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Sandy • Tony Beltran was stumped. You can’t blame him much, either. It has been so long since Real Salt Lake shut out an opposing team that the cerebral right back couldn’t pinpoint the exact date. That would be April …

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  • Michael Mangum  |  Special to the Tribune  Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Tyler Miller holds off teammate Herculez Gomez from referee Alex Chilowicz following Gomez’s yellow card after a penalty kick was awarded during their match at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, UT on Tuesday, June 28th, 2016. Joao Plata, shown, scored on the ensuing kick. U.S. Open Cup: Seattle beats Real Salt Lake on penalty kicks
    Sandy • Crashed out. At home, featuring a top-choice lineup, against a struggling rival in an elimination match, Real Salt Lake went to extra time for...
    Updated Jun 30 2016 04:14 pm   |     |   Share
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    Argentina’s Lionel Messi reacts after losing 4-2 to Chile in penalty kicks during the Copa America Centenario championship soccer match, Sunday, June 26, 2016, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) RSL stars discuss Messi’s shocking retirement from Argentina national team
    Sandy • Five days ago <b>Kyle Beckerman</b> stuck out his right hand. One by one, it was met by some of the best soccer players in the wo...
    Updated Jun 27 2016 03:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • United States’ Kyle Beckerman runs around the pitch as his hair bounces along during practice at the Copa America Centenario soccer tournament Thursday, June 23, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Real Salt Lake: With Copa America behind him, Kyle Beckerman motivated in return to RSL
    Sandy • When Real Salt Lake’s stretching routine finished Monday at Rio Tinto Stadium, the club’s dreadlocked midfielder leapt off the grass, and as h...
    Updated Jun 27 2016 10:21 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: Omar Holness and RSL staff eager for rookie’s second half of 2016
    In one of Real Salt Lake’s youngest starting lineups in years, it was the club’s top draft pick who, on a sweltering Saturday night in suburban Dallas...
    Updated Jun 26 2016 09:59 pm   |     |   Share


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  • RSL notes: Real Salt Lake shuffles lineup in Texas heat
    Frisco, Texas • A quick turnaround coupled with the early summer heat of North Texas didn’t exactly make for an ideal situation for Real Salt Lake. RS...
    Updated Jun 25 2016 10:23 pm   |     |   Share
  • Real Salt Lake forward Olmes Garcia (80) pulls down FC Dallas midfielder Kellyn Acosta (23) during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Frisco, Texas, Saturday, June 25, 2016. (Stewart F. House/The Dallas Morning News via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT Real Salt Lake falls to FC Dallas 2-0
    Frisco, Texas • There was a whole lot of new and different in the Real Salt Lake lineup Saturday night. In the end, though, it was the same old result...
    Updated Jun 26 2016 09:11 am   |     |   Share
  • (New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles (31) checks on Real Salt Lake midfielder Stephen Sunny Sunday (8) after he was injured on a corner kick during an MLS soccer game Wednesday, June 22, 2016, in Sandy, Utah. (Steve Griffin/The Salt Lake Tribune)   via AP) Real Salt Lake: ‘Sunny’ out a minimum of six weeks after suffering multiple facial fractures in collision
    The same week Real Salt Lake is finally set to welcome back captain Kyle Beckerman to the midfield, the club found out it will be without another star...
    Updated Jun 24 2016 07:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     RSL’s Boyd Okwuonu eyes the ball during the RSL versus Seattle Sounders 2 U.S. Open Cup game at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Real Salt Lake: Fresh faces expected in starting lineup at FC Dallas Saturday
    Sandy • Jeff Cassar noticed how a starting lineup constructed mainly of second-team players could waltz into Rio Tinto Stadium and assert itself again...
    Updated Jun 24 2016 05:37 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin / The Salt Lake Tribune)    Real Salt Lake defender Aaron Maund (21) leaps into the air and heads the ball on a corner kick during game against the New York Red Bulls at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy Wednesday June 22, 2016. Blah was called for a foul on the play.   RSL notes: Cassar once again leans on starters against visiting Red Bulls
    Sandy • Smack-dab in the middle of the busiest portion of the 2016 Major League Soccer calendar, Jeff Cassar once again trotted out a first-team lineu...
    Updated Jun 22 2016 11:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin / The Salt Lake Tribune)    Real Salt Lake forward Joao Plata (10)raises his hands in the air after scoring the winning goal late in their match against the New York Red Bulls at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy Wednesday June 22, 2016. Real Salt Lake scores in final minutes to beat New York Red Bulls, 2-1
    Sandy • The crowd was hushed for the first 65 minutes. Fans had seen Real Salt Lake, once again, give the ball away cheaply, wilt under constant press...
    Updated Jun 22 2016 11:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Real Salt Lake forward Yura Movsisyan (14) celebrates after scoring a goal, in MLS soccer action, Real Salt Lake vs. Portland Timbers, in Sandy, Friday, June 18, 2016. Real Salt Lake: With adjustment period over, goals are coming for Yura Movsisyan
    Sandy • Yura Movsisyan wasted all of one second to analyze his 2016 season to date. The Real Salt Lake striker back on a one-year loan from Russia’s S...
    Updated Jun 21 2016 09:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • Real Salt Lake midfielder Kyle Beckerman reacts after a shot was stopped by Colorado Rapids goalkeeper Zac MacMath in the second half of an MLS soccer game in Commerce City, Colo., late Saturday, May 7, 2016. The Rapids won 1-0. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Copa America: RSL’s Kyle Beckerman could play a key role vs. Messi, Argentina
    Once the U.S. men’s national team continued its Cinderella run into the Copa America Centenario semifinal round, Javier Morales sent a text message to...
