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When is Anderson Julio at his best coming off the bench?

The Anderson Julio Conundrum, explained

Talking Tactics: Real Salt Lake vs. Minnesota United

Width, long balls likely to dominate RSL’s attacking style

Analysis: RSL games on Sunday

Does RSL really play worse on Sundays?

The rise of RSL’s best midfield pairing, Pablo Ruiz and Jasper Löffelsend

It’s not what anyone expected in 2022, but here we are.

Evaluating Designated Player impact for Real Salt Lake

Ahead of Savarino’s arrival, what value do Designated Players provide in MLS, and what can RSL expect from the returning attacker?

The Salt: How Pablo Ruiz is a reflection of Mastroeni soccer

The numbers show RSL’s long-ball approach.

What is Pablo Mastroeni’s brand of soccer, and what is RSL trying to do tactically?

What is RSL? A team that lacks much definition, outside of league-topping long passes.

Analyzing RSL’s goalkeeper debate

We’re taking a closer look at how Ochoa and MacMath compare.

Tactical Preview: RSL vs. Nashville SC

The burden to attack will be extra difficult against a stout Nashville side.

Tactical Review: RSL’s wingbacks and a toothless attack

A road draw is always acceptable, but there was little to be encouraged by against Houston Dynamo.

One-on-One: Justen Glad vs. Tim Parker

These veterans are remarkably similar in many ways — but not salary

Pre-season Review: How RSL might line up tactically in 2022

RSL changed things up tactically in their final pre-season games.

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?


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