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No Supporters' Shield in 2020, MLS says

Reuters  |  Posted Oct 17th - 5:47pm

Major League Soccer's (MLS) Supporters' Shield will not be awarded this year, the league said on Saturday, due to the changes to the standard competitive environment forced by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Real Salt Lake snaps 3-match losing skid with 2-1 win over West co-leading Portland

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Oct 14th - 10:15pm

Douglas Martinez Jr. and Damir Kreilach each scored a first-half goal as RSL held off the Timbers, 2-1, in front of a reduced-capacity Rio Tinto Stadium.

Real Salt Lake's Oct. 18 match at Colorado postponed

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Oct 12th - 8:36pm

With Real Salt Lake slipping further down the Western Conference table as Major League Soccer hits the final stretch of the regular season, another intra-conference game has been postponed indefinitely.

Vancouver scores 2 in second half to hand Real Salt Lake 3rd straight loss

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Oct 10th - 10:33pm

Real Salt Lake’s road match against Vancouver in a neutral venue started off well Saturday night.

Real Salt Lake pushed below playoff line with 2-1 loss to West-leading Seattle

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Oct 7th - 11:07pm

Morris scored 28 minutes later, and the Sounders held Real Salt Lake without an official shot on target Wednesday night en route to a 2-1 win over RSL at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.

Real Salt Lake stumbles to 3-1 home loss to LAFC

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Oct 4th - 10:07pm

Bradley Wright-Phillips had a goal and an assist, and Diego Rossi and Brian Rodriguez each scored a goal Sunday night as Los Angeles FC cruised to a 3-1 win over Real Salt Lake in front of a limited-capacity crowd of 3,062 fans at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Amy Rodriguez's 1st-half goal leads Utah Royals FC to 1-1 draw with Portland in 2020 home finale

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Oct 3rd - 11:25pm

Amy Rodriguez scored a first-half goal, Abby Smith made four saves, and Utah Royals FC played arguably their best match of the NWSL fall series with a 1-1 draw against the Portland Thorns in front of an announced crowd of 1,905 fans Saturday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.

'We’re just taking it for what it is': Utah Royals look for more growth in NWSL fall series home finale

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Oct 2nd - 8:41pm

The Royals will host the Thorns at 8 p.m. MT Saturday, and not only will it be Utah’s final home match, but it will also be the only match in the four-game fall series schedule to be featured on linear television (CBS Sports Network).

Why Real Salt Lake will be without Albert Rusnak for 6 of final 9 regular-season matches

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Sep 30th - 3:09pm

Albert Rusnak was called up by the Slovakian national team Wednesday for a critical playoff match against Ireland for the UEFA 2020 Euro and UEFA Nationals League, meaning he'll miss six MLS matches down the home stretch of the league's season.

No goals, but Real Salt Lake earns rare point from Minnesota with scoreless draw

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Sep 27th - 9:35pm

Andrew Putna made seven saves for Real Salt Lake, conceding just one corner kick in a standout performance in goal for the visitors.

Fast start propels Utah Royals to 2-2 draw with OL Reign in return to Rio Tinto Stadium

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Sep 26th - 5:02pm

Aminata Diallo and Tziarra King each scored a goal to help Utah to a 2-2 draw with OL Reign in front of an announced crowd of 1,302 fans Saturday at Rio Tinto Stadium.

'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.