After missing the playoffs for the first time in eight years, Real Salt Lake players readily admit they lost some swagger a year ago in the midst of a period of significant change at Rio Tinto Stadium.
But now? That swagger is back.
Craig Merz, Associated Press | Posted Mar 29th - 7:40pm
The United States got back on track for a berth in the 2018 World Cup, ending four nervous days with a 4-0 win over Guatemala on Tuesday, which saw RSL midfielder Kyle Beckerman back in the Starting XI.
Real Salt Lake first-round draft pick Omar Holness had a scare Saturday night in his first professional soccer match on loan with Real Monarchs SLC. The 22-year-old Jamaican international appeared to suffer a seizure.
Andre-Pierre Gignac scored in the 91st minute, and Mexico's Tigres UANL eliminated Real Salt Lake from the CONCACAF Champions' League quarterfinals with a 1-1 draw Wednesday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.
New York City FC claimed veteran defender Chris Wingert from Real Salt Lake a year ago in Major League Soccer's expansion draft. After one season, the Long Island native is coming back to the mountains.
Real Salt Lake ended the 2015 season on its earliest date since 2007. But the players and coaches prefer to keep that season in the past as they assembled for the preseason Sunday in Oceanside, California.