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REAL SALT LAKE v COLORADO RAPIDS (April 7, Rio Tinto Stadium, 7 p.m. MT) PROBABLE LINEUPS

2012 SEASON RECORDS GP W-L-T PTS GF GA Real 5 4-1-0 12 9 4 at home 3 2-1-0 6 3 1 Rapids on road

ROSTERS

18

4 3-1-0 9 7 5 2 1-1-0 3 3 5

Rimando

LEAGUE HEAD-TO-HEAD

2

ALL-TIME (22 meetings): Real 7 wins, 22 goals … Rapids 8 wins, 22 goals … Ties 7

4

6

Olave

Borchers

Beltran

5 Beckerman

22

AT SALT LAKE (11 meetings): Real 5 wins, 12 goals … Rapids 3 wins, 8 goals … Ties 3

17 Wingert

Steele

8 Johnson

21 Gil

LAST YEAR (MLS): 4/13: RSL 1, COL 0 (Espindola 90) 10/14: COL 0, RSL 0 UPCOMING MATCHES RAPIDS REAL Sat. Apr. 14 at Seattle Sat. Apr. 14 at Sporting KC Sat. Apr. 21 Los Angeles Sat. Apr. 21 at San Jose Sat. Apr. 28 Chivas USA Wed. Apr. 25 at FC Dallas Wed. May 2 at New England Sat. Apr. 28 Toronto FC

15

7

Saborio

Espindola

14

32

11

Cummings

Cascio

Mullan

23

10

Castrillon

Rivero

4 WHERE THE GOALS COME FROM F 9 50

A 4 90

GOALS SCORED MINUTES PER GOAL

Larentowicz

21

RAPIDS

REAL

F 7 51

A 5 72

6 0 1 0

3 1 1 0

4 2 0 1 0 0 0 0

3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0

1 4 2

1 4 0

Zapata

TYPE OF PLAY

4 1 0 1 2 0 0 1

2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

OPEN PLAY CROSS CORNER REBOUND PENALTIES DIRECT FROM FREE KICK FREE KICK (INDIRECT) OWN GOALS

0 8 1

0 3 1

INSIDE GOAL AREA INSIDE PENALTY AREA OUTSIDE PENALTY AREA

DISTANCE

(W-L-T) RSL COL

RECORD AT HALFTIME LEAD TIED TRAIL 3-0-0 1-1-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 2-0-0 0-1-0

REAL SALT LAKE Date Score (Gms since) 4/04/2012 RSL 1, MTL 0 3/31/2012 RSL 3, POR 2 3/24/2012 RSL 0, CHV 1 10/06/2011 RSL 0, VAN 3 10/22/2011 RSL 1, POR 1 4/04/2012 RSL 1, MTL 0 3/24/2012 RSL 0, CHV 1

GAME-BY-GAME: WON/LOST/TIED Real Salt Lake WWLWW Rapids WWLW

Moor

18

REFEREE: Jair Marrufo. SAR (bench): Eric Boria; JAR (opposite): C.J. Morgante; 4th: Fotis Bazakos INJURY REPORTS REAL SALT LAKE – DOUBTFUL: FW Cody Arnoux (L adductor strain), MF Enzo Martinez (lower back spasms), MF Nico Muñiz (R MCL sprain) … COLORADO RAPIDS – OUT: MF Jamie Smith (R ACL tear); DF Anthony Wallace (L Achilles tear); MF Pablo Mastroeni (headaches); DOUBTFUL: FW Conor Casey (L Achilles tear)

DISCIPLINARY SITUATION SUSPENDED: none WARNINGS (suspended next yellow card): none

(0) (0) (1) (3) (5) (0) (2)

COLORADO RAPIDS 2 Hunter Freeman (DF) 3 Drew Moor (DF) 4 Jeff Larentowicz (MF) 5 Joseph Nane (MF) 6 Anthony Wallace (DF) 7 Josh Janniere (MF) 8 Eddie Ababio (DF) 9 Conor Casey (FW) 10 Martin Rivero (MF) 11 Brian Mullan (MF) 12 Quincy Amarikwa (FW) 13 Steven Emory (MF) 14 Omar Cummings (FW) 15 Wells Thompson (MF) 16 Ross LaBauex (MF) 17 Ian Joyce (GK) 18 Matt Pickens (GK) 19 Andre Akpan (FW) 20 Jamie Smith (MF) 21 Luis Zapata (DF) 22 Marvell Wynne (DF) 23 Jaime Castrillon (MF) 24 Kohei Yamada (MF) 25 Pablo Mastroeni (MF) 27 Kosuke Kimura (DF) 28 Davy Armstrong (MF) 29 Scott Palguta (DF) 31 Steward Ceus (GK) 32 Tony Cascio (FW) 34 Tyrone Marshall (DF)

INTERNATIONAL DUTY none

RECORD WITH FIRST GOAL SCORE ALLOW 3-0-0 1-1-0 3-0-0 0-1-0

THE LAST TIME Home win Road win Home loss Road loss Tie game Shutout for Shutout vs.

Kimura

Pickens

RIGHT FOOT LEFT FOOT HEADERS OTHER

3 0 1 0

27 3

Wynne

HOW SCORED

5 4 0 0

22

REAL SALT LAKE 1 Eduardo Fernandez (GK) 2 Tony Beltran (DF) 3 Diogo de Almeida (DF) 4 Jamison Olave (DF) 5 Kyle Beckerman (MF) 6 Nat Borchers (DF) 7 Fabian Espindola (FW) 8 Will Johnson (MF) 11 Javier Morales (MF) 12 Emiliano Bonfigli (FW) 14 Yordany Alvarez (MF) 15 Alvaro Saborio (FW) 16 Nico Muniz (MF) 17 Chris Wingert (DF) 18 Nick Rimando (GK) 19 Enzo Martinez (MF) 20 Ned Grabavoy (MF) 21 Luis Gil (MF) 22 Jonny Steele (MF) 23 Paulo Araujo Jr. (FW) 24 Kyle Reynish (GK) 26 Sebastian Velasquez (MF) 27 Cody Arnoux (FW) 28 Chris Schuler (DF) 44 Leone Cruz (DF) 53 Terakazu Tanaka (DF)

COLORADO RAPIDS Date Score (Gms since) 4/01/2012 COL 2, CHI 0 3/18/2012 COL 2, PHI 1 6/18/2011 COL 1, LA 3 3/25/2012 COL 1, NY 4 10/14/2011 COL 0, RSL 0 4/01/2012 COL 2, CHI 0 10/14/2011 COL 0, RSL 0

(0) (1) (11) (0) (5) (0) (5)

TEAM LEADERS REAL G: 2 Espindola A: 1 5 players tied SHT: 17 Espindola SOG: 9 Espindola FC: 16 Beckerman FS: 8 Grabavoy OF: 7 Paulo Junior C: 2 Beckerman E: 0 RAPIDS G: 2 Cummings A: 2 Kimura SHT: 15 Cummings SOG: 7 Cummings FC: 8 Castrillon FS: 8 Cascio OF: 5 Cummings C: 1 3 players tied E: 1 Larentowicz

GOALSCORING RECORD GOALS SCORED IN GAME GP 0 1 2 3 4+ TOT AVG RSL 5 1 1 1 2 0 9 1.80 COL 4 0 1 3 0 0 7 1.75 GOALS ALLOWED IN GAME GP 0 1 2 3 4+ TOT AVG RSL 5 2 2 1 0 0 4 0.80 COL 4 2 1 0 0 1 5 1.25 GOALS BY INTERVALS GOALS SCORED Total 1-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76-90 RSL 9 1 0 2 1 1 4 COL 7 0 0 1 2 1 3 GOALS ALLOWED Total 1-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76-90 RSL 4 0 0 0 1 3 0 COL 5 2 0 0 1 1 1

REAL SALT LAKE v COLORADO RAPIDS (April 7, Rio Tinto Stadium, 7 p.m. MT - MLS Game 43)

REAL SALT LAKE 2012 CAREER No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birthdate Birthplace GP GS G A GP GS G A 1 Eduardo Fernandez GK 6-3 170 12/16/1992 Guadalajara, Mexico 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 Tony Beltran DF 5-8 150 10/11/1987 Claremont, CA 5 5 0 0 83 72 0 3 3 Diogo de Almeida DF 6-0 175 01/02/1989 Piricicaba, Brazil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 Jamison Olave DF 6-3 210 04/21/1981 Medellin, Colombia 5 5 0 0 104 103 10 1 5 Kyle Beckerman MF 5-11 165 04/23/1982 Crofton, MD 5 5 1 0 274 246 25 33 6 Nat Borchers DF 6-2 175 04/13/1981 Tucson, AZ 1 1 0 0 203 202 8 4 7 Fabian Espindola FW 5-9 160 05/04/1985 Buenos Aires, Argentina 5 4 2 1 100 81 28 11 8 Will Johnson MF 5-10 155 01/21/1987 Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2 1 0 1 96 83 7 6 11 Javier Morales MF 5-9 165 01/10/1980 Buenos Aires, Argentina 5 1 1 1 103 93 18 35 12 Emiliano Bonfigli FW 5-10 148 02/23/1989 Bahia Blanca, Argentina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 Yordany Alvarez MF 5-10 165 05/24/1985 Cienfuegos, Cuba 1 0 0 0 6 4 0 0 15 Alvaro Saborio FW 6-0 170 03/25/1982 San Carlos, Costa Rica 5 1 1 1 55 46 24 7 16 Nico Muniz MF 5-10 155 10/18/1992 Albuquerque, NM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 Chris Wingert DF 5-10 170 06/16/1982 Babylon, NY 4 4 0 0 191 160 1 11 18 Nick Rimando GK 5-9 184 06/17/1979 Montclair, CA 5 5 0 0 293 293 0 6 19 Enzo Martinez MF 5-7 160 09/29/1990 Montevideo, Uruguay 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 Ned Grabavoy MF 5-7 150 07/01/1983 Joliet, IL 5 4 0 0 167 121 8 17 21 Luis Gil MF 5-8 150 11/14/1993 Garden Grove, CA 5 5 1 0 30 19 3 0 22 Jonny Steele MF 6-0 180 02/07/1986 Larne, Northern Ireland 4 1 1 0 4 1 1 0 23 Paulo Junior FW 5-7 158 01/23/1989 Teresina, Brazil 5 5 1 1 19 10 3 5 24 Kyle Reynish GK 6-3 193 11/03/1983 Valencia, CA 0 0 0 0 5 4 0 0 26 Sebastian Velasquez MF 5-11 155 02/11/1991 Medillin, Colombia 3 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 27 Cody Arnoux FW 5-10 170 04/13/1988 Stony Brook, NY 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 28 Chris Schuler DF 6-4 185 09/09/1987 St. Louis, MO 4 4 0 0 25 21 2 0 44 Leone Cruz DF 6-0 172 06/13/1987 Round Rock, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 53 Terakazu Tanaka DF 5-8 150 07/14/1985 Ibaraki, Osaka, Japan 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 HEAD  COACH  :  Jason Kreis

12/29/1972 W61 L51 T43

COLORADO RAPIDS 2012 CAREER No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birthdate Birthplace GP GS G A GP GS G A 2 Hunter Freeman DF 5-11 170 01/08/1985 Tyler, TX 0 0 0 0 107 92 2 6 3 Drew Moor DF 6-0 165 01/15/1984 Dallas, TX 4 4 1 0 197 185 14 3 4 Jeff Larentowicz MF 6-1 175 08/05/1983 Pasadena, CA 3 3 0 0 178 169 20 11 5 Joseph Nane MF 6-2 185 03/12/1987 Mbalmayo, Cameroon 0 0 0 0 21 10 0 0 7 Josh Janniere MF 5-7 160 11/04/1992 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 Eddie Ababio DF 5-10 170 01/01/1988 Kumasi, Ghana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 Conor Casey FW 6-1 190 07/25/1981 Dover, NH 0 0 0 0 103 88 48 13 10 Martin Rivero MF 5-9 160 11/13/1989 Roldan, Santa Fe, Argentina 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 11 Brian Mullan MF 5-7 155 04/23/1978 Mineola, NY 4 4 0 1 283 255 27 50 12 Quincy Amarikwa FW 5-9 180 10/29/1987 Bakersfield, CA 3 0 1 0 56 8 4 3 13 Kamani Hill FW 6-0 175 12/28/1985 Berkeley, CA 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 14 Omar Cummings FW 5-10 165 07/13/1982 Old Harbor, Jamaica 4 4 2 0 124 95 35 25 15 Wells Thompson MF 5-10 155 11/25/1983 Winston-Salem, NC 4 1 0 1 133 72 7 7 16 Ross LaBauex MF 5-9 150 12/05/1988 Chicago, IL 2 1 0 0 18 6 0 0 17 Ian Joyce GK 6-3 200 07/12/1985 Kinnelon, NJ 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 18 Matt Pickens GK 6-3 200 04/05/1982 Washington, MO 4 4 0 0 126 124 0 0 19 Andre Akpan FW 6-0 190 12/09/1987 Grand Prairie, TX 2 0 0 0 15 5 1 0 21 Luis Zapata DF 5-10 170 04/24/1989 Cali, Colombia 4 4 0 0 4 4 0 0 22 Marvell Wynne DF 5-9 171 05/08/1986 Pittsburgh, PA 4 4 0 0 156 149 2 15 23 Jaime Castrillon MF 5-11 185 04/05/1983 Medellin, Colombia 4 4 1 1 4 4 1 1 24 Kohei Yamada MF 5-7 143 01/08/1989 Hyogo, Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 Pablo Mastroeni MF 5-10 170 08/29/1976 Mendoza, Argentina 2 2 0 0 318 308 7 26 27 Kosuke Kimura DF 5-9 155 05/14/1984 Kobe, Japan 4 4 0 2 109 101 3 8 28 Davy Armstrong MF 5-10 150 11/03/1991 Aurora, CO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 Scott Palguta DF 6-2 190 08/23/1982 Toms River, NJ 0 0 0 0 48 29 2 0 31 Steward Ceus GK 6-6 205 03/26/1987 West Haverstraw, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 Tony Cascio FW 6-0 172 03/28/1990 Mesa, AZ 4 4 1 0 4 4 1 0 34 Tyrone Marshall DF 6-2 195 11/12/1974 Kingston, Jamaica 2 0 0 0 323 284 16 21 6 Anthony Wallace (SEI) DF 5-11 160 01/26/1989 Brooklyn, NY 10 8 0 1 32 26 0 2 20 Jamie Smith (DL) MF 5-8 164 11/20/1980 Alexandria, Scotland 20 18 3 4 46 37 4 13 HEAD  COACH  :  Oscar Pareja 08/10/1968 W3 L1 T0

REAL SALT LAKE vs COLORADO RAPIDS RIO TINTO STADIUM, Sandy, Utah April 7, 2012 (WEEK 5, MLS Game #43) 7 p.m. MT (KUCW-30; Altitude) Real Salt Lake and the Colorado Rapids renew their Rocky Mountain Cup rivalry for 2012 when the clubs meet for the first time this season at Rio Tinto Stadium. Real moved to the top of the Western Conference at midweek, following their 1-0 victory against the expansion Montréal Impact. The Rapids rebounded from their only loss of the year last weekend, returning home for a 2-0 win against the Chicago Fire. REFEREE: Jair Marrufo. SAR (bench): Eric Boria; JAR (opposite): C.J. Morgante; 4th: Fotis Bazakos MLS Career: 128 games; FC/gm: 24.4; Y/gm: 3.2; R: 29; pens: 41 INJURY REPORT: REAL SALT LAKE – DOUBTFUL: FW Cody Arnoux (L adductor strain), MF Enzo Martinez (lower back spasms), MF Nico Muñiz (R MCL sprain) … COLORADO RAPIDS – OUT: MF Jamie Smith (R ACL tear); DF Anthony Wallace (L Achilles tear); MF Pablo Mastroeni (headaches); DOUBTFUL: FW Conor Casey (L Achilles tear) INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none SUSPENDED: none HEAD-TO-HEAD ALL-TIME (22 meetings): Real 7 wins, 22 goals … Rapids 8 wins, 22 goals … Ties 7 AT SALT LAKE (11 meetings): Real 5 wins, 12 goals … Rapids 3 wins, 8 goals … Ties 3 RETURN MATCHES: 7/21: Real Salt Lake vs. Colorado Rapids, 8 p.m. MT; 8/4: Colorado Rapids vs. Real Salt Lake, 7 p.m. MT LAST YEAR (MLS): 4/13: RSL 1, COL 0 (Espindola 90) 10/14: COL 0, RSL 0  RSL has a six-game unbeaten streak alive vs. Colorado. Since a 2-0 Rapids win May 2, 2009, Real have won twice, with four draws.  Real haven’t won in Commerce City since 2007, a 1-0 victory at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in the season’s final game. The Rapids have won two of their last five home games since, with three draws.  The Rocky Mountain Cup rivalry has lived up to its billing in past seasons, as last-day results sent RSL into the MLS Cup Playoffs ahead of their Rocky Mountain rivals in 2008 (a last-minute RSL goal for a 1-1 tie) and 2009 (a 3-0 Real win). In 2007, an RSL win also ended the Rapids’ playoff hopes, though Real also did not qualify.  Coaches record: Jason Kreis vs. COL: P13 W5 L2 D6 … Oscar Pareja vs. RSL: first game REAL SALT LAKE Real Salt Lake returned home and regained their winning form, hanging on for a 1-0 win against the Montréal Impact on Wednesday night at Rio Tinto Stadium. Real now lead the Western Conference with 12 points from 5 games. LAST MATCH  The game's lone goal came after a flurry of Real chances in the box in the 12th minute. Impact striker Justin Braun handled the ball in the area when defending a set piece, giving referee Ricardo Salazar no choice but to point to the spot.  Paulo Junior confidently stepped up and slotted a shot to the left of Donovan Ricketts who guessed correctly but couldn’t reach the shot. It was his first goal of the year, and first since April 9, 2011.  RSL head coach Jason Kreis made five changes to the team that came back for a 3-2 win against the Portland Timbers at Jeld-Wen Field. Into the team came defenders Terakazu Tanaka and Chris Schuler, midfielders Will Johnson and Jonny Steele, and striker Fabian Espindola, replacing Nat Borchers, Chris Wingert, Ned Grabavoy, Javier Morales and Alvaro Saborio.  REAL SALT LAKE (4-3-1-2): Nick Rimando – Terakazu Tanaka, Chris Schuler, Jamison Olave, Tony Beltran – Will Johnson, Kyle Beckerman, Jonny Steele (Ned Grabavoy 63) – Luis Gil (Javier Morales 64) – Paulo Junior (Alvaro Saborio 77), Fabian Espindola. TEAM NEWS  The win was the fourth in five matches for Real Salt Lake, their second in three games at Rio Tinto Stadium in a span of four of five at home.  “I’m just displeased with the performance. It’s the first game this year that I can say that honestly,” said RSL head coach Jason Kreis. “In the second half we came out and did a much better job. We probably should have

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scored a goal in the first 15 minutes (of the second half), but unfortunately we didn’t. Lots of things to be displeased about and only one to be pleased with, which is the three points.” Kreis gave a chance to test his squad depth, making five changes in the team. Will Johnson was making his first appearance in the first XI, after his season debut came in Portland. Johnson, who played 90 minutes, missed the entire preseason with an adductor strain that required surgery. “We gave the ball away on too many passes,” said Johnson. “I think it was all over the field. We just gave the ball away, and then you start chasing, and you get more tired. And then as the game goes along we don’t bury our chances and we make a night that could have been a lot of fun very difficult.” Jonny Steele also made his first MLS start, playing a wide midfield role opposite Johnson, with Luis Gil returned to the spot behind the front two. “I think tactically in the first half we didn’t find the spaces to exploit. I didn’t think our balance in the midfield was good, which meant we didn’t have options,” Kreis said. “When we had the ball we kept trying to squeeze things into players that were already marked, and we gave the ball away a lot. We could have and should have been punished for that.” Terukasu Tanaka made his MLS debut, playing 90 minutes at right back with Tony Beltran shifting to the left. Paulo Junior maintained his place and scored his first goal of the season, his first in an RSL uniform in nearly a year. “He was actually one of the few players that was really bright on the ball in the first half, making some things happen every time he touched it. He worked really, really hard, and I am pleased with his wanting to take the penalty kick,” Kreis said. There were some down points to come out of the match, as both Ned Grabavoy and Javier Morales picked up injuries in their substitute appearances. Grabavoy told the coaching staff he played the final 20 minutes with what he thought was a broken rib, and Morales suffered an apparent hamstring injury.

COLORADO RAPIDS The Colorado Rapids returned home and resumed their winning ways, knocking off the Chicago Fire 2-0 on Sunday afternoon at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. The Rapids are in a three-way tie for the lead in the Western Conference with 9 points from 6 games. LAST MATCH  The Rapids opened the scoring in the 58th minute. Newcomer Martín Rivero placed a perfect long ball through to the streaking Brian Mullan down the right flank, and he then centered to a wide-open Cummings. The Jamaican then coolly slotted home for his second goal of the season.  The Rapids added an insurance goal in the second minute of second-half stoppage time through Kamani Hill. The forward collected a pass from Wells Thompson and fired a shot at Paolo Tornaghi, which rebounded straight back to the newly acquired Hill, who then sent a powerful finish to the back of the net from the rebound.  Rapids head coach Oscar Pareja made two changes to the team that fell 4-1 to the New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena. Jeff Larentowicz returned from suspension and Martin Rivero made his debut, in place of Wells Thompson and Ross LaBauex.  COLORADO RAPIDS (4-2-3-1): Matt Pickens - Kosuke Kimura, Marvell Wynne, Drew Moor, Luis Zapata Jaime Castrillon (Kamani Hill 82), Jeff Larentowicz - Brian Mullan, Martin Rivero (Tyrone Marshall 87), Tony Cascio (Wells Thompson 66) - Omar Cummings. TEAM NEWS  Making his league debut after his international transfer certificate was finally obtained, Martín Rivero made his first MLS appearance – and set up the opening goal.  “Having Martín today was good and it was his first game, and he doesn’t know the league and probably in the first half he missed a little bit of the rhythm,” said Rapids head coach Oscar Pareja. “But I thought in the second half, he found it and started making everyone play better. I’m pleased with him.”  Adding Rivero to the midfield was bolstered by the return of Jeff Larentowicz from suspension. “The last couple of weeks we’ve struggled knowing if players are going to be available or not,” Pareja said. “It’s refreshing for the coaching staff now. Martín is clear and Jeff is back, so we’re good.”  Just two days after being acquired by the club through an MLS lottery, Kamani Hill made his MLS debut as an 82nd-minute substitute, and scored his first league goal.  “[It’s been] a good whirlwind,” Hill said. “I’m trying to take it in stride and hopefully use it to focus and stay motivated and keep working harder in the weeks to come, because it’s a long season.”  The Rapids received a blow when the club announced captain and midfielder Pablo Mastroeni will be out for a minimum of six weeks more with the re-occurrence of post-concussion symptoms. Last October, a collision with Real Salt Lake defender Jámison Olave forced Mastroeni to miss the rest of the regular season and the MLS Cup Playoffs; he also took a blow to the head in the season opener that forced him off late in the match. “It’s the real deal,” Mastroeni said.

