Thoughts on Beckerman and Johnson

I’ve loved ready the soccer dialogue from Real Salt Lake fans who’ve commented on my Clint Mathis feature on Thursday. The comments and opinions are what I was hoping for, an educated discussion among fans about the very enigmatic Mathis. It’s obvious not everyone agrees about his impact on the team or his place on the team, and those opinions are sure to change again after this Saturday’s playoff match at Chivas USA.

I’m curious about your opinions about a few other players. Have you been pleased with Kyle Beckerman this year, and do you believe he’s performed better at holding midfield or out wide when Dema Kovalenko is at holding midfield?

Secondly, what are your thoughts on Will Johnson? From what I’ve seen so far he’s one of the most talented players who’s ever donned an RSL kit. He’s obviously young, and still growing as a player, but every game he shows flashes of what he’s capable of. Tell me what you think about the Canadian midfielder?

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