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Chris Kamrani

RSL/Olympic Sports Reporter, Sports

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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Real Salt Lake forward Brooks Lennon (27) and Orlando City SC defender Donny Toia (25) go for the ball during the game at Rio Tinto Stadium Friday, June 30, 2017. Former RSL man Will Johnson leads Orlando to 1-0 win at Rio Tinto
    Sandy • The old guard and the new walked up the tunnel together after the final whistle sounded. On one side, Jason Kreis, the club legend who returne...
    Updated Jul 02 2017 06:15 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Real Salt Lake midfielder Jordan Allen (70) beats Toronto FC defender Justin Morrow (2) to the ball. Real Salt Lake tied the 2017 season home opener with Toronto FC, 0-0, Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Rio Tinto Stadium. RSL’s Jordan Allen undergoes season-ending knee surgery
    Jordan Allen’s promising young career continues to be snakebitten by injury. On Friday, Real Salt Lake announced its 22-year-old homegrown product und...
    Updated Jun 30 2017 04:08 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (New York City FC coach and former Real Salt Lake player Jason Kreis applauds before his team’s MLS soccer game against Real Salt Lake on Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Sandy, Utah. (Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune)   via AP) Real Salt Lake: After crashing in Big Apple, Jason Kreis returns to Utah refreshed with Orlando City
    It has been over two years since Jason Kreis pivoted right out of the tunnel at Rio Tinto Stadium instead of left. It was on that night in May 2015 th...
    Updated Jun 29 2017 08:34 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Sage Kotsenburg of the United States competes in the Men’s Slopestyle Semifinals at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games Saturday February 8, 2014. Olympics: Park City’s Sage Kotsenburg tells NBCSports he will not defend slopestyle gold in South Korea
    The book on Sage Kotsenburg’s Olympic legacy will have just one chapter. The 23-year-old Park City snowboarder will not defend his gold medal in snowb...
    Updated Jun 28 2017 10:04 am   |     |   Share
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Real Salt Lake forward Brooks Lennon (27) goes for the ball, in MLS action at Rio Tinto Stadium, Saturday, June 17, 2017.   Real Salt Lake: Mike Petke plans to keep feeding minutes to RSL’s young core
    Sandy • A hashtag popularized around the social media circles of Major League Soccer’s most fervent followers has applied to only a few teams in recen...
    Updated Jun 27 2017 09:24 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Real Salt Lake assistant Daryl Shore coaches Real Salt Lake in MLS action, Salt Lake vs. Houston, Saturday, July 18, 2015 RSL fires goalkeepers coach, promotes Monarchs assistant to interim role
    Real Salt Lake’s transition out of the Jeff Cassar Era continues. On Monday, the club announced that head coach Mike Petke dismissed assistant coach ...
    Updated Jun 26 2017 06:20 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Real Salt Lake defender Tony Beltran (2) gets a shove from Minnesota United forward Abu Danladi (9), in MLS soccer action at Rio Tinto Stadium, Saturday, June 17, 2017.   RSL, coming off a home win, tries to bring that success on the road
    Sandy • Turning point? Mike Petke isn’t sold. Not yet. Real Salt Lake has been in this position in recent months, coming off an impressive result at ...
    Updated Jun 23 2017 10:01 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Real Salt Lake forward Yura Movsisyan (14) takes a shot, in MLS action at Rio Tinto Stadium, Saturday, June 17, 2017. Real Salt Lake: ‘I like my playing to do the talking,’ says Movsisyan
    Sandy • Mike Petke put it on a tee for Yura Movsisyan. The relationship between coach and highly paid goal scorer was put to another test Saturday eve...
    Updated Jun 28 2017 09:52 am   |     |   Share
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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Real Salt Lake’s Jefferson Savarino and New York City FC midfielder Thomas McNamara (15). Real Salt Lake vs. New York City FC at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Wednesday May 17, 2017. Real Salt Lake coach Mike Petke, finally, has options — and that’s a good thing
    Sandy • Mike Petke has options. Finally. Three months into his tenure as Real Salt Lake’s head coach, the unguarded, outspoken Petke now has what most...
    Updated Jun 18 2017 08:13 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Real Salt Lake forward Yura Movsisyan (14), scores the winning goal in MLS soccer action at Rio Tinto Stadium, Saturday, June 17, 2017. Late goal gives Real Salt Lake sorely needed victory
    Sandy • Real Salt Lake assistant coach Tyrone Marshall jogged down the sideline in the 69th minute, having received instructions from coach Mike Petke...
    Updated Jun 28 2017 09:52 am   |     |   Share
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  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)      Real Salt Lake midfielder Albert Rusnak (11) stretches for the ball during the RSL vs. Philadelphia Union soccer match at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy Saturday May 27, 2017. Real Salt Lake: Finding a replacement for Rusnák a big issue
    Sandy • Ten minutes after the final session of the week wrapped at Real Salt Lake’s training grounds, its young, talented and versatile playmaker was ...
