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RSL Soapbox Dec 15, 2014

Player Profiles, #7: Ned Grabavoy reaches pinnacle of RSL career in final seasons

Ned Grabavoy became one of Real Salt Lake's most important players, and now he's gone. With his player profile today, coming in at #7, we take a look at his RSL career. .profiles-sidebar table th { text-align: right !important; } .profiles-sidebar h4 small { font-weight: normal; } .profiles-sidebar ul { padding: 0; } .profiles-sidebar ul li { list-style: none; margin-bottom: .5rem; font-size: 10pt; } Ned Grabavoy (#7) Age 31 Starts (appearances) 30 (33) Minutes 2711 Goals 2 Assists 3 2014 rating 7.5 2013 rating 8.2 Key stories Dec. 2014: Ned Grabavoy picked first by...
RSL Soapbox Dec 13, 2014

What will become of Real Salt Lake's midfield without Ned Grabavoy?

With Ned Grabavoy leaving Real Salt Lake through the 2014 Expansion Draft, what will become of the midfield in 2015? Not to be over-the-top, but Real Salt Lake's midfield could be due for a reshaping in 2015 following the departure of NYCFC-bound Ned Grabavoy. Grabavoy, who started 30 matches and played in a further three, earning 2,711 minutes along the way. He played 2,688 minutes in 2013. His possession-oriented play has been, without exaggeration, vital to our midfield play. Kyle Beckerman is the fulcrum and Javier Morales is the pivot, but the central midfielders between the two are...

Ned Grabavoy opens up about departure from RSL, new challenge at NYCFC

freeform When you needed insight or looked for sheer transparency, you generally drifted toward No. 20’s locker. bNed Grabavoy/b was the no-nonsense, sometimes cranky, sometimes dry, midfielder who often waxed honest on the dealings of each week during the marathon Major League Soccer season. After six seasons with RSL, Grabavoy is on his way to Yankee Stadium and downtown New York City. Former RSL boss bJason Kreis/b selected the 31-year-old midfielder in...
RSL Soapbox Dec 10, 2014

Ned Grabavoy picked first by New York City FC in MLS Expansion Draft

With their first pick of the 2014 MLS Expansion Draft, New York City FC picked Real Salt Lake midfielder Ned Grabavoy. Grabavoy joined Real Salt Lake in 2009, having been waived by San Jose Earthquakes. Since joining the club, his minutes have increased every year, and in 2014, he missed only one match for Real Salt Lake. He played 2,711 minutes in 2014. Across his Real Salt Lake career, Grabavoy played in 159 regular season games for Real Salt Lake after joining the club in his sixth MLS season, having played for San Jose, Columbus Crew, and LA Galaxy before that. Grabavoy left his...
RSL Soapbox Dec 9, 2014

RSL set to lose two in expansion draft, but who will it be?

The MLS Expansion Draft takes place tomorrow at noon, and RSL is almost dead-certain to lose two players. Who will it be? As we look toward tomorrow's MLS Expansion Draft, we've been talking a lot about who we've protected and significantly less about who we haven't. Who might we be losing tomorrow? We'll break down some of the options NYCFC and Orlando City will be looking at. First up: Ned Grabavoy. We haven't protected him, and it's simply hard to at this point. Despite his value to the team, his age and salary makes it difficult to protect over either players with more promise or...