With his career with Real Salt Lake over following a video tribute and a standing ovation from the announced crowd of 16,334 fans during a snow-covered 1-0 win over the New York Red Bulls, Wingert exited the pitch one last time.
Albert Rusnak gave the home side a 1-0 advantage just four minutes into the match, and Nick Rimando made it stand up in leading Salt Lake to a win over the visiting New York Red Bulls, 1-0 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy.
“I had a tough 48 hours—but that’s not an acceptable answer to the boss, the owner, the supporters who came out and supported us,” Mike Petke admitted during the first episode of the "Mike Petke Coach’s Show" on the KSL TV app.
Joao Plata’s first-half goal nearly stood up, but host FC Dallas came back to equalize with four minutes left in regulation to see Salt Lake leave the Lone Star State with a 1-1 draw at Toyota Park in Frisco, Texas.
The Sandy-based National Women’s Soccer League club announced the final additions to the preseason roster Wednesday, when head coach Laura Harvey added veteran Norwegian international goal-scorer Elise Thorsnes and defender Brittany Taylor Kolmel.
The Royals announced four additions to the team roster, all from previously acquired rights to the now-defunct FC Kansas City players that include well-known goalkeeper and U.S. international Nicole Barnhart.
The first-year NWSL expansion club owned by Real Salt Lake officially enlisted the services of former FC Kansas City star Amy Rodriguez on Tuesday morning, bringing the U.S. international striker to Rio Tinto Stadium for the 2018 season.
Utah Royals coach Laura Harvey, Real Monarchs coach Mark Briggs and RSL Academy director Martin Vasquez have temporarily joined Mike Petke’s staff for the opening of Salt Lake’s preseason at the academy complex in Herriman for collaboration.