    Updated Jun 20 2016 09:13 pm   |     |   Share
  • Portland Timbers forward Lucas Melano reacts after scoriing his steam’s econd goal during the second half of  the MLS soccer Western Conference championship match against FC Dallas, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in Frisco, Texas (AP Photo/Brad Loper) Portland Timbers player commits ridiculous flop against Real Salt Lake (with video)
    Flops have been a scourge of fair play in soccer for ages, but Portland Timbers forward Lucas Melano may have asserted himself in the “greatest flop o...
    Updated Jun 20 2016 11:08 am   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Real Salt Lake forward Joao Plata (10) goes for the ball along with Portland Timbers midfielder Ben Zemanski (14), in MLS soccer action, Real Salt Lake vs. Portland Timbers, in Sandy, Friday, June 18, 2016. Real Salt Lake: RSL wants to eliminate those frustrating simple turnovers, too
    Sandy • Javier Morales stretched out his legs in the media room minutes after the final whistle blew on Real Salt Lake’s 2-2 draw Saturday night again...
    Updated Jun 19 2016 06:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Real Salt Lake forward Joao Plata (10) goes for the ball along with Portland Timbers midfielder Ben Zemanski (14), in MLS soccer action, Real Salt Lake vs. Portland Timbers, in Sandy, Friday, June 18, 2016. Kragthorpe: Real Salt Lake extends home momentum by tying Timbers
    Sandy • When the Portland Timbers visited Rio Tinto Stadium last October, their victory basically destroyed Real Salt Lake’s playoff hopes and punctua...
    Updated Jun 21 2016 09:37 pm   |     |   Share
  • Sporting Kansas City defender Matt Besler (5) tries to head the ball while challenged by Real Salt Lake defender Justen Glad (15) in front of Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando, left, during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, May 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) RSL notes: Rimando could reprise role as guest coach with U.S. national team in Copa America semis
    Sandy • Nick Rimando has always told Jurgen Klinsmann that he’s a phone call away. So last week, the U.S. men’s national team coach took the Real Salt...
    Updated Jun 18 2016 08:29 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Real Salt Lake forward Juan Martinez (7) celebrates hit first period goal along with Aaron Maund (21) Yura Movsisyan (14), in MLS soccer action, Real Salt Lake vs. Portland Timbers, in Sandy, Friday, June 18, 2016. Real Salt Lake: Movsisyan penalty rescues RSL a point in 2-2 draw with Portland
    Sandy • Rio Tinto Stadium had become a safe haven for the reigning champions of Major League Soccer. Entering Saturday night’s Western Conference clas...
    Updated Jun 21 2016 09:37 pm   |     |   Share
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    Nick Rimando on his unique night as a guest coach with the U.S. men’s national team
    Sandy • <b>Nick Rimando</b> has always told <b>Jurgen Klinsmann</b> that he’s always a phone call away. So last week, the U.S...
    Updated Jun 18 2016 02:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Portland Timbers Nat Borchers reacts after scoring the game winning goal with seconds left in the match, in MLS action Real Salt Lake vs. The Portland Timbers, at Rio Tinto stadium, Saturday, August 15, 2015. Real Salt Lake determined to snap three-game home skid against Timbers
    Sandy • Jeff Cassar vividly remembers the lost marks, the poor turnovers, the players suddenly caught out of position. Collectively, those mistakes ha...
    Updated Jun 17 2016 08:16 pm   |     |   Share
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    RSL will host the Seattle Sounders in fifth round of 2016 U.S. Open Cup
    Sandy • Real Salt Lake’s longstanding rivalry with the Seattle Sounders will receive a new injection. For the first time in the history of both clubs...
    Updated Jun 16 2016 02:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Real Salt Lake midfielder John Stertzer (27) battles Wilmington’s Jeff Michaud. Real Salt Lake is a goal behind Wilmington Hammerheads FC 0-1 at the half during their fourth round 2016 U.S. Open Cup match at Rio Tinto Stadium, Tuesday, June 14, 2016 in Sandy. Real Salt Lake: RSL survives Wilmington Hammerheads on penalty kicks in U.S. Open Cup match
    Real Salt Lake’s homecoming was supposed to be easier than this. After nearly a month away from Rio Tinto Stadium, RSL returned home Tuesday night by...
    Updated Jun 15 2016 12:03 am   |     |   Share
  • Real Salt Lake midfielder Luke Mulholland celebrates his goal against the Columbus Crew during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, May 28, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete) Real Salt Lake: Adjusting to new role, Luke Mulholland returns to tournament that changed his career
    Sandy • Each Wilmington Hammerhead player that emerges from the concrete tunnel at Rio Tinto Stadium Tuesday night will have a couple of objectives in...
    Updated Jun 13 2016 08:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • Real Salt Lake players celebrate after forward Juan Martinez (7) scored a goal against New York City FC goalkeeper Josh Saunders, right, during the second half of an MLS soccer game, Thursday, June 2, 2016, in New York. Real Salt Lake won 3-2. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) Real Salt Lake: Home at last, RSL out to cash in on jam-packed summer at Rio Tinto
    Sandy • For the first time in nearly five months, Real Salt Lake can unpack its bags. Since late January, RSL has been bouncing around the country, go...
    Updated Jun 12 2016 10:53 pm   |     |   Share
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    RSL midfielder Sunday Stephen reinjures ankle in training
    Sandy • Real Salt Lake entered the month of June the healthiest its been all season. That lasted all of one day. In RSL’s first training session back...
    Updated Jun 10 2016 01:27 pm   |     |   Share