2011 Real Salt Lake season

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Real Salt Lake
2011 season
Owner SCP Worldwide
Coach Jason Kreis
Stadium Rio Tinto Stadium
Major League Soccer Conference: 3rd
Overall: 3rd
MLS Cup Conference semi-finals
U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinals
CONCACAF Champions League Runners-up
Highest home attendance MLS: 20,762 vs. Chicago
CCL: 20,738 vs. Monterrey
Lowest home attendance MLS: 14,365 vs. Chivas USA
CCL: 15,405 vs. Columbus
Average home league attendance 17,594
Home colors
Away colors
Third colors

The 2011 Real Salt Lake season was the club's seventh year of existence, as well as their seventh season in Major League Soccer, and their seventh consecutive season in the top-flight of American soccer.

Salt Lake's season was highlighted by reaching the 2011 CONCACAF Champions League Finals, becoming the first American soccer club to reach the final of the newly designed CONCACAF Champions League, as well as the first non-Mexican club to reach the finals. Including the predecessor tournament, the Champions' Cup, it was the first time in 11 years an American club reached the North American club final, the last being Los Angeles Galaxy. Additionally, Salt Lake finished third place in both the Western Conference and overall MLS tables during the regular season, thus earning a berth into the 2012–13 CONCACAF Champions League. In the 2011 MLS Cup Playoffs, Salt Lake reached the Western Conference Final, but fell to eventual MLS Cup champions, Los Angeles Galaxy. Salt Lake also reached the quarterfinals of the 2011 U.S. Open Cup before falling to eventual semifinalists, FC Dallas.

Background[edit]

Review[edit]

November[edit]

Towards the end of November 2010, Major League Soccer held its Expansion Draft for the arrivals of Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Among Salt Lake's unprotected players for the draft, Portland selected two: Robbie Findley and David Horst.[1] Findley, though, following an expired contract with the Royals, declared his intentions to play overseas, with rumors circulating about him possibly playing for Danish Superliga clubs Brøndby and Randers, Premier League club Wolverhampton, even Championship club Nottingham Forest. On November 24, Randers denied rumors that Findley was on trial with the club.[2]

Subsequent to the expansion draft, the Royals made a trade with the Timbers to bring in Salvadorian Arturo Alvarez, whom previously played his club soccer for San Jose Earthquakes,[3] in return for allocation money and draft picks.

December[edit]

After much anticipation, Salt Lake agreed to buy striker Alvaro Saborio on loan from the Swiss club Sion on December 1, for a fee of around $1.0M.[4] Saborío, spent the 2010 season on loan with the Royals where he scored 12 league goals and bagged six Champions League goals. He will sign as a Designated Player being the first in club history.[5]

After much rumor as to where striker Robbie Findley would end up, he eventually signed for English Championship club Nottingham Forest,[6] making Findley the first RSL player to leave for Europe since Yura Movsisyan went to Randers. Findley signed with Forest on December 23. The contract was reported to be for 2.5 years through the end of the 2012-13 English football season.

January[edit]

The club met in late January to begin preparations for the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinal vs. Columbus on February 22.

February[edit]

Salt Lake spent the month of February in preparations for their Champions League semifinal. Prior to the match, they played two final tune up games against Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Chivas USA.

In their quarterfinal away fixture, in the frigid cold, 25 degrees, RSL drew Columbus 0-0.

March[edit]

April[edit]

Salt Lake opened April with a semifinal fixture on the road to Saprissa. The match, played on April 5, ended in a 2–1 victory for Saprissa, although Salt Lake would win 3–2 on aggregate, secured by Jamison Olave's half volley in the 71st minute of play.

The win booked Salt Lake a spot in the Champions League finals, in which they became the first American team to make the finals under the current format, as well as the first American team to make the finals of a CONCACAF club tournament since Los Angeles Galaxy in 2000. On April 6, it was learned that Salt Lake would be playing Monterrey of Mexico in the Champions League finals, after Monterrey pulled off a 2–1 aggregate win over Cruz Azul.

On April 9, the club would return to league play, flying out to Boston to take on New England Revolution. Because of the Champions League match three days earlier, many first team players rested this weekend and mainly a team composed of reserves and a few starters played in the game. In spite of this, Salt Lake was able to pull off a 2–0 win at New England, giving them a perfect 3-0-0 record.

