Opening day is 2 weeks away

Real Salt Lake coach Jason Kreis gave a glowing review of his team’s performance at training camp in Argentina recently.

“It was an excellent, excellent trip. From the moment we landed there in Argentina, I feel the guys’ intensity level picked up another notch, all the training sessions were fantastic, the guys worked very hard. We had positive results in every game and a lot of positive soccer in every game,” said Kreis.

The two weeks in South America also gave the coaching staff confidence to forge ahead with the 28 players already under contract. Besides its Singapore trialist, Indra Sahdan Daud, Kreis turned down all other potential trialists in Argentina preferring to focus on building team chemistry with a group that already features so many new faces.

Here’s a list of RSL’s opening day roster. Who are you most surprised to see on this list, or perhaps not on this list?

Kyle Reynish
Nick Rimando
Chris Seitz

Tony Beltran (rookie)
Nikolas Besagno
Nat Borchers
David Horst (rookie)
Ian Joy
Dustin Kirby
Matias Mantilla
Jamison Olave
Chris Wingert

Kyle Beckerman
Matias Cordoba
Kenny Cutler
Dema Kovalenko
Javier Morales
Alex Nimo (rookie)
Kevin Reiman (rookie)
Nathan Sturgis
Carey Talley
Brennan Tennelle (rookie)
Andy Williams

Kenny Deuchar
Fabian Espindola
Robbie Findley
Yura Movsisyan
Tino Nunez (rookie)

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