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After scoring two goals in the first three games to start the 2011 season, Omar Cummings scored just once over the remainder of the campaign, a goal against Columbus on Aug. 5 the only tally in the next 24 league games (he also scored in the MLS Cup Playoffs, in the wild-card match vs. Columbus). Cummings has now scored in back-to-back games this season. "As a forward, you always feel pressure to get the ball in the back of the net," Cummings said. "That is your main job description. To see them going in in any way, you'll take it."

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2012 REAL SALT LAKE STATISTICS (4-1-0, 12 pts.) UNF POS PLAYER 7 F Fabian Espindola 11 M Javier Morales 23 F Paulo Junior 15 F Alvaro Saborio 5 M Kyle Beckerman 21 M Luis Gil 22 M Jonny Steele 8 M Will Johnson 14 M Yordany Alvarez 2 D Tony Beltran 6 D Nat Borchers 20 M Ned Grabavoy 4 D Jamison Olave 18 G Nick Rimando 28 D Chris Schuler 53 D Terakazu Tanaka 26 M Sebastian Velasquez 17 D Chris Wingert 27 F Cody Arnoux 12 F Emiliano Bonfigli 44 D Leone Cruz 3 D Diogo de Almeida 1 G Eduardo Fernandez 19 M Enzo Martinez 16 M Nico Muniz 24 G Kyle Reynish Own-goals received Team totals Opponent totals

GP 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 2 1 5 1 5 5 5 4 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GS 4 1 5 1 5 5 1 1 0 5 1 4 5 5 4 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MIN 380 212 321 199 450 323 100 121 1 438 90 387 450 450 360 90 218 360 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

5 5

5 5

450 450

G 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 4

A 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SHT 17 4 9 8 8 4 1 2 0 3 0 2 1 0 3 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SOG 9 3 4 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FC 5 2 4 3 16 1 2 3 0 2 0 3 5 0 4 1 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FS 7 7 1 1 5 2 3 2 0 2 0 8 5 2 0 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

OFF 6 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CK 1 9 1 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

C 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

E 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

5 3

68 60

24 21

59 56

56 59

14 13

24 28

5 10

0 0

GAME-WINNING GOALS: Javier Morales 1, Fabian Espindola 1, Kyle Beckerman 1, Paulo Junior 1 GAME-WINNING ASSISTS: Fabian Espindola 1, Paulo Junior 1 PENALTY KICK GOALS/ATTEMPTS: Alvaro Saborio 1-1, Paulo Junior 1-1 REAL SALT LAKE INDIVIDUAL GOALKEEPING UNF POS GOALKEEPER GP 18 G Nick Rimando 5 Team totals 5 Opponent totals 5

GS 5 5 5

MIN 450 450 450

SHTS 21 21 24

SV 17 17 15

GA 4 4 9

GAA 0.80 0.80 1.80

PG 0 0 2

PA 0 0 2

* = Played with other teams in 2012. Only Real Salt Lake statistics listed here.

W 4 4 1

L 1 1 4

T 0 0 0

SO 2 2 1

2012 COLORADO RAPIDS STATISTICS (3-1-0, 9 pts.) UNF POS PLAYER 14 F Omar Cummings 23 M Jaime Castrillon 12 F Quincy Amarikwa 32 F Tony Cascio 13 F Kamani Hill 3 D Drew Moor 27 D Kosuke Kimura 11 M Brian Mullan 10 M Martin Rivero 15 M Wells Thompson 19 F Andre Akpan 16 M Ross LaBauex 4 M Jeff Larentowicz 34 D Tyrone Marshall 25 M Pablo Mastroeni 18 G Matt Pickens 22 D Marvell Wynne 21 D Luis Zapata 8 D Eddie Ababio 28 M Davy Armstrong 9 F Conor Casey 31 G Steward Ceus 2 D Hunter Freeman 7 M Josh Janniere 17 G Ian Joyce 5 M Joseph Nane 29 D Scott Palguta 20 M Jamie Smith 6 D Anthony Wallace 24 M Kohei Yamada Team totals Opponent totals

GP 4 4 3 4 1 4 4 4 1 4 2 2 3 2 2 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4

GS 4 4 0 4 0 4 4 4 1 1 0 1 3 0 2 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4

MIN 349 352 53 293 8 360 360 356 87 127 8 79 238 28 150 360 360 360 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 360 360

G 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 5

A 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 4

SHT 15 6 4 8 2 2 1 2 4 2 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 52 48

SOG 7 3 3 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 21

FC 2 8 1 5 0 0 3 4 1 5 1 5 6 1 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 48 62

FS 7 7 3 8 0 4 3 5 3 0 1 4 6 0 3 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 62 48

OFF 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 11

CK 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 12 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 12

C 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 9

GAME-WINNING GOALS: Drew Moor 1, Omar Cummings 1, Tony Cascio 1 GAME-WINNING ASSISTS: Martin Rivero 1, Brian Mullan 1, Kosuke Kimura 1 PENALTY KICK GOALS/ATTEMPTS: None COLORADO RAPIDS INDIVIDUAL GOALKEEPING UNF POS GOALKEEPER GP 18 G Matt Pickens 4 Team totals 4 Opponent totals 4

GS 4 4 4

MIN 360 360 360

SHTS 21 21 23

SV 16 16 16

GA 5 5 7

GAA 1.25 1.25 1.75

PG 0 0 0

PA 0 0 0

W 3 3 1

* = Played with other teams in 2012. Only Colorado Rapids statistics listed here.

L 1 1 3

T 0 0 0

SO 2 2 0

E 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

REAL SALT LAKE 2012 SCHEDULE DAY DATE Sat. Mar.

OPPONENT 10 at Los Angeles

RESULT W 3-1

ATT. 27,000

Sat. Mar. Sat. Mar. Sat. Mar.

17 New York 24 Chivas USA 31 at Portland

W 2-0 L 0-1 W 3-2

16,738 20,415 20,438

Wed. Sat. Sat. Sat. Wed. Sat. Sat. Wed. Sat. Sat. Sat. Wed. Sat. Sat. Wed. Sat. Sat. Wed. Sat. Fri. Sat. Sat. Sat. Fri. Sat. Thu. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat.

4 7 14 21 25 28 5 9 12 26 16 20 23 30 4 7 14 18 21 27 4 11 18 24 1 6 22 29 6 27

W 1-0

20,191

W-L-T POS. PTS NOTES: 1-0-0 T1 3 RSL: own goal (73) Morales (80) Espindola (85); LA: Buddle (71) 2-0-0 T1 6 RSL: Espindola (39) Gil (58) 2-1-0 T2 6 CHV: Townsend (72) 3-1-0 T1 9 RSL: Saborio (39) Steele (89) Beckerman (93+); POR: Nagbe (48,65) 4-1-0 1 12 RSL: Paulo Jr (13)

ATT. 14,746 19,074 21,024 13,152

W-L-T POS. PTS NOTES: 1-0-0 T1 3 COL: Moor (44) Amarikwa (89) 2-0-0 0 6 COL: Castrillon (56) Cascio (62); PHI: Pajoy (67) 2-1-0 0 6 COL: Cummings (77); NY: Henry (3,53) Cooper (6,89) 3-1-0 T1 9 COL: Cummings (58) Hill (92+)

Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. May May May May June June June June July July July July July July Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct.

Montreal Colorado at Sporting KC at San Jose at FC Dallas Toronto FC New England at Chicago at Seattle FC Dallas at Chivas USA Los Angeles San Jose at Columbus Seattle Portland at San Jose at Seattle Colorado Vancouver at Colorado at Vancouver FC Dallas at Philadelphia D.C. United at Houston Portland at Chivas USA at Los Angeles Vancouver

COLORADO RAPIDS 2012 SCHEDULE DAY Sat. Sun. Sun. Sun. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Wed. Sun. Wed. Sat. Sat. Sat. Wed. Sat. Wed. Sat. Sat. Wed. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Fri. Wed. Sun. Sun. Sun. Sat. Sat. Sat.

DATE Mar. Mar. Mar. Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. May May May May May June June June July July July July July July Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct. Oct.

10 18 25 1 7 14 21 28 2 6 16 19 26 16 20 30 4 7 14 18 21 28 4 11 18 25 31 5 16 23 30 6 20 27

OPPONENT Columbus at Philadelphia at New York Chicago at Real Salt Lake at Seattle Los Angeles Chivas USA at New England at FC Dallas at D.C. United Sporting KC Montreal at Vancouver San Jose Portland Vancouver at Seattle FC Dallas at Toronto FC at Real Salt Lake Seattle Real Salt Lake at FC Dallas Chivas USA at San Jose at Portland Portland at Los Angeles at Vancouver Los Angeles San Jose at Chivas USA Houston

RESULT W 2-0 W 2-1 L 1-4 W 2-0

REAL SALT LAKE INDIVIDUAL HIGH GAMES (2012)

TEAM HIGH GAMES (2012)

TEAM LOW GAMES (2012)

Goals 1 8 times

Goals 3 03/10/2012 3 03/31/2012

at at

LA POR

W 3-1 W 3-2

Shots 10 03/17/2012

vs. NY

Assists 3 03/31/2012

Shots on Goal 3 03/24/2012

vs. CHV

at

POR

W 3-2

Assists 1 Alvaro Saborio 1 Paulo Junior 1 Fabian Espindola 1 Javier Morales 1 Will Johnson

03/10/2012 03/17/2012 03/31/2012 03/31/2012 03/31/2012

at vs. at at at

LA NY POR POR POR

W W W W W

3-1 2-0 3-2 3-2 3-2

Shots 6 Fabian Espindola

04/04/2012

vs. MTL

W 1-0

Shots on Goal 3 Fabian Espindola 3 Paulo Junior

03/17/2012 04/04/2012

vs. NY vs. MTL

W 2-0 W 1-0

Fouls Committed 4 Kyle Beckerman 4 Kyle Beckerman

03/24/2012 04/04/2012

vs. CHV vs. MTL

L 0-1 W 1-0

Fouls Suffered 3 Kyle Beckerman 3 Sebastian Velasquez 3 Sebastian Velasquez 3 Ned Grabavoy 3 Javier Morales

03/10/2012 03/10/2012 03/17/2012 03/24/2012 03/31/2012

at at vs. vs. at

LA LA NY CHV POR

W W W L W

Offside 3 Paulo Junior 3 Paulo Junior

03/10/2012 03/31/2012

at at

Saves 6 Nick Rimando

03/31/2012

Shots Faced 8 Nick Rimando Goals Allowed 2 Nick Rimando

Shots 17 03/31/2012 Shots on Goal 8 03/31/2012

at at

POR POR

W 3-2 W 3-2

Fouls Committed 10 03/10/2012 at

LA

W 2-0 L 0-1 W 3-1

Fouls Suffered 8 03/17/2012 vs. NY 8 03/31/2012 at POR

W 2-0 W 3-2 W 3-1

Fouls Committed 14 03/24/2012 vs. CHV

L 0-1

Corner Kicks 2 03/10/2012

at

Fouls Suffered 14 03/10/2012

W 3-1

Offside 1 04/04/2012

vs. MTL

W 1-0

at

LA

LA

Corner Kicks 9 03/24/2012

vs. CHV

L 0-1

3-1 3-1 2-0 0-1 3-2

Offside 4 03/10/2012 4 03/24/2012

Saves 2 03/24/2012 2 04/04/2012

vs. CHV vs. MTL

L 0-1 W 1-0

at LA vs. CHV

W 3-1 L 0-1

Shots Faced 2 04/04/2012

vs. MTL

W 1-0

Saves 6 03/31/2012

at

POR

W 3-2

LA POR

W 3-1 W 3-2

Shots Faced 8 03/31/2012

at

POR

W 3-2

at

POR

W 3-2

Goals Allowed 2 03/31/2012

at

POR

W 3-2

03/31/2012

at

POR

W 3-2

03/31/2012

at

POR

W 3-2

COLORADO RAPIDS INDIVIDUAL HIGH GAMES (2012)

TEAM HIGH GAMES (2012)

TEAM LOW GAMES (2012)

Goals 1 7 times

Goals 2 03/10/2012 2 03/18/2012 2 04/01/2012

vs. CLB at PHI vs. CHI

W 2-0 W 2-1 W 2-0

Shots 8 03/25/2012

at

NY

L 1-4

Assists 3 04/01/2012

Shots on Goal 4 03/18/2012

at

PHI

W 2-1

vs. CHI

W 2-0

Fouls Committed 7 04/01/2012 vs. CHI

W 2-0

Assists 2 Kosuke Kimura

03/10/2012

vs. CLB

W 2-0

Shots 5 Omar Cummings

03/10/2012

vs. CLB

W 2-0

Shots on Goal 3 Omar Cummings

04/01/2012

vs. CHI

W 2-0

Fouls Committed 5 Ross LaBauex

03/25/2012

at

L 1-4

Fouls Suffered 5 Tony Cascio 5 Jeff Larentowicz

03/25/2012 04/01/2012

at NY vs. CHI

NY

Offside 3 Omar Cummings

03/25/2012

at

Saves 5 Matt Pickens

04/01/2012

vs. CHI

NY

L 1-4 W 2-0

Shots 18 04/01/2012 Shots on Goal 9 04/01/2012

vs. CHI vs. CHI

W 2-0 W 2-0

PHI

W 2-1

NY

L 1-4

Saves 3 03/10/2012

vs. CLB

W 2-0

Shots Faced 3 03/10/2012

vs. CLB

W 2-0

at

at

NY

L 1-4

Saves 4 03/18/2012 4 03/25/2012

at at

PHI NY

W 2-1 L 1-4

Shots Faced 8 03/25/2012

at

NY

L 1-4

Goals Allowed 4 03/25/2012

at

NY

L 1-4

03/25/2012

at

NY

L 1-4

W 2-1

at

Offside 5 03/25/2012

Goals Allowed 4 Matt Pickens

PHI

Fouls Suffered 20 03/25/2012

W 2-0 L 1-4

at

Offside 0 03/18/2012

W 2-0

NY

Corner Kicks 2 03/18/2012

W 2-1

vs. CLB

at

W 2-0

PHI

Corner Kicks 8 03/10/2012

03/25/2012

vs. CHI

Fouls Committed 18 03/18/2012 at

L 1-4

Shots Faced 8 Matt Pickens

Fouls Suffered 13 04/01/2012

2011 REAL SALT LAKE VS. COLORADO RAPIDS (1-0-1) UNF 7 23 12 14 5 2 6 21 20 11 4 18 3 15 77 17

POS FWD FWD MID MID MID DEF DEF MID MID MID DEF GK DEF FWD MID DEF

PLAYER Fabian Espindola Paulo Araujo Jr. Jean Alexandre Yordany Alvarez Kyle Beckerman Tony Beltran Nat Borchers Luis Gil Ned Grabavoy Javier Morales Jamison Olave Nick Rimando Robbie Russell Alvaro Saborio Andy Williams Chris Wingert ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 2

GS 2 0 0 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 2

MIN 180 21 1 90 90 90 180 89 90 180 180 180 90 159 180 180

G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SHT 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 0

SOG 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FC 4 0 0 3 1 0 0 3 1 4 5 0 2 6 5 5

FS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 3 6 2 0 0 1 3 2

OFF 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 6 0 0

CK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0

C 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1

E 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 2

2 2

180 180

1 0

1 0

12 22

3 9

39 26

26 39

12 3

7 7

5 3

0 0

0 0

GP 2

GS 2

MIN 180

SHTS 9

SV 9

GA 0

GAA 0.00

PG 0

PA 0

W 1

L 0

T 1

2 2

2 2

180 180

9 3

9 2

0 1

0.00 0.50

0 0

0 0

1 0

0 1

1 1

GAME-WINNING GOALS: Fabian Espindola 1 GAME-WINNING ASSISTS: Paulo Araujo Jr. 1 PENALTY KICK GOALS/ATTEMPTS: None UNF POS GOALKEEPER 18 GK Nick Rimando ----------Team totals Opponent totals

SO O'TIME 2 0-0-0 2 1

0-0-0 0-0-0

2011 COLORADO RAPIDS VS. REAL SALT LAKE (0-1-1) UNF 19 12 14 21 10 27 4 34 25 3 11 23 18 20 15 22

POS FWD FWD FWD FWD FWD DEF MID DEF MID DEF MID MID GK MID MID DEF

PLAYER Andre Akpan Quincy Amarikwa Omar Cummings Caleb Folan Macoumba Kandji Kosuke Kimura Jeff Larentowicz Tyrone Marshall Pablo Mastroeni Drew Moor Brian Mullan Sanna Nyassi Matt Pickens Jamie Smith Wells Thompson Marvell Wynne ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

GS 0 0 2 1 0 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 2

MIN 4 6 131 112 8 180 180 180 76 180 180 111 180 100 172 180

G 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SHT 0 0 3 4 1 0 3 0 0 1 1 4 0 3 2 0

SOG 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 1 0

FC 2 0 2 0 0 1 4 2 2 1 3 1 0 1 2 5

FS 0 1 4 5 1 6 3 1 3 2 6 2 0 0 3 0

OFF 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0

CK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 0

C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

E 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 2

2 2

180 180

0 1

0 1

22 12

9 3

26 39

39 26

3 12

7 7

3 5

0 0

0 0

GP 2

GS 2

MIN 180

SHTS 3

SV 2

GA 1

GAA 0.50

PG 0

PA 0

W 0

L 1

T 1

2 2

2 2

180 180

3 9

2 9

1 0

0.50 0.00

0 0

0 0

0 1

1 0

1 1

GAME-WINNING GOALS: None GAME-WINNING ASSISTS: None PENALTY KICK GOALS/ATTEMPTS: None UNF POS GOALKEEPER 18 GK Matt Pickens ----------Team totals Opponent totals

SO O'TIME 1 0-0-0 1 2

0-0-0 0-0-0

COLORADO RAPIDS VS. REAL SALT LAKE ALL-TIME REGULAR-SEASON RESULTS Rapids 8 wins, 22 goals Real 7 wins, 22 goals Ties 7 04/16/2005 09/21/2005 10/01/2005 10/12/2005

RSL COL COL COL

1 2 2 1

vs vs vs at

COL RSL RSL RSL

0 0 1 0

(RE) (D) (D) (RE)

05/27/2006 06/09/2006 08/09/2006 09/02/2006

RSL COL RSL COL

2 1 4 1

vs vs at at

COL RSL COL RSL

2 0 1 0

(RE) (D) (D) (RE)

04/30/2007 05/10/2007 09/22/2007 10/20/2007

COL COL RSL RSL

2 1 1 1

at vs vs at

RSL RSL COL COL

0 1 0 0

(RE) (DS) (RE) (DS)

05/15/2008 08/29/2008 10/25/2008

COL 2 vs RSL 0 RSL 2 vs COL 0 COL 1 vs RSL 1

(DS) (RE) (DS)

05/02/2009 06/06/2009 10/24/2009

COL 2 vs RSL 0 RSL 1 vs COL 1 RSL 3 vs COL 0

(DS) (RT) (RT)

09/25/2010 10/23/2010

RSL 1 vs COL 1 COL 2 vs RSL 2

(RT) (DS)

04/13/2011 10/14/2011

RSL 1 vs COL 0 COL 0 vs RSL 0

(RT) (DS)

U.S. OPEN CUP 08/02/2006 05/23/2007

COL 1 at RSL 0 COL 2 vs RSL 1

(RE, 4R) (DS, Q2)

HEAD-TO-HEAD: Category Goals Shots Shots on Goal Fouls Offsides Corner Kicks

Real Salt Lake 1 2 OT Tot. 7 15 0 22 113 127 0 240 48 49 0 97 126 140 0 266 40 36 0 76 52 49 0 101

Rapids 1 2 OT 8 14 0 119 144 0 42 61 0 122 140 0 29 30 0 48 49 0

Tot. 22 263 103 262 59 97

GOALS SCORED IN 15-MINUTE INTERVALS: RSL COL

1-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76-90 3 3 1 1 2 12 2 3 3 4 3 7

OT 0 0

Total 22 22

CAREER COACHING RECORDS: Jason Kreis vs. COL Oscar Pareja vs. RSL

5-2-6 (1.62 pts./game) 0-0-0 (1.00 pts./game)

ALL-TIME SERIES LEADERS: Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal Fouls Committed Fouls Suffered

3 4 20 14 17 21

Real Salt Lake 4 players tied Andy Williams Yura Movsisyan Fabian Espindola Jamison Olave Andy Williams

3 3 25 10 19 15

Rapids Casey/Cummings Terry Cooke Omar Cummings Omar Cummings Pablo Mastroeni Conor Casey

Wins Losses Shutouts Saves Goals Allowed

5 2 6 44 8

Nick Rimando 3 players tied Nick Rimando Nick Rimando Nick Rimando

3 2 3 24 6

Joe Cannon 3 players tied Joe Cannon Bouna Coundoul Bouna Coundoul

ALL-TIME SERIES GAME HIGHS: Real Salt Lake 4 players tied Morales/Williams Jason Kreis (5/27/06) 3 players tied Watson/Stewart 4 players tied

Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal Fouls Committed Fouls Suffered

2 2 6 4 5 4

Saves Goals Allowed

6 3 players tied 2 6 players tied

1 2 6 3 5 6

Rapids 21 players tied Peguero Jean Philippe Conor Casey (5/2/09) 3 players tied Conor Casey (10/24/09) Nicolas Hernandez (8/9/06)

7 Cannon/Pickens 4 Joe Cannon (8/9/06)

2012 W-L-T BREAKDOWNS:

At Halftime: Leading Tied Trailing First Goal: Scored Allowed Goals Scored: 0 goals 1 goals 2 goals 3 goals 4 or more Goals Allowed: 0 goals 1 goals 2 goals 3 goals 4 goals

REAL SALT LAKE W-L-T Streak (started)

COLORADO RAPIDS W-L-T Streak (started)

3-0-0 1-1-0 0-0-0

3 Ws (3/17/2012) 1 Ls (3/24/2012) 5 Ls (7/30/2011)

1-0-0 2-0-0 0-1-0

4 Ws (7/20/2011) 3 Ws (10/22/2011 1 Ls (3/25/2012)

3-0-0 1-1-0

3 Ws (3/17/2012) 1 Ls (3/24/2012)

3-0-0 0-1-0

4 Ws (10/1/2011) 1 Ls (3/25/2012)

0-1-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 2-0-0 0-0-0

1 1 3 4 10

Ls Ws Ws Ws Ws

(3/24/2012) (4/4/2012) (9/3/2011) (8/6/2011) (8/9/2006)

