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Real Salt Lake anxious to forget last year's disappointment

RSL kicks of the 2016 preseason Monday, and the players expressed their excitement about moving past last year.

Brad Rock: Real Salt Lake overcomes major scare against minor-league team

Failure to collect trophies put added emphasis as RSL kept alive hopes of an Open Cup win by beating Sounders 2. Read more »

June 16, 2015

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Real Salt Lake starts Open Cup with 2-1 comeback win over Seattle Sounders 2

Real Salt Lake erased a 0-1 halftime deficit to Seattle with a pair of second-half goals to advance in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Joao Plata put in a full 90 minutes, netting the equalizer and... Read more »

June 16, 2015

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Real Salt Lake to host Sounders 2 in U.S. Open Cup match

Coming off last week's bye in league play, Real Salt Lake will host Sounders 2 in a U.S. Open Cup match on Tuesday. Read more »

June 15, 2015

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Guam beats Turkmenistan 1-0 in World Cup qualifying

goal by Serdar Annaorazov in the first half gave Guam a 1-0 victory over Turkmenistan on Thursday in the second round of Asian World Cup qualifying. Read more »

June 11, 2015

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Wood's 87th-minute goal lifts US to 2-1 win at Germany

Bobby Wood scored a late goal for the second time in six days to give the United States its first victory at a European soccer power, lifting the Americans to a 2-1 win at World Cup champion... Read more »

June 10, 2015

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Real Salt Lake desperate for points heading into the summer

The 4-3-3 formation was visibly intact for RSL Sunday, with Joao Plata, Alvaro Saborio and Sebastian Jaime all getting the start for the first time this year. Read more »

June 8, 2015

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FIFA-financed movie nets only $900 in limited US release

The FIFA-financed movie "United Passions" made only about $900 over the weekend, according to a person who has seen box-office data from the 10 theaters the film played in and was granted anonymity... Read more »

June 8, 2015

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Real Salt Lake: Nick Rimando returns from National team duty

Nick Rimando was a welcome sight in the starting lineup for Real Salt Lake Sunday and earned a shutout after the 0-0 draw. Read more »

June 7, 2015

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Real Salt Lake misses opportunity, settles for scoreless draw with Rapids

Real Salt Lake created plenty of chances on Sunday against Colorado but failed to put any of them away settling for a scoreless draw against the last-place Rapids. Read more »

June 7, 2015

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Real Salt Lake kicks off busy home schedule against rival Rapids

Occupying the ninth spot in the Western Conference standings, Real Salt Lake hopes to make a push over the next two months with six of its eight league matches at Rio Tinto Stadium. Read more »

June 6, 2015

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Real Salt Lake, Colorado Rapids provide fair share of rivalry excitement

Real Salt Lake and the Colorado Rapids, rivals from the Utah soccer club's 2005 launch, face off again on Sunday, and over the years, there's been more than a little excitement around games between... Read more »

June 5, 2015

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Late goals by Williams, Wood lead US over Netherlands 4-3

Danny Williams scored in the 89th minute and Bobby Wood in the 90th, capping a comeback from a two-goal second-half deficit and leading the United States over the Netherlands 4-3 Friday night for... Read more »

June 5, 2015

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Rock On: The luxury of a pink slip

Also, an ex-NBA coach thinks the college game is boring. But there's an alternative. Read more »

June 2, 2015

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New-look Real Salt Lake tripped up by defensive error, fall to Vancouver Whitecaps

Among the seven changes RSL coach Jeff Cassar made to his lineup, Joao Plata made his first start of the season, Sebastian Jaime made his first start since March and 18-year-old academy product... Read more »

May 30, 2015

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Can Real Salt Lake avoid another PK, escape Vancouver with points?

