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Chris Kamrani

RSL/Olympic Sports Reporter, Sports

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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 home at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport after yet another loss last ...
    Updated May 26 2017 12:16 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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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Cyclists race along the scenic Byway 12 above Calf Creek and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument beyond on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, as part of stage 2 of the Tour of Utah cycling race. Cycling: 2017 Tour of Utah unveils its 600-mile race route
    It’s marketed as “America’s Toughest Stage Race,” and for the 13th time, the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah is determined to meet that tagline. The Tour...
    Updated May 25 2017 07:43 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)   RSL owner Dell Loy Hansen and RSL coach Mike Petke, left, explain the features of RSL’s new Herriman soccer complex, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Real Salt Lake: Dell Loy Hansen’s vision taking shape in Herriman
    Herriman • Donning an orange vest, cream-colored hard hat, jeans and a pair of tennis shoes, Dell Loy Hansen spoke as loudly as he could. The Real Sal...
    Updated May 24 2017 09:21 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Michael Mangum  |  Special to the Tribune  Real Salt Lake forward Yura Movsisyan (14) sullenly applauds to the crowd following their 3-0 home loss to FC Dallas at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, UT on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Real Salt Lake: As Movsisyan voices frustrations, Petke says, ‘Anybody should be unhappy if they’re not starting’
    Sandy • What happens when your highest-paid player, your star goal-scorer, the guy leaned on to produce sounds off about his recent lack of playing ti...
    Updated May 23 2017 06:03 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: RSL needs Joao Plata to find a good run of form, and quickly
    Seattle • As Real Salt Lake fans have grown accustomed to seeing, Joao Plata lowered his center of gravity, dipped his right shoulder and burned past ...
    Updated May 21 2017 09:44 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Seattle’s Gustav Svensson, top center, takes the header but is blocked by Real Salt Lake keeper Nick Rimando in the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Seattle. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times via AP) Real Salt Lake: Forward Yura Movsisyan unhappy with his role
    Seattle • One of the first players dressed and ready to leave CenturyLink Field on Saturday afternoon was Yura Movsisyan. Following Real Salt Lake’s 1...
    Updated May 20 2017 09:22 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Seattle Sounders Jordan Morris, left, attacks but Real Salt Lake’s Aaron Maund gets a hand on his shoulder and disrupts the shot late in the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Seattle. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times via AP) Real Salt Lake: RSL falls for seventh-straight time at Seattle, 1-0
    Seattle • After the final whistle sounded, Clint Dempsey unwrapped his shin guards, dropped them on the turf inside CenturyLink Field and made the slo...
    Updated May 22 2017 03:55 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Real Salt Lake defender Chris Schuler (28) and New York City FC midfielder Thomas McNamara (15) pursue the ball. Real Salt Lake vs. New York City FC at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Wednesday May 17, 2017. Real Salt Lake: Amid injuries, changes, struggles, how does RSL reverse course after rough start?
    Seattle • Real Salt Lake general manager Craig Waibel said anyone is allowed to “view art, the game, our game, and interpret it as they wish.” It’s be...
    Updated May 23 2017 05:43 pm   |     |   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: Newly acquired Savarino makes a solid first impression at home
    Sandy • One question Craig Waibel always faces when delving into a new signing is just how quickly Real Salt Lake can get that player up to speed. The...
    Updated May 22 2017 03:52 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Real Salt Lake’s Kyle Beckerman (5), Jefferson Savarino (7), and Albert Rusnak (11) celebrate Rusnak’s first half goal. Real Salt Lake vs. New York City FC at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Wednesday May 17, 2017. Real Salt Lake snaps streak with 2-1 win over NYCFC
    Sandy • Mike Petke’s pregame speeches traditionally range anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes. It’s there Real Salt Lake’s head coach goes over the finer p...
    Updated May 23 2017 05:43 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Real Salt Lake’s Kyle Beckerman (5), Jefferson Savarino (7), and Albert Rusnak (11) celebrate Rusnak’s first half goal. Real Salt Lake vs. New York City FC at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Wednesday May 17, 2017. Real Salt Lake notes: Rusnák crosses paths with former Man City youth coach — NYCFC’s Patrick Vieira
    Sandy • Those around Patrick Vieira knew he was bound for a transition from the midfield to the coach’s box as his storied playing career reached its ...