Following the New England match, the club had another mid-week fixture against Rocky Mountain rivals, Colorado Rapids. Due to the club's recent success in 2011, the match was expected to be hotly contested. A crowd of nearly 15,500 showed up for the mid-week game as Salt Lake pulled off a controversial, late goal in injury time. The goal was scored by Fabián Espíndola.[7]

Originally, Salt Lake was to host Philadelphia Union on April 23, but the Union voluntarily rescheduled their match to September 3. The Union rescheduled the match to help aid Salt Lake in their Champions League campaign.[8]

On April 20, Salt Lake resumed Champions League play with the first leg of the 2011 CONCACAF Champions League Finals being held at Monterrey's Technology Stadium. Salt Lake found themselves trailing within the first 20 minutes of play, following a defensive mishap that led to a loose ball tapped in by Aldo de Nigris.[9] The Claret and Cobalt would draw level in the 35th minute of play, thanks to a header off of Nat Borchers from a Javier Morales set piece, leading to a 1-1 scoreline at halftime.[9] In the second half of play, a 62nd minute handball from Salt Lake defender Jamison Olave consequently led to a penalty kick for Los Rayados.[9] Chilean international Humberto Suazo converted the penalty, regaining the lead for Monterrey, 2-1. In the dying minutes of the match, Salt Lake midfielder, Morales, made two cutbacks over Monterrey defenders Sergio Pérez and Neri Cardozo to score the equalizer, leading to a final scoreline of 2-2.[9]

The draw against Monterrey resulted in only the fourth time in history that an American soccer club had tied a Mexican opponent on Mexican soil.[10] The previous time was when D.C. United tied Toluca 1-1 in the 2009–10 edition of the Champions League. The result brings American club performance in Mexico to (0-21-4) and MLS club performance in Mexico to (0-23-6). Salt Lake will host Monterrey in the second leg of the finals on April 27 at Rio Tinto Stadium.[9]

Match Results[edit]

      Win       Tie       Loss

Preseason[edit]

Note: Results are given with Real Salt Lake's score listed first.

Game Date Location Opponent Result
F–A
Attendance RSL Goalscorers
1 February 1, 2011 N Whitecaps FC 1–2 closed door Alvarez 49'
2 February 8, 2011 N Sounders FC 3–3 closed door Warner 87' 97' 99'
3 February 15, 2011 N Chivas USA 2–0 closed door Olave 64', Johnson 81'
4 March 9, 2011 N Sporting 2–2 closed door Saborío 28', Espíndola 48'
5 March 11, 2011 N Sporting 1–0 closed door Paulo Jr. 28'

Major League Soccer[edit]

Regular season[edit]

      Win       Tie       Loss

Playoffs[edit]

CONCACAF Champions League[edit]

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

Major League Soccer[edit]

League Tables[edit]

Western Conference table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pts
Pld
W
L
D
GF
GA
GD
Qualification or relegation
1 LA Galaxy (SS) (W1) 67 34 19 5 10 48 28 +20 2011 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals
2 Seattle Sounders FC 63 34 18 7 9 56 37 +19
3 Real Salt Lake 53 34 15 11 8 44 36 +8
4 FC Dallas 52 34 15 12 7 42 39 +3 2011 MLS Cup Play-In Round
5 Colorado Rapids 49 34 12 9 13 46 42 +4
6 Portland Timbers 42 34 11 14 9 40 48 −8
7 San Jose Earthquakes 38 34 8 12 14 40 45 −5
8 Chivas USA 36 34 8 14 12 41 43 −2
9 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 28 34 6 18 10 35 55 −20

Source: MLSSoccer.com
(W1) = Western Conference champion; (W2) = Western Conference runner-up; (W3) = Western Conference third seed; (WC) = Qualifies for playoffs via wild-card.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified for the MLS Cup Playoffs, but not yet to the particular round indicated; (E) = Eliminated from playoff contention.

  • ^Note 1 - The top three clubs in each conference are guaranteed spots in the 2011 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals. The other four clubs in the playoffs enter via wild card entrees, regardless of their conference, based on their overall standings in a single table.

