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Dynamo Theory Aug 6, 2017
Houston Dynamo vs Real Salt Lake Final Score: 10-man Dynamo draw against RSL

Houston Dynamo vs Real Salt Lake Final Score: 10-man Dynamo draw against RSL

Houston, RSL play to scoreless draw. Houston were on the road Saturday night looking to get their second road win of the season. It didn’t quite play out that way as a boring first half gave way a second half red card that left the Dynamo with 10 men. Unsurprisingly, the first half between the two teams was a bit of a snooze fest. That is often the case when these two play each other, Houston’s 5-1 victory over RSL earlier this season not included. In the 20th minute of the game is was nearly Joao Plata who put Real Salt Lake on the scoreboard. Plata played a great shot at the net as...
RSL Soapbox Aug 3, 2017
Agent: Plata could be target for Liga MX sides in 2018

Agent: Plata could be target for Liga MX sides in 2018

It’s not surprising that a player of Plata’s talent would be a target. Well, it doesn’t look like Joao Plata is going anywhere this year. Next year, though? That’s anyone’s guess. Plata’s agent, for his part, talked to Ecuadorian outlet Afición Central about the player and where he could be playing in 2018. If you had Mexico, you were right. And it wasn’t really a stretch, given the other agent-created rumors that have floated around. This report says that Plata could go to Mexico in 2018 simply because there’s interest from Mexican clubs. Just two months ago, this would...
ESPN FC Jul 29, 2017

Plata pulls RSL level from the spot

Major League Soccer: Joao Plata (50) Real Salt Lake 1-1 Columbus Crew SC
RSL Soapbox Jul 28, 2017
Royal Roundup - July 28th, 2017

Royal Roundup - July 28th, 2017

Both LA teams get new coaches, new player signings, US win gold, Fresno gets a team, Sacramento start on stadium, Neymar on the move, and more. RSL Mike Petke’s press Conference to be released on vinyl (satire), also who’s rant was more epic? RSL vs Columbus Crew preview by MLS. Joao Plata thriving in RSL’s new system. MLS Chivas USA’s replacement hires former Chivas USA coach (satire), no it REALLY is happening! The impact of the Dom Dwyer trade. Portland Timbers pick up a new player from New Zealand, and Colorado Rapids get a new German winger, and LA Galaxy get a 2nd Dos...
RSL Soapbox Jul 23, 2017
RSL, in third game in a week, draws 1-1 with Sporting KC

RSL, in third game in a week, draws 1-1 with Sporting KC

A difficult draw capped a busy week for RSL. A Real Salt Lake side that's played three games from Monday couldn't push past Sporting Kansas City at Rio Tinto, drawing 1-1 in a testy affair. Luis Silva opened the scoring in the 43rd minute with a well-worked counterattacking strike from the top of the box, finishing a Joao Plata cross with panache. That play started from a Danilo Acosta pass from well within the RSL half, echoing his pass for a Joao Plata goal against Portland Timbers. A 57th minute decision saw Marcelo Silva whistled for a penalty after a spell of indecision from RSL’s...
RSL Soapbox Jul 21, 2017
Portland vs. RSL: Joao Plata, Man of the Match

Portland vs. RSL: Joao Plata, Man of the Match

Plata was a hair better than the rest. Joao Plata has returned to form of late, and he made a big splash against Portland on the road. Plata scored two of RSL’s four goals, one of which was a penalty kick and the other was off of great service from Danilo Acosta. Two goals speak for themselves. However, Plata put in a full shift on defense as well. He was all over the field, really. He was able to slow Portland down and was extremely fast in transition. Many of RSL’s scoring chances came from Plata’s work. If his return to form stays, we will be in a very good placed as evidenced by...

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