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Real Salt Lake concedes late equalizer, shutout drought continues

D.C. United secured a 1-1 draw against Real Salt Lake on Friday as Jared Jeffrey headed home a stoppage-time equalizer.

Photos: SCR4U: Real Salt Lake gets own license plate

A group of young soccer players gather for a photo with Real Salt Lake's Leo the Lion, club officials and lawmakers as they unveil a new Real Salt Lake license plate at the Capitol in Salt Lake... Read more »

Feb. 29, 2016


Gianni Infantino wins FIFA presidential election

Gianni Infantino pulled off a stunning victory Friday to take over as FIFA president. Read more »

Feb. 26, 2016


Real Salt Lake concedes twice in second half, drops CCL opener 2-0

Real Salt Lake allowed two goals in the final 30 minutes and fell to Tigres 2-0 in the opening leg of its CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal series. Read more »

Feb. 24, 2016


Real Salt Lake confident ahead of Champions League match at Tigres

Real Salt Lake kicks off its 2016 competitive season on Wednesday when it travels to Mexico to take on Tigres in the first leg of its CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal. Read more »

Feb. 23, 2016


Real Salt Lake trades Abdoulie Mansally to Houston for draft pick

RSL traded backup left back Abdoulie Mansally to Houston for a conditional third-round pick. Read more »

Feb. 18, 2016

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With trick play in penalty kick, Barcelona routs Celta 6-1

Lionel Messi put on another show at the Camp Nou on Sunday, scoring a remarkable goal from a free kick and then helping to set up a hat trick for Luis Suarez — including a daring assist from... Read more »

Feb. 14, 2016


Carli Lloyd's late goal gives United States 1-0 win over Mexico

Carli Lloyd scored off a rebound of her own penalty kick in the 86th minute and the United States beat Mexico 1-0 on Saturday to clinch a spot in the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying semifinals. Read more »

Feb. 13, 2016


Real Salt Lake analysis: RSL focusing on strengthening top end of roster ahead of 2016 season

A rough and tumble 2015 for Real Salt Lake has prompted a shift in strengths for Real Salt Lake, and general manager Craig Waibel is focusing on building from the top for 2016. Read more »

Feb. 12, 2016


Guardiola to become Man City manager, replacing Pellegrini

Pep Guardiola and Manchester City have long been considered a likely match: Soccer's most admired coach and a club with massive spending power seeking to become the dominant force in Europe. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016


Morning links: Fans react to Star Lotulelei making the Super Bowl; UFC star sends message to Travis Wilson

Former BYU staff renders service after winter storm slams East Coast; Twitter reacts after Utah native earns championship bid with the Carolina Panthers; UFC's Conor McGregor praises ex-Ute... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016


Real Salt Lake anxious to forget last year's disappointment

Real Salt Lake kicks of the 2016 preseason on Monday, and the players expressed their excitement about moving past last year's disappointment at Media Day on Saturday. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Real Salt Lake signs striker Emery Welshman from Real Monarchs SLC

RSL announced the signing of striker Emery Welshman on Friday. Welshman was one of the Monarchs best players in 2015, scoring six goals in 19 appearances. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016


Real Salt Lake parts ways with Sebastian Jaime, adds 'Sunny' Nigerian midfielder

Real Salt Lake mutually parted ways with striker Sebastian Jamie on Thursday, and also announced the signing of Nigerian midfielder Sunday Stephen Obayan. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016


Yura Movsisyan ecstatic about his return to Real Salt Lake

Yura Movsisyan was formally introduced at a press conference on Tuesday as Real Salt Lake's newest player, returning to the club he played with from 2007 to 2009. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Real Salt Lake brings back striker Yura Movsisyan on loan from Russian club

Movsisyan returns to RSL after departing in 2010. The team will have the option until Dec. 1 of buying his contract. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Former Utah goalkeeper Lindsey Luke picked in the NWSL draft by Seattle

Former Utes goalie was selected in the fourth round of the National Women's Soccer League draft. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016


