I thought I would try a new theme for this year’s match previews, so you will have to let me know what you think of it.
Alvaro Saborio – Nothing is better for RSL than to have a fit and on form Sabo, beyond the two goals last weekend there was the work rate, the hustle that lead to him getting 4 shots with 3 on goal, that is the accuracy that we expect from one of the best finishers in MLS.
Khari Stephenson – What a very welcomed surprise was the newcomer to RSL in week 1, he put in 80 plus minutes of quality in the midfield, took two shots with one on goal, but it was watching him being able to integrate so quickly to the way RSL plays along with his new teammates that was very impressive.
Nick Rimando – Nick is always rock solid, it is probably that fact he has been so good for so long that many people take him for granted. Still with a back line that was fairly inexperienced together, he was able to pick up his 100th clean sheet. Now with Tim Howard hurt, Nick could be called into more action as part of the USMNT.
Chris Schuler – Big matches call for players to step up big, going into this season perhaps the expectations aren’t any higher than they are on Chris Schuler. This is going to be a long season, with lots of challenges to come, but if Chris continues to improve and show what he is capable of it is going to be a good year.