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Last Updated Aug 4, 2015 10:18PM

Real Salt Lake can’t seem to lose. Well, in non-MLS competitions that is. In addition to a U.S. Open Cup semifinal run this year, RSL has gotten off to a good start in the CONCACAF Champions League with a 1-0 …

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  • Boca Juniors' Juan Manuel Martinez, left, fights for the ball with River Plate's Leonel Vangioni during a Copa Sudamericana semi-finals soccer match in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) Real Salt Lake: Reports say RSL sign Argentinean “Burrito” Martinez
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  • New England Revolution forward Juan Agudelo (17) and Real Salt Lake midfielder Kyle Beckerman (5) battle for control of the ball in the first half of  their MLS soccer match in Foxborough, Mass.,  Saturday, April 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Gretchen Ertl) RSL relishes return to CCL Champions
    Itching to get his first experience in the CONCACAF Champions League, Luke Mulholland sought out advice from teammates about what playing in the North...
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  • Real Salt Lake forward Devon Sandoval (49), defender Justen Glad (14) and forward Sebastian Jaime (23) defend their goal against an attack by D.C. United defender Bobby Boswell (32) and midfielder/defender Perry Kitchen (23) during the first half of an MLS soccer match against in Washington, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. D.C. United won 6-4.    (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) Real Salt Lake: Road woes impeding RSL’s growth in 2015
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    Updated Aug 02 2015 10:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • Real Salt Lake forward Devon Sandoval (49), defender Justen Glad (14) and forward Sebastian Jaime (23) defend their goal against an attack by D.C. United defender Bobby Boswell (32) and midfielder/defender Perry Kitchen (23) during the first half of an MLS soccer match against in Washington, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. D.C. United won 6-4.    (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) RSL: Justen Glad’s excellent plays aren’t enough to save game
    Washington • On any other night in any other place, Justen Glad’s last-ditch clearance attempts Saturday night might’ve made him a standout performer....
    Updated Aug 02 2015 05:18 pm   |     |   Share


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  • FILE - This Nov. 1, 2014, file photo, shows Real Salt Lake forward Alvaro Saborio, left, and Los Angeles Galaxy defender A.J. DeLaGarza going after the ball in the first half during an MLS Western Conference semifinal, first leg playoff soccer match, in Sandy, Utah. Real Salt Lake has traded Saborio to D.C. United for midfielder Luis Silva. Saborino leaves as RSL's all-time leading scorer with 63 MLS goals and 79 in all matches. The 33-year-old is the second-leading scorer in the league since 2010.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File) Real Salt Lake: Now it’s RSL’s turn to try to stop Alvaro Saborio
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Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando dives the wrong way during a penalty kick by Colorado Rapids midfielder during the second half of their match at Rio Tinto Stadium on Sunday, June 7, 2015. Despite Rimando diving the wrong way, Powers pushed the penalty wide and the match ended in a 0-0 draw. MLS All-Star Game: RSL’s Rimando, Beltran, MLS All-Stars to face Tottenham
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Real Salt Lake midfielder Javier Morales (11) and forward Joao Plata (8) celebrate Morales's first half goal during their match against Sporting Kansas City at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, UT on Friday, July 24, 2015. Real Salt Lake had the lead 1-0 at halftime. Real Salt Lake: Teammates say MLS All-Star snub of Javier Morales 'a crime'
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Real Salt Lake midfielder Javier Morales (11) and forward Joao Plata (8) celebrate Morales's first half goal during their match against Sporting Kansas City at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, UT on Friday, July 24, 2015. Real Salt Lake had the lead 1-0 at halftime. RSL: Morales, Plata power Real Salt Lake past Kansas City 2-1
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