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'Not the result we wanted:' Utah Royals fall to Chicago 1-0 in franchise home opener

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Apr 14th - 7:59pm

Chicago’s Danielle Colaprico scored her first goal of the season, helping the visiting Red Stars to a 1-0 win over the NWSL expansion outfit Saturday afternoon at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Royal RioT: Utah's newest pro franchise ready to unveil team to home crowd

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Apr 14th - 7:42am

After several months of preparation, Utah's first top-level professional women's soccer franchise will open its inaugural home schedule Saturday at 1:30 p.m. MDT at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Former RSL 'maestro' Javier Morales announces retirement from pro soccer

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Apr 12th - 2:11pm

Former Real Salt Lake star Javier Morales announced his retirement from professional soccer Thursday, bringing to a close a two-decade career that spanned his native Argentina to Spain to Major League Soccer.

Utah native, Chicago midfielder to return for Royals FC's inaugural home match

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Apr 12th - 10:15am

The former Michele Murphy — now Michele Vasconcelos — will return to the same scene where she won a Class 5A state championship with Alta High School in 2011 — but as a member of the Royals' opponent.

Real Salt Lake crushed by New York City FC in road rout

KSL Sports  |  Posted   Apr 11th - 7:20pm

New York City FC scored three first-half goals and cruised to a 4-0 win over Real Salt Lake, its first-ever win over the Utah side in club history.

RSL/Royals Notes: Internationals returning for near-sellout home opener

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Apr 10th - 7:19pm

U.S. international defender Becky Sauerbrunn arrived at America First Field for training, her first spell with the club since the FIFA-approved international break that gave Utah’s National Women’s Soccer League expansion outfit a one-week break from the regular season.

First-half defensive subs make most of RSL's 2-1 win over Vancouver

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Apr 8th - 3:18pm

Adam Henley wasn't expecting to hear his name called Saturday during Real Salt Lake's home match against Vancouver. But there he was less than 15 minutes in, joining his teammates on the back line.

Silva, Savarino lead RSL to 2-1 win over Vancouver at rain-soaked RioT

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Apr 7th - 9:42pm

Luis Silva and Jefferson Savarino scored a goal apiece to help Real Salt Lake take a win over visiting Vancouver, 2-1 in front of 16,015 at a rain-soaked Rio Tinto Stadium Saturday.

Defense, mentality key focus as Real Salt Lake once again tries to rebound from heavy loss

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Apr 5th - 10:32am

It’s only four games into the 2018 regular season, but Real Salt Lake is just 1-1-2 with two multigoal losses. Mentality? Shaky defense? The Salt Lake side's issues are both simple and complicated.

Real Monarchs open home schedule with touching tribute, win over Portland

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Mar 31st - 6:34pm

After a lengthy moment of applause in honor of the late assistant coach Liam Miller by both squads and fans, Kalen Ryden scored two goals in the first 32 minutes to help the Monarchs roll to a 4-2 win over Portland Timbers 2 in Sandy.

Altidore's brace leads Toronto FC by Real Salt Lake for first win of season

KSL Sports  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 10:33pm

Nick Rimando stopped a penalty kick, but Real Salt Lake fell into a 2-0 hole early en route to a 3-1 loss to defending MLS Cup champions Toronto FC Friday night at BMO Field.

Utah Royals earn 2nd road draw of season with shutout at Houston

KSL Sports  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 8:20pm

Goalkeeper Abby Smith picked up her first shutout of the season, and Utah Royals FC earned a road point with a 0-0 draw against the Houston Dash at BBVA Compass Stadium on Friday night.

For Real Monarchs, home-opening weekend more than a game

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 3:36pm

The importance of Saturday’s match will have very little to do with soccer for Real Monarchs coach Mark Briggs and his defending regular-season champion squad.

Utah's 'Gunny' leaves mark early on NWSL with franchise's first goal

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:19am

That would be the answer to a prominent piece of trivia about Utah Royals FC: Who scored the first-ever goal for Utah’s first National Women’s Soccer League franchise?

Utah Royals draw 1-1 with Orlando in franchise opener

KSL Sports  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:59pm

Utah's first professional women's soccer team debuted Saturday afternoon in the Sunshine State, earning a 1-1 draw with the Orlando Pride in front of an announced crowd of 9,017 fans at Orlando City Stadium.

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

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:21am

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.

BYU's Hatch, Royals' Sauerbrunn, O'Hara called into USWNT camp

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 6:01pm

Three players with ties to the state of Utah were called into Jill Ellis' 22-player camp for the U.S. women's national team before a pair of friendlies against CONCACAF rival Mexico.

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.