Juan Manuel “Burrito” Martinez arrived in Salt Lake City this morning, welcomed by a crowd of Real Salt Lake fans anxious for the culmination of what had come to be known as “#BurritoWatch” on Twitter. The Argentine striker is unlikely to make his debut Saturday against the Seattle Sounders, but could be available for RSL’s […]
The game clock ticked into the 38th minute of Real Salt Lake’s May 11, 2011 match against Chivas USA. RSL pressed up the left wing, and Javier Morales received the ball along the sideline. With a quick cut, Morales beat his mark, Marcos Mondaini, and dribbled to the top of the 18-yard box. Moments later, Mondaini was shown a […]
As reported by Goal.com Thursday morning, Real Salt Lake has traded striker Alvaro Saborio to D.C. United in exchange for Luis Silva in a move that clears cap space for the Utah side while bringing in a promising young player.
Major League Soccer has carried on for the last eight years under varying forms of the Designated Player Rule, a system that allows teams to sign a player above the league’s maximum single player budget charge and, frequently, above the team’s salary cap. The aim of the Designated Player Rule is clear: to allow MLS […]
Fresh off frustrating road losses to LA Galaxy and Vancouver Whitecaps, Real Salt Lake was forced to settle for a scoreless draw with the Colorado Rapids in a nationally televised home match on Sunday afternoon. Even though the two sides logged a number of chances (the teams combined for 31 shots), and RSL frequently looked […]
Real Salt Lake picked up its first win of the season Sunday afternoon, defeating Toronto FC at a sold-out Rio Tinto Stadium. Jordan Allen’s first career goal in MLS proved to be the winner at the death, although the result came with some refereeing controversy in the home side’s favor. Both squads were decimated by […]
Rio Tinto Stadium will play host this Saturday to two teams that, while failing to score the week before, nevertheless managed to pull out a point: Real Salt Lake and Philadelphia Union.
The countdown clock to the 2015 MLS regular season is officially under a week, even if unofficially (with a possible strike in the offing) we could realistically still be a bit further out from the season’s kickoff. But that won’t stop us here at Total MLS from taking a look at the upcoming season. In […]
The 2014 season has officially come and gone. Not that it went quickly; Real Salt Lake kicked off its tenth regular season clear back on March 8, not to mention the preseason activities in Casa Grande, Irvine, Carson, and Tucson that stretched all the way back to January. Which is also one of the things I […]
Sitting one point out of the third spot in the West, Real Salt Lake came into its season finale against Chivas USA on Wednesday with a sense of urgency. Having fallen twice to the lowly Goats twice on the season, RSL needed to secure maximum points before heading into the MLS postseason in the hopes of […]
After conceding first on Friday night, Real Salt Lake opened the flood gates, scoring four times before halftime and notching a fifth goal in the second stanza to defeat the Colorado Rapids 5-1. Jose Mari’s 21st minute opener was overwhelmed by goals from Joao Plata, Javier Morales, Chris Schuler, and Carlos Salcedo along with an […]
As I drove home from my office in downtown Salt Lake City tonight, I was thinking about A.J. DeLaGarza. My heart hurt for him. A.J.’s son Luca passed away on Thursday due to complications related to hypoplastic left heart syndrome, just a week after Luca’s birth.
Sunday night, after D.C. United finished kicking the Colorado Rapids all over RFK Stadium, I decided to pause and take a look at the Supporters’ Shield race as it currently stands. Needless to say, it’s about as close as you can ask for, with six teams within striking distance of MLS’s regular season crown. I […]
After allowing D.C. United to escape the RioT last year, U.S. Open Cup title in tow, despite allowing only one shot on goal, Real Salt Lake promptly steamrolled a stunned D.C. United squad over the first 15 minutes of Saturday’s match between the two teams, going on to win 3-0.
If reports out of Chile are accurate, Real Salt Lake has addressed a key concern today by acquiring Argentine forward Sebastian Jaime from Chilean side Union Espanola. The attacker will seek to fill the gap left by the injured Alvaro Saborio, who will likely be out until September at the earliest.