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'A kid who's not that good': Minnesota takes exception to RSL goalkeeper Ochoa's post-match punt

'A kid who's not that good': Minnesota takes exception to RSL goalkeeper Ochoa's post-match punt

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 25th - 10:50am

After the Real Salt Lake goalkeeper helped his team to a season-opening 2-1 win at Minnesota United FC on Saturday evening, David Ochoa grabbed the ball and booted it into the stands. Minnesota manager Adrian Heath took exception.
Anderson Julio's brace helps Real Salt Lake to season-opening 2-1 win at Minnesota

Anderson Julio's brace helps Real Salt Lake to season-opening 2-1 win at Minnesota

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Apr 24th - 9:12pm

Anderson Julio notched a brace in his RSL debut, and Rubio Rubin added two assists as Real Salt Lake held on for a rare 2-1 win over Minnesota United FC on Saturday at Allianz Field in St. Paul, Minnesota.
3 questions answered before Real Salt Lake's 2021 season opener at Minnesota

3 questions answered before Real Salt Lake's 2021 season opener at Minnesota

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Apr 24th - 7:39am

A lot has changed since the last time a lot of casual fans likely paid attention to the club. So let's get up to speed with three things to know before Saturday's 6 p.m. MT kickoff at Minnesota United FC.
RSL legend Nick Rimando joins club's academy as goalkeeper coach, community ambassador

RSL legend Nick Rimando joins club's academy as goalkeeper coach, community ambassador

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Apr 21st - 2:03pm

Recently retired Real Salt Lake legend Nick Rimando is sticking around Utah — and his old club, as well.
Super League collapses after the 6 English clubs withdraw

Super League collapses after the 6 English clubs withdraw

Rob Harris, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 20th - 6:22pm

The Super League collapsed before a ball was kicked in the European breakaway competition after being abandoned by the six English clubs, leaving the Spanish and Italian participants stranded.
Threats of expulsion as UEFA confronts Super League rebel 12

Threats of expulsion as UEFA confronts Super League rebel 12

Rob Harris and Graham Dunbar, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 19th - 7:43pm

The deceptions, distrust and divisions in European soccer erupted in public on Monday between teams and even within the clubs breaking away to form a Super League that could leave them and their players outcasts in the global game.
European soccer split as 12 clubs launch breakaway league

European soccer split as 12 clubs launch breakaway league

Rob Harris, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 18th - 7:04pm

A group of 12 elite English, Spanish and Italian clubs dramatically split European soccer on Sunday by announcing the formation of a largely-closed Super League. They are leaving the existing UEFA-run Champions League structure despite warnings they could be kicked out of their domestic competitions and face legal action.
Soccer: UEFA threaten to ban breakaway clubs from all competitions

Soccer: UEFA threaten to ban breakaway clubs from all competitions

Simon Evans, Reuters  |  Updated Apr 18th - 10:48am

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MLS says Inter Miami violated budget rules to sign Matuidi

MLS says Inter Miami violated budget rules to sign Matuidi

Reuters  |  Updated Apr 17th - 4:45am

Major League Soccer (MLS) has said that Inter Miami's signing of French World Cup-winning midfielder Blaise Matuidi last year was not in compliance with their roster and budget rules and that the club could face sanctions.
Soccer: MLS looking ahead with optimism despite COVID-19 hangover

Soccer: MLS looking ahead with optimism despite COVID-19 hangover

Steve Keating, Reuters  |  Posted Apr 15th - 12:23pm

It was an eventful 25th anniversary for Major League Soccer last season but not the celebration commissioner Don Garber had planned as the COVID-19 pandemic spoiled the party and left owners nursing a nearly billion dollar hangover.
Next chapter: RSL legend Kyle Beckerman named Utah Valley men's soccer head coach

Next chapter: RSL legend Kyle Beckerman named Utah Valley men's soccer head coach

