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RSL Soapbox May 22, 2015

Why Joao Plata's return matters — and not just for his goals

Joao Plata might be back on Saturday. Yeah, we're all excited about that — and we have been since he did his little reveal — but there's something more to it. We shouldn't just be excited because Plata is an exciting player that can score goals, but because he brings qualities to the side they've been lacking. When we look at how Real Salt Lake has been playing, we can see that they haven't always been fantastic in creating chances. With Plata's return, there's a greater chance of that coming back to RSL. Javier Morales is — fairly obviously, we hope — the key in creating chances at...