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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 11th - 10:48pm

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 7th - 11:32pm

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 6th - 1:35pm

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 5th - 9:42am

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 1st - 3:33pm

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 Apr 25th - 10:50am

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 Apr 24th - 9:12pm

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 Apr 24th - 7:39am

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 Apr 21st - 2:03pm

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 Apr 17th - 4:45am

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 Apr 13th - 8:44am

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 Apr 12th - 3:49pm

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 Apr 12th - 3:43pm

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 Apr 5th - 9:09am

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 Apr 2nd - 9:14pm

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 Mar 10th - 1:34pm

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 5th - 8:12pm

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 1st - 10:10am

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 29th - 1:50pm

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 25th - 7:23pm

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 20th - 5:46pm

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 29th - 6:36pm

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 12th - 10:41pm

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 9th - 8:03am

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 7th - 7:28pm

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 5th - 8:00pm

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 2nd - 8:15pm

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 12th - 6:30pm

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 9th - 3:33pm

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 8th - 7:49pm

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 7th - 1:15am

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 6th - 2:40pm

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 1st - 11:05pm

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 29th - 3:20pm

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 28th - 11:03pm

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.
San Jose faces Real Salt Lake in conference play

San Jose faces Real Salt Lake in conference play

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 27th - 1:15am

Real Salt Lake (5-7-7, ninth in the Western Conference) vs. San Jose Earthquakes (6-8-6, eighth in the Western Conference)
RSL fails to convert amid playoff push in 0-0 draw against FC Dallas

RSL fails to convert amid playoff push in 0-0 draw against FC Dallas

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 24th - 10:56pm

At home Saturday, Real Salt Lake missed a pivotal opportunity to claim three points as the club works to get above the playoff line.
What comes next for Utah Royals FC after 2-0 loss to OL Reign, winless NWSL fall series?

What comes next for Utah Royals FC after 2-0 loss to OL Reign, winless NWSL fall series?

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 17th - 9:02pm

The Reign closed out 2020 with their first victory since July. Utah finishes the year winless since a 1-0 victory over New Jersey-based Sky Blue FC on July 4, their only win in five matches of the mid-summer closed bubble tournament.
No Supporters' Shield in 2020, MLS says

No Supporters' Shield in 2020, MLS says

Reuters  |  Posted Oct 17th - 5:47pm

Major League Soccer's (MLS) Supporters' Shield will not be awarded this year, the league said on Saturday, due to the changes to the standard competitive environment forced by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Real Salt Lake snaps 3-match losing skid with 2-1 win over West co-leading Portland

Real Salt Lake snaps 3-match losing skid with 2-1 win over West co-leading Portland

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 14th - 10:15pm

Douglas Martinez Jr. and Damir Kreilach each scored a first-half goal as RSL held off the Timbers, 2-1, in front of a reduced-capacity Rio Tinto Stadium.
Real Salt Lake's Oct. 18 match at Colorado postponed

Real Salt Lake's Oct. 18 match at Colorado postponed

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 12th - 8:36pm

With Real Salt Lake slipping further down the Western Conference table as Major League Soccer hits the final stretch of the regular season, another intra-conference game has been postponed indefinitely.
Vancouver scores 2 in second half to hand Real Salt Lake 3rd straight loss

Vancouver scores 2 in second half to hand Real Salt Lake 3rd straight loss

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 10th - 10:33pm

Real Salt Lake’s road match against Vancouver in a neutral venue started off well Saturday night.
Real Salt Lake pushed below playoff line with 2-1 loss to West-leading Seattle

Real Salt Lake pushed below playoff line with 2-1 loss to West-leading Seattle

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct 7th - 11:07pm

Morris scored 28 minutes later, and the Sounders held Real Salt Lake without an official shot on target Wednesday night en route to a 2-1 win over RSL at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.
Real Salt Lake stumbles to 3-1 home loss to LAFC

Real Salt Lake stumbles to 3-1 home loss to LAFC

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct 4th - 10:07pm

Bradley Wright-Phillips had a goal and an assist, and Diego Rossi and Brian Rodriguez each scored a goal Sunday night as Los Angeles FC cruised to a 3-1 win over Real Salt Lake in front of a limited-capacity crowd of 3,062 fans at Rio Tinto Stadium.
Amy Rodriguez's 1st-half goal leads Utah Royals FC to 1-1 draw with Portland in 2020 home finale

Amy Rodriguez's 1st-half goal leads Utah Royals FC to 1-1 draw with Portland in 2020 home finale

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct 3rd - 11:25pm

Amy Rodriguez scored a first-half goal, Abby Smith made four saves, and Utah Royals FC played arguably their best match of the NWSL fall series with a 1-1 draw against the Portland Thorns in front of an announced crowd of 1,905 fans Saturday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.
'We’re just taking it for what it is': Utah Royals look for more growth in NWSL fall series home finale

'We’re just taking it for what it is': Utah Royals look for more growth in NWSL fall series home finale

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct 2nd - 8:41pm

The Royals will host the Thorns at 8 p.m. MT Saturday, and not only will it be Utah’s final home match, but it will also be the only match in the four-game fall series schedule to be featured on linear television (CBS Sports Network).
Why Real Salt Lake will be without Albert Rusnak for 6 of final 9 regular-season matches

