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Real Salt Lake trims roster to 26

So it was made public yesterday that RSL parted ways with: Thompson, Davis, Banghart, and El Khaifi but that hasn't solved all their issues as they still have 26 players on their roster as of today:

#

Player

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Birthdate

Hometown

College

Status

12

Jean

Alexandre

MF

5-11

185

8/24/1986

Delray Beach

FL

Lynn

5

Kyle

Beckerman

MF

5-11

165

4/23/1982

Crofton,

MD

--

2

Tony

Beltran

DF

5-8

150

10/11/1987

Claremont,

CA

UCLA

6

Nat

Borchers

DF

6-2

175

4/13/1981

Pueblo,

CO

Denver

19

Pablo

Campos

FW

6-3

200

11/29/1983

Sao Paulo

Brazil

FP

23

Raphael

Cox

MF

5-6

140

7/7/1986

Tacoma,

WA

Washington

16

Fabían

Espíndola

FW

5-9

160

5/4/1985

Buenos Aires

Argentina

Int'l

10

Robbie

Findley

FW

5-9

165

8/4/1985

Phoenix,

AZ

Oregon State

21

Luis

Gil

MF

5-8

150

11/14/1993

Garden

Grove,

CA

--

22

Nelson

González

MF

5-6

156

9/22/1988

Buenos Aires

Argentina

Int'l

20

Ned

Grabavoy

MF

5-7

150

7/1/1983

New Lenox

IL

Indiana

33

David

Horst

DF

6-4

200

10/25/1985

Pine Grove

PA

Old Dominion

8

Will

Johnson

MF

5-10

155

1/21/1987

Woodridge,

IL

--

30

Rauwshan

McKenzie

DF

6-1

185

11/19/1986

Hoffman Estates

IL

Michigan State

1

Tim

Melia

GK

6-1

195

5/15/1986

East Islip

NY

Lynn (Fl)

11

Javier

Morales

MF

5-9

165

1/10/1980

Buenos Aires

Argentina

Int'l

7

Alex

Nimo

MF

5-5

135

3/21/1990

Portland,

OR

--

25

Tino

Nuñez

FW

5-8

185

8/22/1984

Long Beach

CA

UCSB

4

Jamison

Olave

DF

6-3

210

4/21/1981

Medellin,

Colombia

--

Int'l

24

Kyle

Reynish

GK

6-3

190

11/3/1983

Valencia,

CA

UCSB

18

Nick

Rimando

GK

5-9

185

6/17/1979

Montclair,

CA

UCLA

3

Robbie

Russell

DF

6-1

200

7/16/1979

Amherst,

MA

Duke

28

Chris

Schuler

DF

6-4

185

9/6/1987

Aurora,

IL

Creighton

26

Collen

Warner

MF

5-10

170

6/24/1988

Denver,

CO

Portland

77

Andy

Williams

MF

5-8

170

9/23/1977

Herriman,

UT

Rhode Island

17

Chris

Wingert

DF

5-11

170

6/16/1982

Babylon,

NY

St. John's

 

So the question remains will RSL find a way to loan a couple young players, if they should find another striker to add where to they clear some room if MLS stays with a 24 man roster?  I have to believe one move will be going to 2 GK's, which can be a risky move but most teams are wanting more field players and with 7 additional matches in 2010 RSL might be forced to make the same move.

The loan of Alex Nimo last year cleared a roster spot for the team, could he, Tino Nunez, Chris Schuler, or others be offered up to 2nd division teams for loans?  It is clear in looking at the 26 names on the roster, that losing anyone will be tough on the club.

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