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Real Salt Lake’s top 10 all-time goal scorers

Wondering who’s at the top of the charts in club history? We’re looking at RSL’s top MLS goal scorers of all time.

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10. Andy Williams: 14

The one and only Bomma — an RSL “OG” and a free kick wizard — retired after the 2011 season after he went unselected in the Re-Entry Draft. Andy is an absolute legend in Salt Lake City and currently works on RSL’s staff as the head scout. As if you didn’t know that already, right? There’s a good chance that this is the last year Bomma will be on the top 10 list, since Luke Mulholland is sitting at 13 goals and has plenty of games in his future.

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9. Jason Kreis: 17

What is there to say about Jason Kreis? We all know and love the man that shaped what Real Salt Lake has become. He scored 17 goals in only 58 appearances for RSL, good for about one goal every three-and-a-half games before he retired and took the reins from John Ellinger as head coach. Though his goal tally will surely be surpassed in the coming years, Jason Kreis remains planted firmly in the foundation of this club, no matter what happens in the future. Kreis, as we all know, spent a couple years with the NYCFC organization and is now the head coach of Orlando City SC.

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8. Jeff Cunningham: 19

The second-highest goalscorer in MLS history with 134 total — second only to Landon Donovan — Jeff Cunningham only spent about a year and a half in Salt Lake. Making 38 appearances, that sets his goals-to-game ratio at an impressive one goal every two games. This was no fluke, as he obviously went on to have a very successful MLS career with several different teams until he retired from professional soccer in 2012.

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7. Yura Movsisyan: 24

The first player still active that we’ve seen on this list, Yura upped his number last year by nine goals. If he keeps that production rate up, he’ll be climbing this list incredibly fast over the next few seasons. RSL just locked down his permanent transfer over the offseason, so Movsisyan can focus strictly on sending that ball into the back of the net. With the expected quality of service from newcomer DP Albert Rusnak, the sky could be the limit for Yura’s goal tally.

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6. Kyle Beckerman: 25

Oh captain, my captain. Granted, Kyle doesn’t play an attacking position, but he’s sure had some beautiful goals over the years. Watch out for his rockets from 30 yards out — we’ve seen him score plenty of those and can only hope that we’ll see plenty more. His attacking production has slowed over the last couple years on paper, notching only one goal in his last two seasons. That doesn’t mean that he’s any less of a player, though, as he anchors the midfield so our attacking players can do what they do.

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5. Joao Plata: 30

Plata keeps climbing the ranks each year, now sitting at 30 goals through 104 games. With a cool nine goals notched last season, we could easily see him jump to the third spot by the end of 2017. Whether it’s his world-class free kicks or his quick movement to get in behind defenders, he can score goals from all angles — with both feet — and really make a lot of opposing defenders mad.

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4. Fabian Espindola: 35

An emotional wildcard at times on the field, Fabian was known for having a temper, but he’s also a proven goalscorer. More than half of his 64 MLS goals came in an RSL uniform, and he’ll always have a place in our history, for better or for worse. Espindola now plays for Necaxa in Mexico.

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3. Robbie Findley: 36

Though Findley had a couple stints in Salt Lake City, his best years were pre-2010 World Cup, when he scored six goals in both 2007 and 2008, and then doubled his single-season tally by knocking in 12 in 2009. He spent a couple more years back in an RSL kit from 2013-2014, but didn’t have nearly the effect he once did, scoring only seven goals through those two seasons. Still, 36 goals is nothing to scoff at. Even though he may drop a couple spots this year, he’ll be on this list for a long time to come.

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2. Javier Morales: 49

The Maestro: he’s a playmaker. He’s a goal scorer. He’s a proven team leader. He’s a downright legend. With all the turmoil and drama that Javi, RSL, and its fanbase went through with his departure this offseason, he will always be remembered as arguably the best player to ever don an RSL kit. If you think his 49 goals is impressive, how about his 81 assists he’s gathered on top of that? The 37-year-old was picked up by FC Dallas in the offseason, where he’s sure to add to his MLS goal (and assist) tally in the time he spends there -- just hopefully not against Real Salt Lake.

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1. Alvaro Saborio: 63

By far the most prolific goal scorer in RSL history, Sabo will hold the number one spot for a few more years, at the very least. 63 goals through 127 appearances is good for just about one goal every two games, which is an incredibly impressive thing to do over such a time span. Love him or hate him, he did some amazing things in the five-and-a-half years he spent in Salt Lake. He went on to score 10 more goals in two seasons with DC United before he announced his sudden retirement on February 9, 2017.