3:25 AM EDT, Thu July 31, 2014
Prost Amerika Jul 27, 2014

Match Preview: Resurgent Dallas Enter BC Place

by Graham Tooke It’s been a week since the Caps stole another point from Rio Tinto thanks to Darren Mattocks fortuitous second half penalty prior to Joao Plata getting the best of Steven Beitashour to…
RSL Soapbox Jul 23, 2014

Is Joao Plata the most efficient scorer in MLS?

Plata has figured out how to finish his chances and is possibly the most efficient finisher in the league. Joao Plata has done an about face in 2014 from his 2013 season. That is not to say that he was not very good in 2013, but his scoring rate was inefficient at best. Plata ended the 2013 season having converted 12% of his shots into goals. In other words, it took him nearly 10 shots to get a goal. That's not very good. That is not to say that he did not have a great season last year. He brought great energy to the club and had eight assists which is very respectable. But 2014 has been...
Eighty Six Forever Jul 18, 2014
3 Questions With: Randal Serr, RSL Soapbox

3 Questions With: Randal Serr, RSL Soapbox

Randal Serr from RSL Soapbox drops by to talk Joao Plata, match-ups, and whether or not Real Salt Lake is deserving of that second seed in the Western Conference. The Vancouver Whitecaps will attempt to right the ship a bit when they tangle with Real Salt Lake this weekend, a team four places ahead of the sixth place Whitecaps in the Western Conference. To gain a little more insight into our enemy, Randal Serr from SBnation sister blog RSL Soapbox dropped by to talk Joao Plata, second place in the West, and where the 'Caps have the advantage in this match. 86Forever: Is Real Salt Lake...
Boston Herald Jul 5, 2014
Real Salt Lake beats Revolution 2-1

Real Salt Lake beats Revolution 2-1

SANDY, Utah — Joao Plata broke a tie on a penalty kick in the 65th minute and Real Salt Lake beat the New England Revolution 2-1 on Friday night to end a five-game winless streak.Plata blasted a rising shot to the upper left corner for his team-leading seventh goal of the season. He got the kick after referee Allen Chapman ruled Chris Tierney fouled John Stertzer in the penalty area.

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