    Updated Jun 16 2017 11:02 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Al Hartmann  |  The Salt LakeTribune Liverpool FC midfielder James Milner runs drills with players in the Utah Youth Soccer Association Tuesday June 13 in Sandy. On the heels of FC Barcelona replacing RSL in its old academy complex in Casa Grande, Ariz., Liverpool FC announced Tuesday intentions to build its 10th American-based international academy in Utah.   Real Salt Lake: Barcelona, Liverpool moving into the neighborhood; how does that affect RSL?
    Sandy • The English soccer star might have looked a little out of place Tuesday morning, standing on a youth soccer field in the middle of the Salt La...
    Updated Jun 13 2017 08:55 pm   |     |   Share
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  • United States bobsled pilot Steve Holcomb poses for photographers during a media tour of the fitness center in the Coastal Cluster athlete’s village at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Steve Holcomb had sleep aid, alcohol in his system at time of death, according to toxicology report
    Olympic bobsledder Steve Holcomb had a combination of a prescription sleep aid and alcohol in his system at the time of his death last month, accordin...
    Updated Jun 13 2017 10:08 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Real Salt Lake midfielder Danilo Acosta, left, is directed by head coach Mike Petke while facing the Colorado Rapids in the first half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, April 15, 2017, in Commerce City, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Real Salt Lake: Red-hot Monarchs players to join RSL in Open Cup opener at Sacramento
    Sandy • Before his imprint set the Real Monarchs blazing down the path they’ve remained on ever since, Mike Petke was just another new head coach of a...
    Updated Jun 13 2017 08:16 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Real Salt Lake defender Justen Glad, right, stops a shot by Los Angeles Galaxy forward Robbie Rogers, left, during the second half of a knockout round MLS playoff soccer match in Carson, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Galaxy won 3-1. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo) Real Salt Lake: Justen Glad eager to help RSL escape its ongoing rut
    Sandy • The moment of clarity Justen Glad had been waiting for finally arrived during a training session in Japan. The 20-year-old Real Salt Lake cent...
    Updated Jun 12 2017 11:20 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)      Olympic bobsled medalists Curt Tomasevicz, Steve Messler and Chris Fogt share a laugh as they tell stories of their long time friend and teammate Steve Holcomb as Park City and the Holcomb family and friends hold a memorial to honor the late 37-year-old Park City gold medalist bobsledder who passed away suddenly in Lake Placid last month. The remembrance was held in the summer pavilion at Utah Olympic Park Park City Saturday June 10, 2017. Tomasevicz and Messler won Olympic Gold with Holcomb in 2010 and Fogt won a bronze medal with Holcomb in 2014. Family, friends gather in Park City to say goodbye to Olympic bobsledder Steven Holcomb
    Park City • The rumblings echoed throughout the track cut into the tight, jagged canyon along the Wasatch Back. A sled was approaching one of the fina...
    Updated Jun 10 2017 09:08 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Real Salt Lake forward Joao Plata (10) reacts after narrowly missing a goal on a penalty kick, in MLS action, Real Salt Lake Vs. Atlanta United, at Rio Tinto Stadium, Wednesday, April 22, 2017. Real Salt Lake: As RSL teeters on edge of lost season, GM Waibel says it’s time ‘to get a little uncomfortable’
    The flurry began early and didn’t stop until the halftime whistle. It was then that Real Salt Lake trudged into the visitor’s locker room at Toyota St...
    Updated Jun 28 2017 10:03 am   |     |   Share
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    (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Real Salt Lake forward Joao Plata (10) reacts as his chance for a chip at goal goes over the net in the second half. Real Salt Lake tied the 2017 season home opener with Toronto FC, 0-0, Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Rio Tinto Stadium. RSL GM Craig Waibel dispels rumors of Liga MX clubs pursuing Plata
    As the summer transfer window looms four weeks away, one of Real Salt Lake’s most talented pieces has become a topic of transfer chatter in Mexico and...

    Updated Jun 06 2017 10:23 am   |     |   Share
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    (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)      Real Salt Lake midfielder Albert Rusnak (11) stretches for the ball during the RSL vs. Philadelphia Union soccer match at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy Saturday May 27, 2017. RSL’s Albert Rusnák to play for Slovakia national teams in June
    Scuffling and in search of answers all over the field, Real Salt Lake soon will be left with another sizable one. With the FIFA international window o...
    Updated Jun 05 2017 11:17 am   |     |   Share
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  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)      Philadelphia Union defender Jack Elliott (3) trips up Real Salt Lake defender Tony Beltran (2) during the RSL vs. Philadelphia Union soccer match at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy Saturday May 27, 2017. Real Salt Lake: RSL, down 12 first-teamers, limps into match at FC Dallas
    Two days before Mike Petke was reduced to issuing apologies to Real Salt Lake fans, ownership and its front office staff on live TV, he sat on a water...
