MLS: What Monday’s trades mean for Real Salt Lake:
1. They recognize that Javier Morales is still the key to their attack, and that none of the talented youngsters they have can really replace him
So yeah, everyone knew RSL were hard up against the cap, and had to shift some of their bigger earners out. The assumption by many was that Morales, who’s now on the wrong side of 30 and wasn’t quite as effective last year as he’d been before his injury, was the one on the block.