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Morales Helps RSL Reach Top

  • Goal.com, Monday, July 28, 2008 4:45 PM
In a league dotted with Argentine playmakers, Javier Morales doesn't get the attention of Marcello Gallardo (D.C. United) and Guillermo Barros Schelotto (Columbus), but he has been just as valuable for Real Salt Lake,

Morales arrived last season with fellow Argentines Fabian Espindola and Matias Mantilla and has helped turn around RSL, which is in first place in the Western Conference heading into Monday's game at Toronto FC.

The unassuming shrugged off the comparisons to Gallardo and Schelotto. "I believe that those players are at a different level just because obviously they have had experience with the national team," he said, "and just their whole history as soccer players. But I am thankful for the recognition and to be mentioned with them, but I just work hard."

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