The Most Important of the Six Goals
I know that Real Salt Lake would rather all of us not think about their Open Cup debacle from last night, obviously there wasn't much thought put into the match on their part. So, I'm going to focus my remarks on the joy and joyness that was last Saturday. I mean, can you really talk too much about a 6-0 victory? I didn't think so.
When there are six goals scored in a single match there is a lot to talk about, and a lot to think back on as far as offense is concerned. It will be hard to forget the absolutely wicked volley from Clint Mathis, struck out of the air from a Javiar Morales corner. And, and precise placement of Andy Williams' freekick late in the match was also worthy to be considered one of the best of the week. Let's not forget Jamison Olave's pile driving header to start the scoring, and ultimately win the game.
Although each of those goals were great and memorable, speaking outside the scope of the match itself and looking at the bigger picture, the other three were probably more important for RSL as a team. From this perspective the most important goal was scored by Yura Movsisyan. Last season's playoff hero has lead the team in shots in nearly every game this season and had yet to find the twine until 70 minutes into game Saturday when he got onto the end of a nifty pass from Mathis, and finished into the far sidenetting.
Goal scorers need score goals in order to stay confident and hungry. Hopefully for RSL, Movsisyan finding the net on Saturday will lead to many more through out the season.
It was good for Robbie Findley to get one on Saturday, but not vital. The team's leading scorer has already scored a hat trick this season, and has been brooding with confidence. Contributing to a rout can only do positive things for the guy.
And, finally, there is Luis Miguel Escalada. The much anticipated signing from Argentina opening his account for RSL. Escalada made a nice run for Ned Grabavoy to set him up, and then buried his finish. An encouraging sight for RSL supporters. Now the hope is that Escalada can produce such results regularly and pressure Findley and Movsisyan for playing time.