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These 14 Utahns reminded us why we love sports in 2014

The year 2014 seemed to have more than its share of serious and sad stories, but there was plenty to celebrate and admire. The DeseretNews.com sports team selected 14 athletes that reminded us that... Read more »

Dec. 24, 2014

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Real Monarchs hire Freddy Juarez as head coach

Freddy Juarez is the new head coach for Real Monarchs. Read more »

Dec. 23, 2014

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Craig Waibel appointed by Real Salt Lake to replace departing Garth Lagerwey

General manager Garth Lagerwey is leaving Real Salt Lake when his contract expires on Dec. 31, and the club announced Tuesday that Craig Waibel will replace him as technical director. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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1998 World Cup winner Thierry Henry retires

In announcing the end of a distinguished 20-year career, Thierry Henry made it clear where he felt more cherished. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Reports: RSL general manager Garth Lagerwey headed to Seattle Sounders

ESPN's Taylor Twellman first reported that Real Salt Lake general manager Garth Lagerwey is headed to the Seattle Sounders. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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Real Salt Lake: Veteran defender Jamison Olave returns to RSL

Real Salt Lake reacquired the former MLS Defender of the Year Jamison Olave from the New York Red Bulls. A fan favorite from his earlier five-year tour of duty with RSL, Olave helped the team win... Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Real Salt Lake loses Ned Grabavoy, Chris Wingert to old coach in MLS expansion draft

Former Real Salt Lake head coach Jason Kreis wasted no time adding some RSL flavor to New York City FC, his new club, during Wednesday’s Major League Soccer expansion draft. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Real Salt Lake protects 11 players in advance of Wednesday's expansion draft

RSL selected 11 players, including four forwards, that cannot be picked in Wednesday's Major League Soccer expansion draft. Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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RSL trades Nat Borchers to Portland for allocation money

Last week, reports surfaced that Real Salt Lake would trade veteran defender Nat Borchers to the Portland Timbers. On Monday, the news became official, as RSL traded Borchers for allocation money. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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Real Salt Lake qualifies for the CONCACAF Champions League after Galaxy's victory

Los Angeles’ 2-1 victory over the New England Revolution in the MLS Cup final allowed Real, which finished fourth in the Major League Soccer regular season, to claim the fourth and final CCL... Read more »

Dec. 7, 2014

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Galaxy win MLS Cup 2-1, beat Revs on Keane's goal

Keane scored on a breakaway in the 111th minute, and Donovan won his record sixth MLS title Sunday in the LA Galaxy's 2-1 victory over the New England Revolution in the MLS Cup. Read more »

Dec. 7, 2014

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Report: RSL's Borchers traded to Portland

According to SI.com's Grant Wahl, Real Salt Lake defender Nat Borchers has been traded to Portland. Read more »

Dec. 4, 2014

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Real Salt Lake brings back Borchers, Wingert and Grossman; declines options on 4 others

Real Salt Lake extended contract options to defenders Nat Borchers and Chris Wingert, as well as midfielder Cole Grossman, while declining to pick up options on four of its players, team officials... Read more »

Dec. 1, 2014

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Juninho's goal puts Galaxy into MLS Cup final

Fireworks erupting and yellow confetti filling the air, Landon Donovan and his Los Angeles teammates accepted the Western Conference championship trophy. Read more »

Dec. 1, 2014

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Revolution advance to MLS Cup with 2-2 draw vs NY

Jay Heaps is taking the New England Revolution back to the MLS Cup — this time as the head coach — still looking for his first win. Read more »

Nov. 29, 2014

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Real Salt Lake's Nick Rimando one of three finalists for MLS Goalkeeper of the Year

Real Salt Lake's Nick Rimando has been named one of three finalistx for Major League Soccer's Goalkeeper of the Year award. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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Real Salt Lake's Mansally strives to help those in his native country struggling with the poverty that traps so many

Real Salt Lake defender Abdoulie Mansally was awarded Real Salt Lake's Humanitarian Award for his efforts to help those in his native Gambia by starting the Mansally Foundation. He will hold a... Read more »

Nov. 17, 2014

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Real Salt Lake facing plenty of uncertainty heading into offseason

Coming off its seventh-straight playoff appearance, Real Salt Lake heads into an uncertain offseason with a general manager out of contract, an expansion draft, and a new collective bargaining... Read more »

Nov. 12, 2014

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Deseret News Sports Report Podcast: Talking Kaelin Clay fumble and previewing the Utes, Cougars hoops seasons

Deseret News sports writer Carter Williams and contributor Jay Yeomans discuss the Kaelin Clay fumble and moving on from it, as well as the upcoming hoops seasons for BYU and Utah. Read more »

Nov. 11, 2014

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RSL eliminated from MLS Cup playoffs after 5-0 loss to the L.A. Galaxy

Landon Donovan amassed three goals and an assist, while Robbie Keane added another goal and three more assists to lead the Los Angeles Galaxy to a 5-0 rout in front of a sellout crowd of 27,000 at... Read more »

Nov. 9, 2014

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Real Salt Lake, Galaxy both like chances in second leg

After last week's scoreless draw in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinal, both Real Salt Lake and Los Angeles are in good position to advance with a victory in Sunday's Game 2. Read more »

Nov. 9, 2014

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Real Salt Lake must be selective when pushing forward against Galaxy

Game 2 of Real Salt Lake's playoff series with the L.A. Galaxy is playing on the massive field of the StubHub Center, and the home team loves to punish teams who give the ball away cheaply. Read more »

Nov. 6, 2014

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Midfielder Luis Gil sharp in Real Salt Lake playoff opener

2014 has been a relatively disappointing year for Real Salt Lake midfielder Luis Gil, but he got the start in last weekend's playoff opener and played very well. Read more »

Nov. 4, 2014

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Deseret News Sports Report Podcast: Talking RSL playoffs; life outside of football with Utah kicker Andy Phillips

In this week's episode, Matt Montgomery joins to talk RSL's playoff run, and Utah kicker Andy Phillips talks about how faith and parenthood have changed his view on life. Read more »

Nov. 4, 2014

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Galaxy frustrated by officiating in Leg 1 draw with Real Salt Lake

Los Angeles was whistled for 24 fouls in Saturday's 0-0 tie with Real Salt Lake, and players and coaches didn't hide their frustration afterward. Read more »

Nov. 2, 2014

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