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.
Nicolas Lodeiro had a goal and an assist, and Gustav Svensson added a goal to help the Seattle Sounders eliminate 10-man Real Salt Lake from the MLS Cup Playoffs 2-0 Wednesday night at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.
Sandy’s Major League Soccer club will host the Portland Timbers in the first round of the MLS Cup playoffs Saturday, and they’ll do it in front of the Real Salt Lake faithful who have driven goalkeeper Nick Rimando through his career.
Christen Press and Amy Rodriguez each scored a first-half goal to lift Utah Royals FC to a 2-1 win over the Houston Dash in front of an announced crowd of 9,513 fans during Saturday night’s season finale.