SOCCER - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SOCCER News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Soccer: Memorial service marks Hillsborough anniversary http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57824178-77/liverpool-families-soccer-victims.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57824178-77/liverpool-families-soccer-victims.html.csp">Soccer: Memorial service marks Hillsborough anniversary</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T21:24:02.353-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 09:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Liverpool, England • Scarves donated by soccer clubs across the world were laid out in the center circle at Anfield, forming the shape of the number “96” beneath a blue sky on Tuesday. Outside the stadium, two middle-aged men — one wearing a Liverpool shirt and the other an Everton jersey — shared a warm embrace next to the famous Shankly Gates. The global soccer community, in particular Merseysiders, united to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough Stadium disaster in which 96 Liverpool ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57824178@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:24:02 MDT MLS, Atlanta planning ‘major announcement’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57817555-77/atlanta-mls-blank-major.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57817555-77/atlanta-mls-blank-major.html.csp">MLS, Atlanta planning ‘major announcement’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T23:46:27.403-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 11:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Atlanta • Major League Soccer and Falcons owner Arthur Blank are planning a “major announcement” Wednesday on a proposed expansion team to play in Atlanta’s new downtown stadium. Blank has long coveted a top-level soccer team for the city, and negotiations with the MLS intensified after he reached a deal on building a new $1 billion retractable roof stadium next to the Georgia Dome. Site preparation has already started, and the facility is expected to open in 2017. Both the MLS and a top officia...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578175552014-04-14T23:46:27.403-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-14T23:46:27.403-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57817555@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:46:27 MDT Soccer: Clint Dempsey is top-paid player in Major League Soccer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57804834-77/player-million-paid-mls.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57804834-77/player-million-paid-mls.html.csp">Soccer: Clint Dempsey is top-paid player in Major League Soccer</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T21:59:58.145-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 09:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey is the league’s highest-paid player at $6.69 million this season. Toronto FC and the Los Angeles Galaxy each have three of the 12 players making seven-figure salaries, according to figures released by the MLS Players Union. The numbers include the player’s base salary and all signing and guaranteed bonuses annualized over the term of the player’s contract, including option years, but not performance bonuses. Toronto midfielder Michael Bradley is the second ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578048342014-04-10T21:59:58.145-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-10T21:59:58.145-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57804834@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:59:58 MDT U.S. women’s soccer coach Tom Sermanni fired http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57785489-77/sermanni-team-coach-cup.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57785489-77/sermanni-team-coach-cup.html.csp">U.S. women’s soccer coach Tom Sermanni fired</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T23:31:17.228-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 11:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chicago • Tom Sermanni coached the U.S. women’s soccer team to a 2-0 win over China in Colorado in the afternoon. By evening, he was out of a job. Sermanni was fired by the U.S. Soccer Federation on Sunday after a disappointing finish last month at the Algarve Cup. The surprising move came just 16 months after he was put in charge. The dismissal was announced hours after Lauren Holiday and substitute Megan Rapinoe scored in the exhibition victory over China in Commerce City, Colo. “We felt that ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577854892014-04-07T23:31:17.228-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-07T23:31:17.228-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57785489@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 23:31:17 MDT Review: ‘Kinect Sports Rivals’ a moving experience http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57785434-79/kinect-sports-rivals-xbox.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57785434-79/kinect-sports-rivals-xbox.html.csp">Review: ‘Kinect Sports Rivals’ a moving experience</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DERRIK J. LANG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T09:12:15.274-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 09:12AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • When the Xbox One was unveiled last year, Microsoft boasted the Xbox 360 successor would feature an updated — and mandatory — version of its camera-based Kinect sensor with more accurate movement tracking and voice detecting. Then, when the Xbox One was released last November, there were hardly any games that actually employed the new doodad. That’s changing now with the release of “Kinect Sports Rivals” ($59.99), a stylish collection of virtual athletic pursuits crafted by vetera...