    Updated Jul 11 2017 08:41 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Houston Dynamo forward Mauro Manotas (19) scores his second goal of the game against the Real Salt Lake during the first half of a MLS soccer game, Wednesday, May 31, 2017 in Houston. ( Yi-Chin Lee/Houston Chronicle via AP) Real Salt Lake: Jekyll-and-Hyde season continues with thumping in Houston
    Fuming with obvious frustration, Tony Beltran could barely look directly into the camera. The Real Salt Lake veteran defender keeps his cool as well ...
    Updated Jun 28 2017 10:03 am   |     |   Share
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    RSL’s Glad, Lennon star as U.S. U-20s trounce New Zealand 6-0
    The U-20s are on a heater. The group of young Americans advanced to the FIFA U-20 World Cup quarterfinals by trouncing New Zealand 6-0 Thursday in In...
    Updated Jun 01 2017 03:34 pm   |     |   Share
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  • FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2013, file photo, United States’ Steven Holcomb celebrates after driving to a win with brakeman Steven Langton in the two-man bobsled World Cup event in Lake Placid, N.Y.  Holcomb, the longtime U.S. bobsledding star who drove to three Olympic medals after beating a disease that nearly robbed him of his eyesight, was found dead in Lake Placid, N.Y., on Saturday, May 6, 2017.  He was 37. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File) Celebration of life to be held in Steven Holcomb’s honor June 10 at Utah Olympic Park
    The life of one of the most decorated Utah Olympic athletes will be celebrated on the track where he learned to drive. USA Bobsled and Skeleton, the ...
    Updated May 30 2017 10:16 pm   |     |   Share
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  • FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2016 file photo, a monitor used by the video assistant referee (VARs) is set up on the sidelines of Yokohama International Stadium before the semifinal match between Real Madrid and Club America, at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo. FIFA President Gianni Infantino has defended the use of video replays despite a shaky debut for the new system at the Club World Cup. The replay system allows referees to halt play to review footage of ’game-changing decisions’, but its introduction has had a mixed reaction from players and coaches at the tournament, including Real Madrid star Ronaldo. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama, File) Real Salt Lake: As MLS prepares for video replay in August, is league ready?
    Somewhere between the huffing and puffing over no-calls, between the gesticulations of frustration Mike Petke is bound to have each game toward a refe...
    Updated May 30 2017 07:40 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Michael Mangum  |  Special to the Tribune  FC Dallas forward Maximiliano Urruti (37) pressures Real Salt Lake midfielder Sunday Stephen (8) during their match at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, UT on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Real Salt Lake: Midfielder Sunny looks to be back on track in shutting down opposing playmakers
    Sandy • There was a game to be bossed on Saturday night. And without Real Salt Lake’s captain Kyle Beckerman, Mike Petke zeroed in on who he wanted to...
    Updated May 28 2017 09:42 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)      Real Salt Lake defender Chris Wingert (16) falls to the gourd as Philadelphia Union forward Chris Pontius (13) tries to control the ball during the RSL vs. Philadelphia Union soccer match at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy Saturday May 27, 2017. Real Salt Lake: Plata finds his groove — and the back of the net — in RSL’s 1-0 win
    Sandy • Their relationship got off to a rocky start, the dynamic goal-scorer and the no-nonsense head coach. It was over three weeks ago that Joao Pl...
    Updated Jul 11 2017 08:41 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)       Real Salt Lake midfielder Luis Silva (20) fires a shot through he Philadelphia Union defense during the RSL vs. Philadelphia Union soccer match at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy Saturday May 27, 2017. Real Salt Lake: For third time in last four games, Silva starts in place of Movsisyan
    Sandy • Mike Petke said choosing between his team’s highest-paid player and its backup striker isn’t an isolated spot in the starting lineup needing s...
    Updated Jul 11 2017 08:41 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Real Salt Lake defender Tony Beltran (2) kicks the ball, as Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Jermaine Jones (13) defends, in MLS action Real Salt Lake vs. Los Angeles Galaxy at Rio Tinto Stadium, Saturday, March 18, 2017. Real Salt Lake: Tony Beltran eager to return after longest injury hiatus of stellar career
    Sandy • His Real Salt Lake teammates waited through yet another flight delay at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport before getting home after yet ano...
    Updated May 26 2017 11:43 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Real Salt Lake captain Kyle Beckerman talks about playing a home match against Manchester Untied July 17, 2017. The team announced the match during press conference at the RSL Team Store in Salt Lake City Tuesday March 21, 2017. Real Salt Lake: MLS suspends captain Beckerman one game
    Real Salt Lake once again will be without its captain. The MLS Disciplinary Committee announced Thursday that RSL midfielder Kyle Beckerman had been i...
    Updated May 25 2017 03:34 pm   |     |   Share
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    RSL’s Lennon, Acosta help lead U.S. to 1-0 win over Senegal at U-20 World Cup
    The kids didn’t need a dramatic comeback. Not this time. The U.S. U-20 national team moved to the top of Group F with its 1-0 victory over Senegal in...

    Updated May 25 2017 09:59 am   |     |   Share
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