Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen promoted technical director Craig Waibel to general manager and named USL Monarchs president Rob Zarkos as team vice president of soccer administration Thursday in an expansion of the club's soccer operations.
Juan Manuel Martinez, also known as "El Burrito," arrived in Salt Lake City on Friday afternoon after the local Major League Soccer club acquired him as a discovery signing earlier in the week, and the club introduced him to the local media.
Javier Morales led Real Salt Lake to its seventh shutout of the season with a 2-0 home win over Seattle Sounders FC to keep its playoff hopes alive Saturday night in front of 20,559 fans at Rio Tinto Stadium.
Newcomer Luis Silva has played in three games, starting two, for RSL since the blockbuster trade, and the winger option who arrived with a minor groin injury expects to play a major role as RSL tries to rebound from a three-game losing streak.
RSL president Bill Manning and the club have mutually agreed to part ways, and RSL owner Dell Loy Hansen announced an upcoming restructuring of the front office as the two-time MLS executive of the year departs for other opportunities.
Former RSL man Nat Borchers headed home a corner kick at the top of the fifth minute of stoppage time to help his new club, Portland Timbers FC, escape with a 1-0 win at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday night.
Real Salt Lake has officially acquired the rights to former Argentine international forward Juan Manuel Martinez, pending the receipt of his P-1 visa and international transfer certificate, the club announced Thursday.
After returning from Guatemala midweek, Jeff Attinella and RSL are resolved to move forward at the halfway point of a brutal 11,000-mile, three-country trek of five games in 15 days before Saturday's game at Vancouver Whitecaps FC at 8 p.m. MT.
Joao Plata slotted home Javier Morales' deflected free kick inside the far post to take a 1-0 lead, and goalkeeper Nick Rimando made three saves to give RSL a 1-0 win over Municipal at Estadio Mateo Flores on Tuesday night.
Real Salt Lake coach Jeff Cassar said on the postgame broadcast of RSL's 6-4 loss at D.C. United that most road games where you score four goals, you win. Instead, he'll try to correct a loss as the club opens CONCACAF Champions League on Tuesday.
Collette Smith had two goals, and current BYU midfielder Bizzy Phillips added two goals and an assist to help RSL Women beat the San Francisco Nighthawks 7-0 in the WPSL Elite title game at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Sara Cowley and the RSL Women will play the San Francisco Nighthawks in the championship match of the WPSL Elite at 3 p.m. MT Saturday at Rio Tinto Stadium, the first of three-straight matches by the RSL organization this weekend.
It seems like only two weeks ago that Real Salt Lake players were talking about current D.C. United striker Alvaro Saborio in glowing terms as a teammate and the team's top scorer in 2015. But that's probably because it was.