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Utah Royals no match for undefeated Orlando Pride in 6-0 road loss

Utah Royals no match for undefeated Orlando Pride in 6-0 road loss

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Updated June 21 - 9:10 p.m.  |  Save Story

The NWSL's No. 1 team the Orlando Pride went undefeated over the first half of the season and showed no signs of slowing down in a 6-0 win over the Utah Royals in the first game of the season's second half on Friday.
RSL unbeaten in 15 straight to tie second-best MLS streak with 4-3 win in Kansas City

RSL unbeaten in 15 straight to tie second-best MLS streak with 4-3 win in Kansas City

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Updated June 19 - 9:52 p.m.  |  Save Story

A 4-3 win on the road at Kansas City tied RSL with the Portland Timbers (2013/2018) and Colorado Rapids (2016) for the second-longest unbeaten streak in a single MLS season.
Utah Royals find late winner at Bay FC for 2nd win of season

Utah Royals find late winner at Bay FC for 2nd win of season

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Updated June 16 - 11:15 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Utah Royals got their first road win of the season Sunday in the first meeting against fellow first-year club Bay FC to draw first blood between the two "expansion twins."
RSL matches single-season unbeaten streak record with 0-0 draw in Montreal

RSL matches single-season unbeaten streak record with 0-0 draw in Montreal

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted June 15 - 8:21 p.m.  |  Save Story

The 2024 Real Salt Lake squad has matched the longest unbeaten run in a season by any group in franchise history.
Utah Royals midseason check-in: 'Rollercoaster' first half of return season concludes with no shortage of changes

Utah Royals midseason check-in: 'Rollercoaster' first half of return season concludes with no shortage of changes

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted June 14 - 5:18 p.m.  |  Save Story

Keeping things in perspective is important for everybody, but especially for a first-year soccer club struggling to get its second win of the season through the first 13 games of a 26-game season.
RSL midseason check-in: Closer than ever to winning 1st trophy since 2009

RSL midseason check-in: Closer than ever to winning 1st trophy since 2009

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted June 13 - 2:51 p.m.  |  Save Story

Real Salt Lake already has its best squad in 10 years, both statistically and according to long-time players, but the team is looking to take it a step further to compete for its first trophy since the 2009 MLS Cup.
Utah Royals drop 6th straight in 1-0 home loss to Washington

Utah Royals drop 6th straight in 1-0 home loss to Washington

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Updated June 8 - 9:10 p.m.  |  Save Story

Saturday at America First Field marked the third 1-0 loss in a row for the NWSL's last-place team as the top-3 Washington Spirit came to town and dominated for much of the game.
Arango bags 2nd hat trick to pull within goal of RSL season record in 5-1 win over Austin

Arango bags 2nd hat trick to pull within goal of RSL season record in 5-1 win over Austin

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Updated June 1 - 10:50 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Colombian striker got his second hat trick of the season in a 5-1 win over Austin FC to put him one goal short of Alvaro Saborio's regular season record of 17 goals in Claret and Cobalt.
RSL keeps 12-game unbeaten streak alive with last-minute draw in Seattle

RSL keeps 12-game unbeaten streak alive with last-minute draw in Seattle

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted May 29 - 11:56 p.m.  |  Save Story

Real Salt Lake waited 99 minutes in Wednesday's game to score its first goal in a 1-1 draw against the Seattle Sounders to extend the current unbeaten streak to 12 games.
Lindon native, Utah alum Carly Nelson takes 'mental health leave' from Utah Royals

Lindon native, Utah alum Carly Nelson takes 'mental health leave' from Utah Royals

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted May 29 - 3:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah Royals goalkeeper Carly Nelson announced Wednesday she is "taking mental health leave" from the team after being listed on the team's injury report.
Utah Royals shut out 1-0 against Kansas City in homecoming loss

Utah Royals shut out 1-0 against Kansas City in homecoming loss

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Updated May 25 - 11:40 p.m.  |  Save Story

A return to their home field after three weeks away wasn't enough to break a losing streak that extended to five games for the Utah Royals.
RSL overcomes early deficit again for 3-3 draw in Dallas

