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(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Owner of the Utah Royals FC, Dell Loy Hansen, left, is joined by his new coach, Craig Harrington, former Chicago Red Stars assistant as he answers questions from the media during a press event at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020.

Utah Royals’ new coach draws inspiration from his time in the Caribbean

By Alex Vejar | February 10, 2020, 8:04 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) The Utah Royals FC announce former Chicago Red Stars assistant Craig Harrington as its new head coach during a press event at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020.

‘I think now I’m ready for this.’ Royals FC hires former Chicago assistant Craig Harrington as new head coach

By Alex Vejar | February 8, 2020, 12:15 a.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Royals FC midfielder Mandy Laddish (7) and Sky Blue FC forward Nahomi Kawasumi (9) as Utah Royals FC hosts Sky Blue FC at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Saturday June 15, 2019.

Royals FC midfielder Mandy Laddish retires; club waives defender Becca Moros

By Alex Vejar | February 11, 2020, 6:23 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Royals FC players, Christen Press, Becky Sauerbrunn and Kelley O'Hara are honored by Salt Lake City, for their part in the US National Womens World Cup win, at the City and County Building, 
Monday, July 22, 2019.

Three Utah Royals FC players chosen for Olympic qualifying roster

By Alex Vejar | February 11, 2020, 6:12 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Utah Royals FC forward Christen Press (23) is celebrated after scoring the first goal of the night as Utah Royals FC hosts the North Carolina Courage at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah on Saturday, July 27, 2019.

Utah Royals take Tziarra King with first pick in the NWSL Draft

By Alex Vejar | February 11, 2020, 5:57 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Utah Royals FC forward Christen Press (23) gets pressured by North Carolina Courage midfielder Denise O'Sullivan (8) and North Carolina Courage midfielder Samantha Mewis (5) as Utah Royals FC hosts the North Carolina Courage at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah on Saturday, July 27, 2019.

Utah Royals uses allocation money in trade for first-round pick

By Alex Vejar | February 11, 2020, 5:58 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Stephanie Lee, the new general manager for the Utah Royals FC.

Utah Royals FC expects to hire new coach in the next month

By Alex Vejar | February 11, 2020, 6:15 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Royals FC forward Katie Stengel (24) as Utah Royals FC hosts Sky Blue FC at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Saturday June 15, 2019.

Utah Royals trade Katie Stengel to Houston for pair of draft picks

By Alex Vejar | February 11, 2020, 5:58 p.m.

Utah Royals FC signs midfielder Chestley Strother

By Alex Vejar | February 11, 2020, 5:59 p.m.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Royals at practice in Sandy, Tuesday March 20, 2018. Head coach Laura Harvey.

Royals FC names Scott Parkinson as interim coach

By Alex Vejar | February 11, 2020, 6:12 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Royals FC defender Katie Bowen (6) controls the ball, as Seattle Reign FC forward Megan Rapinoe (15) defends, in soccer action between Utah Royals FC and Seattle Reign FC, at Rio Tinto Stadium,  Wednesday, June 27, 2018.

Utah Royals FC re-signs three players

By Alex Vejar | December 6, 2019, 10:00 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Royals FC forward Christen Press (23) celebrates her second goal as the Utah Royals FC host Sky Blue FC, August 7, 2019 at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Utah Royals announce contract offers, options for 2020 season

By Alex Vejar | November 5, 2019, 12:04 a.m.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Royals host Orlando Pride at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Wednesday May 9, 2018. Orlando Pride forward Sydney Leroux (2) and Utah Royals FC defender Becky Sauerbrunn (4).

Utah Royals FC’s Becky Sauerbrunn named NWSL’s defender of the year for fourth time

By Alex Vejar | October 30, 2019, 6:15 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Royals FC defender Samantha Johnson (16) and her teammates are looking for answers after missing the NWSL playoffs for the second consecutive season. Royals GM Stephanie Lee and coach Laura Harvey are both promising changes going into the 2020 season.