0-0-0 0-1-0 3-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

1 1 4 1 15

Ts Ls Ws Ls Ws

(10/14/2011 (3/25/2012) (10/22/2011 (7/16/2011) (9/16/1998)

2-0-0 1-1-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

2 1 1 3 10

Ws Ls Ws Ls Ls

(3/17/2012) (3/24/2012) (3/31/2012) (8/20/2011) (7/9/2005)

2-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-1-0

2 2 2 18 3

Ws Ws Ls Ls Ls

(3/10/2012) (10/22/2011 (8/27/2011) (4/22/2007) (6/26/2011)

REAL SALT LAKE CAREER STATISTICS VS. COLORADO RAPIDS (7-8-7) PLAYER Jeff Cunningham Fabian Espindola Robbie Findley Yura Movsisyan Alvaro Saborio Clint Mathis Nat Borchers Chris Brown Kyle Brown Brian Dunseth Chris Klein Jason Kreis Andy Williams Javier Morales Carey Talley Paulo Junior Gustavo Cabrera Robert Scarlett Freddy Adu Nelson Akwari Jean-Marc Alexandre Yordany Alvarez Mehdi Ballouchy Kyle Beckerman Tony Beltran Nikolas Besagno Paul Broome Pablo Campos Jordan Cila Matias Cordoba D.J. Countess Kenny Cutler Kenny Deuchar Luis Miguel Escalada Alecko Eskandarian Leslie Fitzpatrick Willis Forko Scott Garlick Luis Gil Ned Grabavoy Adolfo Gregorio Atiba Harris Ryan Johnson Will Johnson Ian Joy Brian Kamler Jean-Martial Kipre Dustin Kirby Ritchie Kotschau Dema Kovalenko Luke Kreamalmeyer Chris Lancos Matias Mantilla Rauwshan McKenzie Jay Nolly Kevin Novak Jamison Olave Rusty Pierce Eddie Pope Kyle Reynish Nick Rimando Marlon Rojas Robbie Russell Chris Seitz Dipsy Selolwane Douglas Sequeira Jafet Soto Jack Stewart Nathan Sturgis Melvin Tarley Daniel Torres Seth Trembly Collen Warner Jamie Watson Evan Whitfield Chris Wingert Team totals Opponent totals

GP 6 9 7 6 4 9 10 9 1 3 6 5 16 8 8 2 2 3 2 4 2 1 6 10 6 1 1 1 2 1 3 6 2 1 1 4 6 4 1 6 1 5 1 7 2 4 1 1 2 2 1 2 3 1 2 5 8 1 8 2 12 1 6 1 1 1 1 4 1 3 4 2 2 4 1 12 22 22

GS 5 8 4 4 3 7 10 5 1 3 6 5 12 7 7 0 2 2 2 3 1 1 6 9 5 0 1 1 1 0 3 5 2 0 1 0 6 4 1 3 1 3 0 6 2 4 0 0 2 2 1 1 3 1 1 5 8 1 8 1 12 1 4 1 1 0 1 4 1 3 4 1 1 1 0 11 22 22

GOALKEEPER Nick Rimando D.J. Countess

GP 12 3

MIN 1025 270

MIN 495 661 361 365 277 625 900 466 62 218 540 450 1051 646 675 50 180 214 180 301 57 90 514 844 466 58 90 62 97 6 270 410 180 14 90 52 499 315 89 311 70 280 19 546 101 289 29 3 180 144 76 126 270 90 135 447 671 90 675 145 1025 90 431 90 83 10 75 330 90 234 283 111 104 141 20 976 1980 1980 SHTS 52 9

G 3 3 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 22

A 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 23

SHT 11 19 9 20 6 17 6 7 2 3 11 11 13 8 8 1 0 1 6 1 1 0 6 8 2 0 0 5 1 0 0 1 2 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 1 2 10 1 2 0 5 0 3 240 263

SV 44 6

GAA 0.70 1.00

PG 1 0

Kyle Reynish Jay Nolly Scott Garlick Chris Seitz ----------Team totals Opponent totals

2 2 4 1

145 135 315 90

6 8 24 4

4 6 15 2

1.24 1.33 1.43 2.00

0 0 0 0

22 22

1980 1980

103 97

77 73

1.00 1.00

1 3

CURRENT REAL SALT LAKE PLAYERS CAREER STATISTICS VS. COLORADO RAPIDS (7-8-7) PLAYER Fabian Espindola Ned Grabavoy Alvaro Saborio Nat Borchers Will Johnson Javier Morales Paulo Junior Nick Rimando Yordany Alvarez Kyle Beckerman Tony Beltran Luis Gil Jamison Olave Kyle Reynish Chris Wingert Team totals Opponent totals

GP 9 14 4 10 8 8 2 25 1 10 6 1 8 2 16 22 22

GS 8 9 3 10 7 7 0 25 1 9 5 1 8 1 12 22 22

GOALKEEPER Nick Rimando Kyle Reynish ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 25 2

MIN 2215 145

22 22

1980 1980

MIN 661 872 277 900 617 646 50 2215 90 844 466 89 671 145 1126 1980 1980

G 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 22

A 2 2 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 23

SHT 19 6 6 6 11 8 1 0 0 8 2 0 3 0 3 240 263

SHTS SV 119 100 6 4

GAA 0.73 1.24

PG 2 0

103 97

1.00 1.00

1 3

77 73

COLORADO RAPIDS CAREER STATISTICS VS. REAL SALT LAKE (8-7-7) PLAYER Conor Casey Omar Cummings Dedi Ben Dayan Nicolas Hernandez Peguero Jean Philippe Kosuke Kimura Kyle Beckerman Jeff Cunningham Roberto Brown Christian Gomez Jovan Kirovski Nick LaBrocca Thiago Martins Fabrice Noel Daniel Wasson Terry Cooke Colin Clark Jordan Harvey Mehdi Ballouchy Eric Denton Dan Gargan Herculez Gomez Aitor Karanka Brian Mullan Anthony Wallace Andre Akpan Quincy Amarikwa Julien Baudet Nat Borchers Jose Burciaga Jr. Preston Burpo Jose Cancela Joe Cannon Mark Chung Nico Colaluca Bouna Coundoul Greg Dalby John DiRaimondo Facundo Diz Facundo Erpen Caleb Folan Byron Foss Hunter Freeman Cory Gibbs Luchi Gonzalez Sasha Gotsmanov Wolde Harris Chris Henderson Ugo Ihemelu Macoumba Kandji Stephen Keel Ritchie Kotschau Ross LaBauex Jeff Larentowicz Tyrone Marshall Pablo Mastroeni Clint Mathis Tom McManus Guy Melamed Drew Moor Alain Nkong Pat Noonan Sanna Nyassi Daniel Osorno Scott Palguta Jacob Peterson Mike Petke Matt Pickens Brandon Prideaux Tony Sanneh Ross Schunk Jamie Smith Wells Thompson Greg Vanney Chris Wingert Marvell Wynne Team totals Opponent totals

GP 7 11 3 5 3 12 10 3 2 2 10 6 3 4 4 14 8 5 6 7 6 4 3 4 2 1 1 2 4 1 2 3 5 1 1 7 2 1 1 3 2 2 7 3 1 1 1 1 7 3 1 4 1 4 2 14 4 2 1 5 4 1 2 1 3 11 10 6 1 2 1 4 4 2 2 4 22 22

GS 7 9 2 5 3 10 10 1 2 1 10 6 1 0 1 12 8 4 4 7 3 4 3 4 2 0 0 1 4 1 2 1 5 1 0 7 0 1 0 3 1 2 6 3 1 0 1 1 7 1 1 3 0 4 2 14 4 0 0 5 2 0 1 0 2 6 10 6 1 1 0 3 2 2 1 4 22 22

GOALKEEPER Byron Foss Matt Pickens

GP 2 6

MIN 180 540

MIN 582 785 193 450 232 992 871 113 180 133 793 540 146 91 121 874 707 363 339 614 310 307 270 333 173 4 6 96 360 90 180 150 450 90 21 630 20 90 3 237 112 180 511 249 67 21 90 90 580 107 90 271 17 360 180 1245 265 22 6 450 210 21 111 16 175 602 885 540 90 140 6 235 244 180 98 360 1980 1980 SHTS 8 20

G 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 22

A 1 0 1 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 18

SHT 19 25 5 9 6 5 12 7 3 3 15 10 8 4 5 14 9 1 3 4 3 13 1 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 8 0 5 6 0 0 2 7 0 4 0 0 9 1 0 0 2 0 6 2 0 0 0 263 240

SV 7 14

GAA 0.50 0.83

PG 0 1

Bouna Coundoul Joe Cannon Preston Burpo ----------Team totals Opponent totals

7 5 2

630 450 180

30 26 13

24 20 8

0.86 1.00 2.50

1 1 0

22 22

1980 1980

97 103

73 77

1.00 1.00

3 1

CURRENT COLORADO RAPIDS PLAYERS CAREER STATISTICS VS. REAL SALT LAKE (8-7-7) PLAYER Brian Mullan Conor Casey Omar Cummings Kosuke Kimura Jeff Larentowicz Tyrone Marshall Drew Moor Anthony Wallace Marvell Wynne Andre Akpan Quincy Amarikwa Hunter Freeman Ross LaBauex Pablo Mastroeni Joseph Nane Scott Palguta Matt Pickens Jamie Smith Wells Thompson Team totals Opponent totals

GP 21 7 11 12 12 15 19 3 8 1 3 10 1 14 1 3 8 4 9 22 22

GS 20 7 9 10 12 15 15 3 8 0 0 9 0 14 1 2 8 3 5 22 22

GOALKEEPER Matt Pickens ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 8

MIN 720

22 22

1980 1980

MIN 1772 582 785 992 1066 1350 1390 242 676 4 44 781 17 1245 45 175 720 235 538 1980 1980

G 3 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 22

A 5 1 0 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 18

SHT 30 19 25 5 14 6 13 1 4 0 0 4 0 5 1 0 0 6 4 263 240

SHTS 34

SV 26

GAA 0.63

PG 1

97 103

73 77

1.00 1.00

3 1

REAL SALT LAKE v COLORADO RAPIDS SATURDAY APRIL 7 2012

7:00PM MT

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7:00PM MT

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RSL v COL BROADCAST INFO TV: CW30 w/ Bill Riley (@espn700bill) & Brian Dunseth (@BP_TOW) RADIO: ESPN700 w/ Spencer Warne (@espn700guv) (ENG) & Trey Fitz-Gerald (@RealSaltLake) (Pre-Game show kicks off at 6:00p MT) RADIO: La Gran D 102.3 FM / 1600 AM (SPN) w/ Nelson Moran & Fernando Hortal

RSL INJURY REPORT OUT: FW Cody Arnoux (R adductor strain)

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4 OLAVE

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STEELE

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ALL-TIME ROCKY MOUNTAIN CUP HISTORY:

ROCKY MOUNTAIN CUP - NUMERO OCHO:

Real Salt Lake may trail the overall series 7-8-7, but it’s the Utahans that have controlled the rivalry as of late, posting a 5-2-5 record across the last 12 meetings dating back to the middle of the 2007 campaign – not coincidentally after trading for MF Kyle Beckerman and DF Chris Wingert from its rivals ... That marked the first season RSL claimed the Rocky Mountain Cup trophy for its supporters following a 7-4 win in points, and the Utah side has managed to retain possession of the Cup after series splits in each year from 2008-10, winning last year outright ...

A year ago, RSL retained its fifth consecutive Rocky Mountain Cup with a controversial stoppage-time goal by FW Fabian Espindola in the 93+’ that gave RSL a 1-0 home win and moved the team to 4-0-0 on the MLS season, just prior to late April CONCACAF Champions League final series with Monterrey ...

Back in 2007, a late goal by FW Robbie Findley gave RSL a 1-0 win for its first-ever piece of hardware, while simultaneously knocking Colorado from playoff contention ... In 2008, RSL drew 1-1 at DSG Park with a late Yura Movsisyan rebound to go through to the postseason and leave the Rapids at home ... In 2009, RSL dominated the Rapids 3-0 in Utah on the final weekend to pave its path to an eventual MLS Cup victory ... In 2010, both teams were already advanced into the Playoffs, but seeding was on the line, as the draw – combined with LA’s win 24 hours later – eliminated RSL from the Supporters Shield ...

DOUBTFUL: MF Javier Morales (R hamstring strain), MF Ned Grabavoy (rib cage dislocation) QUESTIONABLE: n/a PROBABLE: n/a

RSL hosts Colorado in the first of three 2012 meetings, resuming the most intense rivalry in Major League Soccer – the Rocky Mountain Cup, now in its eighth campaign – which reached new heights last season, the trophy contested by the two most recent MLS Cup Champions (RSL 2009 / COL 2010) ...

With that lone Espindola strike, slamming home a rebounded Paulo Junior shot, RSL earned the Cup once again by virtue of a scoreless draw at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on the penultimate weekend of the regular season ... RSL required late heroics to salvage points in both meetings with Colorado in 2010, as DF Nat Borchers’ stoppage-time header gave a largely reserve RSL side the 1-1 draw at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sept. ... A month later, it was TWO goals in stoppage time by FW Alvaro Saborio to draw 2-2 and retain the Cup for RSL, which had knocked the Rapids out of the playoffs in 2007, 2008 and 2009 ...

KREIS, PAREJA RE-CONNECT SATURDAY:

New pages turn in the RSL v COL annals, as a pair of former FC Dallas teammates - Jason Kreis (RSL) and Oscar Pareja (COL) - assume the head coaching mantles ... The two teammates were standout performers in Major League Soccer’s early days, sharing the Cotton Bowl/Dragon Stadium locker rooms from 1998-2004 ... Kreis scored 91 goals and added 54 assists for Dallas from 1996-2004, while Pareja tallied 12 goals and 70 assists in his years playing alongside the current RSL coach ... With Kreis the first-ever American-born MVP in MLS in 1999 and the league’s first-ever 15-goal/15-assist man in the same season, there is no doubt that the two honest, hard-working and creative players fed off each other ... The Colombian-born Pareja assumed the captain’s armband late in Kreis’ Dallas career, prior to Jason’s arrival in Salt Lake for the 2005 season ...

REAL SALT LAKE v COLORADO RAPIDS SATURDAY APRIL 7 2012

7:00PM MT

HOME OF THE ELEVATED HEART RATE:

RSL concludes an early-season homestand that saw Rio Tinto Stadium host 4 out of 5 games with Saturday’s first of three Rocky Mountain Cup tilts vs Colorado ... Wednesday’s victory over expansion Montreal improved RSL to 50-8-17 in its last 75 home games since the beginning of 2008, Jason Kreis’ first full season at the helm ... In that span, RSL has outscored opponents by 93 goals (146-53), with a 40-6-15 reg. season mark (120/44), 5-1-0 CCL record (15/5), 3-1-1 playoffs (5/2) and 2-0-1 int’l exhibition (5/2) ...

SHOCKINGLY RARE LOSS AT RIO TINTO:

While the come-from-behind 3-2 win at Portland Saturday gave RSL what it felt was a deserved 3 points after another dominating possession-game performance, Wednesday’s tilt against Montreal allowed the Claret & Cobalt to overcome the bitter 0-1 home loss suffered to Chivas back on March 24, RSL’s last time out at Rio Tinto Stadium ... That setback was just the Utah side’s eighth on home soil since the inception of the 2008 season, the Kreisled team now 50-8-17 on the Wasatch Front across all competitions in that span ... Those losses: 8/26/08 11/02/08 5/16/09 4/27/11 5/28/11 7/30/11 9/28/11 3/24/12

v CHV v NY* v KC v MTY* v SEA v CLB v CHI* v CHV*

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0-1 0-1 0-2 0-1 1-2 0-2 0-3 0-1

Rice-Eccles finale West Conf Final Wolff double dooms RSL CONCACAF Champions League Final Sounders snap MLS-record streak

Crew rides dual Rogers assists Worst home loss in club history Dominant performance wasted

YET ANOTHER SELLOUT AT THE RIOT:

Unfortunately for Real Salt Lake, four of those eight home losses have come in front of sellout crowds at Rio Tinto Stadium, with RSL posting only a 6-5-4 mark when “The RioT” is packed to capacity ... The sellouts (2012 dates in claret): - 9/28/11 v CHI 20,762 L 0-3 3/26/11 v LA 20,507 W 4-1 10/19/10 v CAZ 20,463 W 3-1 3/24/11 v CHV 20,415 L 0-1 10/22/11 v POR 20,378 T 1-1 4/27/11 v MTY 20,378 L 0-1 10/16/10 v DAL 20,236 W 2-0 4/4/12 v MTL 20,191 W 1-0 10/9/08 v NY 20,008 T 1-1 11/15/08 v NY 20,008 L 0-1 9/17/11 v KC 19,888* W 1-0 5/16/09 v KC 19,340* L 0-2 6/6/09 v COL 19,546* T 1-1 7/24/10 v CHV 19,469* T 1-1 7/22/11 v SJ 19,429* W 4-0

* sellout w/ diminished “concert stage” capacity

All-time, the club is is 18-12-16 across all competitions when playing before 18,000+ fans at home, at either Rice-Eccles Stadium (4-6-9 from 2005-08) or Rio Tinto Stadium (14-6-7 from 2008-present) ...

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LATE DRAMA PART OF RSL DNA:

MF Kyle Beckerman’s 93+’ game-winning goal at Portland last Saturday marked the 17th all-time go-ahead goal scored by RSL in the final 15 minutes of a regularseason MLS or CCL game … RSL had gone nearly a year without a late game-winner, having to go all the way back to May 7, 2011, when MF Will Johnson finally broke through in the 87’ after RSL had a 2-man advantage for nearly 50 minutes in the game most remember due to the horrific ankle injury suffered by playmaker Javier Morales … All-time lists for equalizers and GWG (active players in bold):

RSL GAME-WINNERS AFTER 75’ (17 total) 93+............ Beckerman, 03/31/12 @ POR (3-2 W) 93+............ Espíndola, 04/13/11 v. COL (1-0 W) 92+.......... Saborío (PK), 8/18/10 v. DAU* (2-1 W) 92+ ........ Cunningham (PK), 7/29/06 v. DC (2-1 W) 90’................... Talley, 8/16/06 @ CLB (2-1 W) 89’............... Espíndola, 05/22/10 @ CHV (2-1 W) 88’............. Torres (OG), 7/24/09 v. DAL (4-2 W) 87’.................. Johnson, 5/7/11 v. CHV (1-0 W) 87’................. Findley, 7/28/08 v. TOR (2-1 W) 87’................. Findley, 10/20/07 @ COL (1-0 W) 84’................... Saborío, 10/2/10 @ NE (2-1 W) 84’................. Findley, 8/04/07 v. HOU (1-0 W) 81’................. Dunseth, 4/16/05 v. COL (1-0 W) 80’.................. Morales, 6/09/10 v. LA (1-0 W) 80’................ Williams, 10/14/09 v. NY (1-0 W) 80’ ................. Morales, 4/11/09 v. DC (2-1 W) 80’............... Cunningham, 5/20/06 v. KC (2-1 W)

RSL EQUALIZERS AFTER 75’ (19 total) 95+ ................ Saborío, 10/23/10 @ COL (1-1 T) 94+ ............... Saborío, 04/10/10 v. SEA (2-2 T) 93+ .............. Borchers, 09/25/10 v. COL (1-1 T) 92+ ................ Johnson, 8/25/10 @ CAZ* (4-5 L) 92+................. C. Brown, 5/05/07 v. NY (3-3 T) 91+’ ............ Leitch (OG), 7/03/09 v. SJ (1-1 T) 90’ .............. Movsisyan, 10/15/08 @ COL (1-1 T) 90’.................. Cunningham, 7/29/06 v. DC (2-1 W) 90’......................... Kreis (PK), 7/4/05 v. NY (2-2 T) 89’..................... Steele, 03/31/12 @ POR (3-2 W) 89’.................. Morales, 04/20/11 @ MTY* (2-2 T) 89’................................ Soto, 10/15/06 @ CHV (1-1 T) 89’.................................... Kreis, 4/15/06 v. NY (1-1 T) 88’............................... Kreis, 5/27/06 v. COL (2-2 T) 86’.............................. Morales, 9/19/07 v. LA (2-2 T) 83’............................ Espindola, 7/4/11 v. NE (3-3 T) 81’.................................. Kreis, 9/30/06 @ KC (3-3 T) 78’....................... Ballouchy, 5/20/06 v. KC (2-1 W) 75’................................ Klein, 8/16/06 @ CLB (2-1 W)

GOAL-SCORING DIVERSITY ON RSL ROSTER:

With Paulo Junior finding the back of the net for the first time since April 9, 2011, at New England, RSL now has nine goals on the season from eight different sources through its first five games, with only Fabian Espindola scoring twice ... 3/10 - RSL 3:1 @ LA - OG / Morales / Espindola 1 3/17 - RSL 2:0 v NY - Gil / Espindola 2 3/24 - RSL 0:1 v CHV - none 3/31 - RSL 3:1 @ POR - Saborio / Steele / Beckerman 4/4 - RSL 1:0 v MTL - Paulo PK

REAL SALT LAKE v COLORADO RAPIDS SATURDAY APRIL 7 2012

7:00PM MT

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HOME DEBUTS AGAINST EXPANSION SIDES:

MILESTONE ACHIEVEMENTS FOR RIMANDO:

Exp. Team Montreal Portland Vancouver Philadelphia Seattle San Jose Toronto FC Houston Chivas USA OPP. TOTAL

This season, Rimando should cross the 300-game barrier (only Hartman and Joe Cannon have crossed that threshold) and could surpass 28,000 minutes played (trailing Hartman/Cannon again) ... Rimando does lead MLS GKs all-time in one key category - PK stops (15), as oppnents have converted only 38 of 53 spot kicks against the U.S. National Team ‘keeper ...

Following Wednesday’s Montreal visit, expansion sides continue to struggle in their inaugural Utah visits over the years, posting a 1-7-1 mark and being outscored 17-5 by RSL on their first time in Zion ... The list: 1st Result / Date 0-1 L - 4/4/12 1-1 T - 10/27/11 0-2 L - 6/2/11 0-3 L - 5/8/10 0-1 L - 8/8/09 1-3 L - 5/31/08 2-1 W - 7/4/07 1-3 L - 8/19/06 0-2 L - 5/18/05 1-7-1 (5/17)

All-Time in UT 0-1-0 (0/1) 0-0-1 (1/1) 0-1-0 (0/2) 0-2-0 (1/5) 1-1-1 (4/4) 1-2-4 (5/10) 1-4-0 (5/11) 1-3-4 (4/8) 3-4-3 (10/15) 7-18-13 (30/57)

UGLY WINS vs PRETTY LOSSES: While the entire RSL locker room was dissatisfied with the team’s performance in Wednesday’s 1-0 win over Montreal, all agreed that the result was far superior to the quality performance 2 weeks ago against Chivas that resulted in a disappointing 0-1 loss ... A 12th-minute handball in the box by SLC native Justin Braun resulted in a Paulo Junior penalty kick, the young Brazilian burying the spot kick for the only goal of the game ... While the first half saw some entertaining back-andforth play, the second half saw Real Salt Lake take control in the early stages, the home side unlucky to not get another past Ricketts, whose stop of FW Fabian Espíndola’s header in the 66th minute marked the save of the match ... RSL played a man down for the final five minutes after MF Javier Morales left the field due to a hamstring strain, while MF Ned Grabavoy - who also entered off the bench with Morales in the 64th minute - played the final 20 minutes of the game with a dislocated rib ...

