Real Salt Lake Opens Title Defense with Convincing 3-0 Victory

I would not call myself a soccer nut. I would not say I am a soccer aficionado. I am definitely not a soccer hooligan, but I enjoy the beautiful game as much as the next guy. Despite my lack of knowledge as it relates to soccer strategy there is something that I have seen that I think translates to every sport.

Winning a championship gives you confidence, and experience that raise your game to a whole new level.

Case in point: Real Salt Lake.

I realize I am a little biased having spent most of my life in Salt Lake, but hear me out.

Real was not exactly a powerhouse last season. They finished the regular season 11-12-7. For those of you without math degrees that is below .500. They lost more games than they won. They were worse than average.

I have long hated the idea of allowing a team into the playoffs that doesn’t even have a .500 record. Just give the No. 1 seed a bye or something, but if you can’t break even yo...

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