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Herrera's goal, Ochoa's heroics not enough as LAFC snatch 3 points with 2-1 win over RSL

Herrera's goal, Ochoa's heroics not enough as LAFC snatch 3 points with 2-1 win over RSL

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated July 17 - 11:25 p.m.

Carlos Vela scored the go-ahead goal with just over 10 minutes left, and LAFC took all three points from a 2-1 win over RSL at Banc of California Stadium.
Another Damir Kreilach brace sends Real Salt Lake past Vancouver

Another Damir Kreilach brace sends Real Salt Lake past Vancouver

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated July 7 - 11:06 p.m.

Kreilach scored his second brace of the season against Vancouver, and Real Salt Lake cruised to a 4-0 win over the Whitecaps in a midweek match Wednesday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.
Club America opens US-based 'Tour Aguila' with 1-0 win over Santos Laguna in Sandy

Club America opens US-based 'Tour Aguila' with 1-0 win over Santos Laguna in Sandy

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated July 4 - 10:49 p.m.

Roger Martinez scored the only goal of the match in the 11th minute, and Las Aguilas held on for a 1-0 win over Liga MX rival Santos Laguna, kicking off the club's first match in Utah since 2017 Sunday night in Sandy.
Frustration mounting as Real Salt Lake's play fails to match results during slump

Frustration mounting as Real Salt Lake's play fails to match results during slump

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated July 4 - 11:00 a.m.

It would be easy to write off RSL is a club unworthy of competing with Major League Soccer's top clubs. After all, Salt Lake has just one win in its last eight matches — including six of them at home. But truth is rarely easy.
'Once again, we got punished': Real Salt Lake's woes continue in 1-0 loss to LAFC

'Once again, we got punished': Real Salt Lake's woes continue in 1-0 loss to LAFC

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated July 3 - 11:05 p.m.

Jose Cifuentes scored the go-ahead goal against the run of play in the 69th minute, and LAFC held off Real Salt Lake 1-0 in front of an announced crowd of 18,253 fans in a full-capacity Rio Tinto Stadium for the first time since last March.
RSL to return to full capacity at Rio Tinto Stadium for July 4 weekend

RSL to return to full capacity at Rio Tinto Stadium for July 4 weekend

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 28 - 5:12 p.m.

Real Salt Lake is back — to full capacity as the club prepares to host Los Angeles FC on Saturday.
Real Salt Lake is struggling to kill off games. How can they change that?

Real Salt Lake is struggling to kill off games. How can they change that?

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated June 27 - 12:29 p.m.

For the third time in four home matches — and fifth in seven matches — RSL watched its lead evaporate. An early shot of adrenaline, even a goal to put Salt Lake ahead. And then — poof — gone.
Glad's goal not enough as Real Salt Lake drops 1-1 home draw with Houston

Glad's goal not enough as Real Salt Lake drops 1-1 home draw with Houston

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated June 26 - 9:17 p.m.

Justen Glad scored an early goal off a set piece, but the Houston Dynamo rallied to equalize in the second half and take a 1-1 draw out of Rio Tinto Stadium.
'It kind of feels like Vancouver': Salt Lake soccer fans embracing Whitecaps during Utah stay

'It kind of feels like Vancouver': Salt Lake soccer fans embracing Whitecaps during Utah stay

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 24 - 12:11 p.m.

It's been a lonely four months for the 'Caps, who played a road-heavy schedule and empty-stadium home matches before Wednesday's 2-1 loss with the Galaxy. But Wednesday's match brought a little bit of normalcy to Vancouver players and supporters when they kicked off against the Los Angeles Galaxy.
Sounders stretch unbeaten start to 10 with 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake

Sounders stretch unbeaten start to 10 with 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated June 23 - 11:07 p.m.

Seattle Sounders stretched their unbeaten streak to a league-best 10 games Wednesday night with a 2-1 victory over Real Salt Lake at Lumen Field in Seattle.
Holt's stoppage-time winner, Kreilach's brace help RSL snap 4-match winless skid

Holt's stoppage-time winner, Kreilach's brace help RSL snap 4-match winless skid

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated June 18 - 11:30 p.m.

Holt buried the match-winner off a long throw in in the second minute of extra time, and Damir Kreilach bagged a brace to help Real Salt lake to a 3-1 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps, snapping a four-match winless skid in the first match following a three-week international beak Friday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.
What RSL goalkeeper David Ochoa learned in month away with US national team

What RSL goalkeeper David Ochoa learned in month away with US national team

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 16 - 4:13 p.m.

