SBI MLS Team of the Week: Real Salt Lake

SBI MLS Team of the Week: Real Salt Lake

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SBI MLS Team of the Week: Real Salt Lake



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Real Salt Lake faces serious competition for the top spot in the Western Conference this season, but they got off to an impressive start in Week 1 by going on the road and defeating the reigning MLS champions.

Trailing the Los Angeles Galaxy after Edson Buddle scored off a header in the 71st minute, Real Salt Lake responded with three goals in 17 minutes. Rookie midfielder Sebastian Velasquez saw his cross deflect off of Sean Franklin and into the back of the net, and Javier Morales and Fabian Espindola scored five minutes apart to give RSL a big result to start the season.

Real Salt Lake edged out the Portland Timbers (which earned an impressive 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Union) and the Vancouver Whitecaps (which defeated the Montreal Impact, 2-0), to claim this week's honors.

What did you think of Real Salt Lake's week? Were you more impressed or surprised by RSL's win over the Galaxy? Which team did you think had the best week?

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