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2013 Player Profiles recap: Veterans top the list

Because remembering the good times never hurts -- Real Salt Lake celebrating victory in the Western Conference championship.
Because remembering the good times never hurts -- Real Salt Lake celebrating victory in the Western Conference championship.
Steve Dykes

As the season rapidly approaches — less than a month now — we at RSL Soapbox have wrapped up our 2013 player profiles, deciding who we thought did best, who didn't impress, and who might have the most success next season.

Without too much further ado, have a gander at our list — who did we get wrong? Who should've been higher? Who didn't impress as much as we thought he did?

You'll notice that the veterans of the team were consistently ranked higher than the newcomers — it's a natural extension of having a squad that's well-united around a single goal. Moving to 2014, there's plenty of risk — and plenty of opportunity — surrounding that.

Ratings were compiled via a survey of RSL Soapbox contributors.

Ranking Player Rating
1 Nick Rimando 9.13
2 Javier Morales 8.96
3 Kyle Beckerman 8.56
4 Alvaro Saborio 8.44
5 Chris Schuler 8.31
6 Ned Grabavoy 8.13
7 Nat Borchers 7.97
8 Robbie Findley 7.81
9 Devon Sandoval 7.75
10 Tony Beltran 7.69
11 Luis Gil 7.56
12 Joao Plata 7.28
13 Chris Wingert 7.13
14 Sebastian Velasquez 7.06
15 Olmes Garcia 7.06
16 Carlos Salcedo 6.75
17 Jeff Attinella 6.59
18 Lovel Palmer 6.56
19 Kwame Watson-Siriboe 6.50
20 Cole Grossman 6.25
21 Josh Saunders 6.13
22 Yordany Alvarez 6.13
23 Khari Stephenson 5.88
24 Brandon McDonald 5.38
25 John Stertzer 5.31
26 Abdoulie Mansally 4.94
27 Aaron Maund 4.94
28 David Viana N/A
29 Enzo Martinez N/A
30 Rich Balchan N/A
31 Benji Lopez N/A
32 Lalo Fernandez N/A