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I've been a fan of Real Salt Lake since it joined MLS and took to the field in 2005, and I've been a fan of MLS since it began in 1996. Lately however I've started to worry about the path MLS is taking and the poor decisions they are making that in my mind threaten the growth of soccer as a whole in the US. (see "Columbus conspiracy" section) Soccer in America will grow only when we have a vibrant and diverse minor league system, something that MLS seems to be smothering at the moment. (see "American soccer wars" section) Let's keep our eyes on the situation and hope for the best, a future where grass-roots soccer and the minor leagues can not only exist but flourish, as well as where the contributions and history of the league's early clubs are appreciated and preserved.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

2015 comes to an end

2015 was a rather gloomy year for RSL.

Failure to reach the playoffs for the first time in 8 years is rough, getting knocked out of the US Open Cup early on (although this happens to RSL almost every year) is rough too.

However there is something to keep RSL fans warm this winter, advancement to the knock-out stages of the CONCACAF Champions League.

A little bit of a rainbow to end this stormy year.

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