RSL overcomes early deficit again for 3-3 draw in Dallas

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Updated May 25 - 9:19 p.m.  |  Save Story

Real Salt Lake's double-digit unbeaten streak was in mighty peril after going down 3-0 to FC Dallas early in the second half Saturday at Toyota Stadium.
Chicho Arango carrying RSL into uncharted territory as MLS scoring leader

Chicho Arango carrying RSL into uncharted territory as MLS scoring leader

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19 - 10:16 a.m.  |  Save Story

Real Salt Lake knew it was getting a goalscorer when signing Chicho Arango almost one year ago.
Arango, Gomez score twice for RSL in electric 5-3 home win over Colorado

Arango, Gomez score twice for RSL in electric 5-3 home win over Colorado

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Updated May 18 - 11:14 p.m.  |  Save Story

Real Salt Lake's 5-3 home win over Rocky Mountain rival Colorado Rapids had several exciting moments.
Late goal in North Carolina makes it 4 straight losses for Utah Royals

Late goal in North Carolina makes it 4 straight losses for Utah Royals

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Updated May 17 - 9:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

For 75 minutes on Friday in North Carolina it looked like the Utah Royals' losing streak would end at three games as both teams were held scoreless.
RSL extends MLS unbeaten streak to 9 with 2-0 shutout over Seattle

RSL extends MLS unbeaten streak to 9 with 2-0 shutout over Seattle

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Updated May 15 - 11:12 p.m.  |  Save Story

Real Salt Lake has now gone over two months in MLS play without losing a game as the Claret and Cobalt cement their spot at the top of the Western Conference.
Utah Royals drop 3rd straight after conceding another penalty in 3-1 Chicago loss

Utah Royals drop 3rd straight after conceding another penalty in 3-1 Chicago loss

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted May 12 - 6:59 p.m.  |  Save Story

BYU soccer alum Cameron Tucker got one back for the Royals in the 81st minute after coming on as a sub at halftime, but Chicago slammed the door shut with a back-breaker in second-half stoppage time.
Chicho Arango can't stop scoring in Real Salt Lake's 2-2 draw with LA Galaxy

Chicho Arango can't stop scoring in Real Salt Lake's 2-2 draw with LA Galaxy

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated May 11 - 11:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Chicho Arango tallied his second brace of the season in Real Salt Lake's 2-2 draw with the Los Angeles Galaxy at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
Utah Royals start 3-game road trip with 2-0 loss in San Diego

Utah Royals start 3-game road trip with 2-0 loss in San Diego

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Updated May 8 - 10:59 p.m.  |  Save Story

A grueling month of May is just beginning for a Utah Royals squad that dropped the fifth match in its last six on Wednesday in San Diego.
New Mexico makes RSL 1-and-done in Open Cup with 4-2 loss

New Mexico makes RSL 1-and-done in Open Cup with 4-2 loss

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Updated May 8 - 9:51 p.m.  |  Save Story

Real Salt Lake was eliminated in the Round of 32 of the U.S. Open Cup Wednesday in New Mexico after making it all the way to the semifinals last year.
'The Rise of Arango' gives RSL 1-0 home win over Kansas City on Star Wars night

'The Rise of Arango' gives RSL 1-0 home win over Kansas City on Star Wars night

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Updated May 4 - 11:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

Real Salt Lake's own "Chosen One" gave fans "A New Hope" with a late game-winner on Saturday.
2 goal hole extends Utah Royals' winless streak to 5 after Angel City loss

2 goal hole extends Utah Royals' winless streak to 5 after Angel City loss

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Updated May 3 - 10:42 p.m.  |  Save Story

The well-known adage says a 2-0 lead is the most dangerous lead in soccer, but it was still too much to overcome for the reeling Utah Royals on Friday against Angel City FC at America First Field.
Alex Katranis hits last-minute wonder goal for 2-1 RSL win in Philadelphia

Alex Katranis hits last-minute wonder goal for 2-1 RSL win in Philadelphia

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Updated April 27 - 9:11 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Claret and Cobalt went to the home field of the undefeated Eastern Conference powerhouse Philadelphia Union and came away with a 2-1 win.
Royals earn first shutout in cold draw against Houston at home

Royals earn first shutout in cold draw against Houston at home

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Updated April 27 - 8:57 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Utah Royals found a narrow silver lining in a 0-0 draw with the Houston Dash.
RSL moves to 1st in West with 4-0 thrashing in Chicago

RSL moves to 1st in West with 4-0 thrashing in Chicago

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Updated April 20 - 9:42 p.m.  |  Save Story

Chicho Arango announced his arrival in Utah last July in a 4-0 win and announced his return to the forefront of the MVP discussions with another 4-0 win on Saturday.
Utah Royals concede record 5 goals in defeat in Louisville

Utah Royals concede record 5 goals in defeat in Louisville

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Updated April 20 - 6:18 p.m.  |  Save Story

An equalizer just before halftime gave the Utah Royals false hope as a 1-1 tie gave way to a 5-1 loss in Louisville to drop the team to 1-4 on the season.
RSL trades for Columbus defender amid injury desperation

RSL trades for Columbus defender amid injury desperation

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted April 19 - 1:12 p.m.  |  Save Story

The team announced Friday the acquisition of 24-year-old center-back Philip Quinton from the Columbus Crew for up to $200,000 in General Allocation Money via trade.
Utah Royals sign New Zealand midfielder to help with depth, scoring struggles

Utah Royals sign New Zealand midfielder to help with depth, scoring struggles

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted April 16 - 4:39 p.m.  |  Save Story

It hasn't been an easy return to the NWSL for the second-to-last-place Utah Royals through four games, but some help is on the way to give the team a boost.
RSL can't cash in on chances in 0-0 draw to Columbus

RSL can't cash in on chances in 0-0 draw to Columbus

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Updated April 13 - 10:50 p.m.  |  Save Story

Real Salt Lake had almost double the shots on goal on Saturday than its opponent the Columbus Crew but couldn't find the back of the net in the team's first 0-0 draw since June 2023.
Royals shut out in 1-0 home loss to Orlando

Royals shut out in 1-0 home loss to Orlando

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Updated April 12 - 10:49 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Utah Royals were held scoreless for the first time since the season opener Friday at America First Field in a 1-0 loss to the Orlando Pride.
Minnesota spoils RSL win streak with last-minute equalizer

Minnesota spoils RSL win streak with last-minute equalizer

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted April 6 - 9:26 p.m.  |  Save Story

Real Salt Lake seemed to be well on its way to its first three-game win streak in MLS play since May 2022 with an early goal on the road, but Minnesota had other ideas.
Defensive depth takes hit as RSL attack takes flight

Defensive depth takes hit as RSL attack takes flight

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted April 4 - 4:14 p.m.  |  Save Story

While the goals are coming free and easy, the state of RSL's defense looks a little more endangered following an injury in training this week.
Late goal from Sentnor not enough to recover from first-half road deficit in 2-1 Royals loss

Late goal from Sentnor not enough to recover from first-half road deficit in 2-1 Royals loss

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Updated March 31 - 2:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

The first road foray for the Utah Royals in 2024 did not start well, with a penalty conceded in the 21st minute and a 2-0 halftime deficit to the Washington Spirit.
First RSL hat trick in 6 years fuels 3-1 home win over St. Louis

First RSL hat trick in 6 years fuels 3-1 home win over St. Louis

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Updated March 30 - 10:50 p.m.  |  Save Story

Star striker and team captain Chicho Arango willed his team to a comeback with a second-half hat trick.
Newcomers save undermanned RSL squad in 2-1 road win over Vancouver

Newcomers save undermanned RSL squad in 2-1 road win over Vancouver

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Updated March 23 - 9:14 p.m.  |  Save Story

Seventeen-year-old Fidel Barajas had two assists in six minutes, including one to Greek left-back Alex Katranis for his first MLS goal after signing with RSL last month.
Royals score early, hang on for 2-1 win over North Carolina

Royals score early, hang on for 2-1 win over North Carolina

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Updated March 22 - 11:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Utah Royals failed to score in last week's season opener but didn't take long to find the back of the net in the second match of their 2024 revival.
Royals come up short in 2-0 opener loss to Chicago

Royals come up short in 2-0 opener loss to Chicago

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Updated March 16 - 8:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

The first win for Royals 2.0 will have to wait a little longer after the visiting Chicago Red Stars came into America First Field and stole a 2-0 win
Utah Royals 'version 2.0' is 'bigger, better' and 'finally' here

Utah Royals 'version 2.0' is 'bigger, better' and 'finally' here

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted March 15 - 9:12 a.m.  |  Save Story

Utah Royals 2.0, as newly-minted captain Paige Monaghan put it, was put together via trades, free agency, the expansion draft and the college draft.
Familiar fate plagues RSL in 2-1 home loss to Rapids

Familiar fate plagues RSL in 2-1 home loss to Rapids

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Updated March 9 - 11:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Claret and Cobalt returned to last season's home woes in a 2-1 loss to the Colorado Rapids on Saturday at America First Field.
Sentnor shines in final Royals tune-up before season opener

Sentnor shines in final Royals tune-up before season opener

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted March 8 - 9:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

The closed scrimmage served as the final preseason prep match as the team opens the NWSL season a week from Saturday against the Chicago Red Stars on March 16 at America First Field.
Pablo Ruiz out for season with ACL tear just 3 games into return from MCL injury

Pablo Ruiz out for season with ACL tear just 3 games into return from MCL injury

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted March 6 - 2:52 p.m.  |  Save Story

Real Salt Lake midfielder Pablo Ruiz announced on Instagram Tuesday he will miss the remainder of the 2024 season with a torn knee ligament.
Snow game favors home team in 3-0 RSL win over LAFC

Snow game favors home team in 3-0 RSL win over LAFC

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Updated March 2 - 6:18 p.m.  |  Save Story

All it took was three hours of weather delays for Real Salt Lake to get its first win of the season in a snow-filled 3-0 home opener victory over LAFC.
Emeka Eneli plays 'best game of his career' in second start of sophomore season

Emeka Eneli plays 'best game of his career' in second start of sophomore season

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 25 - 4:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

Pablo Mastroeni isn't afraid to push the boundaries of his players' traditional positions, but Emeka Eneli may be the most extreme example yet.
Breakthrough goal quickly countered in 1-1 RSL draw in St. Louis

Breakthrough goal quickly countered in 1-1 RSL draw in St. Louis

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 24 - 9:56 p.m.  |  Save Story

Matt Crooks made his debut Saturday in the second half and took just 10 minutes to earn his first assist on the team's first goal of the season.
Second-half surge not enough for RSL in 2-0 loss in Miami to open season

Second-half surge not enough for RSL in 2-0 loss in Miami to open season

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 21 - 10:10 p.m.  |  Save Story

While Messi didn't score in the first game of his first full season in MLS, he assisted on the eventual game-winner by Robert Taylor in the 39th minute
RSL banking on returning production in 2024, but will it be enough to compete?

RSL banking on returning production in 2024, but will it be enough to compete?

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 20 - 6:27 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Claret and Cobalt will know very early on whether or not they have what it takes to match up with the best of MLS.
Select Health announced as RSL jersey sponsor in 'major partnership' with Intermountain Health

Select Health announced as RSL jersey sponsor in 'major partnership' with Intermountain Health

Caleb Turner and Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 14 - 5:26 p.m.  |  Save Story

Select Health replaces Lehi-based LifeVantage as the primary jersey sponsor for RSL after 10 years. Intermountain Health and Real Salt Lake said Wednesday the partnership comes with a plan to build community health.
A leg up: Real Salt Lake teams up to help donate shoes, clothes to kids after break-in

A leg up: Real Salt Lake teams up to help donate shoes, clothes to kids after break-in

Sky Mundell, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 12 - 7:10 p.m.  |  Save Story

Real Salt Lake and America First Credit Union collaborated Monday to make a massive clothing donation, which included over 650 pairs of brand-new shoes, to the Granite Education Foundation.
RSL signs English midfielder in final week of preseason

RSL signs English midfielder in final week of preseason

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 12 - 3:15 p.m.  |  Save Story

English midfielder Matt Crooks was announced as the team's latest addition on Monday, joining forward Fidel Barajas and defender Alexandros Katranis as the club's primary signings in 2024.
Incomplete RSL squad gets first preseason match action as Miami opener nears

Incomplete RSL squad gets first preseason match action as Miami opener nears

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 3 - 2:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

Real Salt Lake takes on Lionel Messi and Inter Miami in 18 days when head coach Pablo Mastroeni expects the starting lineup to look significantly different.
Utah Royals release 2024 schedule with season opener at home on March 16

Utah Royals release 2024 schedule with season opener at home on March 16

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 1:50 p.m.  |  Save Story

Five of the team's first seven matches will be at home in Sandy, with the North Carolina Courage coming to town on March 22 to follow up the home opener.
Fidel Barajas bringing 'field presence' to fill void in RSL attack

Fidel Barajas bringing 'field presence' to fill void in RSL attack

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 17 - 5:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

Diego Luna recently turned 20 and earned his first call-up to the US senior national team. And, just like clockwork, Real Salt Lake already has another young prospect waiting in the wings to follow in his footsteps.
Utah Royals select North Carolina's Ally Sentnor with No. 1 pick in NWSL draft

Utah Royals select North Carolina's Ally Sentnor with No. 1 pick in NWSL draft

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 12 - 11:17 p.m.  |  Save Story

Drafts are all about picking potential, and the Utah Royals got plenty of promise with 19-year-old Ally Sentnor at No. 1 overall in the NWSL draft Friday.
Diego Luna named to senior US men's national team for first time

Diego Luna named to senior US men's national team for first time

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 5 - 11:09 a.m.  |  Save Story

Diego Luna isn't the young, rising hope for just Real Salt Lake anymore. He's at the forefront of the latest youth movement for the U.S. men's national team, as well.
Jefferson Savarino set to return to Brazil in reported $2.7 million RSL sale

Jefferson Savarino set to return to Brazil in reported $2.7 million RSL sale

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 4 - 4:46 p.m.  |  Save Story

Brazilian club Botafogo is closing in on a transfer deal for Real Salt Lake winger Jefferson Savarino, according to multiple sources.
Damir Kreilach leaving RSL after 6 seasons

Damir Kreilach leaving RSL after 6 seasons

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 27 - 12:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

Real Salt Lake's longtime captain and cultural leader is leaving the team after six seasons in Utah.
Messi, Miami welcome RSL for 2024 MLS opener

Messi, Miami welcome RSL for 2024 MLS opener

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 20 - 1:10 p.m.  |  Save Story

Real Salt Lake will be the first team to face Lionel Messi and Inter Miami in the Argentine superstar's first full season in MLS.
RSL 'picks for future' with 6 selections in 2024 MLS SuperDraft

RSL 'picks for future' with 6 selections in 2024 MLS SuperDraft

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 19 - 6:23 p.m.  |  Save Story

Real Salt Lake came into Tuesday's MLS SuperDraft with six selections — including three from trades — and made all six to stake its claim on several young players with "high ceilings."
Utah Royals round out roster with 2 picks in NWSL Expansion Draft

Utah Royals round out roster with 2 picks in NWSL Expansion Draft

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 15 - 7:46 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Utah Royals reached the bare minimum of 11 players earlier this week in a flurry of trades but used Friday's NWSL Expansion Draft to add two more players on the offensive side of the ball.
Utah Royals fill roster with familiar faces ahead of NWSL Expansion Draft

Utah Royals fill roster with familiar faces ahead of NWSL Expansion Draft

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 13 - 7:47 a.m.  |  Save Story

The NWSL Expansion Draft technically doesn't happen until Friday, but the Utah Royals got a head start by adding five players from five teams via trade Tuesday.