Why Real Salt Lake will be without Albert Rusnak for 6 of final 9 regular-season matches

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 30th - 3:09pm

Albert Rusnak was called up by the Slovakian national team Wednesday for a critical playoff match against Ireland for the UEFA 2020 Euro and UEFA Nationals League, meaning he'll miss six MLS matches down the home stretch of the league's season.
No goals, but Real Salt Lake earns rare point from Minnesota with scoreless draw

No goals, but Real Salt Lake earns rare point from Minnesota with scoreless draw

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Sep 27th - 9:35pm

Andrew Putna made seven saves for Real Salt Lake, conceding just one corner kick in a standout performance in goal for the visitors.
Fast start propels Utah Royals to 2-2 draw with OL Reign in return to Rio Tinto Stadium

Fast start propels Utah Royals to 2-2 draw with OL Reign in return to Rio Tinto Stadium

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Sep 26th - 5:02pm

Aminata Diallo and Tziarra King each scored a goal to help Utah to a 2-2 draw with OL Reign in front of an announced crowd of 1,302 fans Saturday at Rio Tinto Stadium.
'Trying to bring us all together': Former US defender Amy LePeilbet honored to lead Utah Royals as interim manager

'Trying to bring us all together': Former US defender Amy LePeilbet honored to lead Utah Royals as interim manager

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 25th - 5:13pm

The 38-year-old former U.S. center back will be on the sidelines for her first home match as interim head coach of the Royals on Saturday, when Utah hosts Tacoma, Washington-based OL Reign in the NWSL Fall Series at Rio Tinto Stadium.
Christen Press will honor Kobe Bryant with Man United's No. 24 jersey

Christen Press will honor Kobe Bryant with Man United's No. 24 jersey

Rob Harris, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 25th - 3:05pm

With her usual No. 23 jersey already claimed, Christen Press had a decision to make when she joined Manchester United.
Rusnak, Kreilach get Real Salt Lake back on track with 2-0 win over LA Galaxy

Rusnak, Kreilach get Real Salt Lake back on track with 2-0 win over LA Galaxy

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Sep 23rd - 10:29pm

Albert Rusnak converted a penalty, then assisted on Damir Kreilach’s team-high sixth goal of the season to help Real Salt Lake to a slump-busting 2-0 win over the Galaxy in front of a reduced-capacity crowd of 3,943 fans Wednesday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.
Real Salt Lake must move quickly to fix 2-match skid, prep for pivotal MLS Phase 3

Real Salt Lake must move quickly to fix 2-match skid, prep for pivotal MLS Phase 3

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Sep 22nd - 5:55pm

Real Salt Lake will host the Los Angeles Galaxy on Wednesday, a clash of two teams in desperate need of points — even with eight teams from the Western Conference qualifying for the MLS Cup playoffs in November.
Head coach Craig Harrington, assistant placed on leave before Utah Royals' 3-0 loss to Portland

Head coach Craig Harrington, assistant placed on leave before Utah Royals' 3-0 loss to Portland

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Sep 20th - 4:11pm

Craig Harrington, the first-year head coach of Utah Royals FC, was placed on leave by the organization prior to the club’s first match in the NWSL Fall Series. Assistant coach Louis Lancaster was also placed on leave.
Shorthanded Real Salt Lake drops second straight home match, 2-1 to Vancouver

Shorthanded Real Salt Lake drops second straight home match, 2-1 to Vancouver

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Sep 19th - 10:30pm

David Milinkovic and Lucas Cavallini each scored a second-half goal, and Fredy Montero notched two assists to lift the Whitecaps to a 2-1 win in front of an announced crowd of 3,409 fans at Rio Tinto Stadium.
All of their national team players have opted out, so who's left for Utah Royals FC in fall opener?

All of their national team players have opted out, so who's left for Utah Royals FC in fall opener?

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 19th - 6:55pm

In addition to the round of roster movement, three federation players have opted out of the fall series: U.S. fullback Kelley O’Hara, and Canadian internationals Desiree Scott and Diana Matheson.
Cobra Krei: Why storied midfield Damir Kreilach is staying with Real Salt Lake

Cobra Krei: Why storied midfield Damir Kreilach is staying with Real Salt Lake

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 18th - 2:53pm

The 31-year-old midfielder signed a multi-year extension with the only club he’s known in Major League soccer, keeping Kreilach in an RSL uniform through at least the 2022 season, with a club option for 2023.
Colorado snaps 5-match losing streak vs. Real Salt Lake with 5 away goals

Colorado snaps 5-match losing streak vs. Real Salt Lake with 5 away goals

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Sep 12th - 10:27pm

Diego Rubio scored two goals, and Younes Namli added two assists to help the Colorado Rapids to a 5-0 win over Real Salt Lake, snapping a five-match winning streak in Rocky Mountain Cup on Saturday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.
With NWSL fall series on deck, Utah Royals FC looking to 'revamp,' create new era for club

With NWSL fall series on deck, Utah Royals FC looking to 'revamp,' create new era for club

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 11th - 8:07pm

Amy Rodriguez, who was named team captain after former captain Becky Sauerbrunn was traded to Portland, has a responsibility to lead, both on and off the field. And that includes in the front office.