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Postponing Olympics the right call, but Utah Royals still heartbroken by decision

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 27th - 10:15am

When the IOC announced its decision to postpone the Tokyo Summer Games it sent shockwaves around the world, including in the Utah Royals FC locker room.

NWSL, Utah Royals FC indefinitely suspend start of 2020 season

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Mar 20th - 6:50pm

Now the National Women’s Soccer League, and with it Utah Royals FC, is suspending its own season in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘This is bigger than soccer’: RSL donates more than 1,500 pounds of food to Utah Food Bank

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Mar 20th - 10:01am

Through a generous donation from the RSL Foundation, the organization donated 1,500 pounds of food to the Utah Food Bank over the past three days that would’ve been sold at Rio Tinto Stadium last Saturday.

Major League Soccer adjusts league-wide suspension to 8 weeks, eyeing May 10 return

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 19th - 9:49am

In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation to limit gatherings of 50 or more people, MLS has adjusted its previous 30-day suspension to eight weeks, the league announced in a statement Thursday morning.

Major League Soccer suspends 2020 season for 30 days

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Mar 12th - 4:34pm

Major League Soccer announced the suspension of the 2020 season Thursday, interrupting the nascent season after just two games for most teams, including Real Salt Lake.

Real Salt Lake snags last-second goal but disappointed with 1-1 draw

Brayden Ramsay, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 7th - 5:28pm

Real Salt Lake dominated play for much of the match in its home opener but had to salvage a last-minute tie with Damir Kreilach's header.

Buoyed at home: Real Salt Lake eager to flex new attack in opener versus Red Bulls

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 5th - 10:14am

Justin Meram doesn’t expect many boos this Saturday when RSL welcomes the New York Red Bulls to Rio Tinto Stadium.

Utah Royals to receive Portland DF Elizabeth Ball, allocation money for Becky Sauerbrunn

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Mar 3rd - 11:04am

Portland is set to send defender Elizabeth Ball to Utah, as well as $150,000 in allocation money.

It's official: Guiseppe Rossi signs with Real Salt Lake

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 2:17pm

Forward Giuseppe Rossi signed Thursday with Major League Soccer's Real Salt Lake, 21 months after his last competitive match.

Reports: Utah Royals FC sending captain Becky Sauerbrunn to Portland for cash

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 25th - 1:32pm

The 34-year-old U.S. national team center back is the key player in a trade between Utah and the Thorns, as first reported Tuesday by Equalizer Soccer and The Athletic.

A look at the 3 goalkeepers who could replace Rimando for RSL

Brayden Ramsay, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 24th - 12:17pm

With the 2020 MLS season just around the corner, many might be wondering: who’s going to replace Nick Rimando?

USWNT coming back to Rio Tinto Stadium in April

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb 12th - 11:53am

The United States will play a pre-Olympic friendly at the home of Real Salt Lake and the Utah Royals in April, sources with direct knowledge of the match told KSL.com late Tuesday night.

US women down Mexico 4-0 to secure Olympic spot

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 8th - 12:05am

Samantha Mewis' goal on a blistering free kick in the second half against Mexico left no doubt that the United States was on its way to the Olympics.

Utah Royals FC name Chicago assistant Craig Harrington as club's 2nd head coach

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb 7th - 4:59pm

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.

MLS salaries, charter flights rise in new labor deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 6th - 10:19am

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.

Amid coaching search, Utah Royals GM Stephanie Lee out to drive club into next phase

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 25th - 1:01pm

As Stephanie Lee puts it, her job is to move Utah Royals FC into the next phase of the franchise — in coach, players and organization.

Becks is Back: Why re-signing Kyle Beckerman was key to Real Salt Lake's offseason

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 20th - 4:29pm

Beckerman, the club's 37-year-old talisman, will return for his 21st season in Major League Soccer, the club announced via formalized agreement and state Monday.

The more things change: Real Salt Lake reassembles to open 2020 preseason

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan 19th - 9:17am

Rumored to be departing the club for much of last season, head coach Freddy Juarez confirmed to a small group of reporters Saturday that Ecuadorian international Joao Plata is no longer with the club.

Utah Royals FC add trio of collegiate goal-scorers via NWSL draft

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 16th - 1:19pm

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.