Real Salt Lake thrilled with Omar Holness selection in MLS SuperDraft

Holness, 21, spent three years at the University of North Carolina, and has played with the Jamaican National Team at both the youth level and senior level. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016


Real Salt Lake optimistic with 5th pick in MLS SuperDraft

Real Salt Lake has the fifth pick in Thursday's MLS SuperDraft in Maryland, its highest selection since the third overall pick in the 2008 draft. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016


Morning links: Ziggy Ansah named Lions' defensive MVP by teammates; Daniel Sorensen a Chiefs captain during playoffs

Former BYU players honored by their NFL teams; RSL goalkeeper Nick Rimando happy to have Rams back in his native California. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016


MLS schedule released: RSL has a possibly busy April a road-trip filled May

RSL fans will go 49 days without a home match in May and June, as the Claret and Cobalt will stay away to allow for new grass to be installed at Rio Tinto Stadium. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2016


Randy Hollis: Here's the best and worst of what's to come in 2016

As much as we like to look back and dwell on the past, it's more fun (and much less frustrating) to look ahead to what the future might bring. So here are some things that could and, in some cases,... Read more »

Jan. 2, 2016


Utahns who made us love sports in 2015

After covering sports in the state of Utah in 2015, these 15 players and coaches stood out for the way they made us smile, laugh and cry — sometimes at the same time (we're looking at you,... Read more »

Dec. 31, 2015


Deseret News Sports Podcast: Recapping the year's top sports headlines and our favorite athletes of 2015

The DeseretNews.com sports staff breaks down the top headlines and the influential sports people of the 2015 year. Read more »

Dec. 30, 2015


Real Salt Lake signs new assistant coach and an academy product

RSL has added former U.S. U-17 National Team coach Richie Williams to Jeff Cassar's coaching staff while also signing RSL-Arizona Academy defender/midfielder Danilo Acosta. Read more »

Dec. 29, 2015


New coaches, rivalry renewed and programs rising: The top 10 local sports stories of 2015

A somewhat stunning changing of the guard at BYU, a wild rivalry-game renewal in Las Vegas and the impressive rise of the University of Utah football and men's basketball teams top our list of the... Read more »

Dec. 29, 2015


In Focus: Top Utah sports photos of 2015 gallery

This is a small sampling of the great body of sports photography by the Deseret News photographers in 2015. Read more »

Dec. 25, 2015


Real Salt Lake to host Seattle in 2016 home opener

RSL will host the Sounders on March 12, six days after Real begins its 2016 MLS regular-season schedule on the road at Orlando City SC. Read more »

Dec. 23, 2015


Former RSL midfielder Luis Gil signs with Mexican club Queretaro

Longtime RSL midfielder is set to sign with Mexican club Queretaro, according to reports. Read more »

Dec. 23, 2015


FIFA ethics court bans Blatter, Platini for 8 years

Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini were each banned for eight years by the FIFA ethics committee on Monday in a stunning removal of world soccer's most powerful leaders. Read more »

Dec. 21, 2015

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Jose Mourinho leaves Chelsea for 2nd time

Jose Mourinho's second spell as Chelsea manager ended Thursday, only seven months after he won his third Premier League title with the club. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2015


Rock On: A bad day gets worse for Whittingham

Also, ex-RSL defender Nat Borchers' hidden discoveries. Read more »

Nov. 24, 2015


RSL coach Jeff Cassar shares frustration for missing playoffs, says he's excited for next season in holiday message

Real Salt Lake coach Jeff Cassar wishes the RSL family a happy holiday season and somewhat confirms returning next season as head coach. Read more »

Nov. 24, 2015


Morning links: Beehive State coaches on the carousel? Jakob Poeltl best college big man?

