This year is a completely different story.
Nine different players have scored RSL's 17 goals in MLS competition, and no less than six of those players have scored multiple times.
"We've tried to emphasize that as one of our tactical strengths," said head coach Jason Kreis. "We need to have more people on the field that will score goals and get in dangerous positions to make it difficult for opponents."
"We're giving each other chances," said midfielder Luis Gil, who has scored twice this season. "I feel like we're moving the ball around a lot and guys are getting in open slots. It's always good to have everybody scoring."
Saborio leads the team with four goals despite missing six games because of injuries or international duty. Saborio is injured again, so the team knows other players have to keep picking up the scoring slack.
"It makes it a lot harder for the teams to defend us because we have so many guys that can score," said rookie forward Devon Sandoval. "We're getting a lot of chances and it's just a matter of putting them away. Going into Saturday, we just have to keep doing what we're doing."
While RSL's system is designed for the forwards to get most of the scoring opportunities, four different midfielders have also found the back of the net this season.
"We need our midfield to score," said midfielder Kyle Beckerman. "It's good because once we get these forwards going, that's when you really jump on their backs. If we can get them hot at more important times of the season, that would really help us. But until then, hopefully the other guys can keep the pace and keep us going."
RSL (6-5-2) hosts the San Jose Earthquakes Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. The game will be televised on ABC 4.