The Major League Soccer club based in Sandy has its sights set on earning a spot in the Western Conference playoffs, all while interviewing potential new coaches and owners to take RSL to the next level.
Real Salt Lake general manager Elliot Fall joined color analyst Brian Dunseth during halftime of the club's match at Austin FC to discuss Salt Lake's concurrent ownership and coaching searches, as well as MLS's involvement in the club.
Anderson Julio struck a laser beam from outside the 18-yard box to give Real Salt Lake a 2-1 win Wednesday night over the Galaxy, vaulting them to fifth place in the Western Conference with a crucial three points at Rio Tinto Stadium.
Sean Walker, KSL.com | Updated Aug. 27 - 11:37 a.m.
With the club in transition and under temporary ownership by Major League Soccer, Real Salt Lake has parted ways with caretaker manager Freddy Juarez. Assistant coach Pablo Mastroeni will lead the team on an interim basis.
New England goalkeeper Matt Turner made two penalty kick saves, RSL's Damir Kreilach scored on a penalty kick, and FC Dallas' Ricardo Pepi converted the final chance to lift the MLS team past a team of Liga MX stars in the MLS All-Star Game on Wednesday night.
Sean Walker, KSL.com | Updated Aug. 18 - 10:54 p.m.
Anderson Julio scored his fourth goal of his debut season with Real Salt Lake to lift the hosts over Houston Dynamo FC, 2-1 in front of an announced crowd of 13,570 fans on a cold, rainy night at Rio Tinto Stadium.
Sean Walker, KSL.com | Updated Aug. 14 - 11:17 p.m.
Bobby Wood scored his second goal of the season in his fifth start, and Real Salt Lake snapped a three-match winless skid with a 1-0 win Saturday night over the shorthanded expansion side Austin FC in front of 17,506 fans at Rio Tinto Stadium.
Sean Walker, KSL.com | Updated July 21 - 11:27 p.m.
Albert Rusnak and Maikel Chang each scored in the first 30 minutes, but Real Salt Lake couldn't hold its lead en route to a 2-2 draw with the Los Angeles Galaxy in front of an announced crowd of 16,169 fans Wednesday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.
Sean Walker, KSL.com | Updated July 4 - 10:49 p.m.
Roger Martinez scored the only goal of the match in the 11th minute, and Las Aguilas held on for a 1-0 win over Liga MX rival Santos Laguna, kicking off the club's first match in Utah since 2017 Sunday night in Sandy.
Sean Walker, KSL.com | Updated July 4 - 11:00 a.m.
It would be easy to write off RSL is a club unworthy of competing with Major League Soccer's top clubs. After all, Salt Lake has just one win in its last eight matches — including six of them at home. But truth is rarely easy.
Sean Walker, KSL.com | Updated July 3 - 11:05 p.m.
Jose Cifuentes scored the go-ahead goal against the run of play in the 69th minute, and LAFC held off Real Salt Lake 1-0 in front of an announced crowd of 18,253 fans in a full-capacity Rio Tinto Stadium for the first time since last March.
Sean Walker, KSL.com | Posted June 24 - 12:11 p.m.
It's been a lonely four months for the 'Caps, who played a road-heavy schedule and empty-stadium home matches before Wednesday's 2-1 loss with the Galaxy. But Wednesday's match brought a little bit of normalcy to Vancouver players and supporters when they kicked off against the Los Angeles Galaxy.
Sean Walker, KSL.com | Updated June 18 - 11:30 p.m.
Holt buried the match-winner off a long throw in in the second minute of extra time, and Damir Kreilach bagged a brace to help Real Salt lake to a 3-1 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps, snapping a four-match winless skid in the first match following a three-week international beak Friday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.
Daryl Dike scored his first career goal with the U.S. men's national team, Brenden Aaronson, Reggie Cannon and Gio Reyna each added a goal as the United States cruised to a 4-0 win over Costa Rica in front of 19,007 fans in its regional sendoff Wednesday evening at Rio Tinto Stadium.
Joe Reedy, Associated Press | Posted June 9 - 12:26 p.m.
Major League Soccer's All-Stars will meet their top Mexican league counterparts in Los Angeles on Aug. 25 in a game that was originally scheduled to take place last year but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
RSL club won't get another chance to snap that skid until at least June 18, when it hosts fellow Rio Tinto Stadium habitant Vancouver Whitecaps FC at 7:30 p.m. MT, thanks to a three-week international break that includes goalkeeper David Ochoa's match Sunday with the United States.
Roughly a dozen investors have been approved by Major League Soccer to pursue interest in acquiring Utah Soccer, which includes Real Salt Lake and Real Monarchs, including Philadelphia 76ers co-owner David Blitzer, according to sports business news hub Sportico.
Ochoa has been called up to the U.S. men's national team roster for training camp and subsequent May 30 international friendly against No. 13 Switzerland. The camp, which will be held in St. Gallen as the United States prepares for its final match ahead of CONCACAF Nations League semifinal play, will feature three goalkeepers — and only one from Major League Soccer.
Sean Walker, KSL.com | Updated May 15 - 10:37 p.m.
David Ochoa made three saves in his first career shutout, but Real Salt Lake couldn't find a winner in a 0-0 draw with Nashville SC in front of an announced crowd of 10,555 fans Saturday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.
Sean Walker, KSL.com | Updated May 11 - 10:48 p.m.
The club had previously restricted stadium capacity to around 10,000 tickets, or roughly half of the 20,213-seat stadium. That policy remains in place, as well as additional precautions including physical distancing for fans.
Sean Walker, KSL.com | Updated May 7 - 11:32 p.m.
Rubin scored a frontrunner for MLS goal of the year in the first half, but Wondolowski responded with two in the final 10 minutes to help San Jose snatch all three points with a 2-1 win over RSL in front of a reduced-capacity sellout crowd of 10,448 people Friday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.
In just three weeks, Real Salt Lake (2-0) has regained some of its swagger lost during arguably its worst finish in the Rio Tinto Stadium era through the truncated 2020 season. Without drawing too many conclusions from two games, the team is fun again.
Rubio Rubin had two goals, and Damir Kreilach added a goal and two assists as Real Salt Lake rallied from a 1-0 first-half deficit to thump Western Conference rival Sporting Kansas City, 3-1 in front of a reduced-capacity sellout crowd Saturday afternoon at Rio Tinto Stadium.
Sean Walker, KSL.com | Posted April 25 - 10:50 a.m.
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.
Sean Walker, KSL.com | Updated April 24 - 9:12 p.m.
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.
Sean Walker, KSL.com | Updated April 24 - 7:39 a.m.
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.
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.
Sean Walker, KSL.com | Posted April 13 - 8:44 a.m.
Coach Beckerman — the guy in the suit, not the one who will dive in on a two-footed tackle en route to being one of the most dominant defensive midfielders in the game — was content as he opened up the next chapter of his professional soccer career, this one from the bench, as the new head coach at Utah Valley University.
Sean Walker, KSL.com | Posted April 12 - 3:43 p.m.
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.