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Chris Kamrani

RSL/Prep Sports Reporter, Sports

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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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  • Michael Mangum  |  Special to the Tribune  Real Salt Lake head coach Jeff Cassar yells to his team during their MLS match against the Montreal Impact at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, UT on Saturday, July 9th, 2016. Real Salt Lake fires head coach Jeff Cassar
    Less than an hour after receiving the news that his run at Real Salt Lake was over, Jeff Cassar explained that every coach wants more time. But the re...
    Updated Mar 20 2017 10:28 pm   |     |   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: RSL’s rocky start continues, but the kids proved they can play
    Sandy • Craig Waibel stood on the concourse of the fourth floor at Rio Tinto Stadium Saturday night and didn’t hold back when asked about the expectat...
    Updated Mar 19 2017 08:35 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Brooks Lennon (27) celebrates Real forward Yura Movsisyan (14) after Movsisyan  scored for Real Salt Lake, in MLS action Real Salt Lake vs. Los Angeles Galaxy at Rio Tinto Stadium, Saturday, March 18, 2017. Real Salt Lake notes: Brooks Lennon to make long-awaited debut in start vs. L.A.
    Sandy • Brooks Lennon found himself in his old house, in his old room, packing his things last week in Arizona. This move — an hour-or-so plane ride n...
    Updated Mar 18 2017 10:32 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Brooks Lennon (27) celebrates Real forward Yura Movsisyan (14) after Movsisyan  scored for Real Salt Lake, in MLS action Real Salt Lake vs. Los Angeles Galaxy at Rio Tinto Stadium, Saturday, March 18, 2017. Real Salt Lake: Red card dooms RSL as L.A. takes advantage in 2-1 win
    Sandy • A dream start for a team desperately in need of one slowly but surely faded. The goal Real Salt Lake chased for over three matches came in the...
    Updated Mar 19 2017 09:50 pm   |     |   Share
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  • RSL
    Cassar on RSL lineup vs. L.A.: ‘It’s going to be young, it’s going to be energetic’
    Just when you thought the Real Salt Lake injury report was being whittled down, it expands once more. Following Friday afternoon’s training session a...