When David Ochoa returned to the Wasatch Front, he was the same goalkeeper he's always been — but something more.
US men's soccer team celebrates streak with 4-0 rout of Costa Rica, 19K fans in Sandy

US men's soccer team celebrates streak with 4-0 rout of Costa Rica, 19K fans in Sandy

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 9 - 9:44 p.m.

Daryl Dike scored his first career goal with the U.S. men's national team, Brenden Aaronson, Reggie Cannon and Gio Reyna each added a goal as the United States cruised to a 4-0 win over Costa Rica in front of 19,007 fans in its regional sendoff Wednesday evening at Rio Tinto Stadium.
MLS to meet Mexican league counterparts in All-Star Game

MLS to meet Mexican league counterparts in All-Star Game

Joe Reedy, Associated Press  |  Posted June 9 - 12:26 p.m.

Major League Soccer's All-Stars will meet their top Mexican league counterparts in Los Angeles on Aug. 25 in a game that was originally scheduled to take place last year but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Fresh off Nations League title, US national team back in Utah for CONCACAF sendoff

Fresh off Nations League title, US national team back in Utah for CONCACAF sendoff

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 8 - 4:34 p.m.

In many ways, Wednesday's international friendly against CONCACAF rival Costa Rica at Rio Tinto Stadium will be a victory lap for the United States.
Building a temporary fan base: Vancouver Whitecaps to open  Rio Tinto Stadium to local fans

Building a temporary fan base: Vancouver Whitecaps to open Rio Tinto Stadium to local fans

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated June 5 - 10:18 p.m.

The Whitecaps announced Friday that a limited number of fans would be allowed at Rio Tinto Stadium when the club resumes play following the international break.
Real Salt Lake to reopen Rio Tinto Stadium to nearly full capacity June 18

Real Salt Lake to reopen Rio Tinto Stadium to nearly full capacity June 18

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated June 4 - 7:35 a.m.

Real Salt Lake announced the move Thursday to season-ticket holders, an expansion of seating that will go into effect in time for the club's next home match June 18 against Vancouver Whitecaps FC.
Winless in 4 straight, how Real Salt Lake uses international break may define its season

Winless in 4 straight, how Real Salt Lake uses international break may define its season

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 30 - 2:15 p.m.

RSL club won't get another chance to snap that skid until at least June 18, when it hosts fellow Rio Tinto Stadium habitant Vancouver Whitecaps FC at 7:30 p.m. MT, thanks to a three-week international break that includes goalkeeper David Ochoa's match Sunday with the United States.
'Kind of a repeating story': RSL drops points via 1-1 home draw with Minnesota before international break

'Kind of a repeating story': RSL drops points via 1-1 home draw with Minnesota before international break

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated May 29 - 10:54 p.m.

Kreilach's opener was countered by a late stunner from Niko Hansen, and RSL and Minnesota United FC split the points with a 1-1 draw Saturday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.
RSL joins with Utah state senator, Mexican consulate to bring Utahns together for Santos-América friendly

RSL joins with Utah state senator, Mexican consulate to bring Utahns together for Santos-América friendly

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 24 - 4:16 p.m.

The 44-year-old senator was beaming as she introduced the club of her birth, which will face Club América in an international friendly July 4 at 6:30 p.m. MT at Rio Tinto Stadium.
Rubio Rubin's fast start, Damir Kreilach's heroics continue in Real Salt Lake's road draw with Dallas

Rubio Rubin's fast start, Damir Kreilach's heroics continue in Real Salt Lake's road draw with Dallas

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated May 22 - 9:14 p.m.

Rubin scored another golazo for the visitors, Damir Kreilach scored late, and Real Salt Lake earned a road draw with FC Dallas, 2-2 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.
Report: A dozen buyers interested in buying Real Salt Lake, but this prominent local investor isn't one

Report: A dozen buyers interested in buying Real Salt Lake, but this prominent local investor isn't one

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 21 - 11:08 a.m.

Roughly a dozen investors have been approved by Major League Soccer to pursue interest in acquiring Utah Soccer, which includes Real Salt Lake and Real Monarchs, including Philadelphia 76ers co-owner David Blitzer, according to sports business news hub Sportico.
After trusting the process, RSL goalkeeper David Ochoa earns first call-up to US senior team

After trusting the process, RSL goalkeeper David Ochoa earns first call-up to US senior team

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 20 - 2:00 p.m.

