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World Cup Royal Roundup: Press, Sauerbrunn start, but Lloyd dominates in US 3-0 win over Chile

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Jun 16th - 12:29pm

In four matches through the first round of group play at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, Utah Royals FC players were on the winning side of the result only half the time.

A-Rod and a cloud of defense: Utah Royals move 1 point off lead with 1-0 win over winless Sky Blue

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 15th - 11:11pm

Rodriguez’s 16th-minute goal and the defensive shutout that accompanied it led Utah to their fifth win of the season, 1-0 over league-worst Sky Blue Face in front of an announced crowd of 5,777 fans Saturday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.

From Louisville to Utah: Gaby Vincent turns tryout into critical spot in Royals FC's defense

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Jun 14th - 9:42pm

The 5-foot-6 center back has played in three-straight games of her rookie season with the Royals, who return from the Women’s World Cup break at 8 p.m. MDT Saturday against New Jersey’s Sky Blue FC.

Sean Walker: Unsportsmanlike conduct? Let US women celebrate World Cup blowout

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 13th - 10:13am

Not since the ‘92 Dream Team crushed little-known Angola 116-48 has an American sporting team faced as much scrutiny over a final scoreline.

Former RSL coach Jason Kreis returns to Utah, eager to rebuild the United States' U-23 squad

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 12th - 6:07pm

When Jason Kreis stepped on to the field at the RSL Academy complex in Herriman — an $80 million facility that he helped build, in some ways — the United States’ U-23 national team coach felt a bit at home.

Why team USA's World Cup win was so significant

Casey Overfield, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 12th - 11:43am

Why the USA's game one of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup against Thailand was so important in tournament history.

Real Salt Lake bounced from Open Cup by LAFC, 3-0

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Jun 11th - 11:09pm

Carlos Vela, Lee Nguyen and Adama Diomande scored a goal in either half, and LAFC rolled through Rio Tinto Stadium en route to a 3-0 win over RSL in front of an announced crowd of 15,039 fans in the Open Cup’s fourth round.

World Cup Royal Roundup: O'Hara returns, Morgan scores 5 in USA's 13-0 rout of Thailand

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Jun 11th - 3:23pm

Alex Morgan scored five goals, Rose Lavelle and Samantha Mewis added two each, and Lindsay Horan, Mallory Pugh, Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe also scored to lead the United States in a dominating rout of No. 34-ranked Thailand.

Web Weave: The end of the college season, but the start of the D'LO era?

Ryan Miller and Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 11th - 11:06am

KSL.com's sports team answers some of the pressing questions from the Utah sports scene.

Team USA kicks off World Cup play against Thailand Tuesday

Casey Overfield, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 11th - 7:38am

The US Women's National Team will play their first game in the World Cup on Tuesday against Thailand.

Real Salt Lake breaks up long layoff with Open Cup date with LAFC

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 10th - 4:12pm

RSL will send packing its 10-day layoff Tuesday night when it hosts Los Angeles FC in the third round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at 8 p.m. MT (ESPN+).

Follow along with the 2019 women's World Cup in France

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 7th - 11:32am

As the reigning World Cup champions, the United States women's team looks to defend its crown in the 2019 World Cup in France.

Utah Royals' Becky Sauerbrunn evolves along with US defense

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 3:43pm

As the U.S. women's national team's defense has evolved over the past four years, so has Becky Sauerbrunn.

Royals players go international for 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup

Casey Overfield, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 4th - 7:58am

In addition to three players representing the United States at the World Cup, three Royals players will be going international to represent their home countries in France at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.

BYU alum Ashley Hatch leads league-leading Washington Spirit past Utah Royals FC, 2-0

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Jun 1st - 10:01pm

The former BYU star had a goal and nearly bagged an assist to lift the Washington Spirit to a 2-0 win over Utah Royals FC in a battle of league heavyweights Saturday evening at the Maryland Soccerplex in Boyds, Maryland.

Real Salt Lake undone in second half, routed by New York Red Bulls, 4-0

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Jun 1st - 8:17pm

Omir Fernandez, Daniel Royer and Michael Murillo each scored a goal, and New York added an own goal to cruise to a 4-0 victory over Salt Lake at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.

Browne, Taider score in Impact's victory over Real Salt Lake

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 8:07pm

Omar Browne and Saphir Taider scored in the Montreal Impact's 2-1 victory over Real Salt Lake on Wednesday night.

Real Salt Lake to take part in inaugural 'Leagues Cup' between MLS, Mexico

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated May 29th - 11:39am

The Athletic reported Tuesday that Real Salt Lake is one of four MLS clubs that will take part in the inaugural Leagues Cup competition, pitting the sides against four teams from Liga MX in Mexico.

'That one was the most emotional for me’: Why Makenzy Doniak's goal in Utah Royals' 2-0 win was so special

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 27th - 9:01pm

For Utah Royals FC forward Makenzy Doniak, the second goal in the Royals' 2-0 home win over the Orlando Pride meant more than a cosmetic marker against the worst team in the league.

US women beat Mexico 3-0 before starting title defense

Ronald Blum, Associated Press  |  Updated May 26th - 3:10pm

Fans spelled out the message at the end of the national anthem, unfurling a huge banner behind the goal on the south end of Red Bull Arena: "ONE FOR ALL AND ALL FOR FOUR" it read, with a large gold star in the center.