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RSL 1-2 Manchester United: Who Stood Out?

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RSL showed well for themselves on a big stage.

Soccer: Manchester United at Real Salt Lake Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Demar Phillips - Demar was really up for the task of competing against one of the world’s most prestigious clubs. Sure, he got beat once or twice. But more often than not he was in the scrum and came out ahead.

Stephen Sunday - Sunny came to play against some of his former Spanish teammates. He looked like he was out to impress and that he did. With his quality passing and timely positioning, this was one of Sunny’s best performances in a while.

Albert Rusnak - Rusnak was every bit as good as he has been over the course of the season. He looked calm and confident and was not the least bit afraid to take players on.

Jefferson Savarino - One of the best players on the field, Savarino created chances for those around him and won a good amount of the battles for the ball. His quality showed through and you have to think that a game like this puts Savarino on the world’s radar.

Joao Plata - Plata, like many others from RSL, looked genuinely excited to have a lot of eyes on him. He probably had the most chances to score, but was unlucky not to get something out of it.

Luis Silva - Silva was set up perfectly by Savarino and he finished a difficult look with his left foot. If you are going to get your first goal of the year, it might as well be against Manchester United. His goal sent the RSL faithful into a frenzy, but his passing up top was equally impressive.

Marcelo Silva - Marcelo is still adjusting to the climate and the surroundings, but his abilities were on full display a few times. He made some impressive stops when things momentum was building in the Manchester attack.