Ochoa has been called up to the U.S. men's national team roster for training camp and subsequent May 30 international friendly against No. 13 Switzerland. The camp, which will be held in St. Gallen as the United States prepares for its final match ahead of CONCACAF Nations League semifinal play, will feature three goalkeepers — and only one from Major League Soccer.
Real Salt Lake takes scoreless draw, Ochoa's first shutout from Nashville's inaugural visit

Real Salt Lake takes scoreless draw, Ochoa's first shutout from Nashville's inaugural visit

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated May 15 - 10:37 p.m.

David Ochoa made three saves in his first career shutout, but Real Salt Lake couldn't find a winner in a 0-0 draw with Nashville SC in front of an announced crowd of 10,555 fans Saturday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.
Real Salt Lake 'strongly recommends' but will no longer require masks at Rio Tinto Stadium

Real Salt Lake 'strongly recommends' but will no longer require masks at Rio Tinto Stadium

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated May 11 - 10:48 p.m.

The club had previously restricted stadium capacity to around 10,000 tickets, or roughly half of the 20,213-seat stadium. That policy remains in place, as well as additional precautions including physical distancing for fans.
Wondo'd: MLS legend Chris Wondolowski stuns Real Salt Lake with late brace, 2-1 loss

Wondo'd: MLS legend Chris Wondolowski stuns Real Salt Lake with late brace, 2-1 loss

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated May 7 - 11:32 p.m.

Rubin scored a frontrunner for MLS goal of the year in the first half, but Wondolowski responded with two in the final 10 minutes to help San Jose snatch all three points with a 2-1 win over RSL in front of a reduced-capacity sellout crowd of 10,448 people Friday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.
After 3 weeks, is Real Salt Lake good again? Maybe, but they're definitely more fun

After 3 weeks, is Real Salt Lake good again? Maybe, but they're definitely more fun

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 6 - 1:35 p.m.

In just three weeks, Real Salt Lake (2-0) has regained some of its swagger lost during arguably its worst finish in the Rio Tinto Stadium era through the truncated 2020 season. Without drawing too many conclusions from two games, the team is fun again.
US Men's National Team will return to Utah for June friendly against Costa Rica

US Men's National Team will return to Utah for June friendly against Costa Rica

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted May 5 - 9:42 a.m.

For the first time since 2017, the U.S. Men's National Team will return to Utah this summer.
Rubio's brace, Brody's debut rally Real Salt Lake to 3-1 win in home opener

Rubio's brace, Brody's debut rally Real Salt Lake to 3-1 win in home opener

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated May 1 - 3:33 p.m.

Rubio Rubin had two goals, and Damir Kreilach added a goal and two assists as Real Salt Lake rallied from a 1-0 first-half deficit to thump Western Conference rival Sporting Kansas City, 3-1 in front of a reduced-capacity sellout crowd Saturday afternoon at Rio Tinto Stadium.
'A kid who's not that good': Minnesota takes exception to RSL goalkeeper Ochoa's post-match punt

'A kid who's not that good': Minnesota takes exception to RSL goalkeeper Ochoa's post-match punt

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted April 25 - 10:50 a.m.

After the Real Salt Lake goalkeeper helped his team to a season-opening 2-1 win at Minnesota United FC on Saturday evening, David Ochoa grabbed the ball and booted it into the stands. Minnesota manager Adrian Heath took exception.
Anderson Julio's brace helps Real Salt Lake to season-opening 2-1 win at Minnesota

Anderson Julio's brace helps Real Salt Lake to season-opening 2-1 win at Minnesota

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated April 24 - 9:12 p.m.

Anderson Julio notched a brace in his RSL debut, and Rubio Rubin added two assists as Real Salt Lake held on for a rare 2-1 win over Minnesota United FC on Saturday at Allianz Field in St. Paul, Minnesota.
3 questions answered before Real Salt Lake's 2021 season opener at Minnesota

3 questions answered before Real Salt Lake's 2021 season opener at Minnesota

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated April 24 - 7:39 a.m.

A lot has changed since the last time a lot of casual fans likely paid attention to the club. So let's get up to speed with three things to know before Saturday's 6 p.m. MT kickoff at Minnesota United FC.
RSL legend Nick Rimando joins club's academy as goalkeeper coach, community ambassador

RSL legend Nick Rimando joins club's academy as goalkeeper coach, community ambassador

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated April 21 - 2:03 p.m.

