Real Salt Lake already seems to have an attitude -- not an altitude -- problem. Players were quick to point out that the 4,500 feet of altitude at Rio Tinto Stadium may have played a factor in their 1-1 draw to the LA Galaxy on Saturday, March 22. Since it’s something they’d have never said on Jason Kreis’ watch -- you have to wonder if they’re having trouble finding an excuse worthy of telling us media to bugger off.
After a 1-0 season opening win over these same Galaxy on the road provided a nice glimpse into RSL’s immediate future, a 3-1 lead last week at San Jose evaporated and transformed a dominant performance into a manageable 3-3 draw.
Instead of claiming responsibility for the two consecutive draws, RSL head coach Jeff Cassar has made a litany of excuses about his team’s play, the field conditions and other assorted things as Cassar continued his pride party as “Life After Jason“ entered its third week. Here are five reasons you should worry about this 1-1 draw to LA.