“As long as I am playing professional soccer, I’m living the dream,” Velasquez said just outside the Monarchs locker room at Rio Tinto Stadium. It was a dream that was nearly taken away from him three years ago.
Jefferson Savarino, who earned the nickname “SavaGol” with his 22 career goals and 12 assists in Venezuela, will occupy a Young Designated Player spot on the club’s roster after he was introduced following Tuesday's training.
Real Salt Lake will welcome Manchester United to the Wasatch Front in July, but before that, the U.S. men’s national team will make its first trip to Sandy since 2013 when it hosts Venezuela in an international friendly June 3 at 3 p.m. MDT.
Daryl Shore didn’t expect his first head coaching job in Major League Soccer to come this way. But Real Salt Lake's interim manager has been tasked with leading a club after a three-game winless start.