Joao Plata

Real Salt Lake #8 - Forward

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Did Beckerman mean to pass to Joao Plata?

RSL managed to put the ball in the back of the net twice when they played the LA Galaxy to open the MLS season, one which was called back and the other which carried the tag controversial. Omar Gonzalez thought Beckerman wasn't playing Plata.

LA Galaxy lose 0-1 heartbreaker to Real Salt Lake

The LA Galaxy lost 0-1 in heart-wreching style against Real Salt Lake dropping points when Joao Plata found himself alone on goal in the 80'.

The Schools and Semi-Pro Clubs That Produce MLSers

Every year, players are drafted by MLS clubs. But where did they come from before getting their big break?

Match Recap: Dynamo fall 1-0 to Saborio, RSL

On a bit of an unbeaten streak, Houston traveled to Salt Lake City looking for any points they could muster from a historically difficult fixture. However, a Saborio PK left the Dynamo looking for answers heading into next week's match vs. Seattle.

Marquee Matchups: Cluttered Starts

Almost every match starts within an hour or two of each other. It's not convenient, but it will make for an exciting few hours.

Urruti leaves Newell's, Destination Unknown

Things are getting interesting in South America as Maxi Urruti has packed up his things and left Newell's Old Boys as he seems set on forcing the club to sell him or leaving for free and the club did not give him a raise.

Visit to New York ends badly as RSL falls 4-3

Three penalties, seven goals, a bit of luck and a crafty hat trick: Real Salt Lake, visiting New York, battled tremendously but lost a 2-3 lead on the road — after recovering from the most...

Player Ratings: RSL Reserves 3-2 Vancouver

Charles Barnard takes a look at today's reserve match and doles out ratings on the performers today, including some academy players and a Chilean trialist.

Player Ratings: RSL 2-2 Philadelphia Union

Josh Saunders- 8.5 Two goals got past him but it would be hard to argue that they were much to his fault. Maybe the first one, definitely not the second. But when it came down to the closing...

RSL's 4-3-3 experiment shows potential, falls flat

When yesterday's lineup was announced, I think we all raised a few of our eyebrows (or both, or perhaps one) as it showed Real Salt Lake playing in what appeared to be a 4-3-3, and as the match...

The Halfway Point: Forwards full of surprises

After playing 17 of our 34 games, we're continuing our look at the squad. With RSL Soapbox writers Kreg Asay, Charles Barnard, Chad Loveland and myself, we've rated and graded our forwards through the halfway point of the season.

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