Coming off Wednesday's loss against the Galaxy, the fourth match in the past five in which Real Salt Lake has conceded a penalty kick, RSL is hoping for a quick bounce back in Vancouver on Saturday. Read more »

May 29, 2015

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Plata, Morales returns provide optimistic outlook for struggling Real Salt Lake

Two of Real Salt Lake's most important attacking players are inching closer to the starting lineup — and they're two players that should facilitate optimism in the team's fortunes. Read more »

May 29, 2015

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Salt Lake Olympic scandal 'set a precedent' for U.S. prosecution of FIFA

Seventeen years ago, the U.S. Department of Justice launched an investigation into bribery allegations against officials of another internationally known sports entity, the committee that brought... Read more »

May 28, 2015

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Galaxy get early goal to down RSL 1-0

An early penalty kick was all the Los Angeles Galaxy needed to get by Real Salt Lake Wednesday night. Read more »

May 28, 2015

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American kids love soccer. Should they love FIFA?

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Soccer is starting to take hold in America, especially among youngsters. But arrests today show that the soccer's governing body may have a moral problem. Read more »

May 27, 2015

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Busy May continues for Real Salt Lake with two road games this week

Coming off Real Salt Lake's 2-0 win over New York City FC last week, the club hits the road for games this week at Los Angeles and Vancouver. Read more »

May 26, 2015

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Rock On: BYU finds another recruiting niche

Also, a Rock On question for former RSL coach Jason Kreis. Read more »

May 25, 2015

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Real Monarchs fall on the road at Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2

The Real Monarchs gave up two first-half goals and couldn’t rally in falling 2-1 to the Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 on Sunday in British Columbia. Read more »

May 24, 2015

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Real Salt Lake vs. New York FC report card: RSL obtains desired result in dominant win

RSL is at that point in the season where if a turn-around is going to happen, it has to start now. It took the first step with a 2-0 win over former skipper Jason Kreis' NYFC expansion team. John... Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Business-like Real Salt Lake stops Kreis in his Rio Tinto return

John Stertzer and Alvaro Saborio both found the back of the net as Real Salt Lake blanked New York City FC in Jason Kreis' first game back at Rio Tinto Stadium as a visitor. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Jason Kreis' return bittersweet as RSL shuts out NYCFC

Coming back to Real Salt Lake was what Jason Kreis has waited for since his departure from Utah. Saturday's 2-0 loss at the hand for RSL was tough for the NYCFC manager. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Real Salt Lake: Jason Kreis returns to face RSL

A slew of former RSL players, coaches and trainers return to Salt Lake with NYCFC for an emotional clash at Rio Tinto Stadium. Read more »

May 22, 2015

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5 reasons to watch Real Salt Lake face NYCFC on Saturday

Real Salt Lake and New York City FC face off for their first time this weekend, and while former RSL and current NYCFC coach Jason Kreis will be the center of attention, there's plenty outside of... Read more »

May 22, 2015

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Real Salt Lake getting healthier as Plata, others near return

Joao Plata has returned to full training for RSL, which overall seems to be on the verge off returning to full strength. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Why soccer's U.S. Open Cup deserves your attention

The U.S. Open Cup, in its 102nd year, presents a unique look at American soccer in addition to excitement for teams' fans. Read more »

May 19, 2015

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Expansion LA soccer team plans new stadium on Sports Arena site

The expansion Los Angeles Football Club plans to construct the country’s most expensive privately financed soccer stadium on the site of the Sports Arena in Exposition Park, making it the... Read more »

May 17, 2015

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Sudden Impact: Quick, early goals doom RSL in road loss to Montreal

RSL never recovered after surrendering goals in the 18th and 20th minute during a 4-1 loss Saturday at Saputo Stadium. Read more »

May 17, 2015

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Photo gallery: Real Monarchs draw with Portland Timbers 2

The Real Monarchs scored early and earned a 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers 2 squad on Saturday at Rio Tinto Stadium. Read more »

May 16, 2015

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Real Salt Lake seeks second straight road win in Montreal

Coming off last week's win at Chicago, RSL travels to Montreal this Saturday facing an Impact team still getting over the disappointment of last month's CCL final loss. Read more »

May 15, 2015

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Soccer match suspended after fans hit players with pepper spray

A round of 16 match in the Copa Libertadores between bitter Argentine rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate was suspended Thursday after River Plate players were sprayed with a substance that... Read more »

May 14, 2015

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Morning links: Deron Williams back to the Jazz?; ESPN on BYU soccer; Former RSL goalie meets the man he saved

