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Major League Soccer cancels All-Star Game, midseason clashes with Liga MX

Sean Walker,  |  Posted May 19th - 3:51pm

The league has canceled the annual MLS All-Star Game, which was scheduled for July 29 against a team of Liga MX All-Stars from Mexico's first division at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles.

What does Utah's move to 'yellow' phase of COVID-19 response mean for local sports?

Sean Walker,  |  Updated May 14th - 7:55pm

When Utah Gov. Gary Herbert announced that the state would move to the yellow, low-risk phase of COVID-19 response beginning Saturday, one of the first things he mentioned about the new phase was an increase in athletics.

Games may be a ways out, but Real Salt Lake players grateful to be back on practice pitch

Sean Walker,  |  Posted May 8th - 5:17pm

Despite all the checkups and hoops Albert Rusnak had to jump through to get back on an outdoor pitch Thursday, it was worth it after six weeks of self-isolation during Major League Soccer's hiatus.

'Some semblance of normalcy': MLS to open outdoor facilities for individual workouts May 6

Sean Walker,  |  Updated May 1st - 9:08pm

Major League Soccer announced Friday afternoon that its players will be permitted to use team-owned outdoor training facilities for individual workouts beginning Wednesday, May 6, under compliance of local health and safety protocols in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Real Salt Lake settles lawsuit with former coach Mike Petke

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Apr 21st - 6:52pm

Mike Petke’s case against his former club is closed. A judge upheld a joint motion to dismiss the lawsuit in March, two days after it was filed by Petke and Real Salt Lake, according to court documents.

NWSL had momentum heading into now suspended season

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 18th - 2:47pm

Morgan Weaver laughed it off when her agent told her she was going to be the second pick in the National Women's Soccer League draft.

Major League Soccer 'extremely unlikely' to resume play by mid-May

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Apr 14th - 9:45am

MLS is “extremely unlikely” to resume in mid-May from the suspension caused by the impact of the novel coronavirus, according to a statement released Tuesday from MLS headquarters in New York.

This Utah man lost his job a week after his wife did. Here's what they've learned

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Apr 13th - 8:04am

Jesse Sanchez's reaction to a stunning turn of events — the loss of his job when Real Salt Lake announced staff cuts and pay reductions this week — may be surprising.

Real Salt Lake cuts staff, reduces pay for executives, staff due to COVID-19

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Apr 7th - 12:51pm

RSL announced in a statement Tuesday that the organization will not be eligible for the Federal CARES program — part of the $2 trillion stimulus package recently signed by President Donald Trump — and will be forced to reduce staff.

New captain Amy Rodriguez, Utah Royals FC offer leadership while NWSL on hold for virus

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Mar 27th - 5:43pm

New Utah Royals FC coach Craig Harrington knew exactly why he wanted to name forward Amy Rodriguez as the first captain of his first head coaching job.

Postponing Olympics the right call, but Utah Royals still heartbroken by decision

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Mar 27th - 10:15am

When the IOC announced its decision to postpone the Tokyo Summer Games it sent shockwaves around the world, including in the Utah Royals FC locker room.

NWSL, Utah Royals FC indefinitely suspend start of 2020 season

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Mar 20th - 6:50pm

Now the National Women’s Soccer League, and with it Utah Royals FC, is suspending its own season in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘This is bigger than soccer’: RSL donates more than 1,500 pounds of food to Utah Food Bank

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Mar 20th - 10:01am

Through a generous donation from the RSL Foundation, the organization donated 1,500 pounds of food to the Utah Food Bank over the past three days that would’ve been sold at Rio Tinto Stadium last Saturday.

Major League Soccer adjusts league-wide suspension to 8 weeks, eyeing May 10 return

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Mar 19th - 9:49am

In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation to limit gatherings of 50 or more people, MLS has adjusted its previous 30-day suspension to eight weeks, the league announced in a statement Thursday morning.

Major League Soccer suspends 2020 season for 30 days

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Mar 12th - 4:34pm

Major League Soccer announced the suspension of the 2020 season Thursday, interrupting the nascent season after just two games for most teams, including Real Salt Lake.

Real Salt Lake snags last-second goal but disappointed with 1-1 draw

Brayden Ramsay,  |  Posted Mar 7th - 5:28pm

Real Salt Lake dominated play for much of the match in its home opener but had to salvage a last-minute tie with Damir Kreilach's header.

Buoyed at home: Real Salt Lake eager to flex new attack in opener versus Red Bulls

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Mar 5th - 10:14am

Justin Meram doesn’t expect many boos this Saturday when RSL welcomes the New York Red Bulls to Rio Tinto Stadium.

Utah Royals to receive Portland DF Elizabeth Ball, allocation money for Becky Sauerbrunn

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Mar 3rd - 11:04am

Portland is set to send defender Elizabeth Ball to Utah, as well as $150,000 in allocation money.

It's official: Guiseppe Rossi signs with Real Salt Lake

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 2:17pm

Forward Giuseppe Rossi signed Thursday with Major League Soccer's Real Salt Lake, 21 months after his last competitive match.