A New Rivalry Emerges as RSL is Racing to the Finish

Over the next few seasons when RSL Coach Jason Kreis is looking to motivate players to strive to win in the middle of the season all he has to do is say – 2013. When this season is over and the players are thinking through some of the draws and losses that shouldn’t have been, […]

RSL beats Vancouver; Focus now shifts to the U.S. Open Cup

Heading into the home stretch of MLS play, Real Salt Lake notched a critical win at Vancouver to stop the points bleeding away from the last two losses. In so doing, they keep alive the chance of first place in the Western Conference and a possible Supporters’ Shield. But all of that will have to […]

RSL Drops 2 in a Row, Supporters’ Shield in Question

Sandy, Utah – A late season surging San Jose Earthquakes proved to be too much for Real Salt Lake bringing the Western Conference playoff race into an even tighter jumble. San Jose wins only their second road win of the year and it was also the team’s 200th win in MLS play. The RSL defense […]

Point of View with LA Galaxy Writer Johnathon Sykes

With the Saturday night clash coming up between RSL and the LA Galaxy, all eyes will be focused on the tele, as these two successful and different style teams go for the full points. With that said, my fellow Total-MLS writer Johnathon Sykes, has agreed to give me and RSL fans a look of what […]

Real Salt Lake Regain Shape Against Houston Before Facing LA

The Saturday night game at Rio Tinto Stadium wasn't the prettiest soccer that RSL has played in front the home crowd. But to say the least, it worked out to grind a 3 point result against the Dynamo. For the first time in 3 games in MLS league play, we saw a close to replica […]

Rimando Unstoppable in First Leg of Western Conference Semifinal

Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando left Seattle bruised, bleeding and in possession of his 10th career post season shutout. RSL and the Seattle Sounders ended Friday night’s first leg of their Western Conference semi-final series tied 0–0 in a game loaded with action that the goalkeepers kept off the scoreline. The home side’s GK, Michael […]

Real Salt Lake Shifts Focus from Vancouver to Costa Rica

Real Salt Lake won a tight match last Friday, edging Vancouver 2–1 at Rio Tinto Stadium. Now RSL will look to take their modest 2-game win streak abroad as they face 2012 Costa Rican champions C.S. Herediano in their opening contest of this year’s CONCACAF Champions League tournament. The claret and cobalt were happy to […]

Real Salt Lake Retains Rocky Mountain Cup

Real Salt Lake defeated Rocky Mountain neighbors the Colorado Rapids 2–0 at a sold-out Rio Tinto Stadium Saturday. The rivals’ supporter groups created the Rocky Mountain Cup when RSL joined the league in 2005, to be lifted by the team that wins the head-to-head season series, or, in the event of a tie, stays with […]

Coach Kreis and RSL Right the Ship

It’s been awhile since I wrote here, and there are a lot of things to shout about regarding Real Salt Lake; some happy shouts, some frustrated growls. But I’m going to take Coach Kreis’s advice to his players: “We don’t get to up or too low. We’re trying to stay on an even keel,” said […]

Real Salt Lake and Dallas Each Win a Half, Finish 1-1

Real Salt Lake’s Lone Star Curse persists, as they remain winless in 21 matches in Texas (against FC Dallas and the Houston Dynamo), but if the current trend continues, that dubious achievement may fall in the near future. In last night’s 1–1 draw and last season’s 0–0 draw, RSL claimed their first two points in […]

RSL Grind Out 1-0 Home Win vs Impact

The match with Portland was pretty, and not just because of the fortuitous ending. Last night, not so much. Real Salt Lake (4­–1–­0, 12 pts.) clung to Paulo, Jr.’s 13th minute penalty kick and shooed Montreal (0–1–4, 1 pt.) out of a sold-out Rio Tinto Stadium with a 1–0 win Wednesday night. After the game, Coach Kreis […]

Real Salt Lake Blanks Red Bulls 2-0

Even the weather seemed determined to make Real Salt Lake’s home opener at Rio Tinto perfect. RSL Fans had a new song to sing, we were still riding high after last week’s win at the Home Depot Center and the nasty rain and wind forecasters promised didn’t materialize until early Sunday Morning. Fabián Espíndola scored […]

Real Salt Lake Season Preview

Soon after Real Salt Lake’s season wrapped with a loss to L.A. in the Western Conference Final, the locker room doors opened and the roster numbers dropped. So many players left without any new arrivals to replace them, RSL would have been understaffed to host a winter clinic. After almost no changes last year, leading […]

RSL Dominates Sounders 3–0 in First Leg of Western Conference Semifinal

Real Salt Lake drubbed Seattle Sounders FC 3–0 Saturday night, and the easy line is that Jason Kreis’ team dominated a talented foe simply because he was finally able to field his first-choice lineup. For the first time since Javi Morales fell under Mondaini’s tackle in May, Kreis was able to stick Kyle Beckerman and […]

Javier Morales & Real Salt Lake host the Chicago Fire

Saturday night, Dwayne DeRosario beat Real Salt Lake 4–1. No, the whole DC United team was linking up well, but with a hat trick and an assist inside of 31 minutes, DeRo was HeRoic. RSL started 6 players off the bench and DC punished them for resting starters during a glut of games in the […]