Is a Jazz/Deron Williams reunion a possibility? ESPN features the BYU men's soccer team journey from top collegiate team to professional franchise. After three years a former RSL goalkeeper meets... Read more »

May 13, 2015

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Barcelona advances to 1st Champions League final since 2011

Barcelona advanced to the Champions League final for the first time since 2011, getting a pair of Neymar goals and cruising to a 3-2 loss at Bayern Munich on Tuesday night for a 5-3 aggregate... Read more »

May 12, 2015

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Real Madrid needs a comeback, Bayern Munich a miracle in Champions League semis

Real Madrid needs a comeback, Bayern Munich needs a miracle. Read more »

May 11, 2015

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RSL ends scoring drought, douses Chicago Fire's final flurry of shots in 2-1 win

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. — Winning a soccer match necessarily means scoring a goal. It had been weeks — five of them — since any Real Salt Lake player found the net when Alvaro Saborio... Read more »

May 9, 2015

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Real Salt Lake hoping to rediscover moxie at Chicago

Since winning the Eastern Conference final in Chicago in 2009 with Nick Rimando's PK heroics, RSL is 2-0-2 in its four trips back to Toyota Park. Read more »

May 8, 2015

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Real Salt Lake defender Elias Vasquez comfortable in Utah while far from family

For RSL rookie defender Elias Vasquez, leaving his family in his native Guatemala to come play in the MLS has been difficult. But he knows this is the opportunity he’s dreamed of and his... Read more »

May 8, 2015

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Montgomery: Patience in Real Salt Lake's youth contingent paying early dividends

Real Salt Lake's youth contingent has been making waves, and it's taken patience on the part of players and coaches to get to that point. Jordan Allen, Luis Gil and Sebastian Saucedo have been... Read more »

May 8, 2015

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RSL's Jordan Allen rewarded for strong start, named to U.S. U-20 World Cup squad

Real Salt Lake midfielder/forward Jordan Allen was named to the U.S. Under-20 World Cup squad that will compete in New Zealand later this month. Read more »

May 7, 2015

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Real Salt Lake vs. Los Angeles Galaxy report card

RSL looked better going back to the old 4-4-2, but couldn't put away a goal to lift them past L.A., which also struggled to find the back of the net. Final result: 0-0 draw. Read more »

May 6, 2015

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Real Salt Lake shows attacking life, still settles for draw against Galaxy

Real Salt Lake salvaged a 0-0 draw against the visiting Galaxy as keeper Nick Rimando made a dramatic penalty kick save in stoppage time. Read more »

May 6, 2015

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Struggling Real Salt Lake hosts nemesis L.A. Galaxy

Winless in the past month, Real Salt Lake rekindles its rivalry with the L.A. Galaxy, and in the process hopes to inject life into its dormant attack. Read more »

May 6, 2015

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Deseret News sports podcast: Talking RSL's rocky start and UEFA Champions League soccer

In this week's episode Jay, DeseretNews.com sports producer Aaron Morton and writer Xoel Cardenas discuss the rough start to the season for RSL and breaking down Read more »

May 5, 2015

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Juventus tops Real Madrid 2-1 as Champions semifinals start

Alvaro Morata scored against his old team in the ninth minute, helping Juventus beat defending champion Real Madrid 2-1 Tuesday night in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal. Read more »

May 5, 2015

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Real Salt Lake's Jamison Olave happy to be back home in Utah

After two seasons in New York, Jamison Olave is happy to be back with Real Salt Lake and he's been a solid presence along the back line two months into the season. Read more »

May 4, 2015

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Members of RSL Women traveling to Africa to provide aid, motivation, hope

Save-A-Thon for Africa is a humanitarian effort to bridge youths in America and Africa through soccer while sending messengers of motivation, encouragement and aid. Members of the RSL Women’s... Read more »

May 3, 2015

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Real Salt Lake rallies for draw in choppy match with San Jose

Real Salt Lake benefited from a San Jose own goal in the 71st minute to salvage a 1-1 draw against the visiting Earthquakes on Friday night. Read more »

May 1, 2015

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