Members of Real Salt Lake to put on benefit concert

By By Alicia Greenleigh

By Alicia Greenleigh

Members of the Real Salt Lake soccer team are putting on a benefit concert to help the international organization “Right to Play” raise money Friday, July 28 at the Sandy Amphitheater.

The idea was the brainchild of RSL midfielder Seth Trembly, who learned to play the guitar as a way to release stress caused by training and injuries.

“I used to jam with some of the other guys at preseason training camp by the pool,” Trembly said.

Concert proceeds will benefit children in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Additional proceeds will go to “Kicks for Kids,” a program that sends at-risk youth from Utah to Real Salt Lake games.

Performing with Trembly on stage are RSL defender Nik Besagno, RSL forward Jeff Cunningham and former U.S. Men’s National Team Member and National Soccer Hall of Fame Inductee Alexi Lalas.

Governor Huntsman and his daughter will also join the athletes on stage; the two will be playing the piano.

“What I had hoped for in doing this concert,” Trembly said, “was to unite people around the two things that mean a lot to me: music and soccer. And in doing, so we are also benefiting other, less-fortunate communities as well.”

For tickets, visit or call 866-9-SOCCER. General Admission tickets start at $12.