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577854342014-04-07T09:12:15.274-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-07T09:12:15.274-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57785434@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:12:15 MDT Real Salt Lake: ‘It keeps getting better’ for Ned Grabavoy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57771147-77/grabavoy-ned-rsl-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57771147-77/grabavoy-ned-rsl-lake.html.csp">Real Salt Lake: ‘It keeps getting better’ for Ned Grabavoy</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Kamrani</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T11:19:50.967-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 11:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sandy • There is no “S” in Grabavoy. But there was on March 16, 2013. For one afternoon match at Rio Tinto Stadium, Real Salt Lake midfielder Ned Grabavoy was Ned Grabavoys. The last name was suddenly pluralized last spring — not officially, not at a county courthouse — when Grabavoy sprinted onto the field as a substitute in the 46th minute of RSL’s home opener against the Colorado Rapids a year ago with an extra letter. Major League Soccer wasn’t happy about it, but the Chicago-area native wan...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57771147@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:19:50 MDT Photos of the Day - April 1, 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57760902-68/ap-world-news-gallery.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57760902-68/ap-world-news-gallery.html.csp">Photos of the Day - April 1, 2014</a></h4> The Associated Press
<h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-01T19:01:02.896-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 07:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A collection of some of the day's best wire photos, from around the world.</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577609022014-04-01T19:01:02.896-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-01T19:01:02.896-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div>
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Salt Lake City’s Rowland Hall has first ‘home game’ in 147 years http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57724278-200/hall-rowland-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57724278-200/hall-rowland-lake-salt.html.csp">Salt Lake City’s Rowland Hall has first ‘home game’ in 147 years</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-24T21:50:40.256-06:00">Updated Mar 24, 2014 09:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">After 147 years, student athletes at private college-preparatory school Rowland Hall finally played a true home game on Monday. The Salt Lake City school built its own soccer fields as part of the first phase of a $75 million expansion that will eventually consolidate all of its students, pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, at one site. Students have previously hosted home games on a leased soccer field at Sunnyside Park, near Rowland Hall’s elementary, which fronts 720 S. Guardsman Way. The W...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57724278@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Mar 2014 21:50:40 MDT Soccer: Brazilian club fined $21,000 for fans’ racism http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57728002-77/fans-brazilian-club-fined.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57728002-77/fans-brazilian-club-fined.html.csp">Soccer: Brazilian club fined $21,000 for fans’ racism</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-25T23:30:25.705-06:00">Updated Mar 25, 2014 11:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sao Paulo • A Brazilian soccer club has been fined $21,000 because its fans racially abused an opposing player. Mogi Mirim fans allegedly called Santos midfielder Arouca a “monkey” while he was being interviewed after a March 6 match at the Sao Paulo state championship. Mogi Mirim, whose president is former Brazil star Rivaldo, said it will appeal the decision by the sports tribunal. The team’s stadium will remain closed pending the appeal. The ruling late Monday came the same day the governing ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577280022014-03-25T23:30:25.705-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-25T23:30:25.705-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57728002@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 23:30:25 MDT Discussion of potential RSL academy in SoCal ends http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/RSL/57709413-49/team-oceanside-hansen-lagerwey.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/RSL/57709413-49/team-oceanside-hansen-lagerwey.html.csp">Discussion of potential RSL academy in SoCal ends</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-22T16:45:49.206-06:00">Updated Mar 22, 2014 04:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sandy • The proposal to perhaps build another Real Salt Lake soccer academy in Oceanside, Calif., reportedly fell apart Wednesday night when the Oceanside City Council ended negotiations with RSL owner Dell Loy Hansen, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune. A day after writing that Hansen, who owns a home in the area, was interested in perhaps purchasing land east of the Interstate 5 in Oceanside where a city-run golf course currently sits, the Union-Tribune reported that the council membe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57709413@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Mar 2014 16:45:49 MDT Report says RSL owner Hansen to pitch for academy in Oceanside, Calif. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/RSL/57698618-49/oceanside-rsl-team-academy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/RSL/57698618-49/oceanside-rsl-team-academy.html.csp">Report says RSL owner Hansen to pitch for academy in Oceanside, Calif.</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T17:08:15.822-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 05:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dell Loy Hansen is making a pitch to have a slice of Real Salt Lake near his home in Southern California. In a report by Edward Sifuentes of The San Diego Union-Tribune Tuesday, Hansen, RSL’s owner, will make a proposal to build a soccer academy in Oceanside, Calif., to the Oceanside City Council to construct a training complex which would include six private soccer fields. The report stated Hansen and the club are looking at an area of Oceanside east of Interstate 5 where a city-run 76-acre g...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57698618@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:08:15 MDT Braves’ Medlen out for season http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57695329-77/medlen-beachy-braves-season.