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RSL Soapbox Oct 16, 2017
Royal Roundup - Oct. 16, 2017

Royal Roundup - Oct. 16, 2017

Rusnak star rising, Johnson reinstated, Thorns win NWSL, USL playoffs nearly set, Gulati to remain amid chaos, and more. RSL Albert Rusnak is a rising star in MLS. (MLS) Update on the Joao Plata suspension from Equador’s national team. (PST) How Mike Petke tore down and rebuilt RSL. (MLS) Real Monarchs looking forward to new stadium. (USL) MLS Will Johnson reinstated to play for Orlando City. (MLS) Jason Kreis hints ad major offseason turnover for Orlando City. (MLS) Should the MLS expansion draft stop? (FourFourTwo) Other US Leagues Portland Thorns beat NC Courage to win NWSL...
RSL Soapbox Oct 13, 2017
Plata issues apology to FEF, respects national team suspension

Plata issues apology to FEF, respects national team suspension

Plata says he’ll strive to improve as a professional and as a person. After the announcement late yesterday that several players were suspended by the FEF, Ecuador’s governing football body, and the news that Joao Plata was one of the players indefinitely suspended for misconduct, the Real Salt Lake attacker has issued an apology. Rumors placed Plata with four other Ecuador national team players, including Enner Valencia, in some late-night partying. Those reports were not confirmed. In his apology, Plata says he will strive to improve as a professional and as a person. Comunicado:...
RSL Soapbox Oct 13, 2017
Joao Plata reportedly among five suspended from Ecuador national team

Joao Plata reportedly among five suspended from Ecuador national team

Plata is reportedly one of five players suspended by the FEF. Real Salt Lake winger Joao Plata, who only just got back into the Ecuadorian national team after a long spell out, looks to be on the outs with the organization. The Federación Ecuatoriana de Fútbol, the ruling football body there, released a statement that five players had been unanimously suspended from participation with the Ecuadorian national team because of indiscipline. The names of those players were not officially released, but reporters from Ecuador released the full list. ATENCIÓN Los jugadores JEFFERSON Orejuela...
RSL Soapbox Sep 28, 2017
Rusnak, Plata, Savarino all called up for World Cup qualification

Rusnak, Plata, Savarino all called up for World Cup qualification

RSL’s dynamic attacking trio is getting deserved recognition. Real Salt Lake’s youth movement is continuing apace, with three of its first-team players being called up to their respective national teams. That’s Albert Rusnak for Slovakia, Jefferson Savarino for Venzuela, and Joao Plata for Ecuador. The three are each important players for Real Salt Lake, with their interchange and connection providing an incredible spark for the team in their resurgence. In a club-issued press release, RSL general manager Craig Waibel described the call-ups as “a credit to all three of them...

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