Real Salt Lake entered BBVA Compass Stadium Sunday night as MLS’s lone unbeaten side. With a 5-2 romp over a short-handed and 10-man Houston Dynamo team, RSL’s record will remain unblemished for at least another week.
Through much of the first half (and part of the second), it looked as though Real Salt Lake would gift the Fire their first victory of the season because of a poor defensive performance. Instead, the Claret-and-Cobalt responded with three unanswered goals in the final 21 minutes of the match to escape Toyota Park in […]
In his pre-game analysis, Real Salt Lake broadcaster Brian Dunseth said that RSL needed to put together a complete 90 minutes. After RSL was ahead 2-0 Dunseth mentioned that Vancouver was capable of scoring quickly.
Do you remember April 30, 2011? No? Well, when it comes to the history of the rivalry between Real Salt Lake and the Portland Timbers, that date was the last occasion Portland was able to celebrate a victory. In the interim, the Claret-and-Cobalttook seven wins and three draws from Portland. That stretch included a sweep in the 2013 MLS Western Conference […]
Real Salt Lake entered Saturday’s match against the Philadelphia Union as one of two remaining unbeaten teams in Major League Soccer. As of the end of Match Week 6 and following FC Dallas’s loss, RSL now stands as MLS’s lone unbeaten squad, a notable accomplishment given the side’s particularly difficult opening schedule. RSL returns home […]
Adversity is part of sports, and while every team faces adversity, only the greatest find a way to overcome it. Real Salt Lake has already encountered adversity this season in the form of a rash of injuries while facing one of MLS’s most difficult early-season schedules. How has it reacted to this challenge?
The thought of playing Sporting KC again after two unfortunate defeats last season causes me to realize that the pit left in my stomach after December’s MLS Cup loss hasn’t gone away. And if you feel like the pit in your stomach has gone away (or you’re a Sporting fan and want to relive the…*gulp*…magic), […]
I get nervous before most Real Salt Lake matches. Particularly the big ones. I believe RSL can win any match it plays, but when the opposing team is an unknown quantity, I don’t know what to expect. So, naturally, I was apprehensive about Saturday’s matchup with Toronto FC, a team that had already heisted 3 […]
Game Summary Meeting for the second time in a 15-day span, Real Salt Lake and Los Angeles Galaxy fought to a 1-1 draw Saturday, as RSL’s Alvaro Saborio and L.A.’s Robbie Keane each opened their accounts for the 2014 season. The draw allowed RSL to improve its undefeated franchise record in season home openers to […]
Real Salt Lake bagged three big points last week in its visit to Carson, California, an ideal start to a promising season. On Saturday, RSL will face its second test of the early season, returning to California for a showdown against the San Jose Earthquakes. After a blazing 2012 season that saw San Jose take […]
I’ll admit it. It’s tough to predict what will happen in a season opener. But for Real Salt Lake over the last five seasons, the smart money is on a win. Real Salt Lake held on Saturday night to defeat the L.A. Galaxy via a Joao Plata goal in the 80th minute. The win gives […]
Predicting the first game of a brand new season by extrapolating from the prior year’s campaign and incorporating the limited (and dubious) experience of the preseason is always a fool’s errand. But why should we let that stop us? Real Salt Lake in Brief Real Salt Lake enters Saturday’s game with three injuries of note. […]
Without a doubt, Real Salt Lake and its fans are still smarting from a 2013 filled with so much success, but so little hardware. But with that pain came experience: over the course of last season, RSL went from a team with low expectations to a top contender for each of the league’s trophies. And […]
The last few weeks have brought a number of 2014 MLS jersey design leaks. Today, it's Real Salt Lake's turn. As of last night, photos of Robbie Findley and Josh Saunders wearing what appeared to be the team's new kit began to turn up on Twitter. This morning, a source sent me the following […]
Losing is tough. Losing games that matter is tougher. And to come so close to winning a championship, only to have it snatched away by either fate or misfortune, brings a pain that lingers for quite some time. For this kind of loss, the offseason is particularly difficult; the past cannot be changed, while little […]