Overall table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pts
Pld
W
L
D
GF
GA
GD
Qualification or relegation
1 LA Galaxy (SS) (W1) 67 34 19 5 10 48 28 +20 2011 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals, 2012–13 CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage 2
2 Seattle Sounders FC 63 34 18 7 9 56 37 +19 2011 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals 1
3 Real Salt Lake 53 34 15 11 8 44 36 +8
4 FC Dallas 52 34 15 12 7 42 39 +3 2011 MLS Cup Play-In Round
5 Sporting Kansas City (E1) 51 34 13 9 12 50 40 +10 2011 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals 1
6 Houston Dynamo 49 34 12 9 13 45 41 +4
7 Colorado Rapids 49 34 12 9 13 44 41 +3 2011 MLS Cup Play-In Round
8 Philadelphia Union 48 34 11 8 15 44 36 +8 2011 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals 1
9 Columbus Crew 47 34 13 13 8 43 44 −1 2011 MLS Cup Play-In Round
10 New York Red Bulls 46 34 10 8 16 50 44 +6
11 Chicago Fire 43 34 9 9 16 46 45 +1
12 Portland Timbers 42 34 11 14 9 40 48 −8
13 D.C. United 39 34 9 13 12 49 52 −3
14 San Jose Earthquakes 38 34 8 12 14 40 45 −5
15 Chivas USA 36 34 8 14 12 41 43 −2
16 Toronto FC 33 34 6 13 15 36 59 −23
17 New England Revolution 28 34 5 16 13 38 58 −20
18 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 28 34 6 18 10 35 55 −20

Source: MLSSoccer.com
(SS) = MLS Supporters' Shield; (E1) = Eastern Conference champion; (W1) = Western Conference champion
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified for the MLS Cup Playoffs, but not yet to the particular round indicated; (E) = Eliminated from playoff contention.


Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld Pts W L D GF GA GD W L D GF GA GD W L D GF GA GD
31 51 15 10 6 43 32 +11 10 3 3 28 14 +14 5 7 3 15 18 −3

Source: MLSSoccer.com
Pld = Matches played; Pts = Points; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference

Club[edit]

Roster[edit]

MLS roster[edit]

As of September 15, 2011.[11]


Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Tim Melia
2 United States DF Tony Beltran
3 United States DF Robbie Russell
4 Colombia DF Jámison Olave
5 United States MF Kyle Beckerman (captain)
6 United States DF Nat Borchers
7 Argentina FW Fabián Espíndola
8 Canada FW Will Johnson
10 El Salvador MF Arturo Alvarez
11 Argentina MF Javier Morales
12 Haiti MF Jean Alexandre
13 United States FW Chris Agorsor
14 Cuba MF Yordany Álvarez (on loan from Orlando City)
15 Costa Rica FW Álvaro Saborío
No. Position Player
17 United States DF Chris Wingert
18 United States GK Nick Rimando
19 United States DF Blake Wagner
20 United States MF Ned Grabavoy
21 United States MF Luis Gil
22 Argentina MF Nelson González (on loan from Quilmes)
23 Brazil FW Paulo Araujo Jr. (on loan from Fort Lauderdale Strikers)
24 United States GK Kyle Reynish
25 United States FW Donny Toia
26 United States MF Collen Warner
27 United States FW Cody Arnoux
28 United States DF Chris Schuler
30 United States DF Rauwshan McKenzie
77 Jamaica MF Andy Williams

CONCACAF Champions League roster[edit]

As of February 22, 2011.[12]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Tim Melia
2 United States DF Tony Beltran
3 United States DF Robbie Russell
4 Colombia DF Jámison Olave
5 United States MF Kyle Beckerman (captain)
6 United States DF Nat Borchers
7 Argentina FW Fabián Espíndola
8 Canada FW Will Johnson
10 El Salvador MF Arturo Alvarez
11 Argentina MF Javier Morales
12 Haiti MF Jean Alexandre
No. Position Player
15 Costa Rica FW Álvaro Saborío
17 United States DF Chris Wingert
18 United States GK Nick Rimando
20 United States MF Ned Grabavoy
21 United States MF Luis Gil
22 Argentina MF Nelson González (on loan from Quilmes)
23 Brazil FW Paulo Araujo Jr. (on loan from Fort Lauderdale Strikers)
24 United States GK Kyle Reynish
28 United States DF Chris Schuler
30 United States DF Rauwshan McKenzie
77 Jamaica MF Andy Williams

