SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Devon Sandoval

MLS: U.S. Open Cup-Charleston Battery at Real Salt Lake

By DAN KARELL

Earning a rare start due to an injury to Alvaro Saborio, Real Salt Lake rookie Devon Sandoval made sure to make head coach Jason Kreis not rue his selection.

Sandoval got on the end of a cross from teammate Olmes Garcia and scored just his second goal of the season in the 51st minute, putting his side up two goals on their way to a 4-0 victory against the Columbus Crew. The University of New Mexico product’s performance earned him SBI MLS Rookie of the Week honors.

Sandoval beat out DeAndre Yedlin, Andrew Ferrell, and Scott Caldwell for this week’s award.

What did you think of Sandoval’s performance for RSL? Which rookie stood out to you in MLS Week 26?

Share your thoughts below.

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9 Responses to SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Devon Sandoval

  1. Mark says:

    So directly preventing three different goals doesn’t count as much as scoring one?

    • Another Mark says:

      Sandoval’s goal is one thing but he also had an excellent game overall. His hold-up play was good. Like REALLY good. Article doesn’t mention that specifically but he definitely did not look like a rookie out there that night.

  2. JustinV says:

    When did Salt Lake sign Inigo Montoya?

  3. Eric W says:

    Glad to see Scott Caldwell getting recognized! That kid is wise and skilled beyond his years.