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Apr 12th - 3:49pm

Beckerman has been hired as the next head men's soccer coach at Utah Valley University, becoming the program's second-ever coach in Division I history, university officials told KSL.com.
MLS commish 'optimistic' in sale of Real Salt Lake to local investors by end of year

MLS commish 'optimistic' in sale of Real Salt Lake to local investors by end of year

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 12th - 3:43pm

As Major League Soccer prepares to open its 26th season this week unlike any other prior season — on the heels of a global pandemic that threatened much of the league's infrastructure through the 2020 calendar year — MLS commissioner Don Garber is bullish on prospects of the future.
US Soccer, MLS and NWSL to test concussion substitutes

US Soccer, MLS and NWSL to test concussion substitutes

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 5th - 9:09am

U.S. Soccer, Major League Soccer and the National Women's Soccer League are joining a trial program that will allow teams two additional substitutes for suspected concussions in each match.
US men lose to Honduras, miss 3rd straight Olympic soccer

US men lose to Honduras, miss 3rd straight Olympic soccer

The Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 28th - 9:05pm

American players fell to the field at the final whistle. Another missed Olympics soccer tournament for the U.S. men.
Mexico beats US 1-0 in men's Olympic soccer qualifying

Mexico beats US 1-0 in men's Olympic soccer qualifying

The Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 24th - 10:16pm

Sebastian Soto's sloppy giveaway cost the United States in a 1-0 loss to Mexico.
One year on, U.S. sports eye post-pandemic rebound

One year on, U.S. sports eye post-pandemic rebound

Rory Carroll, Reuters  |  Updated Mar 11th - 10:47am

The night the life-altering impact of the novel coronavirus dawned on many U.S. sports fans came moments before the tip-off of an anticipated Jazz-Thunder game on March 11, 2020.
Utah will be home to 2 Major League Soccer teams to open 2021 season

Utah will be home to 2 Major League Soccer teams to open 2021 season

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 10th - 1:34pm

The Vancouver Whitecaps announced they will open the 2021 MLS season at Real Salt Lake's home stadium on Wednesday, sharing spaces with Real Salt Lake due to travel restrictions in place between the United States and Canada related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
MLS and players reach agreement on new CBA

MLS and players reach agreement on new CBA

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 5th - 8:12pm

Major League Soccer and its players struck and agreement Friday night on a reworked collective bargaining agreement that will run through the 2027 season.
RSL's Aaron Herrera, Noah Powder make senior debuts in United States' 7-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago

RSL's Aaron Herrera, Noah Powder make senior debuts in United States' 7-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb 1st - 10:10am

When Aaron Herrera starts, the United States men's national team scores plenty of goals. It's now codified science.
Ferreira, Arriola, Lewis 2 goals each, US routs Trinidad 7-0

Ferreira, Arriola, Lewis 2 goals each, US routs Trinidad 7-0

The Associated Press  |  Updated Jan 31st - 9:38pm

Jesús Ferreira gained U.S. citizenship on Dec. 16, 2019, and made his debut for the American national team last Feb. 1. Then he struggled through his second season with Dallas with one goal in 19 Major League Soccer matches.
MLS sets new negotiation deadline, warns of possible lockout

MLS sets new negotiation deadline, warns of possible lockout

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan 29th - 1:50pm

Major League Soccer has extended its deadline for negotiating adjustments to the existing collective bargaining agreement until Feb. 4 and warned it is prepared to lock out players if a deal isn't reached by then.
MLS announces preseason, season start dates

MLS announces preseason, season start dates

Reuters  |  Posted Jan 25th - 7:23pm

Major League Soccer announced Monday that the season will start on Saturday, April 3, with training permitted to begin on Feb. 22.
Real Salt Lake expected to sign US international Bobby Wood

Real Salt Lake expected to sign US international Bobby Wood

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 20th - 5:46pm

One day before the 2021 MLS SuperDraft, Real Salt Lake's forward corps got a massive upgrade when U.S. international Bobby Wood agreed to a pre-contract with the club.
Vanderbilt's Sarah Fuller invited to attend Biden inauguration

Vanderbilt's Sarah Fuller invited to attend Biden inauguration

Reuters  |  Posted Jan 17th - 9:29pm

Vanderbilt Commodores' Sarah Fuller, who in November became the first woman to play in a Power 5 conference American football game, said she has been invited to attend U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on Wednesday.
BYU standout Mikayla Colohan, a Davis High alum, drafted No. 14 by NWSL's Orlando Pride

BYU standout Mikayla Colohan, a Davis High alum, drafted No. 14 by NWSL's Orlando Pride

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 13th - 7:58pm

The former Davis High star was drafted No. 14 overall by the Orlando Pride in Wednesday night's NWSL collegiate draft.
American striker Alex Morgan tests positive for COVID-19

American striker Alex Morgan tests positive for COVID-19

Reuters  |  Posted Jan 5th - 3:09pm

United States international and twice World Cup winner Alex Morgan said on Tuesday she and her family tested positive for COVID-19 over the Christmas holiday and are all recovering well.
MLS invokes clause reopening CBA discussions with union

MLS invokes clause reopening CBA discussions with union

Tim Booth, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 29th - 6:36pm

Major League Soccer has invoked a clause in the agreement with its players that could lead to renegotiation of the collective bargaining agreement between the league and union.
MLS scoring king Chris Wondolowski staying with Earthquakes

MLS scoring king Chris Wondolowski staying with Earthquakes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 25th - 10:28am

Chris Wondolowski, Major League Soccer's career scoring leader, signed one-year contract to remain with the San Jose Earthquakes.
Columbus Crew win 2nd MLS title, beating Seattle 3-0

Columbus Crew win 2nd MLS title, beating Seattle 3-0

The Associated Press  |  Updated Dec 12th - 10:41pm

No matter the absences from the lineup or the opponent, Caleb Porter implored the Columbus Crew to impose themselves.
Mueller scores twice, US routs El Salvador 6-0 in exhibition

Mueller scores twice, US routs El Salvador 6-0 in exhibition

The Associated Press  |  Updated Dec 9th - 9:11pm

The U.S. soccer team ended a pandemic-shortened year with a blowout that raised confidence heading into a busy 2021 highlighted by the first eight World Cup qualifiers jammed into an 11-week span.
MLS commish: 'No plan whatsoever' to remove RSL from Salt Lake

MLS commish: 'No plan whatsoever' to remove RSL from Salt Lake

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec 9th - 8:03am

With billions of dollars poured into the franchise on the Wasatch Front, MLS will do everything it can to keep the Salt Lake in Real Salt Lake.
Sounders score twice late, stun Minnesota United 3-2

Sounders score twice late, stun Minnesota United 3-2

Tim Booth, Associated Press  |  Updated Dec 7th - 11:08pm

As the confetti flew and the fireworks popped before an empty stadium, the Seattle Sounders were handed the Western Conference championship trophy for the fourth time in five years.
Utah Royals FC sold to Kansas City owners, may return in 2023

Utah Royals FC sold to Kansas City owners, may return in 2023

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Dec 7th - 7:28pm

The Utah Royals FC are no more. But included in the announcement is hope that the club could return as early as 2023.
Mahomes' fiancee part of NWSL expansion team ownership in KC

Mahomes' fiancee part of NWSL expansion team ownership in KC

Dave Skretta, Associated Press  |  Updated Dec 7th - 9:46am

The National Women's Soccer League is returning to Kansas City after an ownership group led by local businesspeople that includes the fiancee of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was awarded an expansion franchise Monday.
Utah Royals FC trade Kelley O'Hara to Washington as final USWNT player departs club

Utah Royals FC trade Kelley O'Hara to Washington as final USWNT player departs club

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Dec 2nd - 8:15pm

Kelley O'Hara, the U.S. fullback who had been with the Utah Royals since the club's inaugural season, has been traded to the Washington Spirit, both clubs announced jointly Wednesday.
Sounders back in West final after 1-0 win over FC Dallas

Sounders back in West final after 1-0 win over FC Dallas

Tim Booth, Associated Press  |  Updated Dec 1st - 11:06pm

Unlike some of his higher profile, high-scoring teammates, Shane O'Neill doesn't have trouble recalling some of the more memorable goals of his career.
Women's team, US Soccer settle part of their lawsuit

Women's team, US Soccer settle part of their lawsuit

Anne M. Peterson and Ronald Blum, Associated Press  |  Updated Dec 1st - 7:46pm

U.S. women's national team players and the U.S. Soccer Federation settled their long-running lawsuit over inequitable working conditions compared with the men's team while leaving their dispute over unequal pay for additional litigation.
Fuller sticking with Vanderbilt football after historic kick

Fuller sticking with Vanderbilt football after historic kick

Teresa M. Walker, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 29th - 12:13pm

Vanderbilt's Sarah Fuller, the most famous walk-on in college football this season, isn't ready to walk away from the sport.
Woman soccer player will dress, poised to play for Vandy

Woman soccer player will dress, poised to play for Vandy

The Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 27th - 3:19pm

Women's soccer player Sarah Fuller will don a football uniform Saturday for Vanderbilt and is poised to become the first woman to play in a Power 5 game when the Commodores visit Missouri.
US women beat Netherlands 2-0 in World Cup rematch

US women beat Netherlands 2-0 in World Cup rematch

The Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 27th - 2:07pm

Rose Lavelle scored against the Netherlands again, Kristie Mewis scored in her first appearance for the United States in six years and the U.S. women won a rematch of last year's World Cup final by the same score, 2-0, on Friday.
Argentina's Maradona, one of soccer's greatest, dies aged 60

Argentina's Maradona, one of soccer's greatest, dies aged 60

Reuters  |  Updated Nov 25th - 11:56am

Diego Maradona, widely regarded as one of the greatest soccer players of all time before drug and alcohol addiction marred his career, died at his home in Argentina after suffering a heart attack, his lawyer said. He was 60.
New FIFA rules to protect female players' maternity rights

New FIFA rules to protect female players' maternity rights

Graham Dunbar, Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 19th - 6:28am

Female soccer players should soon get their maternity rights protected under new employment rules announced Thursday by FIFA.
Soccer: 29-0 loss reopens debate on women's football in Brazil

Soccer: 29-0 loss reopens debate on women's football in Brazil

Leonardo Benassatto, Reuters  |  Posted Nov 18th - 9:51am

When the women's team of Taboao da Serra lost a league match 29-0 last month it looked like things could hardly get much worse for the small club based outside Brazil's biggest city Sao Paulo.
Seattle icon Griffey joins Sounders' ownership group

Seattle icon Griffey joins Sounders' ownership group

Reuters  |  Posted Nov 17th - 6:17pm

Seattle baseball icon Ken Griffey Jr. is now a part-owner of Seattle Sounders FC, the club announced Tuesday.
FIFA Club World Cup to be held in Qatar in February

FIFA Club World Cup to be held in Qatar in February

Reuters  |  Updated Nov 17th - 9:22am

The FIFA Club World Cup, originally planned for December, will now be held from Feb. 1 to Feb. 11 in Doha, Qatar, organisers FIFA said on Tuesday.
 Gioacchini, Soto score 2 goals each as US routs Panama 6-2

Gioacchini, Soto score 2 goals each as US routs Panama 6-2

The Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 16th - 4:58pm

A young United States roster showed promise, which was enough for now.
U.S. players send anti-racism messages before Wales draw

U.S. players send anti-racism messages before Wales draw

Reuters  |  Posted Nov 12th - 8:19pm

The United States men's team stepped on to the pitch for their first international match since February with personalised anti-racism messages emblazoned on their training jackets.
Christen Press selected by Louisville in expansion draft, sending $75K to Utah Royals FC