FRANTIC FIRSTS ABOUND FOR RSL FOLKS:

Wednesday’s match provided RSL boss Jason Kreis a few looks at new & old faces in unfamiliar situations, as DF Terukazu Tanaka made his MLS debut, putting in 90 minutes at outside back in the team’s shutout performance ... Veteran MF Will Johnson was joined by one of Saturday’s heroes, MF Jonny Steele, on the outside of the diamond midfield, the duo also making their first starts of 2012 ... Finally, Paulo Junior notched his first goal of the year ...

DEFENSIVE DONUT REDUX - 50% CHANCE:

For the second time in three home games in 2012, RSL’s defense pitched a shutout Wednesday against Montreal, as it had back in the home opener vs New York ... The clean sheet was RSL’s 33rd across all competitions since moving into Rio Tinto Stadium back in October 2008, a total of 66 games in MLS regular-season and playoff games, CONCACAF and U.S. Open Cup matches ...

Wednesday’s win / shutout provided historic markers for sixth-year RSL GK Nick Rimando, as “The Wall of the Wasatch” earned his 125th career MLS win and his 89th career clean sheet ... Only Kevin Hartman (172 wins) and Zach Thornton (131) have emerged victorious more often than Rimando has for Miami / D.C. / RSL, while only Hartman (106) owns more regular-season shutouts than Nicky ...

CARDIAC KIDS CREATE KILLER COMEBACK:

Last Saturday in Portland, for the second time in as many road games in 2012, RSL erased a late deficit with both the equalizing and game-winning goals to capture the full 3 points at one of MLS’ most imposing venues ... In last week’s 3-2 win at JELD-WEN Field in Portland, RSL rode a Jonny Steele equalizer in the 89’ to knot things up at 2-2 before Captain Kyle Beckerman blasted home the winner at the death (93+’) - from almost the exact same spot on the field as Steele - to defeat the Timbers for the first time in three attempts ... However, the pair of come-from-behind road wins in March at LA and at PDX - two of the most difficult places to win a year ago - equals the total road comebacks the team has had in its first 7 seasons ... In Sept 2008, RSL came from behind to win 3-2 in San Jose on a Yura Movsisyan goal that was a ripping point in qualifying for he club’s first-ever playoff berth, while a year later, against Columbus in the Eastern Conference Semis, came from behind to shock defending champion Columbus - also by a 3-2 scoreline - en route to the MLS Cup 2009 title, the state of Utah’s first major league professional championship in nearly 40 years ...

STELLAR SUBS STEP UP TO SCORESHEET:

All three of RSL Head Coach Jason Kreis’ second-half subs at Portland - MF Will Johnson, making his 2012 debut; FW Fabian Espindola, making his first substitute appearance; and MF Jonny Steele - found their way onto the scoresheet, as Johnson assisted on the Steele goal, and it was Espindola’s vision that set up Beckerman winner ...

REAL SALT LAKE v COLORADO RAPIDS SATURDAY APRIL 7 2012

7:00PM MT

FIRST OF FIVE “3-GAME WEEKS” IN 2012:

This week’s POR / MTL / COL trio of games marks the first of at least five stanzas this year that sees RSL play 3 games in 8 days, testing depth, travel legs and stamina for the roster ... 3/31 @ POR (3-2 W); 4/4 v MTL (1-0 W); 4/7 v COL 4/21 @ SJ; 4/25 @ DAL; 4/28 v TOR 5/5 v NE; 5/9 @CHI; 5/12 @ SEA 6/16 @ CHV; 6/20 v LA; 6/23 v SJ 6/30 @ CLB; 7/4 v SEA; 7/7 v POR

-> 2-0-0

Should RSL progress through the first 2 Open Cup rounds (May 29 & June 5), the 2012 Lamar Hunt USOC Quarterfinal Rounds would be on Tues, June 26 a 7th game in the 23-day span from June 16 to July 7 ...

THREE-GAME WEEKS PILE UP: In the Jason Kreis era, RSL has played 3 games in a week a total of 18 times (in all competitions), registering a 27-21-17 record … As indicated in RED below, RSL is 5-1-2 when opening a 3-game week on the road, followed by a pair of home tilts … The overall list: 2011:

4/5 @ SAP (1-2 L); 4/9 @ NE (2-0 W); 4/13 v COL (1-0 W) 6/4 v VAN (2-0 W); 6/8 @ CLB (1-2 L); 6/11 @ PHI (1-1 T) 6/18 v DC (1-1 T); 6/22 @ CHI (1-1 T); 6/25 v TOR (3-1 W) 7/4 v NE (3-3 T); 7/9 v DAL (2-0 W); 7/12 @ DAL (0-2 L) 7/30 v CLB (0-2 L); 8/3 @ KC (0-2 L); 8/6 v NY (3-0 W) *9/17 v KC (1-0 W); 9/21 @ NY (3-1 W); 9/24 @DC (1-4 L) *9/28 v CHI (0-3 L); 10/1 @ LA (1-2 L); 10/6 @ VAN (0-3 L) *6 games in 19 days from Sept. 17 – Oct. 6

-> 2-1-0 -> 1-1-1 -> 1-0-2 -> 2-1-0 -> 1-2-0 -> 2-1-0 -> 0-3-0

2010:

4/10 v SEA (2-2 T); 4/14 @ SJ (3-3 T); 4/17 @ LA (1-2 L) -> 0-1-2 5/29 v KC (4-1 W); 6/2 @ DC (1-2 L aet); 6/5 @ DC (0-0 T) -> 1-1-1 8/7 @ KC (1-1 T); 8/11 @ PHI (1-1 T); 8/14 v CLB (2-0 W) -> 1-0-2 9/15 v TOR (4-1 W); 9/18 v CHI (1-0 W); 9/22 @ AUO (3-2 W) -> 3-0-0 9/25 v COL (1-1 T); 9/28 @ TOR (1-1 T); 10/2 @ NE (2-1 W) -> 1-0-2 10/16 vDAL (2-0 W); 10/19 vCAZ (3-1 W); 10/23@ COL (2-2 T) -> 2-0-1

2009:

5/2 @ COL (0-2 L); 5/6 v LA (2-2 T); 5/9 @ CHV (0-1 L) -> 0-2-1 8/23 @ NE (1-3 L); 8/26 v CHV (4-0 W); 8/29 @ KC (1-0 W) -> 2-1-0 10/10 v GUA (1-1 T); 10/14 v NY (2-0 W); 10/17 @ TOR (0-1 L) -> 1-1-1

2008:

4/26 @ DC (1-4 L); 4/30 v SJ (4-0 W); 5/3 @ LA (2-2 T) 5/24 @ DAL (1-2 L); 5/27 @ CLB (0-2 L); 5/31 v SJ (3-1 W) 6/14 @ CHV (1-0 W); 6/18 v SJ (0-0 T); 6/21 v NE (2-1 W)

-> 1-1-1 -> 1-2-0 -> 2-0-1

2007:

4/14 v CLB (0-0 T); 4/18 v KC (2-1 W); 4/21 @ CHV (0-4 L) -> 1-1-1 5/20 @ DAL (1-2 L); 5/23 @ COL (1-2 L); 5/27 @ CHI (0-0 L) -> 0-2-1 7/14 @ KC (0-1 L); 7/21 v EVE (2-0 W); 7/24 v BOC (1-1 T) -> 1-1-1 8/26 @ CHV (0-1 L); 8/29 v KC (3-1 W); 9/01 @ LA (2-1 W) -> 2-1-0 * doesn’t include the 5 games in 15 days in late 2007: 9/8 @ HOU (3-4 L); 9/12 @ DC (1-2 L); 9/15 @ TOR (0-0 T); 9/19 v LA (2-2 T); 9/22 v COL (1-0 W)

-> 1-2-2

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FANTASTIC FABIAN FOREBODING FINDLEY:

FW Fabian Espindola scored his 28th career regularseason goal on 3/17 v NY, providing the game-winner in the 2-0 home win against the Red Bulls ... That strike leaves Fabi - recipient of a new 4-year contract this offseason - just one goal shy of matching former RSL FW Robbie Findley’s 29 career goals for the club’s alltime lead ... Saborio is not far behind, with 24 career goals in 54 games, nearly half as many all-time games played as Findley (96) and Espindola (99) ... Espindola has increased his goal output each year with RSL, sharing time with Findley, Yura Movsisyan, Paulo Junior and Saborio, primarily ... With both Saborio and Espindola notching 10 goals last season, RSL boasted a pair of double-digit scorers for the first time in its seven-year history … RSL’s single-season double-digit scoring list: SINGLE-SEASON GOALS – RSL YEAR PLAYER GP 2011 Alvaro Saborio 23 Fabian Espindola 27 2010 Alvaro Saborio 27 2009 Robbie Findley 27 2006 Jeff Cunningham 31

GOALS 11 10 12 12 16

SABORIO STRIKES BACK:

On Saturday, RSL assumed the early lead when a superb pass by FW Alvaro Saborio freed MF Ned Grabavoy in alone on Timbers GK Troy Perkins, but Grabavoy’s controlling touch was slapped down intentionally by DF Rodney Wallace ... Saborio then buried the resultant PK, making him a perfect 9-for-9 from the spot in an RSL uniform (6-for6 in reg. season games, 3-for-3 in CONCACAF) ... RSL improves to 21-3-5 in games in which Saborio - who has 35 goals in 65 games since arriving in Utah in early 2010 - finds the back of the net ... (the last loss coming in the 2011 West Final at LA, and the only loss prior to 9/24 at DC was the rain-soaked 4-5 loss at Cruz Azul), compared to the 13-15-14 mark when he plays and does not score, as well as RSL’s 7-3-4 record when Sabo is unavailable …

SCRATCH PORTLAND OFF THE LIST:

Saturday’s dramatic comeback win allowed the team to defeat the Timbers for first time in 3 tries and scratch Portland off list of places the team has never won, which now includes just Philadelphia (2 attempts), Canada (7) and Texas (17) ... RSL travels to Philly (Aug. 24), Vancouver (Aug. 11), Dallas (April 25) and Houston (Sept. 6) later this year ... Since Jason Kreis took over in May, 2007, RSL’s MLS road mark is 17-39-22, with the new team mark of five road wins in 2011 exceeding the four achieved in 2010, and more than doubling the two earned in each of the 2007-09 seasons … Last year’s 5-8-4 road mark was good for 19 points, matching the 2010 team-record total (4-4-7 in 2010) …

REAL SALT LAKE v COLORADO RAPIDS SATURDAY APRIL 7 2012

7:00PM MT

ROAD WARRIORS SEEK 2012 TURNAROUND: RSL starts the season 2-0-0 on the road for 2nd straight year, also winning at San Jose and at New England last season out of the gates ...

Once the worst road team in the history of MLS, Real Salt Lake has recently stepped up on the road when competition is fiercest, winning critical postseason matches (2-4-0, with two shootout wins) on the road and performing well away from home (1-2-3, with one loss at Saprissa still winning series) in hostile CONCACAF Champions League territory … A recent advent of road success places the squad’s alltime MLS regular season road mark at 21-63-27 (.301; 106 GF / 185 GA) following the 111th road contest in League play on March 31 at Portland …

ROAD TO MISERY PAVED WITH ... TURF?:

While the pinnacle of RSL’s 7+ year existence came on artificial turf in its MLS Cup 2009 victory over Los Angeles at what was then named Qwest Field in Seattle, the team has not fared well on the fake stuff ... Last year, RSL advanced out of two knockout series with turf losses at Saprissa (CCL Semis) and at Seattle (West Semis), but posted an overall 2-4 mark with additional losses at Portland (0-1) and at Vancouver (0-3) ... The pair of victories came at New England (2-0) and at Seattle (2-1) in reg. season play ... All-time, RSL owns a woeful record on turf, as the team is 4-13-8 in all competitions on fake grass, being outscored 22-49 …

RSL BACK IN CONCACAF, THANKS TO LA:

With Los Angeles’ 2011 MLS Western Conference Semifinal win over NY, RSL Nation was disappointed to not be able to host the West Final … However, the Los Angeles victory did benefit RSL by allowing Jason Kreis’ club to secure passage to the 2012/13 CONCACAF Champions League tourney, by virtue of the Galaxy’s “duplicate” spots between the 2011 Supporters’ Shield berth and its trip - and eventual win - in MLS Cup ... Duplicate berths fall to the next best regular-season finisher, and with Seattle – last year’s #2 overall seed – already owning a 2012/13 spot thanks to its U.S. Open Cup title, RSL is next in line as the overall MLS #3 seed … This Fall’s CCL tourney will be played under a new format, as all 24 teams go directly into group play, with only the 8 winners who emerge from a 3-team, 4-game group stage advancing to the Championship round ... Despite recent disappointments in the current CCL iterations, fellow Western powers Los Angeles and Seattle will be joined this fall in the next CONCACAF tourney by RSL and Houston, which qualified as a 2011 MLS Cup participant ...

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LONGEST-TENURED CORE IN MLS HISTORY:

The Kreis/Lagerwey “Team is the Star” mantra has long been lauded for its simple, unselfish approach that has redefined the culture of an organization and enabled a small-market club to compete annually with DP-laden payrolls ... The philosophy that the whole can be greater than the sum of its parts is perfectly epitomized by the fact that TEN players return this year, with the 2012 MLS season marking the group’s fifth or sixth campaign in Claret & Cobalt ... The list: Player GK Kyle Reynish GK Nick Rimando DF Chris Wingert MF Kyle Beckerman MF Javier Morales FW Fabian Espindola DF Tony Beltran DF Nat Borchers DF Jamison Olave MF Will Johnson

Acquisition Date Jan., 2007 Feb. 2007 June, 2007 July, 2007 August, 2007 August, 2007 Jan., 2008 Feb., 2008 March, 2008 July, 2008

RSL GP 5 148 126 126 103 100 61 121 104 90

Back on 3/10 at LA, this group marked 5+ seasons together and set a new MLS record, breaking the current one held by New England, which saw 8 players compete together from the 2003-07 seasons ... That group was: Joe Franchino, Jay Heaps, Shalrie Joseph, Marshall Leonard, Pat Noonan, Steve Ralston, Matt Reis & Taylor Twellman ...

UNPRECEDENTED TURNOVER FOR KREIS:

The price of keeping that group together, however, came in the form of a massive offseason overhaul of the team’s depth, Kreis, Lagerwey and the RSL technical staff introducing 8 new faces to the 2012, the most since the 2007/08 offseason, the duo’s first in charge of the club ... Gone are GK Tim Melia (0 RSL games played), FW Chris Agorsor (1 gp), DF Blake Wagner (2 gp), DF Rauwshan McKenzie (11 gp, now signed with Chivas), MF Collen Warner (37 gp, selected by Montreal in expansion draft), MF Jean Alexandre (38 gp, traded to SJ) and DF Robbie Russell (78 gp, traded to D.C. United) ... The most notable absence from RSL’s locker room is that of MF Andy Williams, whose seven-year tenure as an “RSL Original” came to end with his retirement in December, 2011 ... Williams played 14 years in MLS, bouncing from Columbus, to New England, to New York, to Miami and finally to Chicago in his first 7 seasons, the 1998 Jamaica World Cup veteran coming to RSL in November, 2004 as the club’s top expansion draft pick ... Williams went on to play a club-record 189 games for RSL, with 14 goals, 29 assists and one MLS Cup ring marking his time on the Wasatch Front ...

REAL SALT LAKE v COLORADO RAPIDS SATURDAY APRIL 7 2012

7:00PM MT

IDENTIFYING NEW BLOOD, THE RSL WAY:

The RSL time for “Bomma” is not over, however, as Williams immediately accepted a position as the club’s Head Scout, working with Lagerwey, Kreis and the technical staff to identify players of all ages for RSL’s senior, academy and youth teams, including many of the new faces beginning their MLS and/or professional careers now ... Those players include: GK Lalo Fernandez (signed as Home Grown) DF Terukazu Tanaka (Discovery - Jan. 2012) DF Leone Cruz (via trade from SEA 1/17/12) DF Diogo de Almeida (MLS SuperDraft 2012) MF Jonny Steele (Discovery - Feb. 2012) MF Sebastian Velasquez (MLS SuperDraft 2012) MF Enzo Martinez (MLS SuperDraft 2012) FW Emiliano Bonfigli (MLS Supplemental Draft 2012)

JUST HOW DEEP IS THE RSL BENCH?:

With the Portland-Montreal-Colorado games stacked this week, RSL boss Jason Kreis will no doubt return to a rotation policy at most positions on the pitch to keep everyone as fresh as possible ... On Saturday, perennial starters Saborio, Morales & Borchers returned to the selection for first time this year, joining Rimando, Olave & Beckerman in a setup that has been quite familiar to RSL fans since 2008 (Sabo joined in 2010) ... The upcoming weeks could see the 2012 RSL starting XI debuts for one of Saturday’s heroes, Jonny Steele, as well as MF Will Johnson, GK Kyle Reynish, DF Terukazu Tanaka and MF Yordany Alvarez ... Other RSL players yet to appear in 2012 include GK Lalo Fernandez, DF Leone Cruz, DF Diogo de Almeida, MF Enzo Martinez, FW Cody Arnoux & FW Emiliano Bonfigli ...

VELASQUEZ A FIRST DURING KREIS ERA:

When rookie MF Sebastian Velasquez took the field for the starting whistle 3/10 in LA, he became the only firstyear player to receive a starting nod on Opening Day during Jason Kreis’ five full seasons as the RSL boss ... The last RSL rookie to start a season opener was current NY MF Medhi Ballouchy, who started in RSL’s 0-3 L at Chivas in 2006 ... Velasquez acquitted himself well in his “baptism-by-fire” moment against the defending champs in LA, starting and playing 89 minutes on the left side of Kreis’ midfield diamond, his searching cross for FW Alvaro Saborio near post being knocked home for the equalizing own goal by LA DF Franklin to spark the RSL comeback ... On 3/17 v NY, Velasquez started and played 86 minutes, once again creating a goal for RSL, as it was his interplay with Paulo Junior that led to his cross for Espindola, whose saved shot rebounded to Luis Gil for the 2-0 lead against the Red Bulls ...

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SCHULER STEPS UP ONCE AGAIN, TOO:

Third-year RSL DF Chris Schuler again joined Velasquez in the starting lineup at LA and vs NY, the tall, athletic and tactically-solid center-back moving once again into prime candidacy to see significant minutes when RSL’s 2010 Best XI duo and perennial MLS DF of the Year center-backs Nat Borchers and Jamison Olave cannot play … Schuler’s first-ever MLS start came in September, 2010, at Qwest Field, with RSL earning a 0-0 draw before 36,000+ … That venue was also the site of his first-ever post-season start last year … Throughout the 2011 campaign, Schuler started 20 games and appeared in 25 in all competitions, scoring two goals – both game-winners – at New England and vs Philadelphia … As a rookie in 2010, Schuler also appeared in the team’s 1-2 aet Open Cup loss at D.C. United and started RSL’s 3-2 victory in CCL play at Panamanian club Arabe Unido … RSL has understandably struggled since RSL’s Cup-winning 2009 campaign, across all competitions, without the vaunted Borchers/ Olave combo, affectionately known as “Bor-Lave” ... The team’s record, with goals and goals against average: RSL CBs 2009-12 2012 only “Bor-Lave” 41-21-27 (82 / 0.93) 1-0-0 (2, 2.00) Other combos: 14-16-6 (52 / 1.48) 3-1-0 (2, 0.50) The Borchers / Olave tandem is considered the finest in MLS, the duo posting a 41-21-27 mark in all competitions (reg season, playoff, CONCACAF) since ‘09, 82 goals allowed in 89 games ...

LUIS GIL CONTINUES TO DEVELOP:

Another third-year player, MF Luis Gil, has started each of the season’s first 4 games, scoring the game-winner against New York ... On Monday, Gil was named to the April 9 U.S. Men’s U-20 camp, selected by Tab Ramos ... However, due to Wednesday night’s hamstring injury suffered by Javier Morales, Gil will remain with RSL for the foreseeable future ... Gil has displayed speed, athleticism, vision and attacking prowess, belying his 18-year old age and increasing professional experience in a year during which much is expected ... Gil will assume many of the minutes vacated by Wiliams’ retirement, as well as available time due to injuries suffered by Morales and MF Will Johnson ...

ALL-TIME RESULTS, WITHOUT JAVIER:

Since Javier Morales arrived on the Wasatch Front, RSL has played 51 MLS regular-season/playoff, CCL or Open Cup games without its playmaker, posting a 22-1614 overall mark (only 7-12-5 away from home) … Head Coach Jason Kreis’ team has gone 17-14-12 in MLS reg. season play, 0-0-1 Playoff, 3-0-0 in CONCACAF and 1-2-1 in Open Cup sans Javi … Since 2009, that record is 1813-11, scoring 2+ goals in only 20 of those 42 games ...

