rankings: USA Falls to 23rd    
Jurgen Klinsmann's USA fell six places to 23rd in FIFA's international rankings following a pair of ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives