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'Trying to bring us all together': Former US defender Amy LePeilbet honored to lead Utah Royals as interim manager

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Sep 25th - 5:13pm

The 38-year-old former U.S. center back will be on the sidelines for her first home match as interim head coach of the Royals on Saturday, when Utah hosts Tacoma, Washington-based OL Reign in the NWSL Fall Series at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Christen Press will honor Kobe Bryant with Man United's No. 24 jersey

Rob Harris, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 25th - 3:05pm

With her usual No. 23 jersey already claimed, Christen Press had a decision to make when she joined Manchester United.

Rusnak, Kreilach get Real Salt Lake back on track with 2-0 win over LA Galaxy

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Sep 23rd - 10:29pm

Albert Rusnak converted a penalty, then assisted on Damir Kreilach’s team-high sixth goal of the season to help Real Salt Lake to a slump-busting 2-0 win over the Galaxy in front of a reduced-capacity crowd of 3,943 fans Wednesday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Real Salt Lake must move quickly to fix 2-match skid, prep for pivotal MLS Phase 3

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Sep 22nd - 5:55pm

Real Salt Lake will host the Los Angeles Galaxy on Wednesday, a clash of two teams in desperate need of points — even with eight teams from the Western Conference qualifying for the MLS Cup playoffs in November.

Head coach Craig Harrington, assistant placed on leave before Utah Royals' 3-0 loss to Portland

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Sep 20th - 4:11pm

Craig Harrington, the first-year head coach of Utah Royals FC, was placed on leave by the organization prior to the club’s first match in the NWSL Fall Series. Assistant coach Louis Lancaster was also placed on leave.

Shorthanded Real Salt Lake drops second straight home match, 2-1 to Vancouver

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Sep 19th - 10:30pm

David Milinkovic and Lucas Cavallini each scored a second-half goal, and Fredy Montero notched two assists to lift the Whitecaps to a 2-1 win in front of an announced crowd of 3,409 fans at Rio Tinto Stadium.

All of their national team players have opted out, so who's left for Utah Royals FC in fall opener?

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Sep 19th - 6:55pm

In addition to the round of roster movement, three federation players have opted out of the fall series: U.S. fullback Kelley O’Hara, and Canadian internationals Desiree Scott and Diana Matheson.

Cobra Krei: Why storied midfield Damir Kreilach is staying with Real Salt Lake

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Sep 18th - 2:53pm

The 31-year-old midfielder signed a multi-year extension with the only club he’s known in Major League soccer, keeping Kreilach in an RSL uniform through at least the 2022 season, with a club option for 2023.

Colorado snaps 5-match losing streak vs. Real Salt Lake with 5 away goals

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Sep 12th - 10:27pm

Diego Rubio scored two goals, and Younes Namli added two assists to help the Colorado Rapids to a 5-0 win over Real Salt Lake, snapping a five-match winning streak in Rocky Mountain Cup on Saturday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.

With NWSL fall series on deck, Utah Royals FC looking to 'revamp,' create new era for club

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Sep 11th - 8:07pm

Amy Rodriguez, who was named team captain after former captain Becky Sauerbrunn was traded to Portland, has a responsibility to lead, both on and off the field. And that includes in the front office.

Former BYU, Alta High star Michele Vasconcelos is coming home to play for Utah Royals FC

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Sep 10th - 3:54pm

Michele Vasconcelos will return to Rio Tinto Stadium this fall as a member of Utah Royals FC, the team announced Thursday in a trade with the Chicago Red Stars.

Kreilach bags goal, assist to lift Real Salt Lake to 3-0 win over LAFC

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Sep 9th - 10:30pm

Damir Kreilach had a goal and an assist, and Justin Meram added a goal to help Real Salt Lake pull away from Los Angeles FC, 3-0 in front of an announced crowd of 4,147 fans Wednesday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Utah Royals' Christen Press off to England with Manchester United

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Sep 9th - 11:43am

Christen Press has completed the paperwork on a loan to Manchester United Women in the FA WSL, the two clubs announced Wednesday.

Why the return of diamond formation didn't lead Real Salt Lake to success like in the past

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Sep 7th - 11:42am

For the first time since 2014, RSL was playing a formation that once brought unparalleled success to the club — regularly competting for trophies, CONCACAF Champions League berths, and the ultimate prize of MLS Cup in 2009, among them.

Amid wholesale changes, Real Salt Lake gives up 4 goals in loss to Minnesota United

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Sep 6th - 9:17pm

Robin Lod scored twice, and Chase Gasper and Jacori Hayes each scored a second-half goal to lead Minnesota United to a 4-0 win Sunday evening over Real Salt Lake at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

'It was awesome': Return of (limited) fans fires up Real Salt Lake in 2-2 draw with Seattle

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Sep 3rd - 11:14am

Wednesday night 2-2 draw gave 4,026 Real Salt Lake fans in attendance a small slice of normalcy, even if it’s abnormal to arrive only one hour or 30 minutes early or with a mask on for 90 minutes.

Real Salt Lake rallies for 2-2 draw with Seattle in 1st home match with fans since March 7

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Sep 2nd - 10:34pm

Pablo Ruiz ripped his first goal of the season in the 85th minute to help Real Salt Lake save a point with a 2-2 draw against second-place Seattle in a midweek match Wednesday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Vivint Arena president, former Real Salt Lake exec takes leave for interim role at club

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Sep 2nd - 2:11pm

Major League Soccer announced Wednesday that John Kimball, a founding executive with Real Salt Lake who currently works as president of Vivint Smart Home Arena, will return to RSL as interim president of Utah Soccer.

RSL chief business officer Andy Carroll follows owner in leave of absence

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Sep 1st - 5:18pm

RSL chief business officer Andy Carroll announced Tuesday through the club that he will step aside from his role after reports of misogynistic comments and misconduct during his time as an executive with the club.