Kyle Whittingham, Matt Wells could be hot names this offseason; CBS Sports opines on sophomore after 32-point performance Sunday; former RSL defender Nat Borchers sets MLS record. Read more »

Nov. 24, 2015


Real Salt Lake re-signs Javier Morales to multi-year deal

RSL has re-signed last season's MVP Javier Morales. The midfielder led the team in both goals and assists. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2015


Morning links: Jakob Poeltl, Kyle Collinsworth on preseason Wooden list; Andrew Bogut 'dances'

Ute big man and Cougar guard are considered ones to watch for Player of the Year award; former Ute has interesting celebration from the bench; RSL star to stay in nation's capital. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2015


Kreis out as coach of NYCFC after team's 1st season in MLS

Jason Kreis' tenure as coach of Major League Soccer's New York City FC has ended after the team's first season. Read more »

Nov. 2, 2015


Real Salt Lake season ends with 3-1 loss at Seattle

Clint Dempsey scored two goals and assisted on another, all in the first 20 minutes, and Seattle beat Real Salt Lake to wrap up a playoff berth. Read more »

Oct. 25, 2015


Prideful Real Salt Lake hoping to end disappointing season on a positive note

Already eliminated from playoff contention, Real Salt Lake wraps up the 2015 regular season on Sunday with a visit to Seattle. Read more »

Oct. 24, 2015


Deseret News Sports Podcast: What does the future hold for RSL?

Will Cassar remain at the helm? Who can RSL target in the offseason? And are we looking at the end for Javier Morales? All topics, and more, discussed on the Deseret News Sports Podcast this week. Read more »

Oct. 21, 2015


Real Salt Lake vs. CSD Municipal CONCACAF Champion's League player report card

Real Salt Lake outlasts CSD Municipal 1-0 to win their group in CONCACAF Champion's League group play. They now move on to the knockout round, joining three other MLS teams (L.A., D.C., and... Read more »

Oct. 20, 2015


Real Salt Lake secures Champions League quarterfinal berth with shutout victory

A week after being eliminated from the MLS Playoff picture, Real Salt Lake found a bit of a silver lining as it beat Municipal 1-0 to advance to the Champions League quarterfinals next February. Read more »

Oct. 20, 2015


With playoffs gone, RSL faces Municipal with Champions League knockout on the line

Real Salt Lake faces Guatemalan club Municipal on Tuesday in CONCACAF Champions League group stage play, and they need a win or draw to make the tournament's knockout round. Read more »

Oct. 19, 2015


FC Dallas turns back strong effort from Real Salt Lake

For the second game in a row, Real Salt Lake dropped a 1-0 home decision, this time to FC Dallas. Read more »

Oct. 17, 2015


With playoffs out of reach, Real Salt Lake digging for motivation against FC Dallas

Real Salt Lake faces conference-topping FC Dallas on Saturday with the playoffs completely out of reach, leaving the team digging to find motivation. Read more »

Oct. 16, 2015


RSL vs. Portland player report card: Real doesn't make the grade in damaging home loss

RSL lost a heartbreaker at Rio Tinto Wednesday when Jamison Olave drew a PK red card and Portland converted to earn a 1-0 win and some breathing room in the tight Western Conference race for the... Read more »

Oct. 14, 2015


Real Salt Lake's postseason chances likely go ... Timber! after loss to Portland

Real Salt Lake needed a victory over the Portland Timbers Wednesday night at Rio Tinto Stadium to keep its playoff hopes alive. With three games remaining, the Claret and Cobalt was three points... Read more »

Oct. 14, 2015


US beats Canada 2-0 to advance to playoff against Colombia

All the United States kept alive its bid to reach the Rio Olympics. Read more »

Oct. 14, 2015


Real Salt Lake buoyed by returns of Beckerman, Rimando for must-win match against Portland

With a match tonight against Portland, Real Salt Lake is buoyed by the timely returns of Kyle Beckerman and Nick Rimando, who are back from U.S. duty, as well as the emergence of talented, young... Read more »

Oct. 13, 2015


Toronto FC hires former Real Salt Lake executive Bill Manning as president

Bill Manning has been hired as president of Toronto FC. Read more »

Oct. 12, 2015


Paul Aguilar's extra-time goal puts Mexico past U.S., Beckerman, 3-2

Paul Aguilar scored Mexico's second goal of extra time on a stunning volley in the 118th minute, and Mexico earned a berth in the 2017 Confederations Cup with a 3-2 victory over the United States... Read more »

Oct. 10, 2015


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