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RSL INDIVIDUAL LEADERS (ALL-TIME) INCLUDES GAMES OF April 4, 2012 (active players in claret) GAMES PLAY / START Andy Williams Nick Rimando Chris Wingert Kyle Beckerman Nat Borchers Jamison Olave Javier Morales Fabian Espindola Robbie Findley Will Johnson

GP 189 148 126 126 120 104 103 100 96 90

GS 122 148 116 122 120 103 94 82 59 82

MINUTES PLAYED Nick Rimando Andy Williams Kyle Beckerman Nat Borchers Chris Wingert Jamison Olave Javier Morales Will Johnson Fabian Espindola Tony Beltran

MIN 13265 11536 10909 10599 10425 9036 8121 7479 6745 6560

GOALS Robbie Findley Fabian Espindola Alvaro Saborio Jeff Cunningham Javier Morales Jason Kreis Yura Movsisyan Andy Williams Kyle Beckerman Jamison Olave

GP GOALS 96 29 100 28 55 24 38 19 103 18 58 17 53 15 189 14 126 14 104 10

GAME-WINNING GOALS Robbie Findley Javier Morales Alvaro Saborio Fabian Espindola Kyle Beckerman Jeff Cunningham Andy Williams Jason Kreis 6 players tied with 2

GP 96 103 55 100 126 38 189 58

GWG 9 9 9 8 5 4 4 3

HAT TRICKS Robbie Findley

GP 96

HATS 1

MULTI-GOAL GAMES Jeff Cunningham Alvaro Saborio Robbie Findley Javier Morales Fabian Espindola Yura Movsisyan Kyle Beckerman Chris Brown Atiba Harris Jason Kreis

GP 38 55 96 103 100 53 126 60 43 58

2+ G GM 5 5 4 3 2 2 1 1 1 1

PENALTY-KICK GOALS Alvaro Saborio Jeff Cunningham Jason Kreis Robbie Findley Carey Talley Freddy Adu Alecko Eskandarian Fabian Espindola Will Johnson Dema Kovalenko Javier Morales Andy Williams Paulo Junior

GP 55 38 58 96 60 11 17 100 90 22 103 189 19

PKG 6 5 4 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

ASSISTS Javier Morales Andy Williams Kyle Beckerman Robbie Findley Fabian Espindola Jeff Cunningham Clint Mathis Chris Klein Jason Kreis Robbie Russell Carey Talley Chris Wingert

GP ASTS 103 35 189 29 126 17 96 13 100 11 38 11 66 11 43 9 58 9 78 9 60 9 126 9

GAME-WINNING ASSISTS GP Kyle Beckerman 126 Javier Morales 103 Fabian Espindola 100 Robbie Findley 96 Andy Williams 189 Clint Mathis 66 Robbie Russell 78 Jeff Cunningham 38 5 players tied with 2

GWA 10 7 5 5 5 4 4 3

SHOTS / SOG Andy Williams Fabian Espindola Kyle Beckerman Robbie Findley Javier Morales Will Johnson Yura Movsisyan Jason Kreis Alvaro Saborio Jeff Cunningham

SHT 232 201 175 157 148 146 143 132 125 94

GP 189 100 126 96 103 90 53 58 55 38

SOG 83 101 68 69 71 59 65 57 48 52

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RSL INDIVIDUAL LEADERS (ALL-TIME) INCLUDES GAMES OF April 4, 2012 (active players in claret) FOULS COMMITTED Andy Williams Kyle Beckerman Chris Wingert Javier Morales Jamison Olave Fabian Espindola Carey Talley Atiba Harris Nat Borchers Mehdi Ballouchy

GP 189 126 126 103 104 100 60 43 120 46

FC 198 177 135 134 133 125 95 92 86 82

FOULS SUFFERED Andy Williams Javier Morales Kyle Beckerman Fabian Espindola Will Johnson Carey Talley Ned Grabavoy Robbie Findley Chris Wingert Mehdi Ballouchy

GP 189 103 126 100 89 60 73 96 126 46

FS 269 228 132 106 97 91 85 85 77 75

CAUTIONS (YELLOWS) Kyle Beckerman Jamison Olave Andy Williams Will Johnson Chris Wingert Fabian Espindola Javier Morales Nat Borchers Clint Mathis Carey Talley

GP 126 104 189 90 126 100 103 120 66 60

CAUT 31 26 21 19 19 18 17 14 14 14

EJECTIONS (RED CARDS) Jamison Olave Andy Williams Nat Borchers Fabian Espindola Clint Mathis 20 players tied with 1

GP 104 189 120 100 66

EJECT 4 3 2 2 2

CORNER KICKS Javier Morales Andy Williams Chris Klein Kyle Beckerman Clint Mathis

GP 103 189 43 126 66

CK 364 225 76 70 52

OFFSIDES Fabian Espindola Robbie Findley Alvaro Saborio Jeff Cunningham Jason Kreis

GP 100 96 55 38 58

OFF 102 60 60 45 44

GAMES PLAYED IN GOAL GP Nick Rimando 148 Scott Garlick 31 D.J. Countess 27 Jay Nolly 7 Chris Seitz 7 Kyle Reynish 5 Brian Kamler 1 MIN PLAYED IN GOAL Nick Rimando Scott Garlick D.J. Countess Chris Seitz Jay Nolly Kyle Reynish Brian Kamler

GS 148 31 27 6 7 4 0

MIN 13265 2745 2422 630 585 415 8

GOALS AGAINST AVG.

PLAYER GP MIN SHTS SVS GA GAA W-L-T SHO Nick Rimando 148 13265 672 509 163 1.11 59-49-40 53

WINNING PCT Nick Rimando

GP WON LOST TIED PCT 148 59 49 40 .535

WINS Nick Rimando Scott Garlick D.J. Countess Kyle Reynish Jay Nolly Chris Seitz

GP WON 148 59 31 10 27 4 5 1 7 1 7 1

LOSSES Nick Rimando D.J. Countess Scott Garlick Jay Nolly Chris Seitz

GP LOST 148 49 27 19 31 12 7 4 7 4

SAVES Nick Rimando D.J. Countess Scott Garlick Jay Nolly Chris Seitz Kyle Reynish

GP 148 27 31 7 7 5

SHUTOUTS Nick Rimando D.J. Countess Scott Garlick Kyle Reynish Chris Seitz

GP SHO 148 53 27 4 31 4 5 2 7 1

SAVES PERCENTAGE Nick Rimando

GP 148

SVS 509 112 108 41 19 14

SAVES SOG PCT 509 697 73.1

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LALO FERNANDEZ

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GOALKEEPER

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TONY BELTRAN

DEFENDER

HEIGHT: 6-3 WEIGHT: 170 DOB: 12/16/92 HOMETOWN: El Paso, TX ACQUIRED: Signed as Home Grown Player, 1/11/12 LAST CLUB: C.A. Penarol (Uruguay) PRONOUNCIATION: LAW-lo LAST GAME: yet to appear in an RSL league or reserve match

HEIGHT: 5-8 WEIGHT: 150 DOB: 10/11/87 HOMETOWN: Claremont, CA ACQUIRED: PRONOUNCIATION: BELL - trann LAST SEASON: Played 28 games (23 starts) in all competitions, scoring one goal, adding one assist LAST MLS GOAL: yet to score in 83 career MLS games LAST MLS ASSIST: 03/19/11 @ SJ (64’) - 25 games ago LAST GAME: 04/4/12 - start/90’ in 1-0 W v MTL

Real Salt Lake’s eye towards the future was bolstered in February with the signing of promising goalkeeper Lalo Fernandez as the club’s third-ever Homegrown Player. The addition of Fernandez marks the second dip into the Homegrown Player well by Real Salt Lake in less than a year, following on the heels of fellow RSL-Arizona Academy product Nico Muñiz (Sept. 2011) and Donny Toia (May 2011).

After playing the second-most minutes of his career in 2011, Tony Beltran again showed why he belongs in the discussion with the best outside backs in Major League Soccer. For the second time in his career the 24-year-old made more than 20 starts and helped solidify a back line that was depleted by injuries all season long – until he unfortunately suffered one of his own, limiting his minutes in the final two months of the season.

The 19-year-old Fernandez has kept busy over the last year-and-a-half, helping the RSL-Arizona Under-18 squad begin its first season in U.S. Soccer Development Academy in October 2010 and going 5-3-3 (1.00 GAA, 4 shutouts) in 11 appearances through the spring of 2011. After initially agreeing to play collegiately at the University of Wisconsin, Fernandez tacked course and tested the international waters, first spending a training stint with Mexican first division side Atlas – based in his birthplace of Guadalajara – before signing with Uruguayan power C.A. Peñarol last August.

While his staunch 1-v-1 defending continued to be rock solid, the cerebral and supremely fit Beltran has also provided more consistency when jumping into the attack, his flying runs up either flank ending with dangerous service into the area more often than during his previous two seasons of play. It can’t be long until Beltran sheds the status of one of the most underrated outside defenders in Major League Soccer, but, until then, the RSL braintrust will be more than happy to unleash the mature-beyond-his-years winger upon opponents that may underestimate the UCLA product’s considerable talent and tenacity.

The 6-foot-3, 165-pound Fernandez has been involved in the Youth National Team set-ups of both the United States and Mexico, playing for the Mexican Under-17s and training with the U.S. Under-20s last November. The El Paso, Texas, native’s goalkeeping skills run in the family, as his father, enjoyed a career as a professional netminder in Mexico.

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DIOGO DE ALMEIDA

DEFENDER

HEIGHT: 6-0 WEIGHT: 175 DOB: 1/2/89 HOMETOWN: Piricicaba, Brazil ACQUIRED: 2012 MLS SuperDraft PRONOUNCIATION: dee - OH -go DAY al - MAY - duh LAST SEASON: Played 22 games (all starts) in goal for D.C. United, registering five shutouts and a 1.68 goals-against average LAST GAME: 03/27/12 - start/90’ in 0-1 L @ CHI (reserves)

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JAMISON OLAVE

DEFENDER

HEIGHT: 6-3 WEIGHT: 210 DOB: 4/21/81 HOMETOWN: Medellin, Colombia ACQUIRED: March, 2008 PRONOUNCIATION: HAW-miss-son oh-LAW-vay LAST SEASON: Played 31 games (all starts) in all competitions, scoring 3 goals, adding 1 assist and named MLS Best XI LAST MLS GOAL: 07/23/11 v SJ (83’) - 13 games ago LAST MLS ASSIST: 7/4/11 v NE (83’) - 15 games ago LAST MLS GAME: 04/04/12 - start/90’ in 1-0 W v MTL

Real Salt Lake’s search for a naturally left-footed fit on its back line may very well have come to an end with its selection of SMU product Diogo de Almeida back in January. Other outside back options were on the board towards the start of the second round, RSL was enamored with the athletic de Almeida’s size and speed, not to mention his technical ability, which was no surprise after his progression from forward to midfielder to defender during his first three years with the Mustangs. While RSL will not expect the 23-year-old to fill in minutes right away, the Brazilian’s progress throughout the year will prove vital to the planned wing-back rotation system that could prove crucial to the Utah side’s late-season success.

It seemed to take a couple of years for MLS fans and pundits to fully appreciate the depth of talent that RSL center back Jamison Olave possessed. However, now that he’s a known commodity, the RSL center back can’t seem to stop the plaudits coming his way, the ultra-athletic center back garnering spots on the MLS Best XI and MLS All-Star teams for a second consecutive season in 2011. He began the year by not only displaying his usual defensive prowess, but also securing himself an even bigger spot in RSL lore courtesy of some offense, as it was his goal at Deportivo Saprissa that would swing the CONCACAF Champions League Semifinal series the Utah side’s way. While RSL fans loved seeing “The Verb” represent the Claret-and-Cobalt against Manchester United in the All-Star Game once again, they were also left holding their collective breath after a sliding tackle sidelined him with an MCL sprain in his left knee. Success, it appeared, might come at a price. However, Olave would return after missing only a month, using his unique blend of size and closing speed – in addition to a growing sense of comfort with the ball at his feet – to keep opposing forwards on lockdown. Olave would again suffer from injury, this time a quadriceps strain, during the 2011 postseason, but the 2012 preseason sees the Colombian fit as a fiddle and ready to lead the RSL backline to more impressive and historic numbers – more specifically the ones in the “W” and “SO” columns. And, speaking of numbers, the 30-year-old Olave will hit a nice round one the next time he sees the field, as his next appearance on the fiels will mark his 100th in MLS regular season play.

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KYLE BECKERMAN

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MIDFIELDER

HEIGHT: 5-11 WEIGHT: 165 DOB: 4/23/82 HOMETOWN: Crofton, MD ACQUIRED: Trade with Colorado for Mehdi Ballouchy on 6/17/07 LAST SEASON: Played 36 games (34 starts) as Captain, scoring 3 goals & 9 assists (6 game-winners), earning USMNT call-ups and All-Star consideration LAST MLS GOAL: 03/31/12 @ POR (93+) - 1 game ago LAST MLS ASSIST: 09/17/11 v KC (54’) - 6 games ago LAST GAME: 04/04/12 - start/90’ in 1-0 W v MTL Many players start to think about the next stage of their careers after a dozen seasons in the pros, the portion involving final contracts, farewell tours and the like. However, most players aren’t like Kyle Beckerman, whose 12th season only propelled him towards bigger heights both with his club and for his country, as 2011 saw the RSL captain go from a perennial MLS All-Star and part-time U.S. Men’s National Team performer to a legitimate league MVP candidate and First XI stalwart for Jurgen Klinsmann’s USA squad. Beckerman’s ability to step up his game in the absence of main playmaker Javier Morales showed both on and off the stat sheet, his increased leadership role on the field during an adversityfilled 2011 proving just as crucial as his career-best nine assists (including six game-winning helpers) across regular season play. The 29-year-old Beckerman is hitting his peak as he enters 2012, a year in which he’ll likely leap into the league’s all-time top 20 in games played and started while also playing an integral role for the US Men’s National Team as it begins its qualifying journey for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Finals in Brazil. While an offseason adductor strain might have slowed RSL’s heart-and-soul down temporarily, Beckerman should be ready to set the tone for the Claretand-Cobalt right out of the gates in what he hopes is a lucky 13th season in MLS.

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FABIAN ESPINDOLA

FORWARD

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NAT BORCHERS

DEFENDER

HEIGHT: 6-2 WEIGHT: 175 DOB: 4/13/81 HOMETOWN: Pueblo, CO ACQUIRED: Feb. 2008 PRONOUNCIATION: NATT LAST SEASON: Played team-high 37 games (all starts), scoring 4 goals & 1 assist as MLS DF of the Year Finalist LAST MLS GOAL: 9/17/11 v KC (54’) - 7 games ago LAST MLS ASSIST: 05/7/11 v CHV (87’) - 25 games ago LAST GAME: 03/31/12 - start/90’ in 3-2 W @ POR Ever since he crashed the Colorado Rapids roster as an undrafted camp invitee back in 2003, Nat Borchers has been tough to take off the roster sheet … make that nearly impossible to take off. While missing four of 34 regular season games like Borchers did in 2011 wouldn’t be noteworthy for most players, for the “Ironman of MLS” it was more than a bit out of the ordinary. And even with that said, Borchers’ 30 starts last season allowed him to become the only player across Major League Soccer with at least 29 starts in each of the last four years. Death … Taxes … Borchers, indeed. The big story for Real Salt Lake as it approaches its season opener in Los Angeles might just be if the three-time RSL Defender of the Year winner will be in Jason Kreis’ First XI. The right quadriceps strain the 30-year-old backline staple suffered in last October’s postseason opener against Seattle has forced a cautious approach during this year’s preseason camp, but Borchers vows to be ready to go for rematch of the Western Conference Championship … a game the ever-steady center back would have certainly been a difference-maker in had he been able to give it a go.

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WILL JOHNSON

HEIGHT: 5-9 WEIGHT: 160 DOB: 5/4/85 HOMETOWN: Buenos Aires, Argentina ACQUIRED: 8/07 PRONOUNCIATION: fah - bee - AHN ess - PEEN - doh - lah LAST SEASON: Played 34 games (32 starts) in all competitions, scoring career-high 11 goals & 5 assists LAST MLS GOAL: 3/17/12 v NY (39’) - 3 games ago

HEIGHT: 5-10 WEIGHT: 155 DOB: 1/21/87 HOMETOWN: Woodridge, IL ACQUIRED: July, 2008 PRONOUNCIATION: LAST SEASON: Played 33 games (30 starts) in all competitions, scoring 2 goals & 2 assists LAST MLS GOAL: 07/04/11 v NE (24’) - 16 games ago

LAST MLS ASSIST: 03/31/12 @ POR (93+) - 1 game ago LAST GAME: 04/04/12 - start/90’ in 1-0 W v MTL

LAST MLS ASSIST: 03/31/12 @ POR (89’) - 1 game ago LAST GAME: 04/04/12 - start/90’ in 1-0 W v MTL

MIDFIELDER

Seemingly overshadowed by other forwards every since he joined Real Salt Lake five years ago, the attention turned Fabian Espíndola’s way in 2011 seemed to increase. Then again, everything involving Espíndola seemed to be ratcheted up a notch last season – his focus, an already-high energy-level and even his notoriety across the league all received noticeable bumps. However, the most important thing the fiery Argentine increased last year was his production, as Espíndola knocked home a career-best 10 goals in league play and added a goal and two assists during RSL’s CONCACAF Champions League run that allowed to Utahns to continue their historic path to the tourney’s finals.

Will Johnson was a busy guy in 2011, but when you’re depended upon to be a stalwart for both your club and country, well, that just goes with the territory. But with Johnson possessing one of – if not the best – motors in all of Major League Soccer, the industrious 25-year-old not only has the stamina to handle the added workload, but the pride and character to relish it. He also has the history to prove he can handle the added miles as well, playing at least 2,000 minutes and in at least 25 regular season contests for the Claretand-Cobalt in each of his first three full seasons … and that’s not counting the additional wear-and-tear (and pressure) endured during Cup competitions.

It’s easy to forget that Espíndola was a part of the massive rebuilding process that Jason Kreis began midway through 2007; and yet, at the same time, it seems hard to think about RSL without the passion and grit of the 26-year-old forward. Re-signing Espíndola was priority #1 for Real Salt Lake this past offseason, and when two sides were able to agree to a four-year pact you could almost hear an audible sigh of relief from Claret-and-Cobalt fans near and far. With his regular up-top running mate, Álvaro Saborío, a question mark for the start of the campaign, the scoring burden will likely fall to Espíndola – then again, that’s something the confident striker will likely pick up as well.

With another round of World Cup qualifying in store for his Canadian National Team and another run in the CONCACAF Champions League on the docket for Real Salt Lake, it’s going to be another chock full calendar in 2012 for Johnson, who will again be depended upon to man the left side of RSL’s midfield diamond. While a procedure to correct a sports hernia issue might slow Johnson down for the first few weeks of the season, the RSL faithful can rest assured his odometer will start spinning furiously sooner rather than later.

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JAVIER MORALES

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MIDFIELDER

HEIGHT: 5-9 WEIGHT: 165 DOB: 1/10/80 HOMETOWN: Buenos Aires, Argentina ACQUIRED: 8/07 PRONOUNCIATION: HAW-vee-err LAST SEASON: Played 16 games (15 starts) in all competitions, scoring 5 goals & 4 assists in injury-shortened campaign LAST MLS GOAL: 03/10/12 @ LA (80’) - 4 games ago LAST MLS ASSIST: 03/31/12 @ POR (89’) - 1 game ago LAST GAME: 04/04/12 - sub/26’ in 1-0 W v MTL Perhaps no player in Major League Soccer was poised to have a better 2011 than Javier Morales. From the get-go, the Argentine midfield maestro was pulling the strings for a Real Salt Lake side on the cusp of international glory, his infectious attitude, quiet leadership and abundant skill helping a pioneering club earn plaudits from every corner of America’s soccer landscape. So while RSL’s disappointment at the end of its CONCACAF Champions League run in late April was a tough blow for the squad, it’s quite telling that the result’s effect on the team’s season paled in comparison to the loss of Morales to an ankle injury just 10 days after the stinging defeat. It is also telling that, during a stretch of two weeks when clumsy challenges like the one Morales suffered from felled some of MLS’ other brightest attacking talents, RSL’s playmaker vowed to come back before season’s end. Anyone who saw the incident must have thought Morales’ thoughts were wishful thinking at best, but they also weren’t witness to the hard work he put in day after day. While the air was sucked out of the building that day, Morales knew it wasn’t sucked out of the season, and he wanted to make sure he could help the squad finish the challenge it had laid down at the start of the year – add hardware to the trophy case.

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EMILIANO BONFIGLI

FORWARD

HEIGHT: 5-10 WEIGHT: 150 DOB: 4/15/88 HOMETOWN: Bahia Blanca, Argentina ACQUIRED: 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft PRONOUNCIATION: bone-FIGG-lee LAST GAME: 3/27/12 - start/90’ in 0-1 L @ CHI (reserves)

Five years ago, Real Salt Lake brought a young Argentinean striker into its side by the name of Fabian Espíndola … and now the Utah side is hoping it has unearthed a similar talent in his countryman, Emiliano Bonfigli. The lanky striker proved worth taking a flyer on in the MLS Supplemental Draft, the 23-year-old showing more than enough finishing prowess during RSL’s opening preseason camp to earn a spot on the team’s forward depth chart. With a congested schedule ahead, expect Bonfigli to be firmly in the mix for the “spot starter” role up top alongside fellow “young guns” Paulo Jr. and Cody Arnoux.

While that goal wouldn’t come to fruition, the comeback of Morales inspired not only his teammates, but the RSL faithful as well, who could not get enough updates on the status of “Javi” and when – not if – he would return to the field. While Morales was never back to 100% during the final six weeks of the season, he showed plenty enough to make it clear that he was closer than anyone, save himself, might have thought. But, perhaps more than anything, his comeback allowed everyone the opportunity to remember a different image of #11 at Rio Tinto Stadium in 2011 – the thunderous standing ovation he received upon entering the Sept. 28 match against Chicago in front of the largest crowd in the stadium’s history. 20,762 fans, all there to pay tribute to the heart-and-soul of RSL, to see the maestro pick up his baton once again. The start of the 2012 campaign sees Morales continuing to overcome injury, an offseason procedure to clean out bone spurs in his left foot and a right quad strain suffered during the preseason limiting him during the squad’s preparations for the upcoming season. But if 2011 proved anything, it’s that Morales will be able to overcome any challenge thrown at him … and likely sooner than anyone could imagine.

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YORDANY ALVAREZ

MIDFIELDER

15

ALVARO SABORIO

HEIGHT: 5-10 WEIGHT: 165 DOB: 5/24/85 HOMETOWN: Cienfuegos, Cuba ACQUIRED: Sept. 2011 PRONOUNCIATION: jor-DONN-ee LAST SEASON: Played 5 games (4 starts) on loan from Orlando City, where he was named 2011 USL PRO MVP as championship-winner LAST MLS GOAL: yet to score in 6 games

HEIGHT: 6-0 WEIGHT: 170 DOB: 3/25/82 HOMETOWN: San Carlos, Costa Rica ACQUIRED: March 2010 PRONOUNCIATION: AL-vuh-ro sabb-oh-REE-oh LAST SEASON: Played 29 games (28 starts) in all competitions, scoring team-high 13 goals (incl. 5 game-winners) & 4 assists LAST MLS GOAL: 03/31/12 @ POR (39’) - 1 game ago

LAST MLS ASSIST: yet to assist in 6 games LAST GAME: 3/27/12 - start/90’ in 0-1 L @ CHI (reserves)

LAST MLS ASSIST: 03/10/12 @ LA (85’) - 4 games ago LAST GAME: 04/04/12 - sub/13’ in 1-0 W v MTL

When it came to taking advantage of an opportunity in 2011, nobody did it better than midfielder Yordany Alvarez, who parlayed his USL PRO League MVP performance for Orlando City S.C. into a quasi-starting gig last September shortly after joining Real Salt Lake on loan at the roster freeze deadline. The one-time Cuban international provided quality cover for Kyle Beckerman, whose suspensions and U.S. MNT call-ups across the last quarter of the season forced Alvarez onto the field for five contests. The 26-year-old performed well enough during the impromptu “trial by fire” that RSL sought to secure his services on a more permanent basis, and the Utah side did just that in February by coming to buyout terms with Orlando and locking up the holding midfielder via a new three-year deal. With Beckerman again slated to pull double-duty for club and country during much of 2012, fans can expect to see Alvarez back in the Starting XI mix on many more occasions.