Royals FC GM: ‘Something has to change’ after missing playoffs for second straight year

By Alex Vejar | October 24, 2019, 10:44 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Utah Royals FC midfielder Veronica Boquete (21) gets caught up in the competition as Utah Royals FC hosts the North Carolina Courage at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah on Saturday, July 27, 2019.

3 takeaways from the Utah Royals FC’s win over Houston

By Alex Vejar | October 13, 2019, 6:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Utah Royals FC forward Christen Press (23) tries to push past the defense as Utah Royals FC hosts the North Carolina Courage at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah on Saturday, July 27, 2019.

Utah Royals FC ends season with 2-1 victory over Houston

By Alex Vejar | October 13, 2019, 4:31 a.m.

(Rick Egan | Tribune file photo) Rio Tinto Stadium fans dance to the music during soccer action between Utah Royals FC and Portland Thorns FC on Saturday, April 28, 2018. The Royals are averaging 10,889 fans per game going into their final contest of the season Saturday. That's good enough for second in the National Women's Soccer League.

Royals FC won’t make the playoffs, but they won at the box office, averaging over 10,000 fans a game at Rio Tinto

By Alex Vejar | October 11, 2019, 7:16 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Royals FC midfielder Makenzy Doniak (13) talks to Royals head coach Laura Harvey, before going into the game, in soccer action between Utah Royals FC and Seattle Reign FC in Sandy, Friday, June 28, 2019.

3 takeaways from Utah Royals FC’s loss to Chicago

By Alex Vejar | September 29, 2019, 8:16 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Utah Royals FC forward Christen Press (23) tries to push past the defense as Utah Royals FC hosts the North Carolina Courage at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah on Saturday, July 27, 2019.

Utah Royals FC eliminated from playoffs with 2-1 loss to Chicago

By Alex Vejar | September 29, 2019, 4:03 a.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
The Utah Royals' Katie Stengel (24), shown in action against Sky Blue FC in June, scored a goal in the Royals' 2-1 loss to the Seattle Reign on Wednesday night in Tacoma, Wash.

Utah Royals FC loses 2-1 to Seattle, falling out of playoff position

By Alex Vejar | September 26, 2019, 4:47 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Utah Royals FC forward Christen Press (23) tries to push past the defense as Utah Royals FC hosts the North Carolina Courage at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah on Saturday, July 27, 2019.

With its destiny back in its hands, Utah Royals FC now faces ‘championship game’ vs. Seattle

By Alex Vejar | September 25, 2019, 3:34 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Kelley O'Hara, shakes hands with Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupskie, as she is given a key to the city, as the Mayor honors Royals FC, and US National Women's soccer team players, Christen Press, Becky Sauerbrunn and Kelley O'Hara, during a ceremony honoring her for them for their part in the US National Women's World Cup win, at the City and County Building, Monday, July 22, 2019.

Utah Royals’ Kelley O’Hara named to the Women’s World 11 team

By Alex Vejar | September 23, 2019, 8:31 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo)  Utah Royals FC forward Christen Press (23) gets pressured by North Carolina Courage midfielder Denise O'Sullivan (8) and North Carolina Courage midfielder Samantha Mewis (5) as Utah Royals FC hosts the North Carolina Courage at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah on Saturday, July 27, 2019.

3 takeaways from Royals FC’s loss to North Carolina

By Alex Vejar | September 22, 2019, 5:42 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Utah Royals FC) Goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart makes a pass during a recent game. The 37-year-old veteran has collected three shutouts in the first three wins of the season for the Royals.

Utah Royals FC fall in ugly 3-0 loss to North Carolina

By Alex Vejar | September 22, 2019, 7:18 a.m.

(Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Sky Blue FC forward McKenzie Meehan (2) stops Utah Royals FC forward Christen Press (23) as the Utah Royals FC host Sky Blue FC, August 7, 2019 at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Utah Royals FC game against Reign postponed due to unplayable field conditions

By Alex Vejar | September 19, 2019, 3:00 a.m.