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RSL claims the Rocky Mountain Cup


Real falls to the Earthquakes 5-0

Real Salt Lake embarrassed 5-0 at San Jose

Awful.  No excuses.  Nothing more to say.

Back in business!!!


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Yes, it’s been a while, but Claretpapers is finally back in full swing after a lull due to some computer issues.  I can guarantee things will be getting bigger and better from here on out!


Simply an apology for something not foreseen

I promised I wouldn’t ever miss a game preview and recap after RSL fell at home to Chivas USA following the lack of pregame and postgame posts from me.

I failed to succeed in keeping that promise because my computer’s hard drive decided to give out.  What a downer!  And what do you know?  Real Salt Lake drops another game on a day I cannot type up a couple of posts!

I’m pretty superstitious.  If there is any possiblility of correlation between the two events, I am being put under a lot of pressure.

Luckily, my local library that has been under construction for several years was just completed and I am now able to use the public computers for lilmited time every day.  So that’s where the rest of my posts will be coming from until the hard drive issue is dealt with.

Thanks for your patience.  Once again, I’m terribly sorry about not being able to get posts up online.

(But believe me, I’ve got big plans for new content on the page!)


DEBATE: The Rocky Mountain Cup


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Under the Crossbar just posted the second-ever debate post.  This one focused on the rivalry with Colorado and the importance of the Rocky Mountain Cup.  I participated in the debate.  Go ahead and check it out!

Preview: Real Salt Lake returns to the RioT to take on Montreal

Our claret and cobalt clad boys return home to the recently breached fortress to take on expansion side Montreal Impact tonight.  Expect another sell-out crowd because this game was one of those featured as part of the Pass of all Passes.  Hopefully RSL can go against its historic record of generally struggling in front of bigger crowds and pull out a result against struggling and hungry Montreal.

Montreal represents a threat very similar to the Chivas USA side that Real Salt Lake fell to two weeks ago.  The Impact are generally regarded as a weak team across the league that’s really trying to find their first win of the 2012 season.  However, I think that Chivas did have more of an advantage than Montreal will because former RSL assistant coach Robin Fraser is now the head honcho at CD Chivas USA and if anyone knows how to beat Real, it’s him.

However, Real CANNOT let their guard down tonight.  Montreal has played very well for spells of time.

Real may be resting some starters tonight so that they can be rested and 100% for Saturday’s rivalry clash with fellow Rocky Mountaineers Colorado Rapids.

So basically, Real should be able to lock down three points tonight with ease.  But then again, that’s what was expected when the Goats came to town.  There should be plenty of chances tonight, it’s all about who makes the most of them.