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RSL 1010: Real Salt Lake’s 10 leading goalscorers

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New to Real Salt Lake, or simply need a refresher course? Today, we're looking at the ten most prominent goalscorers in Real Salt Lake history.

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10. Andy Williams: 14

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The one time midfielder and now the leading Claret-and-Cobalt scout, Andy Williams is the epitome of RSLTID. The RSL original and Jamaican international left his mark on the franchise with his free kicks and epic midfield sprints into the box.

9. Yura Movsisyan : 15

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In his return to the Wasatch Front, Movsisyan will begin his climb up this list. Don’t be surprised if the Armenian International is in the top five by next year at this time. His clinical nature in the opponent’s 18-yard box is something that earned his Golden Boot honors in the Russian League, and he will be looking to do the same back here in MLS.

8. Jason Kreis: 17

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The man that defined the Claret-and-Cobalt for eight years, both on and off the pitch. Kreis embedded "The team is the star" mantra into the very fabric of this franchise. He remains a big part of RSL’s past and is rightfully still present on this list — but presumably not for much longer.

7. Jeff Cunningham: 19

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The league’s second-leading goalscorer indelibly left his mark on the club. Cunningham found the back of the net 134 in his career and he added 14 percent of them were with the Claret-and-Cobalt.

6. Joao Plata: 21

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While not jumping into fifth place as predicted last year, Plata has had a productive time with RSL. He was hammered with injuries last year but the youngster looks to be the most fit of any prior season. The DP status he retains on the books is thoroughly deserved as he continues his legendary influence in the RSL history books.

5. Kyle Beckerman: 25

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The captain, the skipper, the man with carte blanche: Beckerman is, for all intents and purposes, the beating heart and soul of this franchise and has been awarded some nice goals for his work on the pitch. Continuing to dominate the midfield, Beckerman will grab a few more goals every now and again whether it be through set pieces or the run of play.

4. Fabian Espindola: 35

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The now-Designated Player for DC United, Espindola continues to be an enigma in the league. While his erratic play created a journeyman of sorts, United has decided to reward him for it, as they are one of the most mercurial clubs in the league. Nevertheless, Espindola has found a home in D.C., and while he still struggles to score in the big moments, he remains entertaining to watch.

3. Robbie Findley: 36

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Findley has finally fallen off the radar with his release from Toronto FC. The one-time American international does not appear to be coming up with some of the big goals of the past. On the break he was deadly, but other than that, kind of lackluster — but he was a definite influence on the Claret-and-Cobalt’s history.

2. Javier Morales: 45

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Coming off arguably his best season with Real Salt Lake, the maestro is still very much a part of the club’s core. A more prominent playmaker than goalscorer, Morales surprised pundits with 8 tallies leading the 2015 RSL squad.

1. Alvaro Saborio: 63

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Alvaro Saborio is certainly not adding to his tallies, with his playing for DC United of recent, but he certainly doesn’t have to go up in the rankings holding the top spot and such. Sure, his production stagnated somewhat towards the end of his time with the Claret-and-Cobalt, but RSL’s all-time leading goalscorer was prolific. He scored 63 goals in 127 appearances, roughly a goal every other match, and it will be a while before he is overtaken in the club’s record books.