Let’s be up front about one thing. RSL lost to Dallas and it was not their best showing by a long shot. Losing to teams by three goals at home is unacceptable. Fans, players, and coaches alike will all agree on that. The team is in transition and trying to find itself at the moment and we’re not sure how long it will take for them to right the course.
However, that does not mean there are not good or even great individual performances. And in this case, Bofo Saucedo played with energy and enthusiasm when many of the other RSL players on the field seemed frustrated or lacked sharpness. Saucedo set up his teammates multiple times, putting them in great positions to score, they simply did not finish their chances.
The Park City native has taken full advantage of his opportunities to step up in this uncertain time. Against Dallas, he played with confidence and a belief that they could come back. He did not find a goal himself, but that is not to say he didn’t take a couple great shots due to individual skill.
There were other honorable performances from Luke Mulholland and Matt Van Oekel (thanks for not letting the deficit be seven or eight goals deep), but on this night, Saucedo shined the brightest.