    Updated May 17 2017 11:19 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Bingham’s goalie, Zach Rothey stops a kick from Joseph Hepworth.  Bingham High School boys’ soccer team defeated Westlake High School 3-2 in a sudden death shootout during their Class 5A  playoff opener, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. 5A boys’ soccer: Bingham keeper Rothey comes up huge on PKs to oust Westlake
    South Jordan • They immediately hopped over the concrete barrier to watch as close as they possibly could. A sizable chunk of the Bingham High studen...
    Updated May 16 2017 10:37 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Tyler Gibbons  |  Real Salt Lake Real Salt Lake midfielder Omar Holness, shown here this preseason, is taking aim at more minutes after making his first start of 2017 last weekend in New England Real Salt Lake: Omar Holness determined to keep fighting for a starting role at RSL
    Sandy • Omar Holness walked through the maze of Real Salt Lake’s locker room, past the weights and exercise equipment, to the back door where coach Mi...
    Updated May 22 2017 03:47 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Real Salt Lake midfielder Kyle Beckerman (5) goes for the ball, as Atlanta United midfielder Miguel Almiron (10) defends, in MLS action, Real Salt Lake Vs. Atlanta United, at Rio Tinto Stadium, Wednesday, April 22, 2017.   RSL could see Beckerman, Rimando return Wednesday vs. NYCFC
    Mike Petke has stated a few times in recent weeks that he is not a psychologist. As Real Salt Lake continues to toil in a frustration riding a four-ga...

    Updated May 15 2017 03:09 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: Amid its ongoing stumble, RSL in search of several answers
    Did Mike Petke think making this gigantic U-turn at Real Salt Lake would be this difficult? The RSL coach was asked the exact question point-blank on ...
    Updated May 22 2017 03:58 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: Winless on turf in last three and a half years, RSL’s out to end that skid
    It’s a trend impossible to ignore, one Real Salt Lake players and coaches prep to discuss each week they set out on the road to face an opponent whose...
    Updated May 12 2017 05:32 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, center, runs past Celta’s Nemanja Radoja, left and Iago Aspas during a Europa League, semifinal, first leg soccer match between Celta and Manchester United at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo, Spain, Thursday May 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Lalo R. Villar) Real Salt Lake: Tickets for friendly vs. Manchester United going quickly
    Sandy • If you’re scouring for tickets to catch Manchester United in suburban Salt Lake City this summer, you better not lollygag much longer. They’ll...
    Updated May 10 2017 08:43 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Real Salt Lake midfielder Sebastian Saucedo (23) gets tripped, as heroes for the ball, in Real Salt Lake Vs. Atlanta United, at Rio Tinto Stadium, Wednesday, April 22, 2017.   Four RSL first-teamers named to U.S. U-20 World Cup roster
    A portion of Real Salt Lake’s young core will play a serious role at this summer’s FIFA U-20 World Cup. U.S. Soccer announced Tuesday the 21-man rost...
    Updated May 09 2017 12:15 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Courtesy Robert Hitz | Real Salt Lake RSL’s new Designated Player Jefferson Savarino goes through a drill at Tuesday’s training session at America First Field in Sandy. Real Salt Lake: New forward Jefferson Savarino latest piece to RSL’s youth movement
    Craig Waibel and his front office staff have their list of must-watch matches worldwide. Some tune-ins are just for kicks, others for work. Sometimes ...
    Updated May 09 2017 07:48 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Danilo Acosta, the youngest player on the RSL roster at 19, is a Honduran-born defender now playing in the U.S. youth national team. He moved the U.S. at 12, moving from the crime-ridden streets of San Pedro Sula where he lived with his grandparents to his new home with his dad, near Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy., Friday May 5, 2017. Real Salt Lake: Danny Acosta’s path to RSL weaved through streets of the murder capital of the world to Sandy
    Sandy • The city was known then as the murder capital of the world, but even so, the little boy could not wait to go out into the streets of San Pedro...
