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What We Learned

What We Learned: Utah Royals FC vs. OL Reign

Where can we find a pivot in the center?

What we learned: Utah Royals vs. Portland Thorns FC

Another draw with moments of glory to end 2020 URFC play at Rio Tinto Stadium for 2020

What we learned: Royals vs. Thorns on Sunday in Portland

The Royals continue to reel from internal implosions and lack of coherent approach

RSL vs. Houston Dynamo: What we learned

The known and the unknown

Two winners, two losers from RSL’s 4-1 win over Phoenix Rising FC

Which players showed well, and which players had a night to forget?

RSL vs. San Jose Earthquakes: What we learned

Back at the grind

RSL vs Colorado: What we learned

All wrapped up and topped with a bow

RSL vs Vancouver: What we learned

Our outside backs tried to salvage this thing. Alas.

Three things we failed to learn against Houston

There’s no prizes for guessing the number one lesson we failed at

Three things to do better after a stalemate with Columbus

Now I’ve finally picked my jaw off the floor, lets dive into it!

RSL vs. Manchester United: What we learned

It was a quality outing for RSL to be proud of.

RSL vs. LA Galaxy: What we learned

This match was the real fireworks show of the night!

RSL vs. Minnesota: What we learned

No more sleeping on dirty blankets. Our laundry has been done.

RSL vs. FC Dallas: What we learned

Another slobbery raspberry with spittle that smells of elderberries.

RSL vs Houston Dynamo: What we learned

We don’t often do well in Texas, but this one stings.

What we learned: RSL vs Philadelphia Union

A healthy defense helps. Who knew?

Plata predictable in 1-0 RSL loss

RSL’s 1-0 loss to Seattle left us with plenty to take from the match.

RSL vs. FC Dallas: Three things we learned

RSL wasn’t good enough against FC Dallas — especially in finishing.

RSL vs. TFC: What we learned

We can hold our own, but can we please score a whole bunch?

What we learned from RSL's win over Seattle

Jordan Allen and Sunny have us excited as RSL fans, and rightly so — they look like the future.

RSL vs. New England: What we learned

What We Learned: RSL getting the 4-3-3 right

It is easy to clamour for reform when things aren't going well, but RSL has stuck to their guns and has started to understand the 4-3-3 system more and more. With yet another match under their belts, let's discuss what RSL is getting right.

What we learned: Is the 4-3-3 coming up short?

With RSL's attacking regiment returning to full heath, where are areas that the club needs to improve in order to start climbing the standings in the treacherous West?

RSL v. NYCFC: Good, bad, and interesting

What we learned: Midfield defensive contribution

Preventing opponent's from scoring during the run of play for 251 minutes is no small task and this is what Kyle Beckerman and Luke Mulholland have helped the club achieve. But what does their partnership do to be so successful?

What we learned: Connecting passing to scoring

After 554 minutes without scoring from open play, Alvaro Saborio finally found the back of the net to end one of RSL's longest scoring droughts. But how did RSL finally connect the puzzle pieces? And has the dam finally broken?

What we learned from the LA Galaxy match

RSL's youth impress as the Claret-and-Cobalt show more fight.

What we learned against the San Jose Earthquakes

Offense continues to be RSL's Achilles' heel. How was Beltran's performance? Can the youth propel RSL through the summer months? We learned a lot on Friday, so let's get started.

What we learned: Kyle Beckerman's Performance

Kyle Beckerman might have shown some real grit and talent in some ways against the dominating Revs.

What we learned: The Diamond is not forever

RSL returned to the diamond after a series of injuries limited the available players against the Revolution. This tactical rearrangement, however, did little to settle the misfiring offense.

What we learned: Signs of life in the offense

Contrary to popular belief, there are signs of life in the Claret-and-Cobalt's offense. In this final installment of the "What we learned" from Vancouver series, we will look at the offensive performance of RSL during the last match.

What we learned: Refs change match landscapes

Yesterday we discussed the defensive collapse that lead to the Whitecaps' goal, today we are going to discuss the consistency,or lack thereof, and its toll on the match.


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