Lehi — Real Salt Lake is finally close to putting its best 11 on the field with quality depth waiting in the wings. This hasn't happened for a while, and it won't totally until the first playoff game when Kyle Beckerman returns to the starting lineup from his suspension, be it a wild card or as the No. 3 seed of the Western Conference.
Yet, soon RSL will be the same team that started the season so well.
Tony Beltran, Will Johnson and Ned Grabavoy are close to returning from stubborn leg injuries. Chris Wingert continues to play with his mending wrist fracture and Javier Morales, while still not 100 percent, continues to approach top form.
"It's frustrating getting everything to feel as good as possibly," Grabavoy said. "Javier's been back and played few a 90 minute games. Guys like myself and Will and Tony … Everybody's back and we're feeling better about that."
RSL coach Jason Kreis can't wait for the rare opportunity to actually have options.
"Of course, we'd like to have everybody healthy for a few games going into the playoffs , not just the first playoff game," he said. "We'll take what we can get."
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