Saturday, July 19, 2008

Gameday: RSL -vs- Chicago

Real Salt Lake versus Chicago Fire
Saturday July 19, 2008 6:30 PM DK
Toyota Park, Bridgeview, ILL


CHI - OUT: FW Andy Herron (concussion); DF Dasan Robinson (R ankle
sprain); FW Calen Carr (L knee sprain); DOUBTFUL: DF Gonzalo Segares (L
mid-foot sprain); PROBABLE: MF Brian Plotkin (SI dysfunction) …
RSL -OUT: FW Fabian EspĂ­ndola (L MCL sprain), MF Brennan Tennelle (L adductor
strain); QUESTIONABLE: MF Nathan Sturgis (L hamstring strain); PROBABLE:
DF Tony Beltran (L adductor), DF Ian Joy (R hamstring), MF Alex Nimo
(R hip flexor strain), GK Kyle Reynish (R hamstring strain)
Real Salt Lake looking to earn respect, starting vs. Fire -> Chicago Sun Times, Nick Firchau
"We weren't just bad. We were spectacularly bad," Lagerwey said of Real Salt Lake, which won just 21 league games in the club's first three seasons (2005-07), worst in MLS. "There was a real sense of hopelessness there, even though the support was there from the community."
Real Salt Lake: Joy finds happiness on the field again -> Deseret News/James Edward
Real Salt Lake brought in the outspoken defender to shore up its left back position, and Joy was anxious to make a great first impression. It never worked out that way. His lofty aspirations were derailed by off-the-field family issues, and a month into the 2008 season he was being labeled a bust on the field while everything else around him unraveled.

RSL: RSL looks to get rolling on road -> Salt Lake Tribune/Michael C. Lewis
After tonight, it plays only one league game until Aug. 16, by which time it could have midfielder Nathan Sturgis, goalkeeper Chris Seitz and striker Robbie Findley back from the Beijing Olympics in China.