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How well do you know RSL’s midfield?

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Join us in having a little fun as we wait for real news to emerge in the crazy season (Now Identified)

Seattle Sounders v Real Salt Lake - Western Conference Semifinals

As we all wait for some real news to emerge in this silly season, let’s see just how well you know the midfielders for Real Salt Lake. Below you will be presented with 2017 season long heat maps for five of RSL’s midfield crew. Your task will be to identify each of them. But first, a little background...

The image immediately below this is the season long heat map for Yura Movsisyan. The white arrow at the top of the image indicates the direction of play. In other words, Nick Rimando would be defending the goal to left side of the image. As a forward Movsisyan spends the bulk of his time in the other team’s half so that is where the yellow orange and red shades exist.

The shades measure the number of touches taken in that position. Yellow indicates the fewest touches followed by orange and then red. The large red blob below the center circle and in the offensive half is where Yura most frequently received the ball during his time on the field, probably following long periods of play in the other defensive half of the field. More touches in a location means deeper or more opaque colors. Yura was not on the field for a good part of the season so he has only a few areas of deep red.

Yura Movsisian
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Now you understand how to interpret these heat maps here are your five candidates:

Midfielder A is Luke Mulholland
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Poll

Who is Midfielder A

This poll is closed

  • 42%
    Luke Mulholland
    (204 votes)
  • 1%
    Luis Silva
    (7 votes)
  • 17%
    Kyle Beckerman
    (86 votes)
  • 21%
    Sunday Stephen
    (105 votes)
  • 15%
    Albert Rusnak
    (76 votes)
478 votes total Vote Now
Midfielder B is Sunday Stephen
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Poll

Who is Midfielder B

This poll is closed

  • 19%
    Luke Mulholland
    (91 votes)
  • 1%
    Luis Silva
    (7 votes)
  • 44%
    Kyle Beckerman
    (210 votes)
  • 27%
    Sunday Stephen
    (131 votes)
  • 6%
    Albert Rusnak
    (29 votes)
468 votes total Vote Now
Midfielder C is Kyle Beckerman
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Poll

Who is Midfielder C

This poll is closed

  • 18%
    Luke Mulholland
    (85 votes)
  • 3%
    Luis Silva
    (14 votes)
  • 44%
    Kyle Beckerman
    (205 votes)
  • 14%
    Sunday Stephen
    (66 votes)
  • 18%
    Albert Rusnak
    (86 votes)
456 votes total Vote Now
Midfielder D is Albert Rusnak
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Poll

Who is Midfielder D

This poll is closed

  • 2%
    Luke Mulholland
    (11 votes)
  • 18%
    Luis Silva
    (88 votes)
  • 3%
    Kyle Beckerman
    (14 votes)
  • 3%
    Sunday Stephen
    (18 votes)
  • 71%
    Albert Rusnak
    (333 votes)
464 votes total Vote Now
Midfielder E is Luis Silva
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Poll

Who is Midfielder E

This poll is closed

  • 3%
    Luke Mulholland
    (16 votes)
  • 79%
    Luis Silva
    (355 votes)
  • 0%
    Kyle Beckerman
    (4 votes)
  • 11%
    Sunday Stephen
    (51 votes)
  • 4%
    Albert Rusnak
    (18 votes)
444 votes total Vote Now

If you are unable to see the polls or just want to add you own thoughts feel free to add a comment below. The correct answers will be revealed shortly after the polls close at 10:00 AM MST on next Monday morning.