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Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake defender, Donny Toia (#4), in the match vs Houston Dynamo at Rio Tinto stadium in Sandy, UT on June 26, 2021. (Photo by Jack Gambassi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

RSL Trending Up After Juarez Steps Down

By Brian Preece, Sports Writer September 16, 2021

  When Real Salt Lake players woke up on Friday, August 27, they expected to be preparing for a Sunday evening match in Vancouver with Freddy Juarez at the helm of the Western Conference playoff-contending...

Real Salt Lake midfielder, Everton Luiz (25), in the match vs. LA Galaxy at Rio Tinto stadium in Sandy, Utah on July 21, 2021. (Photo by Jack Gambassi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

RSL Notches Four-Point Week

By Brian Preece, Sports Writer July 27, 2021

  Coming off of a 2-1 road loss to LAFC, Real Salt Lake returned home for two matches against opponents who were ahead of them in the MLS Western Conference standings. Sitting squarely in the seventh...

Real Salt Lake midfielder, Pablo Enrique Ruiz (6), in the match vs. LA Galaxy at Rio Tinto stadium in Sandy, Utah on July 21, 2021. (Photo by Jack Gambassi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Thoughts From the Pitch: RSL Draws With LA Galaxy

By Cole Bagley, Sports Editor July 21, 2021

  After several weeks away from Rio Tinto, Real Salt Lake welcomed the LA Galaxy to their home field on Wednesday night for a midweek matchup. Despite an early 2-0 lead, RSL conceded two unanswered...

Real Salt Lake midfielder, Damir Kreilach (8), in the game vs. the Houston Dynamo at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah on June 26, 2021. (Photo by Jack Gambassi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Real Disappoints Against Dynamo

By Brian Preece, Sports Writer June 27, 2021

  For the third time in eight days, RSL (3-2-3) took the pitch against a Western Conference opponent. This time, the Houston Dynamo (3-3-4) rolled into Rio Tinto Stadium to take on Real for the...

Real Salt Lake forward Rubio Rubin (14) in the game vs. the Vancouver Whitecaps at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah on June 18, 2021. (Photo by Jack Gambassi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

RSL Tops Whitecaps With Two Goals in Stoppage Time

By Brian Preece, Sports Writer June 19, 2021

  Why do we watch sports? Is it to vicariously recapture our glory days or for the competition? Possibly just to circumvent the everyday monotony of life and escape, if only for an hour or two?...

Real Salt Lake goalkeeper David Ochoa (1) celebrates after the team's 3-1 win vs. the Vancouver Whitecaps at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah on June 18, 2021. (Photo by Jack Gambassi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Thoughts from the Pitch: RSL vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

By Cole Bagley, Sports Editor June 18, 2021

  It was a battle of two home teams on Friday night as Real Salt Lake faced the Vancouver Whitecaps at Rio Tinto Stadium. Vancouver is currently playing their 2021 matches in Utah due to the COVID-19...

Real Salt Lake midfielder Damir Kreilach (8) after scoring vs. Minnesota United FC at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah on May 29, 2021. (Photo by Jack Gambassi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Real Salt Lake Draws With Minnesota United FC Despite Early Goal

By Cole Bagley, Sports Editor May 29, 2021

  On Saturday evening, Real Salt Lake welcomed Minnesota United to Rio Tinto for their sixth match of the 2021 season. Despite an early lead, scoring in just the 13th minute, Real would concede...

Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Zac MacMath (18) after conceding a goal versus Minnesota United FC at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah on May 29, 2021. (Photo by Jack Gambassi | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Thoughts From the Pitch: RSL Draws Third Straight Match

By Brian Preece, Sports Writer May 29, 2021

  Surrounded by ownership uncertainty and fears that the franchise may seek greener pastures and leave the Utah market, the claret and cobalt clad RSL remains focused on the 2021 campaign. Last...