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Goal Breakdown: Grabavoy opener against San Jose focuses on opponent mistakes

Oftentimes with these goal breakdowns, we focus on the beautiful build-up, the exquisite approach, the interesting technique — so it's not often that we take a look at goals that come from capitalization on mistakes. This goal from Ned Grabavoy involves a bit of luck, a lot of skill, and some understanding and positioning from a set piece that has helped define our improvements. The build-up starts when Sebastian Velasquez powers in a shot that Jon Busch can only parry away for a corner; the young midfielder has never been a particularly great shooter, so this was a nice change from...
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Rimando, Beltran, Schuler, Grabavoy left out of lineup against Vancouver

Rimando, Beltran, Schuler, Grabavoy left out of lineup against Vancouver

In a surprising move, Nick Rimando, Tony Beltran, Chris Schuler and Ned Grabavoy are all not starting against Vancouver Whitecaps today in a match that, with a win or a draw, would see RSL clinch a playoff spot. Beltran was nursing a back injury sustained in training this week, which presumably answers for his absence. Schuler was substituted at halftime against Colorado Rapids and apparently had a problem with a quad (or some other part of his leg.) Schuler has been rested other times this season, so precaution isn't unprecedented. Grabavoy and Rimando are presumably both absent to get a...

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