RSL not thinking about unbeaten streak

By Dana Greene

Published 04/25 2014 06:59PM

Updated 04/25 2014 07:27PM

SANDY, Utah (ABC 4 Sports) - Streak? What streak?

"I don't know what streak you're talking about," joked Real Salt Lake captain Kyle Beckerman.

Real Salt Lake is unbeaten in its first seven games of the season headed into Saturday's showdown at Rio Tinto Stadium, but the team isn't thinking about it too much.

"It's like a no-hitter, you don't talk about it, right?" Beckerman said. "No, it's all good. We just have to keep improving. We wan't to keep getting results, but the main thing is to keep improving."

"It's a positive thing to talk about for sure," said head coach Jeff Cassar. "But we just don't talk about it too much in the locker room. But it's a good thing for us to carry momentum and have positive energy around."

RSL is 3-0-4 on the year, the only unbeaten team in MLS. While this is their longest unbeaten streak to start a season, they are still four games off the team's regular season record, and 11 away from tying the MLS record.

"I don't think we're too worried about being undefeated," said defender Chris Wingert. "We're just worried about earning points. Chances are we're not going to go undefeated for an entire MLS season."

So there's no talk about catching the 1972 Miami Dolphins?

"Definitely not amongst us," said Wingert. "We'll let you talk about that."

The team realizes it's playing very well right now, but the players also know that it is a very long season with several ups and downs sure to come.

"Look, you're going to have good stretches of the season and times when you struggle a little bit to find your form," said midfielder Ned Grabavoy. "We're never too high or too low. We don't get too emotional from week to week. We just focus on the next game at hand and I think this group understands that."

RSL will try to extend their unbeaten streak to eight Saturday night against Vancouver in a game that will be televised on CW-30 at 7:30.

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