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Chris Kamrani

RSL/Olympic Sports Reporter, Sports

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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Matt Van Oekel (24) replaces Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando (18) as leaves the game, in the second period, in MLS action, Real Salt Lake Vs. Atlanta United, at Rio Tinto Stadium, Wednesday, April 22, 2017.   Real Salt Lake: Petke says mistakes made in loss to Atlanta are on him
    Sandy • Mike Petke, still soaked from a damp, frigid day on the training field, summoned reporters back to him after speaking for nearly six minutes T...
    Updated Apr 25 2017 09:16 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Real Salt Lake midfielder Albert Rusnak (11) gets knocked to the ground by Atlanta United forward Hector Villalba (15), in MLS action, Real Salt Lake Vs. Atlanta United, at Rio Tinto Stadium, Wednesday, April 22, 2017.   Real Salt Lake: Home loss to Atlanta a reminder RSL still far from where it needs to be
    Sandy • Mike Petke once again circled back to the line he’s used since the day he was hired as Real Salt Lake’s coach four weeks ago. It’s just that t...
    Updated Apr 25 2017 08:53 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Real Salt Lake midfielder Danilo Acosta (25) goes for the ball along with Atlanta United midfielder Yamil Asad (11), in MLS action, Real Salt Lake Vs. Atlanta United, at Rio Tinto Stadium, Wednesday, April 22, 2017. Real Salt Lake: Atlanta press flummoxes RSL in 3-1 loss
    Sandy • It was as if Mike Petke looked into a crystal ball, and saw the last thing he wanted to. A day before Real Salt Lake fell at home at the hands...
    Updated Apr 25 2017 08:53 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Michael Mangum  |  Special to the Tribune  Montreal Impact forward Michael Salazar (19) slots a pass past Real Salt Lake defender Chris Wingert (16) during their MLS match at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, UT on Saturday, July 9th, 2016. Real Salt Lake: As injuries mount, Chris Wingert proving to be invaluable on RSL back line
    Sandy • Chris Wingert specifically remembers counting the amount of defenders on Real Salt Lake’s roster during preseason and thinking to himself, “Th...
    Updated Apr 22 2017 11:01 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Gerardo ’Tata’ Martino, center, holds a scarf along with Darren Eales, left, president of the Atlanta United MLS expansion soccer team, and technical director Carlos Bocanegra, right, during a photo-op presenting Martino as the team’s new head coach in Atlanta, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Real Salt Lake: Longtime friends Nick Rimando and Carlos Bocanegra reminisce on a lifetime of soccer
    One of the first text messages Carlos Bocanegra sent once his flight itinerary was finalized went to Nick Rimando. The Atlanta United technical direct...
    Updated Apr 21 2017 06:10 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (David Zalubowski  |  The Associated Press)   Real Salt Lake forward Brooks Lennon celebrates with fans after scoring the go-ahead goal against the Colorado Rapids late in the second half Saturday in Commerce City, Colo. Real Salt Lake: As Brooks Lennon continues to blossom, so does the hype
    Sandy • Brooks Lennon stood a few yards behind his coach Tuesday afternoon, waiting for his turn to address the media. Real Salt Lake players slowly f...
    Updated Apr 18 2017 06:19 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Real Salt Lake midfielder Sebastian Saucedo, left, gets tangled up with Colorado Rapids forward Dominique Badji and defender Eric Miller in the first half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, April 15, 2017, in Commerce City, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Real Salt Lake: RSL adapting to Petke’s early imprint — and it’s working
    Beaming in the minutes after his first professional goal finalized a dramatic road victory, Brooks Lennon saw his postgame interview suddenly interrup...
    Updated Apr 18 2017 05:59 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Trent Nelson  |  Tribune file photo)   Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando will likely be involved in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers, according to U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena. U.S. soccer: Men’s national team to play Venezuela on June 3 in Sandy
    Bruce Arena phrased it “perfect” more than once, and if you know anything about Arena, he rarely goes to those lengths in describing much of anything....
    Updated Apr 15 2017 09:26 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Former BYU runner Jared Ward runs alongside Cuthbert Nayasango, Zimbabwe, near Marina Da Gloria, in the Olympic Marathon, in Rio de Janeiro. Ward finished in 6th place. Sunday, August 21, 2016. Olympics: After long layoff post-Rio behind him, Jared Ward ready for ‘bucket-list marathon’ in Boston
    Reliving that race of his life in Rio de Janeiro offers an existential opportunity for Jared Ward. The Kaysville native and former BYU All-American di...
    Updated Apr 15 2017 11:06 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    RSL head coach Mike Petke, built his reputation in MLS has a hard-nosed, no-nonsense defender that carried over to his coaching career with the New York Red Bulls and now with RSL.    Thursday, April 13, 2017 Real Salt Lake: Hard-nosed, no-nonsense Long Island roots driving force behind Mike Petke’s success
    Mike Petke had a preferred method of breaking news when he was a kid. He would gather together the whole family inside their blue-collar suburban hom...
