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Real Salt Lake likely to make off-season changes

Real Salt Lake captain Kyle Beckerman and goalkeeper Nick Rimando have both indicated that there could be some squad alterations this off-season.

The Utah club were eliminated from the MLS playoffs by Seattle Sounders during the week and there have been murmurings that head coach Jason Kreis and general manager Garth Lagerwey may look to make some wholesale changes.

Beckerman and Rimando are both aware that things need to change in order to achieve success but they feel it probably should be done behind closed doors and not in the public eye.

"I think that's normal stuff," Beckerman said. "But for it to get out to you [media] guys, that's a little out of character.

"That stuff should stay in-house. It's just foolish. I'm sure every team looks at their [roster] at the end of the year. We're just the only one that talks about it."

Rimando added: "That's the pressure that's been on us for a while. It went out to the public that we're going to make changes.

"The pressure of that, I don't know. Maybe some people rise to it and maybe some people don't and they feel the pressure on the field.

"All I know is there aren't any changes yet. But if they want to make changes, that's up to them."

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