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Oceanside, Calif. • Nick Rimando is partial to his point of view, and he’s not apologetic about it. “For me, it’s always been defending — and not just because I’m a goalkeeper,” he said. “Defense wins games, defense wins championships.” …

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  • Real Salt Lake: Tempers flare in 1-0 RSL preseason scrimmage loss to Portland
    Tucson, Ariz. • On an 80 degree February day in Tucson, tempers boiled over between Real Salt Lake and reigning MLS Champion Portland Timbers in RSL’s...
    Updated Feb 11 2016 07:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino, left, celebrates with teammates Jordan Henderson, centre, and Jordon Ibe  after scoring his second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Jon Super) Soccer: Arsenal to play MLS All-Stars as part of 2-match US tour
    NEW YORK • Arsenal will play Major League Soccer’s All-Stars on July 28 at San Jose, Calif. The Gunners also said Thursday they will play Mexico’s Chi...
    Updated Feb 11 2016 12:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • ** FILE ** D.C. United midfielder Richie Williams (16) holds off New York/New Jersey MetroStars midfielder Ross Paule during the first half Sunday, Aug. 25, 2002, at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Richie Williams was named interim coach of the New York Red Bulls MLS team after coach Mo Johnston was fired on YTuesday June 27, 2006.   (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) Real Salt Lake: Former U.S. U-17 coach Richie Williams adjusting to life back in MLS
    Oceanside, Calif. • Finally at their hotel a block from the beach following a seven-hour excursion to Mexico, all but two Real Salt Lake players, coac...
    Updated Feb 09 2016 05:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Tyler Gibbons, RSL  RSL coach Jeff Cassar instructing players prior to its 1-0 preseason exhibition win over San Diego State University Saturday afternoon in Oceanside, Calif. Real Salt Lake: Pressure? What pressure? Jeff Cassar is forging ahead
    Oceanside, Calif. • For five straight days, Jeff Cassar heard mostly about failure. It was December and the Real Salt Lake head coach was in Orlando, ...
    Updated Feb 05 2016 10:13 pm   |     |   Share

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    Chris Wingert ‘feeling healthy and fit as ever’ in RSL return
    <b>Claudio Reyna’s</b> name popped up on <b>Chris Wingert’s</b> cell phone two weeks ago. When Wingert answered three days ...
    Updated Feb 03 2016 04:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Former Real Salt Lake player and now New York City FC defender Chris Wingert (17) greets Real Salt Lake defender Jamison Olave (4) at an MLS soccer game Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Sandy, Utah. (Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune)   via AP) Real Salt Lake: Veteran Chris Wingert returns to RSL
    Oceanside, Calif. • On the bus ride back from Real Salt Lake’s preseason friendly against Club Tijuana, Jeff Cassar stood up and called for the attent...
    Updated Feb 02 2016 06:43 pm   |     |   Share
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    Courtesy  |  Tyler Gibbons, RSL  Rookie midfielder Amass Amankona during preseason training Monday in Oceanside, Calif. Facing tall odds, RSL rookies relishing their preseason opportunity
    Oceanside, Calif. • <b>Max Lachowecki</b> tuned in until the fifth pick of the MLS SuperDraft was announced. At home in Evansville, Ind.,...
    Updated Feb 01 2016 05:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • Bryan Byerly  |  ABC4  RSL midfielder Luke Mulholland sends a pass in front of L.A. Galaxy midfielder and former Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard in RSL’s 1-0 win on July 14. Real Salt Lake: Luke Mulholland welcoming competition in central midfield
    Oceanside, Calif. • Luke Mulholland believes he’s earned his keep at Real Salt Lake, thanks to his production during his past two seasons with the clu...
    Updated Feb 01 2016 09:59 pm   |     |   Share
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    Preseason notes: Danilo Acosta’s path to RSL, Jordan Allen’s next position and injury updates
    Oceanside, Calif. • With his parents working and living in the United States, a young <b>Danilo Acosta</b> waited years for his shot to b...
    Updated Jan 31 2016 06:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Real Salt Lake’s Kyle Beckerman at the club’s media day in Sandy, Saturday January 23, 2016. Real Salt Lake: Kyle Beckerman determined to steer RSL back to winning ways
    Oceanside, Calif. • Those fans tall enough to reach over the green chain link fence did. They held over spiffy new soccer balls, weathered soccer ball...
    Updated Jan 31 2016 09:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Real Salt Lake’s Javier Morales at the club’s media day in Sandy, Saturday January 23, 2016. Real Salt Lake notes: RSL knocks off the rust in 1-0 preseason win over SDSU
    Oceanside, Calif. • In what was the furthest thing from a beautiful game, Real Salt Lake coach Jeff Cassar described what he considered to be a beauti...
    Updated Jan 30 2016 05:29 pm   |     |   Share
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    Real Monarchs unveil 2016 USL regular-season schedule
    Real Monarchs announced its 2016 regular-season schedule on Tuesday. The USL club, entering its second year as a franchise, will play a 30-game sched...