    Updated Apr 14 2017 10:21 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Real Salt Lake midfielder Albert Rusnak (11) gets s hug from Real Salt Lake forward Joao Plata (10) after he scored a second period goal, in RSL action at Rio Tinto Stadium, Saturday, April 8, 2017.   Real Salt Lake: Mike Petke’s priority was to get Albert Rusnák more involved — so far, so good
    Sandy • It wasn’t until Albert Rusnák started his walk toward the cameras and microphones after practice on Tuesday that Real Salt Lake’s Designated P...
    Updated Apr 11 2017 11:05 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Real Salt Lake celebrates forward Yura Movsisyan’s   goal, in RSL action at Rio Tinto Stadium, Saturday, April 8, 2017. Real Salt Lake: Finally, a semblance of momentum
    Sandy • The celebratory boombox was bumping for the first time in a very long time. As the media horde prepared to bounce from one locker to the next,...
    Updated Apr 13 2017 10:31 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Real Salt Lake midfielder Danilo Acosta (25) tries to get the ball past Vancouver defender,Nicolas Mezquida (11), in MLS action, at Rio Tinto Stadium, Saturday, April 8, 2017.   RSL notes: Youngster Acosta makes MLS debut in start vs. Vancouver
    Sandy • The tumultuous start to 2017 continued to provide the deepest portions of Real Salt Lake’s depth chart a shot at opportunity. This time it was...
    Updated Apr 08 2017 11:03 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Real Salt Lake forward Yura Movsisyan (14) battles Vancouver Whitecaps defender Tim Parker (26) for the ball, in RSL action at Rio Tinto Stadium, Saturday, April 8, 2017. Real Salt Lake: In whiteout conditions, RSL snaps its 13-game winless streak in 3-0 rout
    Sandy • Plenty — seriously, plenty — transpired in the previous seven months and 14 days since Real Salt Lake last walked off a field the victors. The...
    Updated Apr 13 2017 10:31 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Real Salt Lake forward Yura Movsisyan (14) reacts after colliding with Los Angeles Galaxy defender Bradley Diallo, in MLS action Real Salt Lake vs. Los Angeles Galaxy at Rio Tinto Stadium, Saturday, March 18, 2017. Real Salt Lake: Mike Petke must find a way to get RSL’s attack back on track — and stay there
    Sandy • Mike Petke stared out onto an empty Rio Tinto Stadium on Thursday afternoon and ensured, once again, that the undertaking of putting Real Salt...
    Updated Apr 08 2017 10:05 pm   |     |   Share
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  • RSL
    (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     RSL’s Luis Gil chases down the ball during their match against the Seattle Sounders 2 in the U.S. Open Cup game at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Tuesday, June 16, 2015. RSL obtains allocation money from Orlando City in Luis Gil deal
    Less than two years removed from leaving Major League Soccer for a new chapter in Mexico, Luis Gil is returning. And he’s reuniting with the coach tha...

    Updated Apr 06 2017 10:41 am   |     |   Share
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  • (Real Salt Lake midfielder Luke Mulholland (19) slides into Minnesota United FC midfielder Ibson (7) during their match at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN on Saturday, April 1, 2017. RSL lost the match 4-2. Courtesy Photo)   | Minnesota United FC Real Salt Lake: RSL diving deeper into ongoing rash of injuries
    Sandy • Real Salt Lake general manager Craig Waibel said the front office and training staff have gone back and revisited the days, weeks and months s...
    Updated Apr 05 2017 09:40 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Robert Hitz  |  Real Salt Lake  Mike Petke conducts his first practice as Real Salt Lake’s coach Tuesday. Real Salt Lake: A series of challenges await Mike Petke in his first week on the job
    Sandy • Mike Petke passed what he perceived to be his biggest challenge Tuesday morning. Real Salt Lake’s new coach sat down his team inside Rio Tinto...
    Updated Apr 04 2017 10:57 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Minnesota United FC midfielder Ibson (7) dribbles passed Real Salt Lake midfielder Kyle Beckerman (5) during their match at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN on Saturday, April 1, 2017. RSL lost the match 4-2. Courtesy Photo)   | Minnesota United FC Real Salt Lake: Mired in ongoing funk, RSL must ‘start from zero’ under Petke
    Where to now? Real Salt Lake prays it’s anywhere with a slightly upward trajectory. In its first five matches of 2017, the lackluster start has been a...
    Updated Apr 02 2017 10:09 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) prepares to shoot while being guarded by Utah Jazz guard Shelvin Mack (8) during the second quarter of a NBA basketball game Friday, March 31, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Chris Nicoll) Utah Jazz: Backup point guards Exum and Mack step up for Jazz in win over Wizards
    Quinn Snyder’s group has been so beat up this season, he quipped in his pregame media availability session that he no longer uses initials when drawin...