Recently retired Real Salt Lake legend Nick Rimando is sticking around Utah — and his old club, as well.
MLS says Inter Miami violated budget rules to sign Matuidi

MLS says Inter Miami violated budget rules to sign Matuidi

Reuters  |  Updated April 17 - 4:45 a.m.

Major League Soccer (MLS) has said that Inter Miami's signing of French World Cup-winning midfielder Blaise Matuidi last year was not in compliance with their roster and budget rules and that the club could face sanctions.
Why longtime RSL midfielder Kyle Beckerman felt Utah Valley was 'the right fit' to start his coaching career

Why longtime RSL midfielder Kyle Beckerman felt Utah Valley was 'the right fit' to start his coaching career

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted April 13 - 8:44 a.m.

Coach Beckerman — the guy in the suit, not the one who will dive in on a two-footed tackle en route to being one of the most dominant defensive midfielders in the game — was content as he opened up the next chapter of his professional soccer career, this one from the bench, as the new head coach at Utah Valley University.
Next chapter: RSL legend Kyle Beckerman named Utah Valley men's soccer head coach

Next chapter: RSL legend Kyle Beckerman named Utah Valley men's soccer head coach

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated April 12 - 3:49 p.m.

Beckerman has been hired as the next head men's soccer coach at Utah Valley University, becoming the program's second-ever coach in Division I history, university officials told KSL.com.
MLS commish 'optimistic' in sale of Real Salt Lake to local investors by end of year

MLS commish 'optimistic' in sale of Real Salt Lake to local investors by end of year

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted April 12 - 3:43 p.m.

As Major League Soccer prepares to open its 26th season this week unlike any other prior season — on the heels of a global pandemic that threatened much of the league's infrastructure through the 2020 calendar year — MLS commissioner Don Garber is bullish on prospects of the future.
US Soccer, MLS and NWSL to test concussion substitutes

US Soccer, MLS and NWSL to test concussion substitutes

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Updated April 5 - 9:09 a.m.

U.S. Soccer, Major League Soccer and the National Women's Soccer League are joining a trial program that will allow teams two additional substitutes for suspected concussions in each match.
Why it 'felt right' for US forward Bobby Wood to come to Real Salt Lake after 14 years in Europe

Why it 'felt right' for US forward Bobby Wood to come to Real Salt Lake after 14 years in Europe

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted April 2 - 9:14 p.m.

The club formalized the signing of former U.S. men's national team striker Bobby Wood on Friday, and the 28-year-old forward most recently of Hamburg in Germany's 2. Bundesliga immediately set out to project the sell to media both local and national.
Utah will be home to 2 Major League Soccer teams to open 2021 season

Utah will be home to 2 Major League Soccer teams to open 2021 season

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted March 10 - 1:34 p.m.

The Vancouver Whitecaps announced they will open the 2021 MLS season at Real Salt Lake's home stadium on Wednesday, sharing spaces with Real Salt Lake due to travel restrictions in place between the United States and Canada related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
MLS and players reach agreement on new CBA

MLS and players reach agreement on new CBA

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 5 - 8:12 p.m.

Major League Soccer and its players struck and agreement Friday night on a reworked collective bargaining agreement that will run through the 2027 season.
RSL's Aaron Herrera, Noah Powder make senior debuts in United States' 7-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago

RSL's Aaron Herrera, Noah Powder make senior debuts in United States' 7-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 1 - 10:10 a.m.

When Aaron Herrera starts, the United States men's national team scores plenty of goals. It's now codified science.
MLS sets new negotiation deadline, warns of possible lockout

MLS sets new negotiation deadline, warns of possible lockout

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan. 29 - 1:50 p.m.

Major League Soccer has extended its deadline for negotiating adjustments to the existing collective bargaining agreement until Feb. 4 and warned it is prepared to lock out players if a deal isn't reached by then.
MLS announces preseason, season start dates

MLS announces preseason, season start dates

Reuters  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 7:23 p.m.

Major League Soccer announced Monday that the season will start on Saturday, April 3, with training permitted to begin on Feb. 22.
Real Salt Lake expected to sign US international Bobby Wood

Real Salt Lake expected to sign US international Bobby Wood

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 20 - 5:46 p.m.

One day before the 2021 MLS SuperDraft, Real Salt Lake's forward corps got a massive upgrade when U.S. international Bobby Wood agreed to a pre-contract with the club.
MLS invokes clause reopening CBA discussions with union

MLS invokes clause reopening CBA discussions with union

Tim Booth, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec. 29 - 6:36 p.m.