    Updated Jan 26 2016 03:30 pm   |     |   Share
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    RSL still scouring the globe after potential center back signing hits a snag
    <b>Craig Waibel</b> was able to put two check marks on his offseason wish list, both coming within the last two weeks. Real Salt Lake’s g...
    Updated Jan 26 2016 12:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • Joao Plata of USA’s Real Salt Lake, left,  controls the ball against Johny Giron of Guatemala’s Municipal during a CONCACAF Champions League match in Guatemala City, Tuesday, August 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo) Real Salt Lake: Champions League bout with Tigres already at the forefront for RSL
    Real Salt Lake sat at Salt Lake International Airport Sunday waiting to ditch snowy Salt Lake City in exchange for sunny San Diego. The wait, the flig...
    Updated Jan 26 2016 07:40 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Real Salt Lake’s Yura Movsisyan at the club’s media day in Sandy, Saturday January 23, 2016. Real Salt Lake: Revamped RSL out to prove 2015 shortcomings were ‘a fluke’
    Sandy • Tony Beltran had two and a half months to stew on the malfunctions of 2015. For Real Salt Lake’s right back, that time was to “think about wh...
    Updated Jan 23 2016 08:12 pm   |     |   Share
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    Roster retooling continues as RSL announces signing of forward Emery Welshman
    The rapid retooling at Real Salt Lake continued Friday. A day after RSL and striker <b>Sebastian Jaime</b> cut a deal to mutually part...
    Updated Jan 22 2016 03:18 pm   |     |   Share
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    RSL signs Nigerian midfielder ‘Sunny’ Obayan
    Real Salt Lake’s latest offseason addition will “challenge the status quo,” this according to general manager <b>Craig Waibel</b>. On Thu...
    Updated Jan 21 2016 04:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • Sebastian Jaime, of Real Salt Lake, stretches for the ball against the Portland Timbers during the first half of an MLS soccer game, Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Troy Wayrynen) Real Salt Lake: RSL mutually parts ways with former Designated Player Sebastian Jaime
    Sandy • Nearly 18 months after Real Salt Lake completed a seven-figure transfer fee to acquire Argentine striker Sebastian Jaime, the 28-year-old is r...
    Updated Jan 21 2016 07:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this photo taken on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen presents his vision for a new minor league soccer stadium at the Utah State Fairpark meeting with its board, in Salt Lake City. Hansen, the owner of Utahís Major League Soccer team is offering to build a $13-$17 million stadium at the state fairgrounds that would be home to a minor league team for Real Salt Lake and be part of a broader revitalization of the grounds.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen has plans for ‘world-class’ soccer facility, academy in Salt Lake Valley
    Dell Loy Hansen is entering season No. 4 in his tenure as Real Salt Lake’s primary owner. And much like in recent years, the ambitious mogul is prepar...
    Updated Jan 20 2016 09:20 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Yura Movsisyan laughs with Real Salt Lake head coach Jeff Cassar as he is introduced by the club as the 28-year-old striker returns to his former club after six seasons overseas in one of the most notable signings in club history at the Real Salt Lake store in Salt Lake City, Tuesday, January 19, 2016. Real Salt Lake: A confident Yura Movsisyan thankful to be back at RSL
    Yura Movsisyan left the comfort of Real Salt Lake over six years ago for the unknowns of life as a young professional soccer player in Europe. On Tue...
    Updated Jan 19 2016 09:33 pm   |     |   Share
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    RSL drafts Dayton’s Amankona, Creighton’s Sparrow in late rounds of MLS SuperDraft
    Real Salt Lake drafted Ghanian midfielder <b>Amass Amankona</b> out of the University of Dayton with its third-round pick in the 2016 MLS...
    Updated Jan 19 2016 01:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Real Salt Lake forward Yura Movsisyan (14) celebrates his goal against Chivas USA during the second half of the MLS playoff soccer game Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, in Sandy, Utah. RSL defeated Chivas USA 1-0. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac) Real Salt Lake re-acquires former striker Yura Movsisyan on loan
    Throughout the holding patterns and iffy moments — and there were plenty of those — Real Salt Lake never wavered in its desire. When the possible retu...
    Updated Jan 15 2016 06:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • Tyler Gibbons  |  RSL  RSL SuperDraft pick Omar Holness of UNC (center), flanked by RSL general manager Craig Waibel (left) and head coach Jeff Cassar (right) at Thursday’s MLS SuperDraft in Baltimore, Md. Real Salt Lake snags its guy at No. 5 in UNC midfielder Omar Holness
    Less than an hour after being selected No. 5 by Real Salt Lake in Thursday’s MLS SuperDraft, Omar Holness explained what he knew about the club he was...
    Updated Jan 14 2016 09:25 pm   |     |   Share
  • Soccer notes: Timbers acquire F McInerney from the Crew
    The Portland Timbers have acquired forward Jack McInerney from the Columbus Crew in exchange for both general and targeted allocation money. McInerney...
    Updated Jan 13 2016 05:12 pm   |     |   Share