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Quintero's brace helps Minnesota drop Real Salt Lake to 4th in West

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 15th - 6:30pm

Darwin Quintero had a brace for Minnesota, which overcame Albert Rusnak's early goal, to take a 3-1 win Sunday afternoon over Real Salt Lake at Allianz Field in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Real Monarchs standout Douglas Martinez impresses in first start with Real Salt Lake

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 14th - 9:04pm

Consider Douglas Martinez’s first big test with Real Salt Lake a pass. The 22-year-old Honduran international made his first start with the Sandy-based club’s first team Wednesday night, and his new teammates were impressed.

Utah Royals fan banned from stadium, NWSL after alleged racist behavior against Portland GK

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 14th - 12:20pm

The Sandy-based women's soccer club issued a lifetime ban for all events at Rio Tinto Stadium to a fan after an investigation verified claims of racist slurs being shouted at Portland goalkeeper Adrianna Franch.

Houston Dash snap Utah Royals' 5-match unbeaten run, 2-1

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 13th - 9:39pm

Sofia Huerta scored a goal in either half, and the Dash handed Utah coach Laura Harvey her first loss in the city of Houston with a 2-1 win Friday night at BBVA Compass Stadium in east Texas.

Thriving in her natural role, Lo’eau LaBonta paces Utah Royals FC's playoff push

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 12th - 10:18am

Lo'eau LaBonta has fulfilled her job with the Utah Royals by anchoring a midfield that has been dynamic in attack and gritty in defense during Utah’s current five-match unbeaten run, leading into Friday night’s road tilt at Houston.

Kreilach's late goal lifts Real Salt Lake to 1-0 win over San Jose for 2nd in West

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Sep 11th - 10:50pm

Damir Kreilach scored in the 76th minute — on his fifth attempt of the match — and Real Salt Lake held on for a 1-0 win Wednesday night over the Earthquakes in front of an announced crowd of 17,196 fans at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Alleged slurs aimed at Portland goalkeeper Adrianna Franch mar match with Utah Royals FC

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Sep 7th - 6:00pm

The incident spread quickly, thanks to a strong statement from Timbers Army, the official supporters group of the Thorns and Major League Soccer affiliate Portland Timbers FC.

Becky Sauerbrunn's header leads Utah Royals FC to 1-0 win over Portland

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Sep 6th - 11:02pm

Sauerbrunn notched the first goal of the match 20 minutes in, and Utah Royals FC went on to a 1-0 win with Portland Thorns FC in front of an announced crowd of 10,897 Friday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Behind NWSL player of the month Christen Press, Utah Royals FC surging into fall for potential playoff run

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 4th - 9:33pm

A day after booking her USA-leading 11th assist of the year in international play, Utah Royals FC striker Christen Press was named NWSL Player of the Month for August, as the Royals prepare for Friday night's showdown with Portland.

RSL can't capitalize on chances in 1-0 road loss to Portland

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 31st - 11:51pm

For much of the match, RSL controlled possession and generated chance after chance. But none of that led to a goal in a 1-0 loss to Portland Saturday.

Lesson learned: How loss to LAFC spurred Real Salt Lake’s thrilling win over Colorado one week later

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 25th - 8:18pm

Teams get better. Clubs improved. One player isn’t the same at the start of a season as at the end of it.

Plata, Savarino score in stoppage time to help RSL clinch 4th-straight Rocky Mountain Cup

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Aug 24th - 11:15pm

Joao Plata converted a penalty kick in stoppage time, Jefferson Savarino scored with the last touch of the match, and Real Salt Lake went on to beat the Rapids 2-0 to clinch the club’s fourth-straight Rocky Mountain Cup.

Why the once-heated Rocky Mountain Cup rivalry has cooled off

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 8:05pm

RSL has won 10 of the last 12 Rocky Mountain Cups. That's cooled off the once-heated rivalry, but it's not the only reason.

Leo, Zlatan and Amy: Utah Royals FC striker honored to be included among soccer's top goals of the year

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 10:17am

Rodriguez’s strike against Sky Blue FC is one of three nominees for the Puskas Award produced by women’s soccer players, a feat in and of itself.

Utah Royals earn split with Washington via scoreless midweek draw

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Aug 21st - 10:41pm

The Royals played to a scoreless draw with the Spirit at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, Maryland, giving Utah its seventh of nine possible points from a three-match road trip that spanned from Tacoma, Washington to Orlando, Florida.

Vela, 10-man LAFC pull away from 10-man Real Salt Lake, 2-0 in battle of west's best

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Aug 17th - 11:19pm

Carlos Vela converted a penalty kick just after the hour-mark, and 10-man Los Angeles FC went on to beat 10-man Real Salt Lake, 2-0 Saturday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Press, Rodriguez keep Utah Royals FC rolling with 2-0 win at Orlando

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Aug 17th - 10:55pm

Christen Press and Amy Rodriguez each scored a goal in the second half, and the Royals went on to shut out the Orlando Pride, 2-0 for their third-straight win Saturday evening at Exploria Stadium in Orlando, Florida.

Defense keying Real Salt Lake's momentous climb up Western Conference after 3rd-straight win

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 17th - 8:46am

For the second time in a month, Real Salt Lake held an opponent not just scoreless, but without a single shot on goal.

Real Salt Lake pours in 3 against Seattle to stretch unbeaten run to 6 straight

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 14th - 10:58pm

Sam Johnson, Albert Rusnak and Corey Baird each scored a goal to help Real Salt Lake thump Pacific Northwest rivals Seattle Sounders FC, 3-0 for the Salt Lake side’s sixth-straight match without a loss Wednesday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Former RSL coach Mike Petke shares his side of incident that led to termination

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Aug 13th - 11:20am

Mike Petke is silent no more. The former Real Salt Lake head coach shared a brief statement Tuesday via Twitter sharing parts of his side of the story that led to his termination after a three-match suspension for "repugnant" language.