Matt Montgomery

  • joined Jul 20, 2011
  • last login Jul 31, 2014
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Manager, RSL Soapbox; RSL blogger and nonsense-spouter. Vaguely ambivalent about the soccer-football divide. A rejector of popular narratives, often for no good reason.

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Olmes Garcia, diving, and the Olave incident


Olmes Garcia is a player with a lot of skill, goalscoring potential, attacking nous, and a bad habit.

Three things to watch: RSL v. NYRB


It's all about strikers today as Real Salt Lake takes on a difficult goalscoring side in New York Red Bulls.

Goal Breakdown: Luke Mulholland scores a set piece

Luke Mulholland's goal on Thursday against Montreal Impact was not the fastest scored by Real Salt Lake this year - in fact, it's the third-fastest - but it was the fastest by the ever-growing...

Olmes Garcia and his return to goalscoring


Today, we're celebrating the return of Olmes Garcia to goalscoring action, and while it seems like a distant memory, it's something that's probably burned in right now. It's relevant because we...

Sebastian Saucedo: A guide to the young attacker


Real Salt Lake announced the signing of 17-year-old Sebastian Saucedo yesterday on a homegrown contract. If you follow RSL's youth development and academy, it's a name you've probably heard a lot,...

SL Trib: Saucedo signing effective Jan. 2015?


Chris Kamrani of the Salt Lake Tribune reports that Saucedo's signing sees him join the roster in 2015, or after a player is removed from the roster.

Sebastian Saucedo signs with RSL


Real Salt Lake have signed Sebastian Saucedo, 17-year-old attacking midfielder and forward, according to reports from Salt Lake Tribune reporter Chris Kamrani. Saucedo almost certainly joins on a...

Soccer in Utah: Short-lived Utah Golden Spikers


In 1976, Salt Lake City had a professional soccer team: the Utah Golden Spikers, a member of the American Soccer League. This might come as somewhat of a surprise. They weren't particularly...

Three things to watch against Montreal Impact


The last three matches for Montreal Impact have gone rather like their first three matches of the season went, which is to say, they were all losses. A reasonable assumption would be that Montreal...

Goal Breakdown: Plata's movement against Vancouver

It's been a while since we've really had a goal to breakdown, but Joao Plata saved us from the doldrums of discussing penalty kicks for an umpteenth time by scoring a smart, creative goal on...

Carlos Salcedo named to MLS homegrown game roster


Real Salt Lake defender Carlos Salcedo has been named to the MLS Homegrown Game roster against the Timbers U-23s.

RSL can't catch a break after penalty, turnover


We just can't catch a break, can we? Another week, another penalty decision that just, well, shouldn't have been. I mean, decide for yourself, sure. But let's get this straight: Nat Borchers wins...

Three things to watch for against Vancouver


Last week's loss to LA Galaxy was a little disheartening, but we're back on the horse and ready for a long home stand. Here are three things to watch for tonight against Vancouver Whitecaps. Last...

USL to SLC? Club reportedly looking at fairpark


The ongoing saga of Real Salt Lake and USL Pro has soldiered forward, with Salt Lake Tribune reporter Aaron Falk breaking news today that RSL could be looking to Salt Lake City for a minor-league...

RSL struggling to score from run-of-play


You know, it's been a while since we scored from the run of play. We talk about that a lot, but how long has it really been? We could spend all our time talking about why it's the case, and...

Rimando, Beckerman named to MLS All-Star Fan XI


I guess it shouldn't come as a surprise, but Kyle Beckerman and Nick Rimando have been named to the MLS All-Star Fan XI.

Nick Rimando edging up against shutouts record


It's been a long time coming, but we've got a three-game home stand now that will be incredibly important to our season. These home stands are the ones that shape a season — and that's doubly true...

Breaking down the absence of goalscoring threats


If there's one thing we've lacked at Real Salt Lake this season, it's been consistent goalscoring threats.

Three things to watch for against LA Galaxy


Another week, another set of things to look out for Real Salt Lake ahead of an important matchup, this time against LA Galaxy.

RSL, Galaxy present distinct approaches to attack


Real Salt Lake face some familiar faces tomorrow in the form of LA Galaxy, who, let's face it, are pretty good. They're not terrifyingly good, but they haven't lost since mid-May. That's a strong...

Defensive depth: RSL's back line is packed


Real Salt Lake has a lot of defenders, and as a result, they've got a lot of flexibility with personnel. But the defense has come under fire in recent weeks for a series of poor performances - is...

Forward depth: Injuries, dips in form


As we move forward through this week placed smack-dab in the middle of the season (that is, between the 17th and 18th games), it's as useful a time as any to talk about our depth. Yesterday, we...

Midfield depth: Does RSL need a signing?


Real Salt Lake's midfield is, as ever, the foundation of its play. This hasn't changed under Jeff Cassar particularly, but it's something that remains perennially the case. It's worth taking a...

RSL return to winning ways with penalties, victory


Real Salt Lake managed a victory for the first time in over a month (of course, that may have something to do with a World Cup of some sort), beating New England Revolution, 2-1. The manner of win...

Three things to watch for against New England


If ever there was a time to be considerably better than we have been in the last few weeks, it's now. I mean, that time was also last week, too, so there's no exclusivity about that fact. At any...

RSL to host friendly against Xolos on Aug. 12


Real Salt Lake will host their first international friendly in what seems an age in a match pitting them against Club Tijuana — or, as we often know them, Xolos. The match is already part of...

High-profile signing would depend on shifts


When Dell Loy Hansen became full owner of Real Salt Lake, he said he wanted to spend money on players. Big players, he said. Since he arrived on the scene as the full owner, we haven't had any...

Is this a tailspin? Not yet


It's a simple question, really. Are we in a tailspin at Real Salt Lake? My answer: No. At least not yet, and I don't see any signs that we will be in one. Sure, we've had a run of poor results —...

Belgium, Beckerman, and a modicum of excitement


The United States takes on Belgium today. If you're excited about that, we don't think we can blame you for that. And if you're distracted from Saturday's something-something against Chivas USA,...

Three things to watch for against Chivas USA


Must Reads Three Questions on Chivas USA with The Goat Parade randalserr The Goat Parade and RSL Soapbox exchange questions on Chivas USA and RSL. Must Reads T...

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