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

Sean Walker,  |  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,  |  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,  |  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 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,  |  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,  |  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,  |  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,  |  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,  |  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.

RSL signs UCLA's Milan Iloski to homegrown deal

Brayden Ramsay,  |  Posted Jan 16th - 7:59am

Milan Iloski foregoes senior year at UCLA in order to sign with Real Salt Lake.

Utah Royals FC historic trade lands first-round pick, No. 8 overall from Chicago

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jan 14th - 6:05pm

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.

Real Salt Lake adds pair, including UConn winger Dayonn Harris, via 2020 SuperDraft

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Jan 9th - 4:06pm

RSL drafted UConn winger Dayonn Harris with the No. 20 overall pick in the newly revamped MLS SuperDraft Thursday, adding an older college veteran to a position in need of depth in Sandy.

Utah Royals FC midfielder Erika Tymrak retires on day club confirms departure of head coach Laura Harvey

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Jan 6th - 11:42am

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 to exit Utah Royals FC for US Soccer post

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Jan 3rd - 11:25am

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.

The top 10 moments from Real Salt Lake, Utah Royals FC and Real Monarchs of the decade

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jan 1st - 7:19pm

Real Salt Lake was a franchise filled with change from 2010-19, from the top (ownership) to the locker room (players) to the expansion of two more clubs falling under its umbrella.

The top 10 most memorable sports moments in the state of Utah in 2019

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Dec 31st - 4:04pm

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.

The top 10 stories from Real Salt Lake, Utah Royals FC and Real Monarchs in 2019

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Dec 31st - 1:47pm

With three clubs in 2019, the organization representing Real Salt Lake, Utah Royals FC and Real Monarchs SLC might have 30 top moments from the year. But we’ve narrowed them down to 10.

Interim no more: Real Salt Lake promotes Freddy Juarez to head coach

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Dec 3rd - 3:05pm

The Sandy-based Major League Soccer club announced the promotion of assistant coach Freddy Juarez to head coach Tuesday afternoon during a news conference at Rio Tinto Stadium.