FORWARD

As a forward there’s always pressure to perform, and in 2011 the pressure seemed to be both a blessing and a curse for Álvaro Saborío, who began the year with a new contract that heaped on the added weight of becoming Real Salt Lake’s first-ever “Designated Player” (though the title was more a technicality thanks to the transfer fees involved in obtaining his full rights). The roller-coaster season saw Saborío bag goals in bunches and in some critical moments, but also included some droughts and mountains of adversity on the national team front for his native Costa Rica. A part of that ebb-and-flow of output was due to injury, as Saborío rushed back from offseason knee surgery quickly in order to help keep his hot hand in the CONCACAF Champions League going from the prior fall. While he indeed helped carry the squad to the tournament’s finals, his production and availability would suffer in the months to follow, only to ratchet back up during a torrid stretch in mid-summer. When the dust settled, “Sabo” had collected 16 goals across 32 games in all competitions, keeping pace with the 18 tallies in 36 contests the season prior. The wear-and-tear resulted in another surgery on his right knee immediately after the season, making his return to the line-up at the start of 2012 a question mark. However, the “Tico Terror” won’t be sidelined for long, as he has progressed strongly during the club’s preseason camps and is expected to be on the field and creating havoc for the opposition by April at the very latest.

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NICO MUNIZ

7:00PM MT

MIDFIELDER

HEIGHT: 5-10 WEIGHT: 155 DOB: 10/18/92 HOMETOWN: Albuquerque, NM ACQUIRED: Signed as Home Grown player in Sept. 2011 PRONOUNCIATION: MOON-yees LAST GAME: 3/27/12 - sub/17’ in 0-1 L @ CHI (reserves)

NICK RIMANDO

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CHRIS WINGERT

DEFENDER

HEIGHT: 5-11 WEIGHT: 170 DOB: 6/16/82 HOMETOWN: Babylon, NY ACQUIRED: Trade with COL, 6/14/07 LAST SEASON: Played 29 games (28 starts) in all competitions, tallying one assist LAST MLS GOAL: 05/22/10 @ CHV - 44 games ago LAST MLS ASSIST: 08/26/09 v. CHV (85’) - 54 games ago LAST GAME: 3/31/12 - start/90’ in 3-2 W @ POR

Real Salt Lake broke new ground last fall when it agreed to terms with Nico Muñiz, making the midfielder the first RSL-Arizona Academy member to jump straight to the “big club” from Casa Grande. While technically unable to perform for the MLS outfit until the new year, the now 19-year-old Muniz joined the first team in Utah upon the announcement in September, giving him a leg up on preparations for his first professional campaign with what amounted to a seven week “sneak peek.” Muñiz started three of his six appearances (346 min.) as a regular call-up for the RSL Reserves in 2011, and the Albuquerque native should expect to see his development continue largely through opportunities in MLS Reserve League fixtures during the 2012 campaign.

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RIO TINTO STADIUM SANDY, UT

GOALKEEPER

HEIGHT: 5-9 WEIGHT: 185 DOB: 6/17/79 HOMETOWN: Montclair, CA ACQUIRED: Trade with NY, March, 2007 LAST SEASON: Played 39 games (all starts) in all competitions in goal for RSL, with 16 wins and 15 shutouts and a 1.08 GAA LAST MLS WIN: 04/04/12 v MTL - ACTIVE 2-game streak

The outside back position in RSL’s 4-4-2 system is perhaps one of the most challenging spots in Major League Soccer – to call them “defenders” is simply not doing them justice. The role requires players to have the physicality to defend one-on-one, the speed and stamina to make run after run up and down the flank to provide width in attack and the technical acumen to make things happen with the ball, be it by providing crosses into the area or quick combinations with the midfield. You have to be smart, disciplined and in ridiculously good shape … in other words, you almost have to be Chris Wingert. The 29-year-old Wingert will enter the 2012 season as RSL’s longest-tenured field player, beating out his former ex-Colorado teammate Kyle Beckerman for the honor by three days courtesy of their back-to-back trades in mid-July 2007. That longevity has not only shot him up the RSL all-time rankings in numerous categories, but it’s also allowed him to master the abilities necessary to thrive on the island that can sometimes be the outside back position in Jason Kreis’ preferred line-up. To protect against the wear-and-tear that saw nagging injuries effect the three-man rotation of Wingert, Tony Beltran and the departed Robbie Russell last season, the Claret-and-Cobalt will hope Wingert can mentor whichever two players emerge in the back-up battle out wide during preseason to increase the rotation to four by midseason. If there’s anyone up for the task of mentoring it would be Wingert, a locker room leader who also has the NSCAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year honor from his Senior season at St. John’s in his back pocket.

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ENZO MARTINEZ

MIDFIELDER

HEIGHT: 5-7 WEIGHT: 160 DOB: 9/29/90 HOMETOWN: Rock Hill, SC ACQUIRED: 2011 MLS SuperDraft, 17th overall pick, 1/15/12 PRONOUNCIATION: ENN-zoh LAST GAME: 3/27/12 - start/90’ in 0-1 L v CHI (reserves)

LAST MLS SHUTOUT: 04/04/12 v MTL - ACTIVE 115-minute streak LAST GAME: 04/04/12 - start/90’/2 saves in 1-0 W v MTL Nick Rimando would have been hard-pressed to duplicate the record-setting 2010 campaign he presided over between the posts for Real Salt Lake, but his 2011 season was not all that far behind. Once again finishing at or near the top of Major League Soccer in goals against average, shutouts and wins, Rimando’s 12th MLS season gave credence to the theory that the shelf life of the American goalkeeper is almost limitless … a good sign now that the 32-year-old Rimando is the elder statesman of the Claret-and-Cobalt after the offseason retirement of Andy Williams. That being said, it takes more than age to climb towards the top of MLS’ record books, which is exactly what Rimando has done by ranking second in all-time shutouts (87) and third in wins (121), games played in goal (288), starts in goal (also 288) and minutes in goal (26,073). Much like teammate Kyle Beckerman, Rimando’s international career has also picked up steam once again, as the Southern California native has been a regular call-up under the new regime of Jurgen Klinsmann since his appointment as USMNT’s sideline boss last summer. If Rimando can continue to produce sparkling performances like the first half he turned in against Panama in January, it will be a busy year of shuffling between club and country for the RSL fanbase’s favorite “homeboy.”

Some things are just meant to be, and that seemed to be the general consensus when highly-touted midfielder Enzo Martinez fell right into the lap of Real Salt Lake late in the first round of January’s MLS SuperDraft in Kansas City. Why the key cog for North Carolina’s College Cup-winning side slid to the 17th overall pick will never be known, but what is for certain is that the motivated midfielder’s savvy on the ball, mature decision-making and industrious workrate will make the native Uruguayan a perfect fit in the diamond midfield RSL has perfected under Jason Kreis. While the RSL Technical Staff gushed about the Generation adidas product’s production and ability, it was even more impressed with his maturity off the field, forcing many of the pundits who questioned where the 21-year-old might fit on the field for many teams to also admit that the Claret-and-Cobalt might just have come away with the steal of draft day.

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NED GRABAVOY

7:00PM MT

MIDFIELDER

HEIGHT: 5-7 WEIGHT: 150 DOB: 7/1/83 HOMETOWN: New Lenox, IL ACQUIRED: Waivers from SJ Earthquakes, 3/--/09 LAST SEASON: Played 33 games (25 starts) in all competitions, scoring playoff-series-clinching goal vs SEA in West Semis LAST MLS GOAL: 10/16/10 v. DAL (59’) - 30 games ago LAST MLS ASSIST: 07/31/10 v. DC (13’) - 39 games ago LAST GAME: 04/04/12 - sub/26’ in 1-0 W v MTL

With Williams retiring during the offseason, the versatile Grabavoy will be depended upon even more by Head Coach Jason Kreis to set the tone on the field and in the locker room as one of the team’s core members. The good news for Kreis and fans of RSL is that, thanks to a new offseason contract, the 28-year-old midfielder will put his masterful on-theball ability, vision and tenacity on display at Rio Tinto Stadium for at least the next three seasons.

JONNY STEELE

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LUIS GIL

MIDFIELDER

HEIGHT: 5-10 WEIGHT: 155 DOB: 11/14/93 HOMETOWN: Garden Grove, CA ACQUIRED: Trade with KC, 3/10 PRONOUNCIATION: GILL LAST SEASON: Played 27 games (16 starts) in all competitions, scoring 2 goals LAST MLS GOAL: 3/17/12 v NY (58’) - 3 games ago LAST MLS ASSIST: none in 27 career appearances LAST GAME: 04/04/12 - start/64’ in 1-0 W v MTL

During his third season in Claret-and-Cobalt in 2011, Ned Grabavoy continued to find more minutes in the platoon system with Andy Williams on the right side of Real Salt Lake’s diamond midfield, but, due to injuries and national team call-ups, the veteran also found himself at other spots in the diamond through necessity. Despite suffering from a nagging hamstring injury of his own late in the campaign, the gritty Grabavoy was able to register the second most appearances, starts and minutes of his eight seasons in Major League Soccer.

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RIO TINTO STADIUM SANDY, UT

MIDFIELDER

Real Salt Lake’s philosophy for the development of Luis Gil had always been “slow and steady,” but then Javier Morales’ devastating ankle injury and a slew of national team callups hit in the spring, and the acceleration of Gil’s learning curve soon followed. RSL Head Coach Jason Kreis originally took a committee approach to replacing Morales as the summer progressed, but the rotation would eventually include a heavy dose of the then-17-year-old Gil, who indeed proved capable of rising to the challenge while also doing plenty of “on-thejob” training. While inconsistent, as most teenagers growing up in a professional league tend to be, Gil more often than not showed glimpses as to why he was coveted by some of the world’s top sides prior to joining the Claret-and-Cobalt back in 2010. The physicality of the opposition might not be as much of a problem in 2012, as Gil entered RSL’s preseason camp noticeably bigger and more confident, both on the ball and within the squad. With regular starters Morales and Will Johnson both dealing with injuries heading into the season, Gil may very well find himself a member of the starting XI when March rolls around

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PAULO JUNIOR

FORWARD

HEIGHT: 6-0 WEIGHT: 180 DOB: 2/7/86 HOMETOWN: Larne, Northern Ireland ACQUIRED: via discovery option in Jan., 2012 PRONOUNCIATION: LAST MLS GOAL: 03/31/12 @ POR (89’) - 1 game ago LAST MLS ASSIST: none in 5 career appearances

HEIGHT: 5-7 WEIGHT: 155 DOB: 1/23/89 HOMETOWN: Teresina, Brazil ACQUIRED: via loan in August, 2010 (purchased Jan., 2012) PRONOUNCIATION: PAUL-low LAST SEASON: Played 13 games (5 starts) in all competitions, scoring 2 goals & 4 assists

LAST GAME: 04/04/12 - start/64’ in 1-0 W v MTL

LAST MLS GOAL: 04/04/12 v MTL (13’ PK) - ACTIVE LAST MLS ASSIST: 3/17/12 v NY (39’) - 3 games ago LAST GAME: 04/04/12 - start/64’/GOAL in 1-0 W v MTL

Jonny Steele has squeezed a career’s worth of stops into his first eight professional seasons, but the preseason pact he signed with Real Salt Lake might just allow the 26-year-old midfielder to stop and settle down for awhile … besides, there’s precedence for this sort of thing with the Utah side (see Williams, Andy). After years of hopping between second divisions clubs and indoor teams, the native of Northern Ireland has finally earned the opportunity to display his talents on the North American continent’s top stage, eight years after his stateside journey began with a trial for FC Dallas. While Steele’s presence will ratchet up the amount of bite in the RSL midfield, thinking of him as simply a “hardman” would be a mistake, as the former Wolverhampton performer didn’t win the 2008 USL-1 MVP award for the Puerto Rico Islanders on hard tackles alone.

As explosive as the fall 2010 debut of Paulo Jr. onto the Real Salt Lake scene was, it appeared that the Brazilian’s 2011 was equally as disappointing … but one look at the limited sample size of stats might just prove otherwise. While the swashbuckling striker missed exactly half of the season due to lingering hamstring and hip flexor injuries over the summer, when he was on the field he was able to produce, notching a pair of goals and five assists in what amounted to just under 600 minutes across MLS and CONCACAF play. The diminutive forward’s season got off to a sparkling start, as he recorded a goal, an assist or both during his first four overall appearances. However, the injury bug would strike soon afterwards, derailing a promising start and limiting him to substitute and spot-start duty across the last three months of the season. Despite the health concerns, Real Salt Lake recognized Paulo Jr.’s potential this past offseason and acquired the 23-year-old’s player rights from the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers in February. The Utah side hopes a new three-year contract will provide the stability and confidence the still-developing striker needs in order to perform, which would result in a dangerous complement to first-choice forwards Fabian Espíndola and Álvaro Saborío.

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KYLE REYNISH

7:00PM MT

GOALKEEPER

HEIGHT: 6-3 WEIGHT: 190 DOB: 11/3/83 HOMETOWN: Valencia, CA ACQUIRED: 2007 MLS SuperDraft LAST SEASON: Played 3 games (all starts) in goal for RSL, registering 2 wins, 2 shutouts and a 0.67 GAA LAST MLS WIN: 4/9/11 @ NE (1 career win) LAST MLS SHUTOUT: 4/9/11 @ NE – 2nd career clean sheet LAST GAME: 3/27/12 - start/90’ in 0-1 L @ CHI (reserves) With the retirement of Andy Williams this past offseason, goalkeeper Kyle Reynish becomes the recipient of the “current longest tenured RSL player” title, as the netminder drafted on Jan. 18, 2007 will begin his sixth full season with the squad in 2012. As the back-up to the 2nd-longest tenured player, Nick Rimando, the UC-Santa Barbara native hasn’t had many occasions to show his stuff in recent seasons, but when he was able to in 2011 he would deliver, notching two shutout wins in his three first-team appearances. The 27-year-old ‘keeper will not only continue to be perhaps the league’s most underrated understudy, but will also be looked at to help mentor young Lalo Fernandez, RSL’s latest Homegrown addition to the roster.

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CODY ARNOUX

FORWARD

RIO TINTO STADIUM SANDY, UT

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SEBASTIAN VELASQUEZ

HEIGHT: 5-7 WEIGHT: 140 DOB: 2/11/91 HOMETOWN: Greenville, SC ACQUIRED: 2012 MLS SuperDraft LAST GAME: 3/24/12 - start/45’ in 0-1 L v CHV

If you were not aware of Sebastian Velasquez when Real Salt Lake selected him towards the end of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft, well, you weren’t alone … the plucky playmaker was the first Junior College player to be selected on draft day since Kansas City took another member of the RSL family, Yura Movsisyan, six years earlier. The Wasatch Front is a long way from Spartanburg Methodist College in South Carolina, but when word from collegiate scouting contacts about the “diamond-in-the-Upstate” came across RSL’s attention, due diligence by assistant coach Miles Joseph paid off for the now-21-year-old midfielder via an invite to the club’s December combine in Arizona. Velasquez impressed enough there to earn the nod to the next level, where he will be allowed plenty of time to learn how pull the strings on the top of RSL’s midfield diamond behind Javier Morales and Luis Gil.

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CHRIS SCHULER

HEIGHT: 5-10 WEIGHT: 170 DOB: 4/13/88 HOMETOWN: Wilmington, NC ACQUIRED: via special MLS lottery in March, 2011 PRONOUNCIATION: arr-KNOW LAST SEASON: Played 2 games (0 starts) in all competitions for RSL, totaling 69 minutes

HEIGHT: 6-4 WEIGHT: 185 DOB: 9/6/87 HOMETOWN: Aurora, IL ACQUIRED: 2010 MLS SuperDraft (37th) PRONOUNCIATION: SHOO-ler LAST SEASON: Played 23 games (18 starts) in all competitions, scoring 2 goals LAST MLS GOAL: 9/3/11 v PHI (26’) - 10 games ago

LAST MLS GOAL: yet to score LAST MLS ASSIST: yet to assist LAST GAME: 3/20/12 - start/45’ in 1-1 T v KC (reserves)

LAST MLS ASSIST: yet to record assist in 24 career games LAST GAME: 04/04/12 - start/90’ in 1-0 W v MTL

The 2012 season can almost be considered a fresh start for forward Cody Arnoux, who was injured upon joining Real Salt Lake last February and couldn’t return to the field from injuries until the season was mostly through. However, with a year of seasoning in RSL’s system under his belt, a completely clean bill of health and plenty of work ethic in tow, the former Wake Forest standout will be ready to make up for lost time and contribute major minutes off the bench during the Claret-and-Cobalt’s busy campaign.

MIDFIELDER

DEFENDER

What a difference a year made for defender Chris Schuler. After showing a glimpse of promise that was cut short due to injury in 2010, the Chicagoland native returned to the field with a vengeance in 2011, playing in 27 matches across all competitions as injuries and suspensions wrecked havoc at times on the RSL backline. Five months after breaking his foot just the day after RSL clinched a spot in the CONCACAF Champions League knockout phase, it was perhaps fate that Schuler would be called upon to serve in place of the suspended Nat Borchers right off the bat against Columbus in the CCL Quarterfinals. The 24-year-old would pass that test with flying colors, and, as the RSL Technical Staff began to grow more and more comfortable with him, Schuler would also begin to draw assignments at outside back as situations dictated. While some may think it unfortunate to sit behind one of the best center back tandems in league history on the depth chart, it is clear during the 2012 preseason that Schuler has been soaking up knowledge from Borchers and Jamison Olave over the course of his first two pro seasons. Learning the tricks of the trade from those pillars both technically and leadership-wise will certainly pay off with even better performances when called upon down the road, which may occur just as much this season with another congested schedule on the docket for the Claret-and-Cobalt.

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LEONE CRUZ

7:00PM MT

DEFENDER

HEIGHT: 6-1 WEIGHT: 170 DOB: 6/13/87 HOMETOWN: Round Rock, TX ACQUIRED: Trade with Seattle, 1/17/12 PRONOUNCIATION: lee-OH-knee KRUZE LAST GAME: 3/27/12 - start/90’ in 0-1 L @ CHI (reserves)

JASON KREIS

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TERAKAZU TANAKA

DEFENDER

HEIGHT: 5-8 WEIGHT: 150 DOB: 7/14/85 HOMETOWN: Ibaraki, Japan ACQUIRED: via Discovery option in Jan., 2012 PRONOUNCIATION: tuh-KNOCK-uh LAST MLS GOAL: no goals in 1 career game LAST MLS ASSIST: yet to record assist in 1 career game LAST GAME: 04/04/12 - start/90’ in 1-0 W v MTL

The path to the ranks of Major League Soccer for Leone Cruz was not a common one, but, in the end, the talented center back appears to have found a willing dance partner in Real Salt Lake the second time around. After failing to stick around with Seattle Sounders FC after being drafted by the Cascadia outfit in 2011, Cruz chose to finish up his studies at Southern Methodist University and stay soccer-sharp by playing in matches in the newly-resurrected Reserve League. Those stints included a pair of games in Claret-and-Cobalt last summer, when RSL reaffirmed its pre-draft assessments of Cruz’s skills and kept the Texas native on its radar through January, when it swung a deal with Seattle during the Supplemental Draft to bring the defender on board. After winning a spot on the roster during preseason, Cruz will be expected to form a solid bond with fellow reservist Chris Schuler – with the added benefit of being able to learn from two of the league’s best “middle men” in Jamison Olave and Nat Borchers.

HC

RIO TINTO STADIUM SANDY, UT

HEAD COACH

ALL-TIME RECORD: 61-51-43 (MLS); 76-65-52 (all comps) COLLEGE: Duke ‘94 HOMETOWN: Omaha, NE APPOINTED: May 3, 2007 PRONOUNCIATION: KRYSE LAST SEASON: 15-11-8 (MLS); CCL Finalist; lost in Open Cup Qtrs AS A PLAYER: scored 108 career goals w/ Dallas (1996-2004) & RSL (2005-07)

Real Salt Lake Head Coach Jason Kreis traded in his record-setting boots and captain’s armband on May 3, 2007 to become the organization’s second head coach, overhauling a previously moribund locker room to become just two seasons later the youngest Cupwinning coach in MLS history, guiding RSL to the title in 2009. Under his watch, RSL has also advanced to three of the last four Conference Finals, become the first American side to win a CONCACAF Champions League group and the first U.S. team to advance to the CCL Finals. With back-to-back 15-win MLS seasons in 2010 and 2011, Kreis’ teams have earned points in two out of every three matches they play, as the intense, demanding leader now owns an all-time 76-65-52 mark as a head coach, breaking down as follows: MLS regular-season (61-51-43), CONCACAF Champions League (6-3-3), MLS Cup Playoff (4-4-4), Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup (2-5-1) and international friendlies (3-2-1).

As proof the RSL Technical Staff is committed to leaving no stone unturned in its search for talent, enter Terukazu Tanaka, an outside back prospect GM Garth Lagerwey spotted during a combine in Tokyo shortly after the end of the 2011 season. The 26-year-old right-sided defender brings five years of professional experience in the Japanese first and second divisions with him across the Pacific, a pedigree he hopes will earn him not only a spot on the RSL roster, but a regular slot in the outside back rotation alongside returning vets Chris Wingert and Tony Beltran.

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JEFF CASSAR

ASST. COACH

COLLEGE: Florida International University ‘97 HOMETOWN: Livonia, MI APPOINTED: May 2007 PRONOUNCIATION: cuss-SARR AS A PLAYER: Played 11 seasons as a goalkeeper for Dallas, Miami and New York from 1996-2006 ...

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MILES JOSEPH

ASST. COACH

COLLEGE: Clemson ‘98 HOMETOWN: Clifton Park, NY APPOINTED: February, 2010 PRONOUNCIATION: AS A PLAYER: Played in six MLS seasons from 1996-2001 for New York and Dallas, scoring 12 career goals in 125 games ...

At the time of his hire, Mr. Kreis became the youngest active head coach in MLS at 34 years and 127 days of age. Kreis works closely with former Blue Devil and Dallas Burn teammate and current RSL General Manager Garth Lagerwey regarding player acquisitions, scouting, the MLS Draft and all player personnel-related matters. The Kreis-Lagerwey partnership has resulted in the implementation of a culture where players, staff and fans work as one for the RSL shield, epitomizing a “Team is the Star” attitude. Kreis, Lagerwey and the team’s coaching staff – Jeff Cassar, Miles Joseph and C.J. Brown – compose the lone technical staff among MLS’ 18 teams comprised entirely of ex-MLS players. This distinction means that the RSL braintrust now boasts cumulative MLS experience of 74,811 total minutes, covering 923 games and including 128 goals and 22 shutouts (the equivalent of nearly 30 complete seasons of service). The RSL staff has the unparalleled ability to tap into personal experience as it guides, assists and develops RSL players.

