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Last Updated May 29, 2015 10:06PM

Toss out the need for style points at this point, Nick Rimando says. Real Salt Lake needs to figure out a way to fashion more results — preferably wins — as the summer months quickly approach. “Every game right now is …

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  • FILE - This Oct. 10, 2014, file photo shows Sunil Gulati, president of the United States Soccer Federation, during a press conference in Bristol, Conn. The United States says it will vote for Jordan's Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein for FIFA president Friday, May 29, 2015 and not for incumbent Sepp Blatter.  (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File) Soccer: United States will not vote for Sepp Blatter in FIFA election
    New York • The United States says it will vote for Jordan’s Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein for FIFA president Friday and not for incumbent Sepp Blatter. “I...
    Updated May 29 2015 11:27 am   |     |   Share
  • (Real Salt Lake midfielder Luke Mulholland (19) advances the ball past San Jose's Matías Pérez García during first half of an MLS soccer match Friday, May 1, 2015, in Sandy, Utah. (Scott Sommerdorf/The Salt Lake Tribune)   via AP) DESERET NEWS OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; MAGS OUT Real Salt Lake: As FIFA scandal erupts, RSL players worry about a black eye for soccer
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    Updated May 28 2015 09:22 pm   |     |   Share
  • RSL Notebook: Change in formation on Wednesday night with busy week ahead
    Carson, Calif. • Jeff Cassar has continually voiced his desire and need to rotate players in the starting lineup as Real Salt Lake faces down the fina...
    Updated May 27 2015 08:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • Real Salt Lake's Jamison Olave, center, heads the ball as Los Angeles Galaxy's Alan Gordon watches during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Real Salt Lake: Early penalty kick gives L.A. Galaxy win over RSL
    Carson, Calif. • The reputation Nick Rimando possesses when he toes the goal line is unmatched. Yet Real Salt Lake’s penchant for presenting golden op...
    Updated May 28 2015 09:44 am   |     |   Share


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