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57695329-77/medlen-beachy-braves-season.html.csp">Braves’ Medlen out for season</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-17T23:21:02.43-06:00">Updated Mar 17, 2014 11:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">MLB • Braves pitcher Kris Medlen will undergo season-ending surgery on Tuesday, while teammate Brandon Beachy is getting another opinion on his ailing elbow. The Braves announced Medlen’s surgery after he was examined Monday by surgeon James Andrews in Gulf Breeze, Fla. Beachy was also examined by Andrews and will now head to Los Angeles to get another opinion. Medlen will undergo the second Tommy John surgery of his career after having the elbow ligament replaced in 2010. Beachy underwent the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57695329@www.sltrib.com Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:21:02 MDT Real Salt Lake: Luis Gil is on the cusp of stardom http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57642490-77/gil-rsl-luis-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57642490-77/gil-rsl-luis-lake.html.csp">Real Salt Lake: Luis Gil is on the cusp of stardom</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Kamrani</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-06T23:14:05.5-06:00">Updated Mar 6, 2014 11:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sandy • No sound emitted from the television in the lobby of Rio Tinto Stadium. But out of the corner of his eye, Luis Gil peeked to see what was transpiring almost 7,000 miles away. The U.S. men’s national team, playing in an international friendly against Ukraine in Cyprus due to political unrest in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, had just gone down 2-0 late in the second half. Gil noticed, but didn’t flinch. He briefly turned his attention to the TV and just watched. The 20-year-old many consi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57642490@www.sltrib.com Thu, 06 Mar 2014 23:14:05 MDT Sports briefs: Ukrainian national soccer team beats U.S. 2-0 in exhibition http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57638326-77/browner-soccer-wednesday-2-0.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57638326-77/browner-soccer-wednesday-2-0.html.csp">Sports briefs: Ukrainian national soccer team beats U.S. 2-0 in exhibition</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-05T21:31:32.551-06:00">Updated Mar 5, 2014 09:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">SOCCER • On a night that gave a small contingent of Ukrainian fans an opportunity to wave their flags and unite amid a political crisis back home, their national soccer team eased past the United States 2-0 Wednesday in an exhibition game shifted from Kharkiv to Glarnaca, Cyprus, a Mediterranean island nation 600 miles to the south. Andriy Yarmolenko scored in the 12th minute and Marco Devic in the 68th as Ukraine exposed the shaky U.S. central defense. The crowd at Papadopoulos Stadium, which h...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57638326@www.sltrib.com Wed, 05 Mar 2014 21:31:32 MDT Kragthorpe: Real Salt Lake already back in business http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57635396-77/rsl-season-players-soccer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57635396-77/rsl-season-players-soccer.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Real Salt Lake already back in business</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kurt kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-05T19:54:01.073-06:00">Updated Mar 5, 2014 07:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sandy Apparently, Real Salt Lake is launching another Major League Soccer season Saturday. This development would suggest that these guys actually stopped playing, at some point. Hardly seems that way, does it? One day, RSL’s Sebastian Velasquez is sitting in a locker room in Kansas City, wishing he could replay the penalty kick that would have given his team an MSL Cup title. And then he’s standing in the hallway of Rio Tinto Stadium, discussing what he’s learned from that moment and anticipa...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57635396@www.sltrib.com Wed, 05 Mar 2014 19:54:01 MDT Real Salt Lake: RSL envisions motivated Galaxy team in opener http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57632529-77/rsl-galaxy-mls-season.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57632529-77/rsl-galaxy-mls-season.html.csp">Real Salt Lake: RSL envisions motivated Galaxy team in opener</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Kamrani</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-04T22:48:20.935-06:00">Updated Mar 4, 2014 10:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sandy • The last time Real Salt Lake saw their nemesis from Southern California was on a cold late November night in Sandy. That 120-minute outing, the second leg of the 2013 Western Conference semifinal between RSL and the L.A. Galaxy, was at the time a defining moment for RSL. It dominated the Galaxy with its back to the wall — at home no less — briefly ridding the perception that RSL struggled to respond in big games at home. Down 1-0 after struggling mightily in the first leg in LA, RSL won ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57632529@www.sltrib.com Tue, 04 Mar 2014 22:48:20 MDT Real Salt Lake is building an empire in the desert http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57613484-77/academy-rsl-grande-team.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57613484-77/academy-rsl-grande-team.html.csp">Real Salt Lake is building an empire in the desert</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Kamrani</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-02T12:53:07.813-06:00">Updated Mar 2, 2014 12:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Casa Grande, Ariz. • Inside his room atop the Francisco Grande Hotel, Garth Lagerwey looks beyond the desert oasis of lush green fields and cluster of palm trees directly below and circling the hotel. Real Salt Lake’s general manager describes the parched landscape in the distance on the outskirts of Casa Grande, the city home to his club’s soccer pipeline. In time, it could transform into the lifeblood of Utah’s Major League Soccer franchise. Forty minutes south of Phoenix is where RSL anticipa...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57613484@www.sltrib.com Sun, 02 Mar 2014 12:53:07 MDT