Marcelo Silva earned his first RSL Soapbox Man of the Match award for his performance against Houston on Saturday.
Silva was a confident force on the field alongside the rest of the Real Salt Lake defenders. He made quick reaction saves and used his physical play to his advantage. He made smart choices keeping the ball out of danger. All of this just a few games into his MLS campaign. Imagine how much better he can be once he is fully acclimated and has more of a familiar relationship with the rest of the back line.
In what was a frustrating game for the RSL offense, the RSL defense was very good even though they weren’t called upon that often. Of that group, Marcelo was the most impressive.