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Goal Breakdowns

Sam Johnson’s opener in RSL vs. SKC caps well-executed corner kick

Yeah, so that was a great goal.

Goal Breakdown: How RSL gave up a first-minute goal against FC Dallas

Let’s take a deep dive.

Goal Breakdown: Damir Kreilach’s karate kick equalizer vs. LAFC

It was a spectacular sight.

Goal Breakdown: Luis Silva’s winner comes from well-designed free kick

Luis Silva finished perfectly, but his role was bigger than just that.

How RSL conceded opener against Columbus Crew

Individual mistakes and indecision cost RSL points at home again.

Goal Breakdown: Movement, understanding give Plata first goal of 2017

Did Joao Plata score RSL’s best goal of 2017?

Goal Breakdown: Plata vs. Philadelphia Union

Spoiler alert: It’s so good.

Goal Breakdown: Movsisyan vs. Sporting KC

Defensive Breakdown: RSL's concession to Colorado Rapids

Goal Breakdown: RSL vs. Vancouver, Burrito Martinez

Goal Breakdown: Joao Plata vs. Colorado Rapids

Goal Breakdown: Plata's second against Orlando City

It's not every day that Joao Plata scores a goal, but with three goals in three games, it might as well be. We're breaking down his second from Sunday.

Naive set-piece defense costs RSL against Tigres

Goal Breakdown: Devon Sandoval vs. LA Galaxy

Devon Sandoval scored a screamer of a goal against LA Galaxy, and it exemplified a host of positive qualities the team has been showing in recent weeks — movement, understanding, and effort.

Goal Breakdown: Stertzer capitalizes against NYCFC

Real Salt Lake goal registry

Every Real Salt Lake goal scored this season, complete with links to our coverage.

Goal Breakdown: Jordan Allen v. Toronto FC

Goal Breakdown: Javier Morales scores a stunner

Wondering how they did it? Trying to figure out what made that goal possible — outside of just raw skill and talent? So are we.

Breaking Down the Breakdown: Conceding from throw

Wondering just how Real Salt Lake managed to concede from a throw-in against Philadelphia Union? We're taking a stab at breaking down the goal.

Goal Breakdown: Plata v. Colorado Rapids

Goal breakdown: The unstoppable motion of Javi

Real Salt Lake may have lost 2-3 to Seattle on Friday, but at least we got a classic Javier Morales goal out of it. Let's go over how that goal came about.

Goal Breakdown: Good movement gives Saborio chance

Alvaro Saborio scored a goal with his first touch on Saturday, but the movement that led up to it was just as meaningful. We break down his game-winning goal.

Goal Breakdown: Joao Plata does it again

Goal Breakdown: Joao Plata scores with his head

Goal Breakdown: Chris Schuler and his two

Goal Breakdown: Luke Mulholland scores a set piece

Goal Breakdown: Plata's movement against Vancouver

Goal Breakdown: Joao Plata's goal against Rapids

Some among us have been convinced that Joao Plata is a magic practitioner, but breaking down his goal against Colorado reveals great finishing and a Real Salt Lake team whose movement few can cope with.

Breaking down the first Javier Morales hat trick

Goal Breakdown: RSL overloads Chicago Fire

We've been rolling in the goals with some frequency lately (read: on Saturday), and it's pretty clear that's down to a philosophical approach to the game that values risk and reward over constant safety.

Goal Breakdown: High pressure begets Plata goal

Real Salt Lake's high pressure has at times gotten the best of them — but maybe not as much as it's gotten the best out of them.

Goal Breakdown: Grabavoy v. Portland