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Bad Timing for RSL Injuries

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Wouldn’t you just know it. Just when things have been rolling along smoothly for the Real team and just when they are in position to go to the top of the MLS (which could have happened last night if they had beat the Seattle Sounders rather than just tie) they have started to experience some unwanted roadblocks. It appears as if some of the wheels are coming off of their well oiled machine in the way of players missing games because of mounting injuries. The timing is most unfortunate as Major League Soccer is heading toward the end of the season. Fabian Espindola did not play against the Sounders due to a hamstring sprain, nor did Ned Grabavoy, who is nursing an injured knee. As if that weren’t enough to hamper the efforts of the Utah team, another teammate, Nick Rimando was also out of action for the meeting due to injury and Jamison Olave sat it out because of too many yellow card violations in the previous game.

Given all that “bad news” it is commendable that RSL came out with the kind of heart they did and played with an increased intensity that allowed them to come away with a tie. Coach Jason Kreis stated that he could not be prouder of his team and the effort they put forth in this match-up against Seattle. The Real currently are in a three way tie for the lead in the MLS.

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