Real Salt Lake Receives Beckerman And Rimando Back

The USA had a great run in the World Cup, but now that it is over, and the USA players are sent home to their respective clubs. Real Salt Lake is getting two of their best players back: Nick Rimando, and Kyle Beckerman. While Nick Rimando didn't get any playing time for the USMNT, Kyle Beckerman did. Kyle Beckerman played in almost every single game in the World Cup, except for the last one, in which the USA lost (that should tell you something). 

Rimando and Beckerman are huge assets to Real Salt Lake. Nick Rimando is one shutout away from tying the all-time MLS shutout record, and two away from breaking the record. While Kyle Beckerman may not be close to tying any records, he is very important to the RSL midfield. He provides offensive support when the offense needs it, while being able to defend when the ball heads towards the RSL goal. 

Kyle is important on the offensive end, even though he is a defensive midfielder. Most of his shots on goal, which many RSL fans call the "Beckerbomb", come outside of the box. He can hold the ball when he needs to. 

Nick Rimando is of major importance as well. He has very good distribution as a goalkeeper. He has gotten assists off of goal kicks. He has very good feet. When a striker of a different team attacks the ball when he has it, he out-maneuvers them. Despite his height (5'10"), he is a very good shot stopper. Many of the MLS keepers are around 6 feet tall. He manages to outplay most, if not all of the keepers. He has gotten Save of the Year for two years in a row now, and he possibly could get a third, depending on how he does the rest of the season. Finally, if RSL gets into a situation where there is a penalty, Nick Rimando is their guy. He is the best penalty stopper in MLS history.

While Nick and Kyle are back, Alvero Saborio is injured, and out for three to four months. Despite being injured, he is with his national team, Costa Rica right now.  He can't play, but he is there for support.