Matt Montgomery

  • joined Jul 20, 2011
  • last login Aug 22, 2014
  • posts 933
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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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Three things to watch against FC Dallas


Real Salt Lake faces FC Dallas later today. Here are three things we'll be watching for against a team that's picking up steam behind us in the Western Conference. Last week we we watched for ... ...

Javier Morales to miss FC Dallas match


Real Salt Lake will be forced to trudge forward for another match without the talismanic Javier Morales, Jeff Cassar told reporters after training today. Well, actually, he didn't really say...

Goal Breakdown: Joao Plata does it again


It seems a little routine by this point, doesn't it? Joao Plata scoring with his head was supposed to be a once-in-a-lifetime event. Thanks to a bit of magic on Saturday against Seattle Sounders,...

Real Salt Lake's under-24 corps: Who's your pick?


As journalists around MLS gear up for the annual "24 Under 24" — most have been putting in their ballots now — which leaves us with a nice opportunity to think about who have been our best players...

Hansen: "I think the odds are Garth will stay"


Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen says he wants to keep Garth Lagerwey at the club. Quite frankly, he's not the only one. We understand the difficulties of keeping a highly ambitious general...

Luis Gil, heir apparent


We've been hemming and hawing collectively about Luis Gil for the better part of his Real Salt Lake career, wondering what his best position was, and if it was a position we could support within...

Luke Mulholland's adaptation bearing fruit


I think it's time I eat a little crow: When Luke Mulholland came to the team, I was happy that we brought in a promising midfielder, but I doubted that he was really the answer to our problems...

Three things to watch for against Seattle Sounders


What we watched for last week Which strikers have a fire lit under them pending the arrival of Sebastian Jaime? Our forwards were good last week, even if Joao Plata was the only of them to score....

Goal Breakdown: Joao Plata scores with his head

Joao Plata scored perhaps the first headed goal of his career (maybe — I haven't checked, but we can be dead certain he didn't score one in such a spectacular way in any other Real Salt Lake game)...

What you need to know about RSL in USL Pro


This week on Off the Crossbar, we've talked to Trey Fitz-Gerald, Real Salt Lake's vice president of communications, about the upcoming USL Pro endeavor the club is undertaking. From that, we're...

Should RSL be looking at a 4-3-3?

When we played Club Tijuana in a friendly with little real consequence, we rolled out an exciting formational shift -- we once again played in a 4-3-3, and one with more of an attacking slant than...

RSL and USL Pro: What's in a name?


Just down that interstate running through our fair city sits LA Galaxy and their reserve USL Pro outfit, LA Galaxy II. With Real Salt Lake likely to take the USL Pro approach sooner rather than...

John Stertzer suffers fractured tibia v Xolos


Real Salt Lake midfielder John Stertzer will be out an estimated three to four months after sustaining a right tibia fracture during last night's friendly against Club Tijuana, RSL media has...

RSL, Xolos draw 1-1 in friendly (with great goal)


Real Salt Lake drew 1-1 in a friendly with Mexican outfit Club Tijuana, with the stories revolving around two great goals and a scary injury to midfielder John Stertzer. The most pressing concern,...

Goal Breakdown: Chris Schuler and his two

Chris Schuler has been named the MLS Player of the Week for last week, and given his very strong performance against DC United, this writer thinks he deserves it. In honor of that, let's break...

Ted Eck, former USMNT player, joins RSL staff


Former MLS player and LA Galaxy academy coach Ted Eck will join Real Salt Lake, according to a club-issued press release. Eck, 48, replaces Paul Dalglish, who departed for Austin Aztex last week,...

Kwame to NYCFC as RSL opens roster spot for Jaime


Kwame Watson-Siriboe, Real Salt Lake defender, is on his way to New York City FC to work with Jason Kreis, according to the club today. In exchange for Watson-Siriboe, who hasn't played for the...

Reactions to Nick Rimando's record-setting shutout


Nick Rimando has sealed his name in MLS history — or at least re-worked that seal and firmed it up a bit  — when he notched his 113th shutout in regular season MLS play. Inevitably, Real Salt Lake...

We got our man Jaime, but what happens next?


For a solid week (or perhaps slightly less than that) we sat around searching "Sebastian Jaime," "Seba Jaime" and "@sebajaime09" on Twitter for about 24 hours each of those days. Well, that's...

Three things to watch for against DC United


Tonight, we face a team that we'll want to seek revenge against: DC United, the current home of ex-RSL and current RSL villain, striker Fabian Espindola.

Highlights from Jaime's last Union interview


Sebastian Jaime gave his last interview to Unión Española's official website today, and thanks to the power of the internet and the kindness of strangers, we bring you a selection of highlights and...

Sebastian Jaime officially joins Real Salt Lake


Real Salt Lake has signed Argentine striker Sebastian Jaime, pending the approval of his visa, RSL general manager Garth Lagerwey told ESPN 700 today. Update, 4:25 p.m.: Jaime will be a designated...

Fabian Espindola set to play against #RSL


While we're all busy talking about one Argentine joining Real Salt Lake, another is probably busy thinking about his departure from the same club at the end of 2012. Fabian Espindola, who played...

#JaimeWatch continues apace


The ongoing saga of the Sebastian Jaime transfer to Real Salt Lake has continued unhindered, and here we are, days after the rumors started, sitting here wondering: "When?" And really, who can...

Sebastian Jaime writes farewell letter to fans


The ongoing saga of Sebastian Jaime has continued, with the Argrentine striker writing a farewell letter to supporters of Union Espanola. Now, the transfer deadline did end yesterday — rather, the...

RSL left in a bind with Beltran, Wingert out v. DC


After Chris Wingert and Tony Beltran were both dealt rough draws last weekend against Colorado Rapids when they were shown yellow cards for time-wasting on throw-ins. Which, you know, is a thing,...

What would a Sebastian Jaime signing mean for RSL?


Sebastian Jaime signing for Real Salt Lake would represent a pretty seismic shift in our team, which is particularly interesting, given it's only one player — but one player at this point could...

Reports: RSL to sign Argentine Sebastian Jaime?


Real Salt Lake could be set for a signing, according to various Chilean news outlets: Sebastian Jaime, Argentine striker, is reportedly on his way to Salt Lake City. Chilean TV outlet Canal de...

Beckerman out for ASG, replaced with Ridgewell


Our very own Kyle Beckerman won't be involved in this year's, um, prestigious MLS All-Star Game, according to an MLS press release. He sustained some sort of injury against Colorado in our 1-0 win...

Dalglish out, returns to Austin Aztex in USL Pro


Paul Dalglish, Real Salt Lake's forward coach, has left Real Salt Lake to re-join Austin Aztex, now entering USL Pro, according to a club-issued press release. Dalglish previously coached Austin...

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