Welcome to the RSL Cup blog
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.
Monday, March 7, 2016
So this morning I watched a re-play of yesterday's Colorado at San Jose season opener. (San Jose won the match 1-0)
But all I could think about while watching it was how Colorado's yellow/blue uniform should actually be RSL's road uniform or 3rd uniform. I know, I can't believe I'm saying it but I am actually envious of this Rapids uniform.
We all remember RSL's "Victory Gold" uniforms, they were an excellent 3rd uniform. But for some reason they only lasted one year.
Colorado has beaten us to the punch, they stole a uniform that should be ours. Couple that with our exit from the CONCACAF Champions Cup and I'm already on a downer.
And the season has just begun.