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U.S. OPEN CUP QUARTERFINAL – RSL @ FC DALLAS – TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011

2011 REAL SALT LAKE PLAYER BIOS *** FOR FULL PLAYER BIOGRAPHIES, PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE 2011 RSL MEDIA GUIDE AT: http://www.riotintostadium.com/docs/2011-RSL-Media-Guide(web-version).pdf OR REFER TO www.REALSALTLAKE.com/Players *** #14 – ARTUR AGHASYAN FW 5-8 170 lbs. Signed with RSL on Friday, May 27 as reinforcement for depleted forward corps … played final 3 minutes on 6/4 vs VAN, his MLS debut … played final 19 minutes 6/11 @ PHI in his first significant action … played final 7 minutes on 6/18/11 v DC … Received first career start 6/22 at Chicago, playing first 69 minutes in 0-0 draw … The 23-year old Armenian received his U.S. green card back in 2007, and suited up for RSL during the 2009 preseason, scoring a goal in the team‟s 6-0 win over Chinese team Shandong Luneng Taishan on 2/14/09 … Also trialed for Chivas USA during the 2010 and 2011 preseasons, scoring four goals in three exhibition contests in 2010 … The 5-foot-8, 170-pound striker also scored against RSL in that 2009 preseason as a member of the Ventura County Fusion of the PDL … F.C. Banants (Armenia) (2003-04): Played in the youth sides of F.C. Banants, winning a Golden Boot in both seasons after scoring 18 goals in 32 goals in 2003 and 32 goals in 18 games played in 2004 … Helped Banants to the Armenia U-16 and U-17 National Championships in back-to-back seasons. Pyunik FC (Armenia) (2005-06): Began professional career with Armenian side Pyunik FC, playing the 2005-06 seasons for the club‟s team in the Armenian second division … Was Golden Boot winner in Second Division in 2005, scoring 16 goals in 25 appearances while helping Pyunik to the division championship … Graduated to Pyunik‟s First Division team in 2006, scoring a pair of goals in three contests … Appearances included a pair in the Soviet Union Champions League tournament against teams such as C.S.K.A. Moscow (Russia), Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine), Neftchi Baku (Azerbajian). F.C. Ulis Yerevan (Armenia) (2007): Reported to Ulis Yerevan on loan for a portion of the 2007 season before moving to the United States. Ventura County Fusion (USL PDL) (2008-09): Scored eight goals in both 2008 and 2009 for the Ventura County Fusion of the United Soccer Leagues (USL) Premier Development League (PDL) … Helped the Fusion reach the 2009 PDL postseason, eventually taking the Championship 2-1 over the Chicago Fire Premier … Misc: Represented Armenia at the Under-19 and Under-21 levels, including four caps for the Armenia U-19s at the Euro U-19 Championships … #12 – JEAN ALEXANDRE MF 5-11 185 lbs. 8/24/86 Delray Beach, FL LAST MLS MATCH: Played final 2 minutes at forward in RSL‟s 2-0 home win v DAL on 7/9/11 LAST MLS GOAL: 06/04/11 v VAN (32‟) – received pass in box from Beckerman and juked defenders to slot past GK (5 games) LAST MLS ASSIST: 06/11/11 v PHI (54‟) – won ball at midfield and gained possession before springing Espindola for 2nd career assist (3 games) 2010/11 CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: 4 GP / 1 GS, 0G, 0A in 122 minutes 2011 U.S. OPEN CUP: 1 GP / 1 GS, 1G, 1A in 90 minutes NOTE: Named MLS Player of the Week for Week 12 after scoring goal and adding assist in RSL 2-0 W v VAN on 6/4/11 … Tallied game-winning assist and added insurance goal in 2-0 home win vs. USL Wilmington Hammerheads on 6/28 #10 – ARTURO ALVAREZ M/F 5-9 170 lbs. 6/28/85 Houston, TX LAST MLS MATCH: Started and played first 81 minutes of RSL‟s 0-0 road draw @ DAL on 5/22/11 LAST MLS ASSIST: 9/15/10 v PHI (69‟) – tallied game-winning helper on Wondolowski goal at Buck Shaw vs. expansion Union (9 games) LAST MLS GOAL: 7/10/10 v PHI (92+) – ran length of field at PPL Park in waning seconds to give SJ 2-1 road win (18 games) 2010/11 CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: 4 GP / 0 GS, 0G, 1A in 50 minutes 2010 MLS SEASON: 19 GP/ 11 GS, 3G, 1A in 1,210 min. w/ San Jose Earthquakes #5 – KYLE BECKERMAN – CAPTAIN MF 5-11 165 lbs. 4/23/82 Crofton, MD LAST MLS MATCH: Started and played full 90 minutes of RSL‟s 2-0 home win v DAL on 7/9/11, tallying game-winning assist LAST MLS GOAL: 03/19/11 @ SJ (64‟) – Lashed loose from top of the area for his 4th career GWG, breaking 14-game scoreless streak (15 games) LAST MLS ASSIST: 07/9/11 v DAL (47‟) – tapped dead-ball restart to Andy Williams on game-winner (ACTIVE) 2010/11 CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: 9 GP / 9 GS, 1G, 0A in 810 minutes 2011 U.S. OPEN CUP: 1 GP / 1 GS, 0G, 0A in 63 minutes NOTE: Game-winning assist on 7/9/11 v DAL was the 7th of his RSL career, placing him in a tie with Morales

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