RSL Should Really Send Gorbachev a Fruit Basket and a Thank You Note
Real Salt Lake's Dema Kovalenko and Yura Movsisyan are getting a little ink lately and I ain't mad at that. Along with Javi Morales and The Great Unwashed™, the toughness and skill of the reformed Soviets has been key in RSL going from zeros to heroes this year. So why not give 'em some press?
Kristian Dyer at ESPN spent some time talking with Dema and apparently came back with all of his fingers. Which helps since he's a writer. The piece seems to offer Kovalenko the chance to shed his image as the of the Iron Mike of MLS but I'm not buying it as it's hard to sell when he refers to himself as "crazy".
As for Yura, he get's the sentimental, brief bio treatment about his difficult upbringing in the former U.S.S.R. He's done alright for himself since those turbulent early days, becoming a star for RSL and scoring one of the most clutch goals of the playoffs; can you believe K.C. traded a prospect this hot for a 2009 3rd round SuperDraft pick and a 2009 1st round Supplemental Draft pick?