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C.J. BROWN

ASST. COACH

COLLEGE: Cal-State Hayward ‘96 HOMETOWN: Hayward, CA APPOINTED: January, 2011 PRONOUNCIATION: AS A PLAYER: Won 4 U.S. Open Cups and one MLS Cup during 13-year MLS career with Chicago Fire ... Will be inducted into Chicago’s “Ring of Fire” as part of RSL visit to Toyota Park on May 9 ...

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COLORADO RAPIDS GAME NOTES David Lindholm, Director of Media Relations - (720) 320-9302, dlindholm@dsgpark.com Rachel Sweeney, Media Relations Coordinator - (303) 512-3014, rsweeney@dsgpark.com

MLS Regular Season Date: Saturday, April 7, 2012 7:00 pm MT Location: Rio Tinto Stadium Television: DirecTV 680, DISH 457 Altitude Tape Delay at 10 pm Radio: Mile High Sports Radio 93.7 FM1510 AM ESPN Deportes Radio 87.7 FM

COLORADO RAPIDS Overall: 3-1-0 9 pts Home: 2-0-0 Away: 1-1-0 GF: 7 GA: 5 GD: +2

REAL SALT LAKE Overall: 4-1-0 12 pts Home: 3-1-0 Away: 2-0-0 GF: 9 GA: 4 GD: +5

COLORADO RAPIDS @ REAL SALT LAKE The Colorado Rapids face Western Conference rivals Real Salt Lake on Saturday, April 7 at Rio Tinto Stadium in the first leg of the Rocky Mountain Cup. The Rapids and their Rocky Mountain counterparts face off three times this season, on April 7 and July 21 in Salt Lake, and August 4 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.

RSL midfielder Kyle Beckerman joined the Rapids in 2002 in the MLS Dispersal Draft from Miami Fusion FC. After scoring 10 goals (16 assists) in 145 games for the Rapids, he was sent to Real Salt Lake in a controversial trade in July 2007.

Rocky Mountain Cup The Rocky Mountain Cup (RMC) was originally established in 2005 by supporters groups from both clubs to recognize the best team from the Rocky Mountain Region. The winner is determined by the team that earns the most points in the regular season series. If the points are tied, the winner is decided on aggregate goals. Should goals be tied, the Cup is retained by the winner from the previous year.

Pareja vs. Kreis Rapids Head Coach Oscar Pareja was once teammates with Real Salt Lake coach Jason Kreis. The two played for the then Dallas Burn from 1998 to 2004. Kreis was then traded to Real Salt Lake, and he and Pareja became opponents where they played against each other three times, with Pareja’s FC Dallas winning once and RSL twice. When playing against each other, Pareja had one assist while Kreis had a goal and an assist.

Until 2005, defender Nat Borchers had played his entire soccer career in Colorado. Growing up in Colorado, Borchers played for East High The Rapids are 8-7-7 all-time against Real Salt Lake, and earned a 0-1 School in Pueblo, and the Colorado Storm youth club. He played for the University of Denver from 1999 to 2002, and was a member of the -1 record against them last season. The Rapids fell 1-0 on April 13 at Rio Tinto with a 93rd minute goal from Fabian Espindola, and on Octo- Colorado Rapids PDL team. He was signed by the Rapids on March 18, 2003 and played in 83 matches (scoring two goals and two assists) ber 13, they played to a scoreless draw at DSGP. before leaving the States in 2005 to play abroad. When he returned to MLS in 2008, he was acquired by RSL via the MLS Player Allocation The Rapids are now 3-1-0 and tied for second in the Western Conference with San Jose. After a 1-0 midweek victory against Montreal, Real Lottery. Salt Lake now lead the West with 12 points (4-1-0). Colorado and RSL both have more goal scorers than any other team, Real with seven and RSL defender Chris Wingert was acquired by the Rapids from the CoColorado with six (KC and Portland have four). Two of the Rapids’ goal lumbus Crew in 2006. He played 16 matches for Colorado before being traded to RSL the following season. scorers are new faces to the team: Jaime Castrillón and Kamani Hill.

The Rapids won the first two editions of the tournament in 2005 and 2006. Real Salt Lake earned their first title in 2007 and has held onto the Cup since then.

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Real Salt Lake Connections

10/20/07 5/15/08 8/29/08 10/25/08 5/2/09 6/6/09 10/24/09 9/25/10 10/23/10 4/13/11 10/14/11

COL 0 vs. RSL 1 COL 2 vs. RSL 0 COL 0 @ RSL 2 COL 1 vs. RSL 1 COL 2 vs. RSL 0 COL 1 @ RSL 1 COL 0 @ RSL 3 COL 1@ RSL 1 COL 2 vs. RSL 2 COL 0 @ RSL 1 COL 0 vs. RSL 0

Rivero and Hill Make Memorable Debuts in Win Over Chicago The Rapids defeated Chicago Fire 2-0 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Sunday and continue their shutout run at home after blanking Columbus Crew by the same score in the home opener. After a scoreless first half, midfielder Martín Rivero played a perfectly weighted long ball down the sideline to a streaking Brian Mullan, who settled and found Omar Cummings at the top of the box to score his second of the season. Just before the final whistle, Kamani Hill netted his own rebound to secure the victory. It was the MLS debut for both Rivero and Hill; Hill’s tally was the first professional goal of his career. Donovan, Keane and Beckham visit Colorado on April 21 On April 21, the Rapids face Landon Donovan, Robbie Keane, David Beckham and the rest of the LA Galaxy in their next home match at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. The game starts at 7 p.m. MT and tickets are available by calling 303-825-GOAL or visiting ColoradoRapids.com.

Rapids Reserves Face Real Salt Lake on Sunday The Colorado Rapids reserves face Real Salt Lake on Sunday, April 8 at the RSL Training Field at 11 a.m. MT. The Colorado Rapids Reserves are 1-2-0 after earning their first victory of the season in 2-1 win over Chicago Fire on Monday off of a brace from Andre Akpan. RSL are 0-2-1 and most recently fell 1-0 to the Fire. Rapids Shutout Record In Reach Rapids goalkeeper Matt Pickens needs one more shutout to tie Joe Cannon for the most all-time shutouts for the Rapids (25). With the 2-0 victory on Sunday, April 1, Pickens earned his 24th regular season shutout for Colorado and 35th of his MLS career. Injury Update Colorado Rapids captain Pablo Mastroeni will be out for at least six weeks as he recovers from a head injury suffered early this season. Rapids all-time leading goal scorer Conor Casey continues to train with the team as he nears his return from a torn Achilles tendon, suffered at Seattle on July 16, 2011. Casey remains at “Doubtful” on the Injury Report and is hoping for a return to the field in April. Midfielder Jamie Smith is still in the process of returning from tearing his ACL during the 2011 MLS Cup Playoffs (on 10/27 versus Columbus Crew). Smith was added to the Disabled List, which opens up his International roster spot for a minimum of six games (3/10 through 4/14).

Defender Anthony Wallace, who was recovering from a knee injury suffered in August of 2011, was set back another 6-9 months after tearing his Achilles during training on Sunday, March 4. All-Time Games Started The Colorado Rapids have three players in the top 20 list for all-time MLS regular season games. Defender Tyrone Marshall is 6th with 322, captain Pablo Mastroeni sits at 8th with 318, and Brian Mullan has played 282 games good for 20th on the list. Marshall and Mastroeni are the only active players in the top 10 list. Top 10 all-time MLS regular season games played: 1. Steve Ralston 378 2. Jeff Cunningham 365 3. Jaime Moreno 340 4. Chris Klein 333 5. Andy Williams 332 6. Tyrone Marshall* 322 7. Jesse Marsch 321 8. Pablo Mastroeni* 318 9. Chris Henderson 317 10. Carey Talley 315 * Active players

HOW THE RAPIDS WERE BUILT

YEAR

MLS SUPERDRAFT

MLS SUPPLEMENTAL DRAFT

MLS RE-ENTRY DRAFT

2002

MLS ALLOCATION DRAFT

TRADES

OFF-SEASON SIGNINGS

MID-SEASON SIGNINGS

Mastroeni (MIA) 1/11

2007

Cummings (3rd Rd.) 1/12

Kimura (3rd Rd.) 1/18

2009

Ceus (3rd. Rd.) - 1/15

Pickens (CHI) - 1/15 Moor (DAL) - 8/31

2010

Akpan (2nd Rd.) 1/14 LaBauex (2nd Rd.) 1/14

Larentowicz (NE) - 1/22 Thompson (NE) - 1/22 Wynne (TOR) - 3/25 Amarikwa (SJ) - 4/7 Wallace (DAL) - 7/30 Mullan (HOU) - 9/15 Nane (TOR) - 11/30

2011

Ababio (1st Rd.) 4/14

Marshall (VAN) - 1/3 Janniere (TOR) - 3/30

2012

Cascio (1st Rd.) 1/12

Yamada (3rd Rd.) 1/17

Casey (TOR) - 4/19

Freeman (HOU) - 1/6

Smith - 7/28 Palguta - 3/17 Joyce - 3/9

Armstrong - 8/16

Castrillón - 1/25 Rivero - 2/16 Zapata - 2/24

Hill - 3/28

COLORADO RAPIDS GAME NOTES David Lindholm, Director of Media Relations - (720) 320.9302, dlindholm@dsgpark.com Rachel Sweeney, Media Relations Coordinator - (303) 512-3014, rsweeney@dsgpark.com

2012 Goal Scorers #3 Moor - H #12 Amarikwa - R #13 Hill - R #14 Cummings - R, R #23 Castrillón - R #32 Cascio - R

23 R 3 `H

14 R

Key L - Left Footed R - Right Footed: 6 H - Header: 1 F - Free Kick P - Penalty

2012 MLS SEASON CATEGORICAL RECORD Overall Home Overall MLS Games 3-1-0 2-0-0 Against Western Conference 0-0-0 0-0-0 Against Eastern Conference 3-1-0 2-0-0 Scoring 0 goals 0-0-0 0-0-0 Scoring 1 goal 0-1-0 0-0-0 Scoring 2 goals 3-0-0 2-0-0 Scoring 3 goals 0-0-0 0-0-0 Scoring 4+ goals 0-0-0 0-0-0 Conceding 0 goals 2-0-0 2-0-0 Conceding 1 goal 1-0-0 0-0-0 Conceding 2 goals 0-0-0 0-0-0 Conceding 3 goals 0-0-0 0-0-0 Conceding 4+goals 0-1-0 0-0-0 Scoring first 3-0-0 2-0-0 Conceding first 0-1-0 0-0-0 Leading at halftime 1-0-0 1-0-0 Tied at halftime 2-0-0 1-0-0 Trailing at halftime 0-1-0 0-0-0 On NBC Sports Network 1-0-0 0-0-0 On TeleFutura/Galavision 0-0-0 0-0-0 On ESPN 0-1-0 0-0-0 On Altitude 2-0-0 2-0-0 In March 2-1-0 1-0-0 In April 1-0-0 1-0-0 In May 0-0-0 0-0-0 In June 0-0-0 0-0-0 In July 0-0-0 0-0-0 In August 0-0-0 0-0-0 In September 0-0-0 0-0-0 In October 0-0-0 0-0-0 On a Wednesday 0-0-0 0-0-0 On a Friday 0-0-0 0-0-0 On a Saturday 1-0-0 1-0-0 On a Sunday 2-1-0 1-0-0

13 R

32 R

12 R 14 R

Road 1-1-0 0-0-0 1-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 1-0-0 0-1-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-1-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-0-0 1-1-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-1-0

RAPIDS NATIONAL TEAM PLAYERS (as of 4/4) NAME COUNTRY CAPS GOALS Ceus Haiti 7 0 Castrillón Colombia 29 5 Cummings Jamaica 28 8 Marshall Jamaica 70 5 Smith Scotland 2 0 Casey U.S.A. 19 2 Hill U.S.A. 2 0 Larentowicz U.S.A. 4 0 Mastroeni U.S.A. 65 0 Moor U.S.A. 5 0 Mullan U.S.A. 4 0 Wallace U.S.A. 1 0 Wynne U.S.A. 5 0 2012 MLS SEASON MISCELLANEOUS STATS Quickest Goal: Amarikwa 44’ - 3/10 vs. CLB Quickest Goal Against: Henry 3’ - 3/25 @ NY Game Winning Goals after 75’: Game Tying Goals after 75’: Multi-Goal Games: Hat Tricks: Hat Tricks Against: Own Goals For: Own Goals Against: Red Cards: Larentowicz 58’ - 3/18 @ PHI Opp. Red Cards: RAPIDS AWARD WINNERS 2012 MLS All-Star: MLS Player of the Month: MLS Player of the Week: MLS Goal of the Week: Amarikwa vs. CLB - Nominee Week 1 MLS Save of the Week: Pickens vs. CLB - Nominee Week 1

Hunter Freeman Drew Moor Jeff Larentowicz Joseph Nane Anthony Wallace Josh Janniere Eddie Ababio Conor Casey Martín Rivero Brian Mullan Quincy Amarikwa Kamani Hill Omar Cummings Wells Thompson Ross LaBauex Ian Joyce Matt Pickens Andre Akpan Jamie Smith Luis Zapata Marvell Wynne Jaime Castrillón Kohei Yamada Pablo Mastroeni Kosuke Kimura Davy Armstrong Scott Palguta Steward Ceus Tony Cascio Tyrone Marshall

DEF DEF MID MID DEF MID DEF FWD MID MID FWD FWD FWD MID MID GK GK FWD MID DEF DEF MID MID MID DEF MID DEF GK MID DEF

lah-REN-toe-wits NAH-ney jan-EER ah-BAH-bee-yo mar-TEEN re-VARE-oh ah-MARE-ik-wa kah-MAH-nee la-BO

loo-EES za-PAH-tah cas-tree-YON KOH-hey ya-MAH-dah MAHS-troh-eny KOSE-kay kih-MOO-rah pal-GOO-ta SAY-oos CASS-ee-oh

5-11 6-0 6-1 6-2 5-11 5-7 5-10 6-1 5-9 5-7 5-9 6-0 5-10 5-10 5-9 6-3 6-3 6-0 5-8 5-10 5-9 5-11 5-7 5-10 5-9 5-10 6-2 6-6 6-0 6-2

COLORADO RAPIDS NUMERICAL ROSTER AND PRONUNCIATION GUIDE No. Player Pos. Pronunciation Ht. 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 27 28 29 31 32 34

Head Coach: Oscar Pareja Assistant Coach: Wilmer Cabrera Assistant Coach: Paul Caffrey Goalkeeper Coach: David Kramer Fitness Coach: John Ireland

Wt. 170 165 175 185 160 160 170 190 160 155 180 175 165 155 150 200 200 190 164 170 171 185 135 170 155 150 190 205 165 195

Birthdate 01/08/1985 01/15/1984 08/05/1983 03/12/1987 01/26/1989 11/04/1992 01/01/1988 07/25/1981 11/13/1989 04/23/1978 10/29/1987 12/28/1985 07/13/1982 11/25/1983 12/05/1988 07/12/1985 04/05/1982 12/09/1987 11/20/1980 04/24/1980 05/08/1986 04/05/1993 01/08/1989 08/29/1976 05/14/1984 11/03/1991 08/23/1982 03/26/1987 03/28/1990 11/12/1974

Hometown

College

Allen, TX Virginia Dallas, TX Indiana W. Chester, PA Brown Yaounde, Cam. Old Dominion St. Petersburg, FL South Florida Toronto, Can. Tampa, FL UNC Denver, CO Portland Roldán, Argentina Littleton, CO Creighton Bakersfield, CA UC-Davis Berkeley, CA UCLA Bodles Crescent Cincinnati Winston-Sal., NC Wake Forest Chicago, IL Virginia Kinnelon, NJ Seton Hall Wash., MO Missouri State Grand Prairie, TX Harvard Glasgow, Scot. Cali, Colombia Poway, CA UCLA Medellín, Colombia Hyogo, Japan Phoenix, AZ N.C. State Kanagawa, Jap. Western Ill. Aurora, CO Forked River, NJ Cornell W. Haverstraw, NY Albany Gilbert, AZ U. C Lauderhill, FL Florida Int’l

Forward Sanna Nyassi selected by Montreal Impact in 2011 Expansion Draft. Declined contract options for defenders Miguel Comminges, Danny Earls and Mike Holody. Re-signed midfielder Brian Mullan to a new contract. Signed defender Hunter Freeman; was selected in Stage 2 of the 2011 MLS Re-Entry Draft. Selected midfielder Tony Cascio in the first round, 14th overall, of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft. Selected midfielder Kohei Yamada with the 14th pick of the third round of the 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft. Re-signed midfielder Steven Emory to a new contract. Signed midfielder Jaime Castrillón as an International Player. Acquired conditional draft pick from Houston Dynamo in exchange for forward Macoumba Kandji. Acquired midfielder Martín Rivero on loan as an International Player. Signed defender Luis Zapata as an International Player. Signed forward Kamani Hill.

COLORADO RAPIDS TRANSACTIONS (as of 03/08/12) November 23, 2011 November 30, 2011 December 5, 2011 January 6, 2012 January 12, 2012 January 17, 2012 January 19, 2012 January 25, 2012 February 8, 2012 February 16, 2012 February 24, 2012 March 28, 2012

Last Team

Houston (MLS) FC Dallas (MLS) New England (MLS) Toronto FC (MLS) FC Dallas (MLS) Toronto FC (MLS)

Toronto FC (MLS) Rosario Central (ARG) Houston (MLS) San Jose (MLS) Vitória S.C. (POR)

New England (MLS)

Status

INT

INT

INT INT

Southend United (ENG) Queens Pk. Rangers (ENG)

Aberdeen (Scotland) Deportivo Pasto (COL) Toronto FC (MLS)

INT

Independiente Medellín (COL) INT

Thespa Kusatsu (JAP) Miami (MLS)

Rochester (USL)

Seattle (MLS)

COLORADO RAPIDS GAME NOTES David Lindholm, Director of Media Relations - (720) 320.9302, dlindholm@dsgpark.com Rachel Sweeney, Media Relations Coordinator - (303) 512-3014, rsweeney@dsgpark.com

RAPIDS PLAYER MINI BIOS EDDIE ABABIO, #8, Defender 2012: (MLS) 0 GP / 0 GS – 0 G / 0 A in 0 min Rapids’ Last Match (4/1/12 vs. Chicago Fire): DNP; not in 18 Last MLS Game: Last MLS Goal: Last MLS Assist: 2011: (MLS) 0 GP / 0 GS – 0 G / 0 A in 0 min Quick Facts:

Entered the Rapids youth system in 2007 and played on the Rapids U-17 and U-18 teams.

TONY CASCIO, #32, Midfielder 2012: (MLS) 4 GP / 4 GS – 1 G / 0 A in 293 min Rapids’ Last Match (4/1/12 vs. Chicago Fire): Started the match as a winger in a 4-3-3 formation, playing 66 minutes. Last MLS Game: 04/01/12 vs. CHI Last MLS Goal: 03/18/12 @ PHI Last MLS Assist:  Selected by the Rapids in the first round (18th overall) of the 2011 MLS 2011: N/A SuperDraft; Signed 4/14/11.  A defender who can also play in the midfield, was the Rapids first pick in the Quick Facts: 2011 MLS SuperDraft.  Selected by the Colorado Rapids with the 14th overall selection (first round) of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft on January 12, 2012.  Member of UNC’s three consecutive College Cup Final Four squads.  A versatile midfielder from Gilbert, Ariz.  Made his first professional appearance and scored a goal against Isidro Metapán in CONCACAF Champions League play on September 28.  Was drafted by the Rapids in the first round (14th pick overall) of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft. ANDRE AKPAN, #19, Forward  Scored 24 goals and added 25 assists in 85 overall matches for the Univer2012: (MLS) 2 GP / 0 GS – 0 G / 0 A in 8 min sity of Connecticut. Rapids’ Last Match (4/1/12 vs. Chicago Fire): DNP; not in 18  Led the Rapids with four goals during the 2012 Preseason. Last MLS Game: 03/25/12 @ NY  Made MLS debut in the season opener against Columbus on March 10, Last MLS Goal: 04/30/11 vs. CHI 2012. Last MLS Assist:  Scored his first MLS goal at Philadelphia on March 18, 2012. 2011: (MLS) 12 GP / 5 GS – 1 G / 0 A in 479 min Quick Facts: CONOR CASEY, #9, Forward 2012: (MLS) 0 GP / 0 GS – 0 G / 0 A in 0 min  Drafted by Colorado in the second round (22nd overall) of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft. Rapids’ Last Match (4/1/12 vs. Chicago Fire): DNP; injured (L Achilles tear). Last MLS Game: 07/16/11 @ SEA  Rapids first pick in 2010 MLS SuperDraft. Last MLS Goal: 07/09/11 vs. VAN  Finished his collegiate career as Harvard’s all-time leading scorer with 47 Last MLS Assist: 03/19/11 vs. POR goals 33 assists. 2011: (MLS) 14 GP / 11 GS – 6 G / 1 A in 809 min  The 2009 Ivy League Player of the Year. Quick Facts:  Made his Rapids debut against Chivas USA on September 4, 2010.

QUINCY AMARIKWA, #12, Forward 2012: (MLS) 3 GP / 0 GS – 1 G / 0 A in 53 min Rapids’ Last Match (4/1/12 vs. Chicago Fire): DNP; unused sub Last MLS Game: 03/25/12 @ NY Last MLS Goal: 03/10/12 vs. CLB Last MLS Assist: 04/03/11 vs. DCU 2011: (MLS) 15 GP / 5 GS – 1 G / 1 A in 510 min Quick Facts:

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Acquired on April 7, 2010 in a trade from the San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for Colorado’s natural second round 2012 MLS SuperDraft pick. A quick, high-energy player with an ability to unbalance defenses. Made his Rapids debut at Kansas City on April 10, 2010 scoring his first goal for Colorado against Philadelphia on Sept. 29 that season. Scored 31 goals and seven assists in four years for the Aggies, finishing his career in the top five in goals in UC Davis history.

DAVY ARMSTRONG, #28, Midfielder 2012: (MLS) 0 GP / 0 GS – 0 G / 0 A in 0 min Rapids’ Last Match (4/1/12 vs. Chicago Fire): DNP; not in 18 Last MLS Game: Last MLS Goal: Last MLS Assist: 2011: (MLS) 0 GP / 0 GS – 0 G / 0 A in 0 min Quick Facts:

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Signed by the Rapids on August 16, 2010 as the club’s first-ever homegrown player. First player to come through the Rapids youth system and be signed to the first team as a Homegrown Player. The 2008 Colorado State Player of the Year.

