Sports briefs: RSL to open MLS season against San Jose, Los Angeles

Published December 20, 2010 8:44 pm

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soccer • Real Salt Lake has announced the first month of its MLS schedule, to begin with two returning playoff teams.

RSL will take on the Earthquakes for the second straight year in the season opener, heading out on the road on March 19 at 8:30 p.m. The next week, the team will host rival L.A. Galaxy at Rio Tinto Stadium for a 7 p.m. kickoff on March 26.

Prior to the MLS season opener, RSL will play a home-and-away series with the Columbus Crew for the CONCACAF quarterfinal. The team will play at Crew Stadium on Feb. 22 before returning home on March 1.

Maryland fires coach Friedgen

college football • Ralph Friedgen has been fired as Maryland's football coach, effective after the Military Bowl on Dec. 29.

The announcement came Monday afternoon by athletic director Kevin Anderson, who said Friedgen would receive $2 million to cover the final year of his contract. Anderson said he made plans to replace Friedgen after Terps offensive coordinator James Franklin accepted the head coaching job at Vanderbilt on Friday.

From wire reports