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At long last, Utah pro women's soccer team eyes franchise opener

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 5:01pm

Utah’s newest professional sports franchise — the second-ever pro women’s sports team in the state’s history — will open its inaugural season in the National Women’s Soccer League at 5:30 p.m. MDT Saturday at the Orlando Pride.

Utah Royals announce 24-player roster prior to inaugural game at Orlando

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 8:56pm

A majority of the names announced by head coach Laura Harvey will be familiar to fans of the NWSL and the now-defunct FC Kansas City, in particular. But two names stand out that didn’t make the final cut.

Rusnak, Rimando help 'snow team' Real Salt Lake hold off Red Bulls in downpour

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 1:25am

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.

RSL veteran Chris Wingert gets heroes sendoff from 'second home'

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 7:31pm

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.

Real Salt Lake looks to bounce back after 'unacceptable' loss to LAFC

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Mar 15th - 10:15am

“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.

Rossi scores twice as expansion LAFC rout Real Salt Lake 5-1

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 10th - 10:43pm

Diego Rossi scored two goals on Saturday and Los Angeles FC stayed undefeated as a franchise with a 5-1 rout of Real Salt Lake.

Plata's first-half goal leads Real Salt Lake to 1-1 draw in season-opener

KSL Sports  |  Posted   Mar 3rd - 8:44pm

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.

Real Salt Lake christens $78 million academy complex, high school in Herriman

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 3:09pm

Real Salt Lake’s academy complex, training center and high school is officially open for business.

Utah Royals open 'uber-professional' preseason camp under snowy skies, Herriman indoor facility

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 4:01pm

Uber-professional. Those were the best words Utah Royals captain Becky Sauerbrunn had to describe the first day of preseason in the newest market in the National Women’s Soccer League.

RSL veteran Wingert retires from professional soccer

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 11:20am

The 35-year-old outside back announced his retirement Monday morning, putting to an end a back-and-forth decision-making process on the finalization of his soccer career.

Utah Royals cap preseason roster with 3 additions

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Feb 14th - 3:24pm

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.

KSL, RSL to partner in digital streaming of games, ticket sales

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted   Feb 13th - 9:32am

Real Salt Lake and KSL have entered into a digital streaming partnership to feature more than 200 hours of live games.

Utah Royals beginning to round out roster with 4 additions

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Feb 12th - 6:35pm

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.

Royals add 5 from Kansas City to inaugural roster

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Feb 8th - 12:00pm

The Sandy-based National Women’s Soccer League side announced five additions to the club Thursday morning.

WATCH: RSL vs San Jose Earthquakes  |  Posted   Feb 7th - 10:15am

Next up for RSL is the second and final match of the Tucson leg of preseason on Wednesday against the San Jose Earthquakes. The match kicks off at 10:30 a.m. MT. You can watch the stream live here.

Real Salt Lake signs Union Berlin co-captain to bolster midfield

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Feb 7th - 8:03am

Utah’s Major League Soccer club announced Wednesday morning it has acquired Union Berlin co-captain Damir Kreilach, a native of Vukovar, Croatia, to an international contract.

Utah Royals earn pledge from US, KC standout Amy Rodriguez

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Feb 6th - 12:53pm

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 ink 3-year jersey deal with Logan-based company in record-breaking deal

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Feb 5th - 6:29pm

Utah Royals FC, the pro women's soccer franchise owned and operated by Real Salt Lake, unveiled its 2018 jerseys Monday morning, complete with a three-year deal sponsored by Logan-based Conservice.

Sydney Leroux won't be playing for Utah Royals after trade to Orlando

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Feb 2nd - 1:59pm

U.S. international forward and World Cup champion Sydney Leroux Dwyer is headed to the Orlando Pride, where she will join Orlando City record-breaking forward and husband Dom Dwyer in Central Florida.

RSL notes: Real, Royals coaches come together for preseason; updates on Sunny, Movsisyan

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Jan 29th - 4:17pm

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.