    Updated May 08 2017 09:14 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Michael Mangum  |  Special to the Tribune  Real Salt Lake midfielder Brooks Lennon (27) slips as he tries to keep the ball inbounds with pressure from FC Dallas midfielder Michael Barrios (21) during their match at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, UT on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Real Salt Lake: With U-20 World Cup calls here, RSL’s climb gets more challenging
    Sandy • The customary scrum of hugs and handshakes eventually splintered apart Saturday night at Rio Tinto Stadium as Real Salt Lake’s third straight ...
    Updated May 22 2017 03:25 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Michael Mangum  |  Special to the Tribune  FC Dallas midfielder Javier Morales (11), right, and Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando greet each other before the beginning of their match at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, UT on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Real Salt Lake: FC Dallas thumps RSL 3-0 in Morales’ return to Rio Tinto
    Sandy • Javier Morales stood on the west side of Rio Tinto Stadium before kickoff Saturday night flanked by Kyle Beckerman, Nick Rimando, Tony Beltran...
    Updated May 22 2017 03:24 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Real Salt Lake forward Yura Movsisyan (14) celebrates after scoring a goal, in MLS soccer action, Real Salt Lake vs. Portland Timbers, in Sandy, Friday, June 18, 2016. Real Salt Lake: To heal inconsistent attack, Movsisyan says entire team must step up
    Sandy • The name. The price tag. The accompanying expectation. That all encompasses what Yura Movsisyan knows comes along with the territory of being ...
    Updated May 06 2017 10:41 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Steve Holcomb displays his Superman shirt as he poses for a photograph in front of his sled after the United States four-man bobsled team trials  on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in Park City, Utah. Holcomb and his crew came in first place. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) U.S. bobsledder, Park City native Steven Holcomb, 37, found dead
    Steven Holcomb stood in a West Hollywood, Calif., studio last week wrestling with the same question he had always wrestled with: How could he show lov...
    Updated May 22 2017 03:35 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Gus Ruelas  |  Associated Press file photo Winger Roland Lamah (20), being tripped by the Galaxy’s Joao Pedro this season, was one of the offseason additions who helped round out a quality side at FC Dallas, which enters Saturday’s match at Rio Tinto Stadium as the last unbeaten team in MLS. Real Salt Lake: FC Dallas a tough team for an RSL side in a tough spot
    Sandy • Mike Petke subtly trolled a question posed to him this week about the next opponent in the path of his ongoing revamp at Real Salt Lake. So wh...
    Updated May 22 2017 03:26 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Real Salt Lake midfielder Javier Morales (11) slides into a shot on Los Angeles Galaxy goalkeeper Brian Rowe (12) as Real Salt Lake hosts the Los Angeles Galaxy, MLS soccer at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Wednesday September 7, 2016. Real Salt Lake: RSL legend Javier Morales eager for what promises to be an emotional return
    The return to Rio Tinto Stadium didn’t occupy much space in the mind of Javier Morales. At least not until the hours after FC Dallas drew 2-2 at home ...
    Updated May 04 2017 08:20 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Real Salt Lake midfielder Sunday Stephens (8) and Sporting Kansas City forward Gerso fight for control of the ball during an MLS soccer match Saturday, April 29, 2017, in Kansas City, Kan. (Nick Tre. Smith/The Kansas City Star via AP) Real Salt Lake: Petke riffs on RSL’s struggles after back-to-back losses
    Sandy • Mike Petke knew the rebuild he’s undertaking with Real Salt Lake wouldn’t be a quick fix, and he reminded everyone of that after training Tues...
    Updated May 02 2017 09:00 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Real Salt Lake midfielder Sunday Stephens (8) and Sporting Kansas City forward Gerso fight for control of the ball during an MLS soccer match Saturday, April 29, 2017, in Kansas City, Kan. (Nick Tre. Smith/The Kansas City Star via AP) Real Salt Lake: RSL closes book on what was taxing first two months of 2017 season
    Nothing easy. Nothing at all. That was Real Salt Lake’s first two months of the 2017 MLS season, now in the books after the 3-0 loss at rival Sporting...
    Updated May 22 2017 03:12 pm   |     |   Share
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