1:03 PM EDT, Mon May 21, 2018
The Salt Lake Tribune May 13, 2018

Increased chemistry helps Real Salt Lake bounce back from earlier scoring woes

The trajectory of Real Salt Lake winger Joao Plata’s ball in behind, and the timing of striker Corey Baird’s run, were familiar.
The Salt Lake Tribune Apr 26, 2018

Joao Plata is back where he is supposed to be — as RSL’s scoring leader

Joao Plata’s acceleration through his penalty kick transitioned smoothly into celebration as his shot beat Colorado goalkeeper Zac McMath to his right. Plata continued his run toward the supporters section and leaped two feet in the air, brandishing a fist pump at the peak of his jump.
The Denver Post Apr 21, 2018

Real Salt Lake needs late flurry to beat 10-man Rapids 3-0

Joao Plata scored on a penalty kick in the 82nd minute, Damir Kreilach and Albert Rusnak added goals and Real Salt Lake beat the Colorado Rapids 3-0 on Saturday night.

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