In 2012, the Earthquakes had the highest goal total of any team in the league, while Real Salt Lake boasted the league’s third-best defense.
The Earthquakes are loaded with talent including Victor Bernardez, Steve Beitashour, Justin Morrow, Chris Wondolowski, Steven Lenhart and Alan Gordon.
RSL’s defense relies on the likes of Nat Borchers, Tony Beltran, Kyle Beckerman and Nick Rimando to keep them in matches, but their attack lacks punch. New signing Robbie Findley adds some speed to their attack, but in eight years as a professional footballer, Findley has only scored more than six goals in a season on one occasion.
RSL’s U.S. U-20 star Luis Gil is also headed back to the team after helping the U.S. qualify for the U-20 World Cup on Tuesday.
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