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 […]
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.
When Real Salt Lake last faced off against the New York Red Bulls, the teams’ game day rosters made the match look like an intrasquad scrimmage: the match marked the first and only time last season that RSL would face off against former teammates Fabian Espindola, Jonny Steele, and Jamison Olave. Tonight’s game won’t have […]
It’s been a hard day’s night, and I’d been working like a dog It’s been a hard day’s night, I should be sleeping like a log But when I get home to you I find the things that you do Will make me feel alright… When I’m home everything seems to be right. […]
Harry: I expected the Rocky Mountains to be a little rockier than this. Lloyd: I was thinking the same thing. That John Denver’s full of s***, man. —Dumb and Dumber
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?