Staff[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
General Manager United States Garth Lagerwey
Head Coach United States Jason Kreis
Assistant Coach United States C. J. Brown
Assistant Coach United States Miles Joseph
Assistant Coach United States Jeff Cassar
Strength and Conditioning Coach United States Dan Barlow
Team Administrator United States Elliot Fall
Equipment Manager United States Mike Rigby
Head Athletic Trainer United States Tyson Pace
Head Team Physician United States Andrew Cooper
Team Orthopedist United States Dr. Mark Scholl
U-17 Head Coach United States Greg Maas
U-17 Assistant Coach Bosnia and Herzegovina Nermin Sasivarĕvić

Last updated: 20 October 2010
Source: Real Salt Lake

Management[edit]

Owner/Chairman United States Dave Checketts
President United States Bill Manning
Chief Financial Officer United States Gary Reimer
Sporting Director and Director of Youth Development United States Rob Karas
Ground (capacity and dimensions) Rio Tinto Stadium (20,008 / 103x67 meters)

Last updated: 20 October 2010
Source: Real Salt Lake

Kits[edit]

Home
Away
Third
Third Alternate
Type Shirt Shorts Socks First appearance / Info
Home Claret / Cobalt sleeves Claret Claret
Away White / Cobalt sleeves White White
Third Gold / Cobalt sleeves Gold Claret
Third Alt. Gold / Cobalt sleeves Gold Cobalt MLS, May 22 against Dallas

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and Goals[edit]

Last updated on 18 August 2011.[13]
No. Nat Pos Player Total MLS CONCACAF Champions League U.S. Open Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 United States GK Tim Melia 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
2 United States DF Tony Beltran 2 0 0+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
3 United States DF Robbie Russell 5 0 1+0 0 3+1 0 0+0 0
4 Colombia DF Jámison Olave 18 3 14+0 2 4+0 1 0+0 0
5 United States MF Kyle Beckerman 26 2 20+2 2 4+0 0 0+0 0
6 United States DF Nat Borchers 22 2 19+0 2 3+0 0 0+0 0
7 Argentina FW Fabián Espíndola 21 7 15+2 6 4+0 1 0+0 0
8 Canada FW Will Johnson 21 2 15+2 2 4+0 0 0+0 0
10 El Salvador MF Arturo Alvarez 13 0 5+6 0 0+2 0 0+0 0
11 Argentina MF Javier Morales 9 4 5+0 2 4+0 2 0+0 0
12 Haiti DF Jean Alexandre 15 1 8+6 1 0+1 0 0+0 0
15 Costa Rica FW Álvaro Saborío 17 8 13+0 6 4+0 2 0+0 0
16 United States FW Conor Chinn 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
17 United States DF Chris Wingert 20 0 16+1 0 3+0 0 0+0 0
18 United States GK Nick Rimando 25 0 21+0 0 4+0 0 0+0 0
20 United States MF Ned Grabavoy 23 0 18+1 0 1+3 0 0+0 0
21 United States MF Luis Gil 15 1 6+9 1 0+0 0 0+0 0
22 Argentina MF Nelson González 3 1 2+1 1 0+0 0 0+0 0
23 Brazil FW Paulo Araujo Jr. 6 2 2+3 2 0+1 0 0+0 0
24 United States GK Kyle Reynish 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
25 United States FW Donny Toia 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
26 United States MF Collen Warner 18 0 10+8 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
27 United States FW Cody Arnoux 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
28 United States DF Chris Schuler 13 1 10+1 1 1+1 0 0+0 0
30 United States DF Rauwshan McKenzie 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
77 Jamaica MF Andy Williams 24 3 12+8 2 3+1 1 0+0 0

Disciplinary record[edit]

No. Pos. Nat. Player Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svgRed card.svg Red card.svg
1 GK United States Tim Melia 0 0 0
24 GK United States Kyle Reynish 0 0 0
18 GK United States Nick Rimando 0 0 0
2 DF United States Tony Beltran 0 0 0
5 DF United States Nat Borchers 0 0 1
30 DF United States Rauwshan McKenzie 0 0 0
4 DF Colombia Jámison Olave 1 0 0
3 DF United States Robbie Russell 0 0 0
28 DF United States Chris Schuler 0 0 0
17 DF United States Chris Wingert 0 0 0
13 MF Haiti Jean Alexandre 0 0 0
10 MF El Salvador Arturo Alvarez 0 0 0
5 MF United States Kyle Beckerman 1 0 0
21 MF United States Luis Gil 0 0 0
22 MF Argentina Nelson González 0 0 0
20 MF United States Ned Grabavoy 0 0 0
11 MF Argentina Javier Morales 1 0 0
26 MF United States Collen Warner 0 0 0
77 MF Jamaica Andy Williams 0 0 0
23 FW Brazil Paulo Araujo Jr. 0 0 0
7 FW Argentina Fabián Espíndola 0 0 0
8 FW Canada Will Johnson 0 0 1
15 FW Costa Rica Álvaro Saborío 0 0 0
16 FW United States Conor Chinn 0 0 0
25 FW United States Donny Toia 0 0 0
27 FW United States Cody Arnoux 0 0 0

