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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Damir Kreilach had a goal and an assist, and Justin Meram added a goal to help Real Salt Lake pull away from Los Angeles FC, 3-0 in front of an announced crowd of 4,147 fans Wednesday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.
For the first time since 2014, RSL was playing a formation that once brought unparalleled success to the club — regularly competting for trophies, CONCACAF Champions League berths, and the ultimate prize of MLS Cup in 2009, among them.
Robin Lod scored twice, and Chase Gasper and Jacori Hayes each scored a second-half goal to lead Minnesota United to a 4-0 win Sunday evening over Real Salt Lake at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Pablo Ruiz ripped his first goal of the season in the 85th minute to help Real Salt Lake save a point with a 2-2 draw against second-place Seattle in a midweek match Wednesday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.
Major League Soccer announced Wednesday that John Kimball, a founding executive with Real Salt Lake who currently works as president of Vivint Smart Home Arena, will return to RSL as interim president of Utah Soccer.
RSL chief business officer Andy Carroll announced Tuesday through the club that he will step aside from his role after reports of misogynistic comments and misconduct during his time as an executive with the club.