REAL SALT LAKE

MLS Power Rankings Predict Real Salt Lake To Finish Bottom Of League In 2021

Apr 13, 2021, 11:49 AM
Players of Real Salt Lake huddle before a round of 16 match of the MLS Is Back Tournament between S...
Players of Real Salt Lake huddle before a round of 16 match of the MLS Is Back Tournament between San Jose Earthquakes and Real Salt Lake at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on July 27, 2020 in Reunion, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)
(Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Real Salt Lake is predicted to finish 26th in Major League Soccer, according to MLSSoccer.com‘s latest article. For the record, there are only 27 clubs within the league.

The only club that MLS predicts to be worse than RSL in 2021 is CF Montréal.

“Corey Baird left for LAFC, Kyle Beckerman retired and Bobby Wood hasn’t yet joined up with the team, though could be doing so earlier than expected. Deep breaths, y’all. It could be a moment before things get settled in Utah,” the article stated.

Without question, RSL is looking to escape the darkest days of its history following the 2020 season. But given the work of the front office this offseason, and the talent that he been brought into the organization, RSL is more likely to make the playoffs than they are to finish as the second-worst team in the league.

Furthermore, the recent 2021 Visit Tucson Sun Cup victory suggests that RSL is playing an exciting brand of soccer. They look creative, explosive, and rejuvenated. Granted, the Visit Tucson Sun Cup is only a preseason tournament and very little can be taken from the results in Tucson.

RSL has a team that is good enough to contend. Despite the losses of Kyle Beckerman and Nedum Onuoha from a season ago, the club has attracted a number of very entertaining and creative players that will likely produce far more goals from a season ago.

Rubio Rubin and Anderson Julio are formidable playmakers for RSL this year, they will make a noticeable impact.

RSL will not finish where MLSSoccer.com predicts them too, fortunately.

  • Real Salt Lake Scoreboard

  • Real Salt Lake Team Leaders

  • Real Salt Lake Standings

Real Salt Lake

Sergio Córdova - Shoots - Versus - LAFC...
Tom Hackett

LAFC Might Too Much For Real Salt Lake To Overcome

Real Salt Lake suffered a 3-1 defeat at Rio Tinto Stadium to the supporter shield leaders LAFC on Saturday evening. 
1 day ago
Sergio Cordova - RSL vs. Colorado...
Brian Preece

Sergio Córdova Ignites ‘Electric’ Crowd With 12th Minute Equalizer

With RSL trailing 1-0 early, Sergio Cordova gave the club life with a right-footed goal from the top of the box to tie the game 1-1.
1 day ago
Gareth Bale - Welcomed - To - LAFC...
Tom Hackett

Real Salt Lake Welcomes Star Studded LAFC To Rio Tinto Stadium

Real Salt Lake will welcome the Support Shield leaders LAFC to Rio Tinto Stadium this weekend in the biggest game to date for the 2022 season. 
2 days ago
Bryan Oviedo - Sunderland...
Tom Hackett

Real Salt Lake Inks Costa Rican International Left Back Bryan Oviedo

Real Salt Lake has purchased Costa Rican left-back Bryan Oviedo to a permanent deal. Oviedo has 50 EPL appearances.
3 days ago
Braian Ojeda - Dribbles - Nottingham Forrest...
Tom Hackett

Real Salt Lake Signs Nottingham Forest Midfielder Braian Ojeda On Loan

Real Salt Lake has acquired Nottingham Forest midfielder and Paraguayan international Braian Ojeda on loan with an option to buy.
3 days ago
Danny Musovski - LAFC...
Tom Hackett

Real Salt Lake Signs LAFC Striker Danny Musovski

Real Salt Lake has acquired striker Danny Musovski from LAFC in a permanent move, the club announced today.
4 days ago
MLS Power Rankings Predict Real Salt Lake To Finish Bottom Of League In 2021