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Stats, Tactics and Analysis

The Salt: Evaluating RSL’s 2022 roster so far

Is RSL better or worse off?

Rusnak, Herrera could make RSL history with double-digit assist season

RSL has never had two players in double-digit assists in a single season.

Finding fault in RSL’s conceded goals in the last 10 games

Here’s what’s been going wrong.

RSL ranked last in MLS in conceding late goals

Over 70 percent of RSL’s conceded goals have come after the 75th minute.

How RSL community ratings fare against match stats

Do the player stats match the community player ratings? Here’s an evaluation for comparison.

RSL’s goalkeeping woes demand decisive resolution

Zac MacMath and Andrew Putna have not impressed in a very strange season. Is it time to give Ochoa minutes?

Tactics Board, Minnesota vs. RSL: Rusnak’s best position?

Center backs "packing" heat, improved transitions, and Rusnak as a regista?

Utah Royals’ bold experiment

A shiny fresh and unique three-person back line.

Year-Over-Year: Defense starting on the road, part 2

You’ve seen the heat maps now here are the stats

Year-Over-Year: Defense starting on the road (1)

How true is the RSL mantra of improvement every year?

RSL vs MLS 2019 Edition

Who is RSL’s nemesis in MLS, and who hates to play us?

URFC: 2019 By The Numbers

A look at some of URFC’s stats for the 2019 regular season.

RSL: 2019 By The Numbers

A look at some of RSL’s stats for the 2019 regular season.

Tactical Preview: RSL’s new possession mentality

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

Yeah, so that was a great goal.

Comparing Nick Besler and Justin Portillo as Beckerman stand-ins

Nick and Justin get their chance to audition for defensive midfield.

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

Let’s take a deep dive.

RSL vs. DC United: How to watch & tactical preview

How will RSL line up against a solid DC team?

RSL vs. Houston Dynamo: Five winners, three losers

RSL’s 1-1 draw with Houston wasn’t perfect, but it was a good start on the road.

Tactical Preview: RSL vs Houston Dynamo

What tactics and game plan will we see from the Claret and Cobalt in their first game of the 2019 season?

Who is Real Salt Lake’s nemesis

More number crunching shows what teams Real Salt Lake has done best and worst against.

Tactical Preview: RSL vs. Sporting Kansas City

Two bitter rivals face off in the playoffs once again.

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

It was a spectacular sight.

Tactical Preview: RSL vs LAFC

What can RSL do to emerge victorious from a one-off playoff game against third seeded LAFC?

The Salt: Substitution patterns and poor game management define RSL’s season

RSL’s regular season was defined by myriad issues.

RSL on the brink: Team posts worst away record in 34-game MLS era

What went wrong in RSL’s 3-0 loss to Portland Timbers

RSL face-planted when they needed to stay standing.

Tactical Preview: RSL vs. Portland Timbers

In RSL’s final regular season game, the Claret and Cobalt travel to Portland with their playoff fate to play for.

Tactical Preview: RSL vs New England Revolution

Tonight’s matchup is RSL’s make or break playoff moment. How will they respond? And who will play where?

Tactical Preview: RSL vs Portland Timbers

RSL take on the struggling Timbers at the RioT in a crucial Western Conference playoff matchup.

Tactical Preview: RSL vs SKC

RSL travel to Kansas City to take on their bitter rivals in a game with sure playoff implications.

Tactical Preview: RSL vs Atlanta United FC

RSL travel to Atlanta looking to steal points from the league leaders to keep up in the tight Western Conference playoff race.