Major League Soccer has invoked a clause in the agreement with its players that could lead to renegotiation of the collective bargaining agreement between the league and union.
Columbus Crew win 2nd MLS title, beating Seattle 3-0

Columbus Crew win 2nd MLS title, beating Seattle 3-0

The Associated Press  |  Updated Dec. 12 - 10:41 p.m.

No matter the absences from the lineup or the opponent, Caleb Porter implored the Columbus Crew to impose themselves.
MLS commish: 'No plan whatsoever' to remove RSL from Salt Lake

MLS commish: 'No plan whatsoever' to remove RSL from Salt Lake

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 9 - 8:03 a.m.

With billions of dollars poured into the franchise on the Wasatch Front, MLS will do everything it can to keep the Salt Lake in Real Salt Lake.
Utah Royals FC sold to Kansas City owners, may return in 2023

Utah Royals FC sold to Kansas City owners, may return in 2023

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Dec. 7 - 7:28 p.m.

The Utah Royals FC are no more. But included in the announcement is hope that the club could return as early as 2023.
Utah Royals FC reportedly moving to Kansas City

Utah Royals FC reportedly moving to Kansas City

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated Dec. 5 - 8:00 p.m.

Utah Royals FC is reportedly moving to Kansas City.
Utah Royals FC trade Kelley O'Hara to Washington as final USWNT player departs club

Utah Royals FC trade Kelley O'Hara to Washington as final USWNT player departs club

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Dec. 2 - 8:15 p.m.

Kelley O'Hara, the U.S. fullback who had been with the Utah Royals since the club's inaugural season, has been traded to the Washington Spirit, both clubs announced jointly Wednesday.
Christen Press selected by Louisville in expansion draft, sending $75K to Utah Royals FC

Christen Press selected by Louisville in expansion draft, sending $75K to Utah Royals FC

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 12 - 6:30 p.m.

Whether she returns from Manchester United or not, Christen Press' time in a Utah Royals FC kit is done.
Utah Royals FC terminate contract with manager Craig Harrington

Utah Royals FC terminate contract with manager Craig Harrington

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Nov. 9 - 3:33 p.m.

After playing without him for the entirety of the NWSL fall series exhibition, Utah Royals FC formally terminated the contract of head coach Craig Harrington on Monday.
Ochoa, Onuoha mark beginning, end as Real Salt Lake close 2020 season with 2-0 loss to Sporting Kansas City

Ochoa, Onuoha mark beginning, end as Real Salt Lake close 2020 season with 2-0 loss to Sporting Kansas City

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 8 - 7:49 p.m.

While celebrating the MLS debut of goalkeeper David Ochoa and the retirement of defender Nedum Onuoha, Real Salt Lake ended with an all-too-familiar result from Sunday's season finale.
Sporting Kansas City takes 2-game shutout win streak into matchup against Real Salt Lake

Sporting Kansas City takes 2-game shutout win streak into matchup against Real Salt Lake

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov. 7 - 1:15 a.m.

Sporting Kansas City (11-6-3, second in the Western Conference) vs. Real Salt Lake (5-9-7, 11th in the Western Conference)
Real Salt Lake player tests positive for COVID-19

Real Salt Lake player tests positive for COVID-19

Xoel Cardenas, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 6 - 2:40 p.m.

A Real Salt Lake player has tested positive for COVID-19, the club announced Friday.
Real Salt Lake eliminated from playoff contention with 2-1 loss at LA Galaxy

Real Salt Lake eliminated from playoff contention with 2-1 loss at LA Galaxy

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 1 - 11:05 p.m.

Midway through Real Salt Lake's penultimate match of the year, the club faced an uphill climb toward MLS Cup playoffs when news began circulating that the Colorado Rapids had stuffed Seattle 3-1.
Real Salt Lake's Oct. 18 postponed match with Colorado will not be made up. Here's what that means for the playoffs

Real Salt Lake's Oct. 18 postponed match with Colorado will not be made up. Here's what that means for the playoffs

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 29 - 3:20 p.m.

Major League Soccer announced Thursday that a bevy of games, mostly involving the Colorado Rapids, will not be made up due to a significant number of positive results for COVID-19.
Wondo's brace pushes Real Salt Lake further back with 2-0 loss in San Jose

Wondo's brace pushes Real Salt Lake further back with 2-0 loss in San Jose

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 28 - 11:03 p.m.

On a night where everything felt set up in Real Salt Lake's favor, the club missed the most important part of a potential season-saving equation: its own three points.