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Transaction Tales: Which MLS Teams Made the Right Moves Ahead of the 2013 Regular Season?

By Robert Jonas




SEATTLE, WA - OCTOBER 17: Head coach Jason Kreis of Real Salt Lake looks on during the match against the Seattle Sounders FC at CenturyLink Field on October 17, 2012 in Seattle, Washington
SEATTLE, WA - OCTOBER 17: Head coach Jason Kreis of Real Salt Lake looks on during the match against the Seattle Sounders FC at CenturyLink Field on October 17, 2012 in Seattle, Washington

All good things have to come to an end, especially in salary cap constrained MLS. With memories of an almost championship in the CONCACAF Champions League still lingers at Rio Tinto Stadium, head coach Jason Kreis and general manager Garth Lagerway elected to completely retool their starting XI. Out the door were Jamison Olave, Will Johnson, and Fabian Espindola, three solid components of the team from back to front, and welcomed to the fold were Robbie Findley and Khari Stephenson. Will the new faces and those promoted from within mesh with the same chemistry that the previous reign enjoyed? More likely is a feeling out period that RSL will hope settles down sooner than later.