Real Salt Lake: RSL ends camp with 1-1 draw with D.C. United

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 15 2012 12:38 a.m. MST

RSL-Arizona Academy defender Carlos Salcedo again took the field for the first team, his 30 minutes of play today alongside fellow center back Leone Cruz complementing the 60-plus he logged last Friday against Vancouver.

One roster move was made on Thursday, as trialist MF Mike Banner departed the RSL camp to head overseas for a trial in Finland. RSL, whose preseason roster now stands at 29 players, is expected to make more cuts in the upcoming days in advance of the second leg of the preseason.

After returning to Utah immediately following the contest, the Claret and Cobalt will be allowed to enjoy a pair of off days before getting back to work with training sessions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (times and locations to be announced today).

After its brief Utah stay, it's back down to Arizona for another fortnight starting on Monday, Feb. 20, this time to participate in the inaugural Desert Diamond Cup preseason tournament in Tucson. The Claret and Cobalt will take on fellow MLS sides New York Red Bulls (Feb. 22), L.A. Galaxy (Feb. 25), and New England Revolution (Feb. 29) in round-robin play before finishing out the tourney on March 3 in the championship or consolation round.

A week later, RSL will again take on the Galaxy, this time at The Home Depot Center as a part of MLS First Kick 2012, presented by Dick's Sporting Goods (8:00 p.m. MT, live on ABC4 and ESPN 700).

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