    Updated Mar 17 2017 01:40 pm   |     |   Share
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  • LA Galaxy defender Jelle Van Damme (37) walks off the pitch after receiving a red card, during the first half against the Portland Timbers in an MLS soccer match in Carson, Calif., Sunday, March 12, 2017.(AP Photo/Reed Saxon) Real Salt Lake: New-look Galaxy adjusting to life without superstars of old
    Sandy • No Bruce Arena. No Robbie Keane. No Landon Donovan. Not even Steven Gerrard. We’re still in the infancy stages of this season, but a troubleso...
    Updated Mar 17 2017 08:57 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    St. Mary’s Gaels center Jock Landale (34) is guarded by Virginia Commonwealth Rams guard Malik Crowfield (13) during the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Salt Lake City on Thursday, March 16, 2017. NCAA Tournament: Saint Mary’s fends off VCU despite sloppy second half
    The first half was a clinical cakewalk for the Saint Mary’s Gaels. The second was anything but. They move on to talk about the future of this banner s...
    Updated Mar 17 2017 07:00 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Allen Kee  |  ESPN Images Holly Rowe interviews Breanna Stewart during the 2016 WNBA Draft in Uncasville, Conn., on April 14, 2016. Still battling cancer, ESPN analyst & U. grad Holly Rowe embraces the madness of her busy schedule
    She was speeding toward an airport last month when, somewhere between Tuscaloosa and Atlanta, a patrol car’s lights flashed and an officer would end u...
    Updated Mar 16 2017 10:24 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Trent Nelson |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Arizona coach Sean Miller takes questions during the team’s press conference at the NCAA Tournament in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. NCAA Tournament: Has Arizona’s time come? ‘Cats think so
    Sean Miller walked up the steps behind the black curtains and onto the dais inside Vivint Smart Home Arena four minutes early Wednesday afternoon. Ari...
    Updated Mar 15 2017 10:00 pm   |     |   Share
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  • How they match up: Saint Mary’s vs. VCU
    The teams Saint Mary’s • No. 7 seed, 28-4 record VCU • No. 10 seed, 26-8 record When • 5:20 p.m. Where • Vivint Smart Home Arena TV • TBS Of Note • In...
    Updated Mar 15 2017 04:01 pm   |     |   Share
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  • United States goalie Nick Rimando, right, stops a shot by Panama’s Eric Davis during the first half of a friendly soccer match Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, in Carson, Calif. The United States won 2-0. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Real Salt Lake: RSL's Nick Rimando called in for upcoming World Cup qualifiers
    Bruce Arena is going with his proven guys. And that includes Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando. On Wednesday afternoon, the 37-year-old shot-stop...
    Updated Mar 15 2017 02:19 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Real Salt Lake midfielder Albert Rusn·k (11) puts pressure inside the box on Chicago Fire goalkeeper Jorge Bava (1) during their match on Saturday, March 11, 2017. RSL lost 2-0. Courtesy Photo)   | Robert Hitz/Real Salt Lake Real Salt Lake: In wake of attacking struggles, RSL still searching for goal No. 1 in 2017
    Sandy • Real Salt Lake held a team meeting at Rio Tinto Stadium before stepping onto the training field Tuesday morning. The message was obvious for a...
    Updated Mar 14 2017 08:17 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Villanova players, from right, Ryan Arcidiacono, Darrun Hilliard II, JayVaughn Pinkston and Josh Hart celebrate with the Big East Conference regular sason championship trophy after an NCAA college basketball game against St. John’s, Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Philadelphia. Villanova won 105-68. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) East region: Stacked draw will prove tough sledding for No. 1 seed Villanova
    The NCAA Selection Committee did its No. 1 overall seed zero favors. In Sunday afternoon's NCAA Tournament unveiling, the No. 1 Villanova Wildcats (31...
    Updated Mar 12 2017 07:17 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Real Salt Lake forward Yura Movsisyan (14) battles Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley (4). Real Salt Lake kicked off the 2017 season Saturday, March 4, 2017 with a home opener against Toronto FC at Rio Tinto Stadium. Real Salt Lake and Toronto FC are 0-0 at the half. Real Salt Lake: Just like 2016? RSL’s attack stumbling out of the gate
    Jeff Cassar’s thousand-yard stare went straight into the camera during his postgame interview Saturday afternoon in suburban Chicago, the bitter Midwe...
    Updated Mar 14 2017 04:16 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Grizzlies hockey player Travis Howe poses for a portrait with his knuckles bleeding after practice, Thursday, March 2, 2017. ‘What was the point of me getting my head busted in?’ Hockey enforcers face reality of being phased out of the sport
    Travis Howe still has all his teeth. This is a bit of personal trivia others inquire about all the time and an answer that always surprises them. Some...
    Updated Mar 11 2017 08:09 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)   ’I don’t personally feel that acknowledging issues within the country and being a proud American are mutually exclusive,’ said Real Salt Lake midfielder Jordan Allen, center, who places his right hand over his heart and fists his left hand, holding it out to the side during the national anthem. Real Salt Lake’s Jordan Allen refuses to #sticktosports
    Jordan Allen usually spends his time probing defenses, but the up-and-coming Real Salt Lake attacker was trying to figure out how to break through som...
    Updated Mar 10 2017 10:09 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Sebastian Saucedo of the Real Monarchs braces himself as he crashes into Portland Timbers 2 defender Rennico Clarke at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Real Salt Lake: After spurring U-20s to historic feats, RSL quartet out to translate success to first team
    Sandy • Danilo Acosta was filled with nerves in the locker room of the Estadio Nacional in San Jose, Costa Rica. He stayed that way as he stared from ...
    Updated Mar 08 2017 07:31 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Real Salt Lake defender Nat Borchers (6) gets tabled up with Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Juninho (19), in MLS playoff action, Real Salt Lake vs. The LA Galaxy at Rio Tinto Stadium,  Saturday, November 1, 2014 Real Salt Lake: New-look Chicago Fire likely to provide tougher test this weekend
    Sandy • Everything runs through the center of the field, Tony Beltran said, and this weekend in Bridgeview, Ill., will be no different. It’ll just be ...
    Updated Mar 07 2017 10:53 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Real Salt Lake midfielder Luke Mulholland (19) and Real Salt Lake defender Chris Schuler (28) take out Toronto FC forward Jozy Altidore (17). 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: Schuler passes encouraging first test in going toe-to-toe with Altidore
    Sandy • Jeff Cassar pulled Chris Schuler aside last week knowing that he’d have to provide an extra spark of motivation for the 6-foot-4 center back. ...
    Updated Mar 09 2017 06:02 pm   |     |   Share
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  • FILE - This Dec. 9, 2016 file photo shows MLS Commissioner Don Garber holding a state of the league news conference in Toronto. St. Louis and San Diego are among bidders from 12 areas applying for four Major League Soccer expansion teams. Two of the teams, which have $150 million expansion fees, will start play in 2020. Garber said Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 that having stadium financing in place is a condition for selection. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP) Real Salt Lake: In Utah visit, MLS commissioner lauds small market RSL’s ability to stay competitive
    Sandy • Seated next to one another in the corner of the new executive club on the east side of Rio Tinto Stadium, Major League Soccer Commissioner Don...
    Updated Mar 09 2017 06:02 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Real Salt Lake forward Yura Movsisyan (14) battles Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley (4). Real Salt Lake kicked off the 2017 season Saturday, March 4, 2017 with a home opener against Toronto FC at Rio Tinto Stadium. Real Salt Lake and Toronto FC are 0-0 at the half. Real Salt Lake: Rimando saves penalty kick as RSL, Toronto finish scoreless in season opener
    Sandy • Nick Rimando pleaded his case. He barked. And referee Allen Chapman barked back. The Real Salt Lake goalkeeper kept at it, telling the officia...
    Updated Mar 20 2017 05:40 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Toronto FC Sebastian Giovinco reacts to missing a shot on goal against the Columbus Crew SC Harrison Afful second half MLS soccer action in Toronto on Saturday, May 21, 2016. (Aaron Vincent Elkaim/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT Real Salt Lake: The first test? ‘The Atomic Ant’ and Toronto FC
    Sandy • Major League Soccer’s arguably best attacking player, Sebastian Giovinco has everything in his skillset, and he regularly puts the entirety of...
    Updated Mar 03 2017 07:57 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Courtesy photo)   Tyler Gibbons  |  Real Salt Lake New RSL attacking midfielder Albert Rusnák pictured in Thursday night’s 3-3 preseason draw against the Portland Timbers at Providence Park in Portland, Ore. Real Salt Lake: Albert Rusnák eager for his Rio Tinto Stadium welcome
    Sandy • Hopping from Tucson to Portland to Irvine was great and all, but it lacked something that Albert Rusnák eagerly has been anticipating for the ...
    Updated Mar 02 2017 07:01 pm   |     |   Share
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  • RSL
    (Christopher Kamrani  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    RSL forward Joao Plata challenges rookie center back Justin Schmidt in Tuesday’s training session at America First Field in Sandy. RSL signs 2017 draft picks Dunk, Schmidt
    You officially can add in the two rookies. On Wednesday, Real Salt Lake announced it has signed both of its 2017 MLS SuperDraft picks, defenders Reaga...

