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.
Real Salt Lake's offseason remodeling continued Friday when the club announced Guyanese international Emery Welshman as its latest forward, moving from last season's one-year stint with Real Monarchs SLC.
Real Salt Lake added to its midfield Thursday with the signing of Nigerian international Sunday "Sunny" Stephen Obayan, most recently of Turkish club Alanyaspor, and parted ways with designated player Sebastian Jaime.
Real Salt Lake unveiled its newest Designated Player to the local media at its team store in downtown Salt Lake City on Wednesday, welcoming home a member of the 2009 MLS Cup-winning team who has spent the past five years in Russia.
Real Salt Lake reached an agreement Friday to bring back former striker Yura Movsisyan, who has spent the past five seasons playing in Russian and Denmark after helping RSL win the 2009 MLS Cup championship.
Real Salt Lake will have a third player move to Mexico for the 2016 season, with the announcement that 18-year-old midfielder Sebastian "Bofo" Saucedo will be loaned to Liga MX club Veracruz for the upcoming Clausura and Apertura seasons.
Real Salt Lake's first formal match of 2015 was finalized Wednesday. The MLS side will face Mexico's Tigres UANL in a CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal Feb. 24 (6 p.m. MST). Earlier this week, RSL exercised contract options on seven players.
Real Salt lake was one of eight Major League Soccer teams to receive funds from the Department of Defense, according to a report over "taxpayer-funded paid patriotism" conducted by Arizona senators John McCain and Jeff Flake.