Christen Press selected by Louisville in expansion draft, sending $75K to Utah Royals FC

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov 12th - 6:30pm

Whether she returns from Manchester United or not, Christen Press' time in a Utah Royals FC kit is done.
The Latest: Crawford joins Dalton on Cowboys' COVID-19 list

The Latest: Crawford joins Dalton on Cowboys' COVID-19 list

The Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 11th - 6:23pm

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:
Utah Royals FC terminate contract with manager Craig Harrington

Utah Royals FC terminate contract with manager Craig Harrington

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Nov 9th - 3:33pm

After playing without him for the entirety of the NWSL fall series exhibition, Utah Royals FC formally terminated the contract of head coach Craig Harrington on Monday.
Ochoa, Onuoha mark beginning, end as Real Salt Lake close 2020 season with 2-0 loss to Sporting Kansas City

Ochoa, Onuoha mark beginning, end as Real Salt Lake close 2020 season with 2-0 loss to Sporting Kansas City

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov 8th - 7:49pm

While celebrating the MLS debut of goalkeeper David Ochoa and the retirement of defender Nedum Onuoha, Real Salt Lake ended with an all-too-familiar result from Sunday's season finale.
Philly claims Supporters' Shield on final day of MLS season

Philly claims Supporters' Shield on final day of MLS season

Tim Booth, Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 8th - 7:47pm

The path to the MLS Cup will go through Philadelphia after the Union wrapped up the Supporters' Shield and top seed for the Eastern Conference playoffs on the final day of the MLS regular season on Sunday.
Morgan makes English soccer debut for 1st match in 15 months

Morgan makes English soccer debut for 1st match in 15 months

The Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 7th - 11:25am

Supported by her baby daughter in the stands, American superstar Alex Morgan made her debut in English soccer on Saturday.
Sporting Kansas City takes 2-game shutout win streak into matchup against Real Salt Lake

Sporting Kansas City takes 2-game shutout win streak into matchup against Real Salt Lake

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 7th - 1:15am

Sporting Kansas City (11-6-3, second in the Western Conference) vs. Real Salt Lake (5-9-7, 11th in the Western Conference)
Neymar to travel for World Cup qualifying despite injury

Neymar to travel for World Cup qualifying despite injury

Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 6th - 8:15am

Neymar will come to South America for World Cup qualifying matches despite a groin injury he picked up in a Champions League match for Paris Saint-Germain.
Real Salt Lake eliminated from playoff contention with 2-1 loss at LA Galaxy

Real Salt Lake eliminated from playoff contention with 2-1 loss at LA Galaxy

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov 1st - 11:05pm

Midway through Real Salt Lake's penultimate match of the year, the club faced an uphill climb toward MLS Cup playoffs when news began circulating that the Colorado Rapids had stuffed Seattle 3-1.
Sam Mewis scores to help Man City retain Women's FA Cup

Sam Mewis scores to help Man City retain Women's FA Cup

Rob Harris, Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 1st - 1:10pm

Just when it really mattered, the routine Sam Mewis worked on at Manchester City with teammate Alex Greenwood in the days before the FA Cup final finally came off.
Galaxy part ways with head coach Schelotto

Galaxy part ways with head coach Schelotto

Reuters  |  Posted Oct 29th - 5:35pm

LA Galaxy have parted ways with head coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto as the club sit last in the Western Conference with three games left in the 2020 campaign, the Major League Soccer (MLS) team said on Thursday.
Real Salt Lake's Oct. 18 postponed match with Colorado will not be made up. Here's what that means for the playoffs

Real Salt Lake's Oct. 18 postponed match with Colorado will not be made up. Here's what that means for the playoffs

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 29th - 3:20pm

Major League Soccer announced Thursday that a bevy of games, mostly involving the Colorado Rapids, will not be made up due to a significant number of positive results for COVID-19.