Utah's professional women's soccer club announced the addition of Craig Harrington as the second head coach in franchise history Friday, introducing the former Chicago Red Stars assistant at a press conference at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy.
The minimum salary for senior players in Major League Soccer will rise from $70,250 last year to $109,200 in 2024 as part of a five-year collective bargaining agreement, and the use of charter flights will expand.
Utah Royals FC selected North Carolina State midfielder Tziarra King with the No. 8 overall selection in the National Women's Soccer League college draft Thursday, claiming the talented attacking player after in the first round of the draft.
Heading into its third season of operations on the Wasatch Front, Utah Royals FC traded into the first round of the annual NWSL college draft, sending an undisclosed amount of allocation money to the Chicago Red Stars in exchange for the club’s No. 8 overall selection in the 2020 draft.
Midfielder Erika Tymrak announced her retirement from professional soccer Monday morning, on the same morning that Utah Royals FC confirmed reports from last week that head coach Laura Harvey had accepted the role as head coach of the United States U-20 women’s national team.
Laura Harvey’s time with Utah Royals FC has come to an end, according to multiple reports. The 39-year-old British coach will leave her post as head coach of Utah’s women’s pro soccer team to pursue a position with U.S. Soccer.
A lot happened in the world of sports in the state of Utah in 2019, so recapping the year comes as a challenge. But without further ado, he’s a look at the 10 most memorable, or impactful, sports stories in the state for the year.