Matt Montgomery

  • joined Jul 20, 2011
  • last login Jul 13, 2014
  • posts 881
  • comments 791

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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RSL in need of improved approach to succeed


After two losses in three games, we’ve learned some things about ourselves. Not only can we improve, but we really must improve in a few key areas. 1. Get the defensive midfielder involved in...

Attinella up for Save of the Week — again


Jeff Attinella is once again up for save of the week, which, really, is nice. It's nice to know that we have a goalkeeper capable of fantastic, last-ditch saves. It's nice that he's getting...

Three things to watch for against Portland Timbers


What we've been watching for Will our midfield, you know ... move? An excellent question, and the answer last week seemed to be 'yes' -- but as tentative a yes as we can offer. With a changed...

RSL, Portland: A match made in heaven, repeatedly


Real Salt Lake and Portland Timbers are, I suppose, like a match made in heaven. I don’t know what kind of match, really, but some kind of match and it’s not entirely so bad. It might have...

Late goals are hurting RSL, but how much?


We’ve had an awful go at the last 15 minutes of games this year. I mean, except for that Chicago Fire game in which we came back from a 2-0 deficit and won — that one wasn’t so bad. But is it...

Off the Crossbar, Episode 14

Off the Crossbar is back with our 14th episode, and our first episode in which we discuss a loss. We talk Seattle Sounders, Columbus Crew, and Portland Timbers, all from our unfocused Real Salt...

RSL draw 1-1 on the road against Columbus Crew


Real Salt Lake scored their first goal in what seemed like ages but gave up a late goal against Columbus Crew to draw 1-1 on the road. Ethan Finlay equalized for Columbus Crew right around the...

The Great RSL Caper: Cassar forgoes the diamond


Well, it had to happen at some point. Jeff Cassar has forsaken the memory of Jason Kreis used the 18 players he has available to him and rolled out a non-diamond formation. The first major shock...

The lineup puzzle: Shuffling, sorting it out


Columbus Crew have won only a single game since April 1. It feels an awful lot like a cruel joke that we're the team on the back foot here, but being on the road again so quickly after a dismal...

Three things to watch for against Columbus Crew


We missed our 'three things to watch for' last week, which either had no effect, or, if you want to be a little more suspension-of-disbelief-y with me, it had a huge effect and we lost 4-0 to...

Cassar left with several choices against Seattle


Many important questions will be asked ahead of today’s match against Seattle Sounders, not least of which revolve around the lineup. Luke Mulholland or Luis Gil Luis Gil has been pushing...

Joao Plata with an outside chance to play Seattle


Joao Plata might not be so badly injured, it turns out. He’s traveling to Seattle, and he’ll be traveling to Columbus, and that all brings some joy to our day. There is no I in Plata There’s a...

Saborio reportedly suffers metatarsal fracture


Alvaro Saborio will miss the 2014 World Cup with a metatarsal fracture, according to reports out of Costa Rica and other Spanish-language media. Álvaro #Saborío sufre fractura en el quinto...

RSL to face Atlanta Silverbacks in US Open Cup

We already knew we were back in the US Open Cup, because thankfully, they don’t kick you out for losing in the final to the team that just couldn’t win. But now, we know our first opponent, and if...

Off the Crossbar, Episode 13

Another week, another not-loss, and another episode of Off the Crossbar. We’re back with talk about FC Dallas, Seattle Sounders, and a bit more.

How does RSL break down the bus?

If one great thing has come from the pantheon of European football (and there's certainly more than one great thing,) it's that blasted metaphor Jose Mourinho made so well-known.

Three things to learn from reserves draw v Seattle

Real Salt Lake's reserves might have drawn 0-0 against Seattle Sounders, but there's still plenty to learn from our output.

Why RSL attack was found lacking against FC Dallas

Real Salt Lake weren't at their best in their against FC Dallas, but we can suss out some of the reasons why that was the case. 1. The midfield didn’t push into the attack quickly Too many times,...

Differentiators: Javier Morales could be key


It’s hard to look past Javier Morales if we’re looking a player who could make a difference. He’s been on a real tear in the last few weeks — and we quite like that. He’s been all over the place...

Three things to watch for against FC Dallas


Through all the hubbub around Landon Donovan, the US Men's National Team, and other such interesting things, it seems almost like we've forgotten that we do have a game tomorrow — against a team...

Off the Crossbar, USMNT Roster Special

We hope you haven't had enough of us yet: We're back with short notice to talk with three special guests about Thursday's release of the United States Men's National Team roster — including those...

Rimando, Beckerman are going to Brazil

Kyle Beckerman and Nick Rimando, Real Salt Lake veterans and impressive players in their own right, have been named to Jurgen Klinsmann's 23-man squad for the United States in the 2014 World Cup. T...

Goal Breakdown: Joao Plata's goal against Rapids

Some among us have been convinced that Joao Plata is a magic practitioner, but breaking down his goal against Colorado reveals great finishing and a Real Salt Lake team whose movement few can cope...

Off the Crossbar, Episode 11: Rapids, Dallas

Off the Crossbar is back for another episode of distracted talk about Real Salt Lake, and we have plenty of reasons to be excited this go-around.

So, about that field: What's the deal?


If you've been at or seen Rio Tinto Stadium from afar this season, you've certainly seen something unusual: Patchy, blotchy, miserable-looking grass. In the latest episode of official RSL podcast...

Creative efficiency comes from Morales, Plata

One of the hallmarks of our side is our creativity in play. We might wonder, though, how that shakes out when we’re talking about creativity in a stricter sense — and how our most creative players...

Jordan Allen out for 2014, knee surgery on docket


Real Salt Lake midfielder Jordan Allen will miss the remainder of the season, according to a report from Salt Lake Tribune reporter Chris Kamrani.

Life under Cassar: Early season statistics

It’s been 11 games under Jeff Cassar, and it’s as good a time as any to take a look at some basic statistics around the season so far.

Strike Force: Robbie Findley closing in on return


It’s been a bit now since we’ve seen Robbie Findley out there in an MLS game.

What we learned from RSL reserves win over Rapids

Real Salt Lake’s reserves ran out 2-0 winners over Colorado Rapids, and there’s plenty we can learn from the match. Here are four things I took away from the match at America First Field. Olmes...

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