Sport RSL vs. Vancouver Whitecaps: Three winners, three losers
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Real Salt Lake’s match against Vancouver Whitecaps was a bit of a wild one, especially when you consider that it took until stoppage time for the team to earn full points at home for the first time since May 1 against Sporting Kansas City.
Here are three winners and three losers from the victory propelled forward by our first player here: Damir Kreilach.
Winner: Damir Kreilach
How good is Damir Kreilach? His brace bookended the game-winning goal, and his uncanny ability to lift RSL in difficult moments continues. He’s got an uncanny ability to drift away from defenders to win headers, and his teammates certainly have a great degree of trust in him — after all, they know if they put the ball in the right spot, he will almost certainly win the header. That sort of certainty is immense.
WSU’s Paul Ryan is an All-American
The Washington State Cougars fared well at yesterday’s NCAA Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. It was a day full of men’s final events, and WSU had three men competing. Former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan finished eighth overall in the men’s 1500 meters, running the race in 3:40.5, about five seconds off the leader. Ryan’s finish made him an All-American. For reference, 1600 meters is a mile, and there was once a time when a sub-four-minute mile was legendary status. Nowadays, athletes all over the world run a sub-four-minute mile and the times just keep getting faster. Whew.
Loser: Aaron Herrera
This was not Aaron Herrera’s game. I don’t know what happened to make it so, but outside of his assist from a throw-in (which, well, that was wild), I thought he was being beat a bit too often, and he didn’t have a great connection with his team. Part of that was because he was playing a more defensive foil to Andrew Brody’s attacking intent, and it may even be what gave him a bit of trouble — I think he’s a better attacking full back than he is a one-on-one defender.
Beyond this, he played Brian White onside for Vancouver’s goal, and with a step or two in the right direction, we would have been in a much safer position. He also went recklessly into a challenge that may have significantly injured Whitecaps defender Brian Guiterrez, which is unfortunate.
Pre-Match Vancouver Whitecaps Vs. Real Salt Lake
The Vancouver Whitecaps (2W-1D-4L) finally return to action on Friday, looking to snap a three game losing steak against Real Salt Lake (2W-3D-1L). Match Information: Where: Rio Tinto Stadium. Sandy, Utah. When: Friday, June 18th at 7 pm PST How: TSN1 (TV); AM730 (Radio); ESPN+ (Internet) Real Salt Lake: Before writing this match preview I had a look at both team’s underlying data. It became immediately clear that both of them are pretty bad. RSL have only lost one game but this is largely a result of hugely outperforming their expected goals. RSL has scored some impressive long range bangers but overall they have not created a lot of high danger scoring chances.
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This categorization is largely because Aaron Herrera has set a high standard for himself, and when he falls short of that, it’s easy to notice. All told, I don’t think he was extremely bad — just not quite what we needed him to be.
Winner: Erik Holt
I really don’t understand how Holt ended up as one of the earliest non-forced substitutions we’ve made all season, but you know what? It worked out, and that’s great. I have placed Holt in this column firmly for his goal, and because he didn’t screw anything up too badly. (Still, that late yellow card? That could easily have been red. That would have been quite the story, wouldn’t it?)
Loser: Pablo Ruiz
Normally a safe haven in the midfield, Pablo Ruiz had a very poor match. His passing success was below his normally impressive rate, and he gave away the ball a shocking five times. That’s not what you want from the midfielder tying your game together, and frankly, his struggles really showed. There’s nothing I’m worried about right now, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little on edge.
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Winner: Anderson Julio
A caveat here: Julio is by and large a 45-minute player — maybe a 60-minute player. He waned over the course of his time. I get that. But at the same time, he had three key passes, two of which came in the minutes before he was substituted for Justin Meram. I think the substitution was the right one, but it’s an interesting thing.
All that said, the presence of somebody like Anderson Julio is keenly felt. He can attack unlike any player on our roster, and his speed stretches teams when they’re attacking us. Frankly, we let Vancouver attack far too readily, but at least that was a silver lining.
Loser: Marcelo Silva
Any time you’ve got a center back on a yellow card after fewer than 15 minutes, you know you’re in trouble. I don’t know how much his yellow card played into the way he played afterward (I’m certain there was some impact,) but with a new center back in the wings, I think we saw Silva squander his best opportunity to stay in the starting XI when Toni Datkovic arrives.
Sounders vs. Whitecaps, recap: Hot and bothered .
The Sounders drew 2-2 against Vancouver on a scorching Saturday evening.Seattle created plenty of chances to come away with more than one point, especially against one of the worst teams in the league. All of that kind of goes out the window when it’s a rivalry match, even if Seattle-Vancouver isn’t exactly Seattle-Portland. To add to the difficulty level of this one, the temperature was likely a factor. If you’ve been melting in your apartment this weekend, imagine having to run around for 90 minutes on a turf field. It’s not ideal. Even Cristian Roldan seemed to be wilting under the heat as the second half progressed.