    Updated Mar 31 2017 11:05 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Portland Timbers’ Sebastian Blanco (10) works with the ball against Minnesota United’s Justin Davis (2) in an MLS soccer match Friday, March 3, 2017, in Portland, Ore. (Sean Meagher/The Oregonian via AP) Real Salt Lake: Minnesota’s inaugural season reminds RSL expansion orginials of their rough start
    Jamie Watson can’t forget playing on the punishing turf inside Rice-Eccles Stadium. His rookie campaign with the 2005 Real Salt Lake expansion franchi...
    Updated Mar 31 2017 03:47 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Real Salt Lake’s new coach Mike Petke  speaks during a news conference Wednesday March 29 at Rio Tinto Stadium.  Team owner Dell Loy Hansen, left. Real Salt Lake introduces Mike Petke as new coach
    Sandy • Once the interview rounds nearly were over and Mike Petke had walked his wife, Kim, downstairs, Real Salt Lake’s new coach returned to the sec...
    Updated Apr 13 2017 10:41 pm   |     |   Share
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  • New York Red Bulls head coach Mike Petke stands near the bench before an MLS soccer match against the D.C. United , at RFK Stadium, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Real Salt Lake to name Mike Petke new coach Wednesday, sources say
    To no one’s surprise, it will be Mike Petke. Real Salt Lake will introduce Petke as its new coach Wednesday afternoon at a news conference at Rio Tint...
    Updated Mar 29 2017 08:53 am   |     |   Share
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Real Salt Lake forward Brooks Lennon (27) in MLS action Real Salt Lake vs. Los Angeles Galaxy at Rio Tinto Stadium, Saturday, March 18, 2017. Real Salt Lake: Lennon, Saucedo serves as prime examples of seizing an opportunity
    Sandy • Brooks Lennon and Sebastian Saucedo managed their sink-or-swim moments with ease. So much so that the two Real Salt Lake homegrown attacking p...
    Updated Mar 28 2017 10:15 pm   |     |   Share
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  • New York Red Bulls midfielder Felipe Martins, left, plays the ball as Real Salt Lake midfielder Luis Silva attacks during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Harrison, N.J. The teams tied 0-0. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) Real Salt Lake: RSL survives tumultuous week, but needs injury list to trim down
    What doesn’t end you makes you stronger. That was the consensus from Real Salt Lake throughout the most tumultuous week the franchise had seen in seve...
    Updated Mar 26 2017 07:22 pm   |     |   Share
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  • RSL
    (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   RSL owner Dell Loy Hansen sits down for a one-on-one. Transcript of one-on-one with RSL owner Dell Loy Hansen
    Below is a transcript of Dell Loy Hansen’s one-on-one interview with The Tribune from Wednesday morning. The Real Salt Lake owner spoke for 51 minutes...

    Updated Mar 25 2017 06:30 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   RSL owner Dell Loy Hansen sits down for a one-on-one. Real Salt Lake: Owner Dell Loy Hansen has some things he’d like to talk about
    Dell Loy Hansen, RSL’s ambitious, candid and sometimes controversial owner, ponders the question. Is Dell Loy Hansen a difficult owner to work for? He...
    Updated Mar 25 2017 08:10 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Real Salt Lake forward Joao Plata (10) fights off Toronto FC defender Steven Beitashour (33). Real Salt Lake tied the 2017 season home opener with Toronto FC, 0-0, Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Rio Tinto Stadium. Real Salt Lake: Whittled-down RSL doesn’t expect mercy from Red Bulls after emotional week
    Daryl Shore leaned against the wall in the tunnel below Rio Tinto Stadium explaining as best he could how Real Salt Lake has handled the seismic move ...
    Updated Mar 24 2017 10:01 pm   |     |   Share
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  • New York Red Bulls head coach Mike Petke looks on before the start of an MLS soccer game against the Colorado Rapids, Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Harrison, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) Real Monarchs: Mike Petke, former Red Bulls coach, eager to build winner in return to coaching
    The scenario already has been through Mike Petke’s mind: Should the Real Monarchs find themselves up 1-0 late in a match this season, should he scrap ...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 05:16 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Real Salt Lake forward Yura Movsisyan (14) reacts after colliding with Los Angeles Galaxy defender Bradley Diallo, in MLS action Real Salt Lake vs. Los Angeles Galaxy at Rio Tinto Stadium, Saturday, March 18, 2017. Real Salt Lake: In wake of Cassar’s firing, Movsisyan said players must ‘step up and wake up’
    Sandy • Yura Movsisyan took to social media late Tuesday to pen a public thanks to the coach he says played a massive role in his returning to Real Sa...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 10:47 pm   |     |   Share
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