It seems that every year, a player comes to Real Salt Lake who is maybe not a perfect fit for the tactical system. We don't need to look back too far to get a good list: Nelson Gonzalez, Arturo Alvarez, Jonny Steele, and most recently, David Viana.
With Alvaro Saborio struck by injury, Real Salt Lake coach Jason Kreis will be scratching his head: What's left in attack, and what are the options?
It's that time of year where we are forced to talk about - sigh - the infamous "handball" section of FIFA's Laws of the Game. After Nat Borchers provoked a refereeing decision that seemed to fly in the face of conventional wisdom, it cropped up again
I've compiled some moderately interesting statistics about our four most-minuted midfiielders. What can we learn from these stats?
Abdoulie Mansally has taken a bit of stick for his performances in 2012, particularly for being very much an attacking full back. The argument, as it goes, is that his attacking bent leaves RSL vulnerable on our left side.
Khari Stephenson has taken some criticism in his first three matches at Real Salt Lake, and at times, it's difficult to reason out why that is the case.
As always, there are plenty of interesting trends to take from Saturday's draw against Colorado. A quick jaunt over to the chalkboards illustrates the approach the Rapids took to combat a rampant offense after RSL scored.
There's a lot of talk about Real Salt Lake being vulnerable to wide play because of the nature of the narrow diamond tactical setup employed. Is it true?
Real Salt Lake sometimes ends up resorting to crossing with little success when they're hunting for a goal. Do they lack a genuine "plan B"?
A look into the importance of a goal and whether or not how it is scored is more important than the goal itself.
A fascinating statistical battle is shaping up across the league: Who reigns supreme among the top playmakers?
If we were to devise a statistic that masqueraded as being useful but was almost completely useless, some sort of "contribution to points or wins" might be it.