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Acquired in a trade from Toronto FC on April 19, 2007 in exchange for a third round pick in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft, allocation money, and the MLS rights to Riley O’Neill. Rapids all-time leading scorer with 48 goals. MLS Cup 2010 MVP. Set Colorado single season scoring record with 16 goals in 2009. Named to the 2009 MLS Best XI squad. 2009 MLS All-Star starter and named to 2010 MLS All-Star Inactive Roster. Scored his first two international goals in the U.S.’s 2010 World Cup qualifying win against Honduras on October 10, 2009 that clinched a trip to South Africa for the Americans. Recovering from a torn achilles tendon, suffered on July 16, 2011 at Seattle. Is expected to return to the field in April.

JAIME CASTRILLÓN, #23, Midfielder 2012: (MLS) 4 GP / 4 GS – 1 G / 1 A in 352 min Rapids’ Last Match (4/1/12 vs. Chicago Fire): Started the match at central midfield in a 4-3-3 formation, playing 82 minutes. Last MLS Game: 04/01/12 vs. CHI Last MLS Goal: 03/18/12 @ PHI Last MLS Assist: 03/25/12 @ NY 2011: N/A Quick Facts:

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Signed as an International Player on January 25, 2012. A dynamic and exciting box-to-box midfielder. Played over 300 matches in the Colombian first division, scoring more than 50 goals. Has made 29 appearances with the Colombian National Team. Scored three goals for the Rapids during the 2012 Preseason. Made MLS debut in the season opener against Columbus on March 10,

2012. Scored his first MLS goal at Philadelphia on March 18, 2012.

STEWARD CEUS, #31, Goalkeeper 2012: (MLS) 0 GP / 0 GS – 0 GA / 0.00 GAA / 0 SVS in 0 min Rapids’ Last Match (4/1/12 vs. Chicago Fire): DNP; unused sub Last MLS Game: Last MLS Shutout: 2011: (MLS) 0 GP / 0 GS – 0 GA / 0.00 GAA / 0 SVS in 0 min Quick Facts:

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Selected by the Rapids in the third round (37th overall) of the 2009 MLS SuperDraft. The first University of Albany player to be drafted by an MLS club.

JOSH JANNIERE, #7, Midfielder 2012: (MLS) 0 GP / 0 GS – 0 G / 0 A in 0 min Rapids’ Last Match (4/1/12 vs. Chicago Fire): DNP; not in 18 Last MLS Game: Last MLS Goal: Last MLS Assist: 2011: (MLS) 0 GP / 0 GS – 0 G / 0 A in 0 min Quick Facts:

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Signed March 30, 2011 from Toronto FC in exchange for a 2013 3rd round natural Supplemental Draft pick. Played for the Toronto FC senior youth academy for three years before joining the Rapids.

IAN JOYCE, #17, Goalkeeper 2012: (MLS) 0 GP / 0 GS – 0 GA / 0.00 GAA / 0 SVS in 0 min Rapids’ Last Match (4/1/12 vs. Chicago Fire): DNP; not in 18   Earned first international cap with Haitian National Team on Nov. 2, 2012 as Last MLS Game: 08/29/10 vs. HOU Last MLS Shutout: 08/28/10 vs. HOU starter in a 0-0 draw. 2011: (MLS) 0 GP / 0 GS – 0 GA / 0.00 GAA / 0 SVS in 0 min Quick Facts: OMAR CUMMINGS, #14, Forward 2012: (MLS) 4 GP / 4 GS – 2 G / 0 A in 349 min  Signed on March 9, 2010. Rapids’ Last Match (4/1/12 vs. Chicago Fire): Started the match as a striker  Produced shutout win in his MLS debut and lone appearance of the 2010 in a 4-3-3 formation, playing 90 minutes, scoring a goal. season. Last MLS Game: 04/01/12 vs. CHI  Professional career includes stints in England with Grays Athletic FC, Last MLS Goal: 04/01/12 vs. CHI Watford and Southend United. Last MLS Assist: 07/29/11 @ PHI  Spent a brief trial stint with Colorado during the team’s preseason in England in February 2010 before signing with the club. 2011: (MLS) 21 GP / 18 GS – 3 G / 6 A in 1686 min Quick Facts:  Drafted by Colorado in 3rd round (31st overall) of the 2007 MLS SuperDraft. KOSUKE KIMURA, #27, Defender 2012: (MLS) 4 GP / 4 GS – 0 G / 2 A in 360 min  Considered one of the most dangerous strikers in MLS, having been named Rapids’ Last Match (4/1/12 vs. Chicago Fire): Started the match at right to the All-Star team in 2011 and starting against Manchester United. defender in a 4-3-3 formation, playing 90 minutes.  Rapids Golden Boot winner in 2010 and tied for MLS assist lead in 2009 Last MLS Game: 04/01/12 vs. CHI with a Rapids single season record 12 assists.  Blazing speed and finishing ability has been a factor in earning regular call- Last MLS Goal: 07/23/11 vs. NE Last MLS Assist: 03/10/12 vs. CLB (2) ups to the Jamaican National Team. 2011: (MLS) 34 GP / 34 GS – 1 G / 1 A in 2996 min Quick Facts: HUNTER FREEMAN, #2, Defender 2012: (MLS) 0 GP / 0 GS – 0 G / 0 A in 0 min  Drafted by Colorado in the third round (35th overall) of the 2007 MLS Supplemental Draft. Rapids’ Last Match (4/1/12 vs. Chicago Fire): DNP; not in 18 Last MLS Game: 09/10/11 @ KC (for HOU)  The first Japanese player in the history of Major League Soccer. Last MLS Goal: 04/17/11 vs. NE  Versatile and tenacious player who has played either side of the backline Last MLS Assist: 07/30/11 vs. SEA and in the midfield. 2011: (MLS - HOU) 23 GP / 22 GS – 41 G / 2 A in 1909 min  Scored the game winning goal in the 2010 Eastern Conference Final. Quick Facts:  First on-field appearance with the Rapids was against the Chinese national team in an International friendly at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on June 10,  Signed by the Colorado Rapids on January 6, 2012 after being acquired in 2007. Stage 2 of the 2011 MLS Re-Entry Draft.  A versatile defender with experience in MLS and abroad. ROSS LaBAUEX, #16, Midfielder  Originally came to the Rapids as the seventh overall pick in the 2005 MLS 2012: (MLS) 2 GP / 1 GS – 0 G / 0 A in 79 min SuperDraft as a Generation adidas player. Rapids’ Last Match (4/1/12 vs. Chicago Fire): DNP; not in 18  Played two seasons for IK Start in the Norwegian Premier League, then Last MLS Game: 03/25/12 @ NY returned to the United States to play one season with Houston before Last MLS Goal: coming to the Rapids.  Recovering from surgery on February 21 on his ankle to remove fragments; Last MLS Assist: currently listed as Doubtful on the Injury Report but is back to running regu- 2011: (MLS) 11 GP / 4 GS – 0 G / 0 A in 313 min larly. Quick Facts: Finished his collegiate career as Albany’s all-time leader in shutouts (19) and saves (325). Named 2008 America East Conference Goalkeeper of the Year.

KAMANI HILL, #13, Forward 2012: (MLS) 1 GP / 0 GS – 1 G / 0 A in 8 min Rapids’ Last Match (3/18/12 @ New York): Entered the match as an 83rdminute sub for Omar Cummings, scoring a goal. Last MLS Game: 04/01/12 vs. CHI Last MLS Goal: 04/01/12 vs. CHI Last MLS Assist: 2011: N/A Quick Facts:

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Signed by the Colorado Rapids on March 28, 2012. Played for VfL Wolfsburg of the German Bundesliga from 2007-09

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Drafted by Colorado in the second round (23rd overall) of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft. Skillful midfielder, who can play centrally or wide, and who creates problems for opposing teams’ defenses with his quick moves and natural ability. Served as a senior captain on the University of Virginia’s 2009 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship team.

JEFF LARENTOWICZ, #4, Midfielder 2012: (MLS) 3 GP / 3 GS – 0 G / 0 A in 238 min Rapids’ Last Match (4/1/12 vs. Chicago Fire): Started the match at center midfield in a 4-3-3 formation, playing 90 minutes. Last MLS Game: 04/01/12 vs. CHI Last MLS Goal: 08/20/11 vs. CHV Last MLS Assist: 04/03/11 vs. DCU

2011: (MLS) 34 GP / 34 GS – 7 G / 1 A in 3051 min Quick Facts:

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Acquired in a trade on January 22, 2010, along with Wells Thompson from New England in exchange for Preston Burpo, Cory Gibbs, allocation money and Colorado’s natural third round 2011 MLS SuperDraft pick. Signed to a new contract with the Rapids on January 22, 2010. One of the league’s premier talents in the midfield. Named to the 2010 MLS All-Star Team. Played in every regular season game, a career-high 34 matches, in 2011. Was the Rapids’ 2011 Golden Boot winner with seven goals.

TYRONE MARSHALL, #34, Defender 2012: (MLS) 2 GP / 0 GS – 0 G / 0 A in 28 min Rapids’ Last Match (4/1/12 vs. Chicago Fire): Entered the match as a 88th minute sub for Martín Rivero. Last MLS Game: 04/01/12 vs. CHI Last MLS Goal: 04/10/10 @ RSL (for SEA) Last MLS Assist: 07/06/11 @ KC 2011: (MLS) 27 GP / 24 GS – 0 G / 1 A in 2177 min Quick Facts:

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Selected by Colorado with the 16th pick in Stage 2 of the 2010 MLS ReEntry Process on December 15, 2010 and signed by the Rapids on January 3, 2011. Returned to Colorado in 2011, having begun his professional career with the Rapids after being drafted by the club in the first round (11th overall) of the 1998 MLS College Draft. Two-time MLS All-Star (2003, 2005), two-time MLS Cup champion (2002, 2005) and a three-time U.S. Open Cup champion (2005, 2009, 2010). A fixture on the Jamaican National Team, he has 82 caps for the Reggae Boyz and has scored five international goals. Third amongst active MLS players with 321 games played, 6th all-time.

PABLO MASTROENI, #25, Midfielder 2012: (MLS) 2 GP / 2 GS – 0 G / 0 A in 150 min Rapids’ Last Match (4/1/12 vs. Chicago Fire): DNP; injured (headaches). Last MLS Game: 03/18/12 @ PHI Last MLS Goal: 07/29/11 @ PHI Last MLS Assist: 08/20/11 vs. CHV 2011: (MLS) 30 GP / 30 GS – 1 G / 4 A in 2517 min Quick Facts:

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Selected by the Rapids with the first overall pick in the 2002 MLS Allocation Draft. One of the franchise’s most renowned and respected players both on and off the field. Rapids all-time leader in games played, games started and minutes played. Named Rapids team captain on Sept. 23, 2004 and has lived up to that responsibility ever since. Fourth amongst active MLS players with 316 games played, and ninth alltime in MLS in games played as of the start of the 2012 season. Has compiled 65 caps with the U.S. Men’s National Team and played in the 2002 and 2006 World Cups.

DREW MOOR, #3, Defender 2012: (MLS) 4 GP / 4 GS – 1 G / 0 A in 360 min Rapids’ Last Match (4/1/12 vs. Chicago Fire): Started the match at central defender in a 4-3-3 formation, playing 90 minutes. Last MLS Game: 04/01/12 vs. CHI Last MLS Goal: 03/10/12 vs. CLB Last MLS Assist: 07/20/11 vs. NY 2011: (MLS) 32 GP / 32 GS – 4 G / 1 A in 2880 min Quick Facts:

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Acquired in a trade on August 31, 2009, along with a second round 2010 SuperDraft pick and allocation money from FC Dallas in exchange for Ugo Ihemelu. Set an MLS record on August 27, 2011 for the most consecutive complete games played of any field player at 69 straight matches, consisting of 6,210 consecutive minutes of MLS regular-season action. In 2010, Moor became only the third field player in MLS history to play every minute of every possible MLS game (both regular season and playoffs).

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Won two NCAA Championships with Indiana in 2003 and 2004. Has been capped by the U.S. National Team five times. Scored the first goal of the 2012 Rapids season in the 44th minute against Columbus on March 10.

BRIAN MULLAN, #3, Defender 2012: (MLS) 4 GP / 4 GS – 0 G / 1 A in 356 min Rapids’ Last Match (4/1/12 vs. Chicago Fire): Started the match at winger in a 4-3-3 formation, playing 90 minutes. Last MLS Game: 04/01/12 vs. CHI Last MLS Goal: 08/05/11 vs. CLB Last MLS Assist: 04/01/12 vs. CHI 2011: (MLS) 22 GP / 19 GS – 1 G / 1 A in 1665 min Quick Facts:

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Acquired on September 15, 2010 along with a fourth round 2013 MLS SuperDraft pick in a trade with the Houston Dynamo in exchange for midfielder Colin Clark and allocation money. A five-time MLS Cup champion, capturing titles with Los Angeles (2002), San Jose (2003), Houston (2006 and 2007) and Colorado (2010). A native of Littleton, Colorado, he attended Regis Jesuit High School. The 1996-97 Colorado High School Player of the Year. Has tied Dema Kovalenko for most consecutive playoff appearances in MLS history with 11, having made it to the postseason every year of his professional career. Received a red card in the April 3, 2011 match against Seattle for a foul against Steve Zakuani, which resulted in a ten-match suspension.

JOSEPH NANE, #5, Midfielder 2012: (MLS) 0 GP / 0 GS – 0 G / 0 A in 0 min Rapids’ Last Match (4/1/12 vs. Chicago Fire): DNP; unused sub Last MLS Game: 10/22/12 @ VAN Last MLS Goal: Last MLS Assist: 2011: (MLS) 10 GP / 2 GS – 0 G / 0 A in 308 min Quick Facts:

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Acquired on November 30, 2010 in a trade with Toronto FC in exchange for Colorado’s natural third round 2012 MLS SuperDraft pick. A native of Cameroon, Nane appeared in 18 overall competitions for Toronto his rookie season. Provides a physical presence in the midfield. Made his first appearance for the Rapids on April 8, 2011 at FC Dallas

SCOTT PALGUTA, #29, Defender 2012: (MLS) 0 GP / 0 GS – 0 G / 0 A in 0 min Rapids’ Last Match (4/1/12 vs. Chicago Fire): DNP; unused sub Last MLS Game: 08/05/11 vs. CLB Last MLS Goal: 07/09/11 vs. VAN Last MLS Assist: 2011: (MLS) 9 GP / 5 GS – 2 G / 0 A in 550 min Quick Facts:

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Signed with the Rapids on March 17, 2009. Began his professional career with USL-1 club, the Rochester Rhinos, before joining the Rapids. A versatile defender, who started all but one game during his collegiate career and is one of only two players from the Ivy League to be drafted into the USL First Division. Scored his first MLS goal against Houston, a game-winner, on May 4, 2011.

MATT PICKENS, #18, Goalkeeper 2012: (MLS) 4 GP / 4 GS – 5 GA / 1.25 GAA / 16 SVS in 360 min Rapids’ Last Match (4/1/12 vs. Chicago Fire): Started the match at goalkeeper, playing 90 minutes. Last MLS Game: 04/01/12 vs. CHI Last MLS Shutout: 04/01/12 vs. CHI 2011: (MLS) 34 GP / 34 GS – 41 GA / 1.21 GAA / 77 SVS in 3060 min Quick Facts:

Traded to Colorado from Chicago on January 15, 2009 along with the 28th pick in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft for allocation money and the 20th pick in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft.

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After three seasons with the Rapids, sits among the Top 5 all-time in club history in wins and shutouts. Has won the MLS Cup with Colorado in 2010 and U.S Open Cup with Chicago in 2006. Has earned 22 career shutouts with Colorado Rapids. Needs three more to tie all-time Rapids leader Joe Cannon with 25 shutouts.

MARTÍN RIVERO, #10, Midfielder 2012: (MLS) 1 GP / 1 GS – 0 G / 1 A in 87 min Rapids’ Last Match (4/1/12 vs. Chicago Fire): Started the match at central midfield in a 4-3-3 formation, playing 87 minutes. Last MLS Game: 04/01/12 vs. CHI Last MLS Goal: Last MLS Assist: 04/01/12 vs. CHI 2011: N/A Quick Facts:

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Signed on loan as an International Player on February 16, 2012. A young and creative player with a great deal of potential.

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JAMIE SMITH, #20, Midfielder 2012: (MLS) 0 GP / 0 GS – 0 G / 0 A in 0 min Rapids’ Last Match (4/1/12 vs. Chicago Fire): DNP; injured (L ACL tear). Last MLS Game: 10/22/12 @ VAN Last MLS Goal: 05/04/11 @ HOU Last MLS Assist: 06/26/11 @ CLB 2011: (MLS) 20 GP / 18 GS – 3 G / 4 A in 1519 min Quick Facts:

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Signed by the Rapids on July 28, 2009. Joined the Rapids following an extensive professional career in Europe. Smith’s career began in Scotland with Celtic FC, followed by stints with Dutch side ADO Den Haag and most recently Scottish Premier League club Aberdeen FC. A midfielder who can provide good service from the wings or play more centrally, he has earned two Scotland National Team caps. Recovering from a torn ACL on October 27, 2011. Listed as Out on the Injury Report.

WELLS THOMPSON, #15, Midfielder 2012: (MLS) 4 GP / 1 GS – 0 G / 0 A in 127 min Rapids’ Last Match (4/1/12 vs. Chicago Fire): Entered the match as a 67th minute sub for Tony Cascio. Last MLS Game: 04/01/12 vs. CHI Last MLS Goal: 07/20/11 vs. NY Last MLS Assist: 08/13/11 @ SJ 2011: (MLS) 31 GP / 22 GS – 3 G / 3 A in 1935 min Quick Facts:

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Acquired in a trade on January 22, 2010, along with Jeff Larentowicz from New England in exchange for Preston Burpo, Cory Gibbs, allocation money and Colorado’s natural third round 2011 MLS SuperDraft pick. Wide midfielder who’s equally strong with both feet and excels when running at defenders. Originally drafted by New England in the first round, fifth overall, of the 2007 MLS SuperDraft. Thompson’s game-winning goal in the final of the 2007 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup gave the Revs their first cup championship in club history. Named the Rapids’ 2011 Humanitarian of the Year.

ANTHONY WALLACE, #6, Defender 2012: (MLS) 0 GP / 0 GS – 0 G / 0 A in 0 min Rapids’ Last Match (4/1/12 vs. Chicago Fire): DNP; injured (L Achilles tear). Last MLS Game: 08/05/11 vs. CLB Last MLS Goal: Last MLS Assist: 04/03/11 vs. DCU 2011: (MLS) 10 GP / 8 GS – 0 G / 1 A in 719 min Quick Facts:

Acquired in a trade with FC Dallas on July 30, 2009 in exchange for Colorado’s natural 4th round 2011 SuperDraft pick and a conditional 2012 SuperDraft selection.

Has been a member of the United States U-17 and U-18 teams and was a member of the U.S. U-20 squad that participated in the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada. Was recovering from a knee injury suffered in August of 2011, but was set back another 6-9 months after tearing his achilles during a training session on Sunday, March 4.

MARVELL WYNNE, #22, Defender 2012: (MLS) 4 GP / 4 GS – 0 G / 0 A in 360 min Rapids’ Last Match (4/1/12 vs. Chicago Fire): Started the match at central defender in a 4-3-3 formation, playing 90 minutes. Last MLS Game: 04/01/12 vs. CHI Last MLS Goal: 10/11/08 @ DAL* (for TOR) Last MLS Assist: 07/29/11 vs. NY 2011: (MLS) 29 GP / 28 GS – 0 G / 2 A in 2530 min Quick Facts:

Scored five goals in 53 total games for his previous club Rosario Central.

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Earned first U.S. National Team cap on January 22, 2011 vs. Chile.

Acquired on March 25, 2010 from Toronto FC in exchange for midfielder Nick LaBrocca and Colorado’s third round 2011 MLS SuperDraft pick. Known as one of the fastest players in MLS, has made a transition since coming to the Rapids from a wide defender to a central back. Former first overall selection in the 2006 MLS SuperDraft by New York. Has four caps with the U.S. Men’s National Team and was a member of the Men’s Olympic Team that competed in Beijing in 2008.

KOHEI YAMADA, #24, Midfielder 2012: (MLS) 0 GP / 0 GS – 0 G / 0 A in 0 min Rapids’ Last Match (4/1/12 vs. Chicago Fire): DNP; not in 18 Last MLS Game: Last MLS Goal: Last MLS Assist: 2011: N/A Quick Facts:

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Selected by the Colorado Rapids with the 14th pick of the third round of the 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft on January 17, 2012. A young midfielder from the Japanese second division, played 34 matches over two seasons for his previous club Thespa Kusatsu.

LUIS ZAPATA, #21, Defender 2012: (MLS) 4 GP / 4 GS – 0 G / 0 A in 360 min Rapids’ Last Match (4/1/12 vs. Chicago Fire): Started the match at left defender in a 4-3-3 formation, playing 90 minutes. Last MLS Game: 04/01/12 vs. CHI Last MLS Goal: Last MLS Assist: 2011: N/A Quick Facts:

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Signed by the Rapids as an International Player on February 24, 2012. A speedy and skilled left back. Helped his last team, Deportivo Pasto, to its first Primera B title and a promotion to the Colombian first division. Made his MLS debut in the season opener against Columbus on March 10, 2012.

COLORADO RAPIDS GAME NOTES David Lindholm, Director of Media Relations - (720) 320.9302, dlindholm@dsgpark.com Rachel Sweeney, Media Relations Coordinator - (303) 512-3014, rsweeney@dsgpark.com

RAPIDS BIOS NOT IN THE MEDIA GUIDE KAMANI HILL - #13 6-0, 175, Forward Acquired: Signed on March 28, 2012. Hill joins the Rapids after spending the last six years playing professionally in Europe. Originally from Berkeley, Calif., Hill played two seasons at UCLA from 2004-05, scoring nine goals and adding 13 assists in 40 games (32 starts). He then joined VfL Wolfsburg of the German Bundesliga, making his debut with the club in January of 2007. He made a total of nine appearances with the first team, as well as several with the club’s second team. He joined Vitório S.C. of Portugal in 2009 and was also loaned to Aves of the Portuguese second division in 2010. The striker made a pair of substitute appearances with the U.S. National Team in 2007, first in a 4-1 win over China on June 2, and then in a 1-0 loss at Sweden on August 22. Hill also made several appearances with the U.S. Under-20 National Team in 2005.

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Hunter Freeman Drew Moor Jeff Larentowicz Joseph Nane Anthony Wallace Josh Janniere Eddie Ababio Conor Casey Martin Rivero Brian Mullan Quincy Amarikwa Kamani Hill Steven Emory Omar Cummings Wells Thompson Ross LaBauex Ian Joyce Matt Pickens Andre Akpan Jamie Smith Luis Zapata Marvell Wynne Jaime Castrillon Kohei Yamada Pablo Mastroeni Kosuke Kimura Davy Armstrong Scott Palguta Steward Ceus Tony Cascio Tyrone Marshall

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