    Updated Mar 01 2017 12:39 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Michael Mangum  |  Special to the Tribune  Real Salt Lake forward Yura Movsisyan (14) calls for the ball during the second half their match against the Colorado Rapids at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, UT on Saturday, April 9, 2016. RSL won 1-0. Real Salt Lake: Offseason overhaul makes RSL younger, faster, but how quickly can team gel?
    Sandy • Real Salt Lake’s re-make, remodel or needed revitalizing, which might be the most appropriate term, is in its latest evolution. It began year...
    Updated Mar 01 2017 11:09 pm   |     |   Share
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  • RSL
    (Christopher Kamrani  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    New RSL attacking midfielder Albert Rusn·k runs through Tuesday’s training session at America First Field in Sandy. No longer snowed-out, RSL preps for the firepower of Toronto FC
    Yura Movsisyan conceded that Toronto FC indeed has some firepower. With Sebastian Giovinco, Jozy Altidore and one of the most-expensive rosters in Maj...

    Updated Feb 28 2017 02:57 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)       Kearns - U.S. short track skater Katherine Reutter ,front, practices alongside teammate Allison Baver during a team practice at the Kearns Olympic Oval in preperation for the upcoming Winter Olympics. Winter sports: Utah Olympic Oval to host 2017 U.S. Olympic short-track qualifiers in December
    The Utah Olympic Oval will determine which athletes will don the Stars & Stripes in next year’s various short-track speedskating events at the 2018 Ol...
    Updated Feb 28 2017 10:47 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Michael Mangum  |  Special to the Tribune  Real Salt Lake forward Joao Plata (10) celebrates his assist in the first half of their international friendly against Inter Milan at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah on Tuesday, July 19th, 2016. Real Salt Lake: RSL locks up striker Joao Plata with new multi-year contract extension
    Sandy • Craig Waibel still characterizes the conversation as a healthy one. It’d be hard not to at this point. The Real Salt Lake general manager sat ...
    Updated Feb 27 2017 04:44 pm   |     |   Share
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