Last updated on March 2, 2011

Player Movement[edit]

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player Position Previous Club Fee/Notes Ref
November 24, 2010 El Salvador Arturo Alvarez MF United States Portland Timbers Acquired for SuperDraft 2nd round pick [14]
December 1, 2010 Costa Rica Álvaro Saborío FW Switzerland Sion Reported fee of USD $1.0 million [15]
February 11, 2011 United States Cody Arnoux FW Canada Vancouver Whitecaps Weighted lottery [16]
March 14, 2011 United States Donny Toia FW United States Pima College Homegrown Player [17]
March 24, 2011 United States Conor Chinn FW United States New York Red Bulls Free [18]
May 27, 2011 Armenia Artur Aghasyan FW Unattached Free [19]
July 20, 2011 United States Chris Agorsor FW United States Philadelphia Union Free [20]
August 16, 2011 United States Blake Wagner DF Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Free [21]
September 15, 2011 United States Nico Muniz MF United States Real Salt Lake Academy Free; not eligible for first-team roster until 2012 [22]

Out[edit]

Date Player Position Destination Club Fee/Notes Ref
November 24, 2010 United States Robbie Findley FW United States Portland Timbers Expansion Draft [23]
November 24, 2010 United States David Horst FW United States Portland Timbers Expansion Draft [23]
November 24, 2010 United States Alex Nimo MF Waived [24]
February 28, 2011 Brazil Pablo Campos FW United States Carolina RailHawks Waived, free transfer [25]
May 27, 2011 United States Conor Chinn FW United States Atlanta Silverbacks Waived, free transfer [19]
July 28, 2011 Armenia Artur Aghasyan FW United States Los Angeles Blues Released, free transfer [26]

Loan[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player Position Loaned From Fee/Notes Ref
July 12, 2010 Argentina Nelson González MF Argentina Quilmes Loan thru 2011 season [27]
December 27, 2010 Brazil Paulo Araujo Jr. FW United States Fort Lauderdale Strikers Loan thru 2011 season with RSL purchase option at season's end [28]
September 15, 2011 Cuba Yordany Álvarez MF United States Orlando City Loan thru remainder of 2011 MLS season [29]

Out[edit]

Competitions[edit]

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
MLS 1st March 19, 2011 October 22, 2011
MLS Western Conference 1st March 19, 2011 October 22, 2011
CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage Finals Finals August 22, 2010 April 27, 2011
U.S. Open Cup Third Round Quarter-finals

Last updated: 11 July 2011
Source: Competitions

Miscellany[edit]

Allocation Ranking[edit]

Real Salt Lake is in the #8 position in the MLS Allocation Ranking. The allocation ranking is the mechanism used to determine which MLS club has first priority to acquire a U.S. National Team player who signs with MLS after playing abroad, or a former MLS player who returns to the league after having gone to a club abroad for a transfer fee. A ranking can be traded, provided that part of the compensation received in return is another club's ranking.[30]

International Roster Spots[edit]

Real Salt Lake possesses 6 international roster spots.[28] Each club in Major League Soccer is allocated 8 international roster spots, which can be traded. The club dealt one spot permanently to Colorado Rapids on 29 June 2005[31] and dealt another spot permanently to Chivas USA on 24 November 2004.[32] The club also dealt a spot to Kansas City on 23 February 2010[33] but use of that roster spot was for the 2010 season only.[34]

There is no limit on the number of international slots on each club's roster. The remaining roster slots must belong to domestic players. For clubs based in the United States, a domestic player is either a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident (green card holder) or the holder of other special status (e.g., refugee or asylum status).[30]

Future Draft Pick Trades[edit]

Future picks acquired: 2012 SuperDraft conditional pick acquired from Chivas USA.
Future picks traded: None.

MLS Rights to Other Players[edit]

Real Salt Lake maintains the MLS rights to Yura Movsisyan after the player declined a contract offer by the club and signed overseas on a free transfer.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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