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Young Real Salt Lake looks to take next step after surprise playoff run

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov 15th - 9:41am

The club is young and can look to build on successes of the 2018 season. But a squad that features 12 players age 24 and younger wants to accomplish more than an early playoff exit.

Real Salt Lake's rally at Sporting KC comes up short in 4-2 loss in West semifinals

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Nov 11th - 4:45pm

Second-half sub Sebastian Saucedo scored for Real Salt Lake, and Damir Kreilach added the third goal of his first MLS Cup playoff run to cap a team MVP-caliber season.

Missing key cog Rusnak at ‘halftime,’ Real Salt Lake needs win or multiple goals at Sporting KC for playoff win

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov 10th - 9:39pm

Albert Rusnak’s first foul against Sporting Kansas City will play a critical role as Real Salt Lake looks to finish a trip to the Western Conference finals Sunday at 1 p.m. MST at Children’s Mercy Park.

RSL homegrown Corey Baird rolls to MLS Rookie of the Year award

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Nov 5th - 7:31pm

Rookie forward Corey Baird rolled to the MLS Rookie fo the Year award, the league announced Monday morning after the RSL homegrown scored eight goals to lead all rookies int he regular season.

Sporting KC rallies back to draw Real Salt Lake in West semifinal opening leg

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Nov 4th - 11:04pm

Rusnak gave RSL the early lead in the 51st minute, but Sporting Kansas City equalized less than 10 minutes later to help the Western Conference regular-season champions steal a point, 1-1 in front of 14,045 fans Sunday night in the first leg of the MLS Cup Western Conference semifinals at Rio Tinto Stadium.

RSL center back Nedum Onuoha rises to occasion in 1st playoff taste

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov 2nd - 4:39pm

Real Salt Lake’s second-time starting center back was “the star” Thursday night in the City of Angels, where RSL toppled Los Angeles FC 3-2 in the first-year MLS expansion club’s postseason debut.

Kreilach brace helps Real Salt Lake stun LAFC 3-2 in playoff opener

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Nov 2nd - 12:42am

Damir Kreilach had two goals and an assist, and Jefferson Savarino scored the game-winner with just over 20 minutes remaining, as Real Salt Lake earned its first-ever win over first-year expansion side Los Angeles FC 3-2 Thursday night.

Underdog Real Salt Lake eager for third shot at expansion LAFC

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 31st - 10:23pm

There are two ways to look at Real Salt Lake’s first-round MLS Cup playoff match against Los Angeles FC.

Back in the playoffs, Real Salt Lake 'playing with house money' against LAFC

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 29th - 8:04pm

Real Salt Lake accomplished the pre-eminent goal after falling a point short of the postseason last year on the final day — get back into the playoff field.

Real Salt Lake claims unlikely playoff berth after Dynamo rally by Galaxy on MLS's final day

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct 28th - 5:35pm

RSL is headed to the playoffs for the first time since 2016.

Portland all-but eliminates Real Salt Lake from postseason with 3-0 win in Rose City

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 21st - 6:03pm

Sebastian Blanco had a goal and an assist, and the Portland Timbers picked up their second win over Real Salt Lake in three games with a 3-0 victory Sunday afternoon at Providence Park in Portland, Oregon.

Playoff spot on the line Sunday for Real Salt Lake in season finale at Portland

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct 21st - 7:18am

RSL (14-12-7, 49 points) can assure itself of postseason qualification Sunday with a win over the Timbers at Providence Park in Portland, Oregon (3 p.m. MDT, KSL.com and KSL TV app).

Response noted: Real Salt Lake thumps New England 4-1 in regular-season home finale

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct 18th - 10:04pm

Damir Kreilach had a goal and two assists, and Corey Baird added a goal and an assist — and that was just in the first half — as Real Salt Lake rolled to a resounding victory over visiting New England, 4-1 in the regular-season home finale Thu

Short-handed and clinging to playoff bid, Real Salt Lake preps for home finale vs. New England

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:16am

Real Salt Lake was already going to be without team captain Kyle Beckerman and midfielder Sunny Stephen for its home finale Thursday against New England. But the Sandy club may be without even more help.

Kansas City Royals, NWSL locked in trademark dispute over Utah franchise's name

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 9th - 3:33pm

Kansas City Royals Baseball Corporation filed a lawsuit on Aug. 29 against the National Women’s Soccer League alleging violations of trademark rules for the new Utah expansion club’s use of the nickname “Royals.”

RSL signs Cache Valley teenager Julian Vazquez to first-team contract

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 7th - 8:23pm

On Friday, the move paid off, when Julian Vazquez signed his first professional contract. The 17-year-old local soccer phenom will join Real Salt Lake in time for the 2019 season.

Portland pushes Real Salt Lake to brink of playoff contention with 4-1 loss at Rio Tinto

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 6th - 10:29pm

Sebastian Blanco had two goals and an assist, and the Portland Timbers pushed Real Salt Lake to the outer fringes of playoff contention with a 4-1 win Saturday night in front of 20,034 fans at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Playoff push? RSL already in postseason frame of mind as regular season wraps up

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 6th - 8:18am

If the cliche goes that “the playoffs start now,” then for RSL (13-11-7), the league’s annual postseason may have already begun.

Sporting KC, Real Salt Lake play to 1-1 draw

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 30th - 5:31pm

Ike Opara scored the tying goal in the 52nd minute and Sporting Kansas City played Real Salt Lake to a 1-1 draw Sunday.

Real Monarchs' league to rebrand to 3-tier structure in 2019

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 26th - 9:04pm

The current 33-team USL will become the USL Championship, with USL League One and USL League Two falling underneath the pyramid of the organization.