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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2020, file photo, Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber speaks during the leagues 25th Season kickoff event in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Major League Soccer to begin its 2021 season on April 3; preseason camps open Feb. 22

By Alex Vejar | January 25, 2021, 9:08 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)
Real Salt Lake Assistant General Manager Tony Beltran during a news conference at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Tuesday Dec. 3, 2019.

RSL looks to reset club culture with release of ‘The RSL Way’ document

By Alex Vejar | January 18, 2021, 11:19 p.m.

FILE - In this April 18, 2019 file photo Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber speaks at a news conference in Los Angeles. Garber and MLSPA executive director Bob Foose are embroiled in a public spat over amending the current collective bargaining agreement after the league invoked the force majeure clause.

MLS, players union remain at odds over CBA discussions after league invoked unforeseeable circumstances clause

By Alex Vejar | January 15, 2021, 8:05 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Real Salt Lake forward Corey Baird (10) reacts to a missed shot on goal as Real Salt Lake hosts the Colorado Rapids at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020.

RSL trades Corey Baird to LAFC for allocation money and an international roster spot

By Alex Vejar | January 11, 2021, 5:11 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)
Real Salt Lake and General Manager Elliot Fall during a news conference at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. Fall says the club has been intent on locking up its youthful core long term, creating some stability for the franchise going forward.

What RSL’s recent long-term deals say about the trajectory of the club

By Alex Vejar | January 9, 2021, 2:00 p.m.

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2020, file photo, Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber speaks during the Major League Soccer 25th Season kickoff event in New York.

MLS to take over sale process of RSL on Friday

By Alex Vejar | January 7, 2021, 10:26 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Real Salt Lake defender Justen Glad (15) sends the ball downfield as Real Salt Lake hosts Columbus Crew SC, in MLS Soccer at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah on Wed, July 3, 2019.

How RSL defender Justen Glad has grown and how he wants to leave his mark on Utah

By Alex Vejar | January 4, 2021, 11:19 p.m.

United States' Rubio Rubin (23) heads the ball past Bolivia's Carlos Anez (2) as Josh Sargent (13) looks on during the first half of an international friendly soccer match, Monday, May 28, 2018, in Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

RSL agrees to terms with Rubio Rubín

By Alex Vejar | January 1, 2021, 7:31 a.m.

(Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Real Salt Lake  Corey Baird (17), coach Freddy Juarez and team celebrated in happier times during the 2019 season, a high-water mark in the team's recent history. But optimism for 2020 gave way to the pandemic and ownership and front office troubles. RSL is hoping for a fresh start under new ownership in 2021.

The 2020 season was a disaster for RSL on and off the field, but there’s hope for next year under new ownership

By Alex Vejar | December 30, 2020, 12:35 a.m.

(Leah Hogsten  |  Tribune file photo) In this Oct. 14, 2020, file photo, Real Salt Lake forward Corey Baird (10) fights Portland for possession as Real Salt Lake hosts the Portland Timbers. New Utah Jazz owner Ryan Smith isn't out of the running as a buyer for Utah Soccer, a knowledgeable sources says, but an international owners group involved in soccer has shown some interest.

Ryan Smith still in running to buy RSL, but he could have competition

By Alex Vejar | December 26, 2020, 2:59 a.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  Tribune file photo) Real Salt Lake midfielder Kyle Beckerman (5) celebrates the championship. Real Salt Lake vs. LA Galaxy, MLS Cup Sunday, November 22 2009 at Qwest Field in Seattle.

RSL legend Kyle Beckerman announces his retirement

By Alex Vejar | December 22, 2020, 12:07 a.m.

 (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)      Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando (18) reacts as Real Salt Lake defeats the Houston Dynamo 2-1 in his last regular season home game, in MLS soccer action, at Rio Tinto Stadium, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019.

RSL greats Nick Rimando, Kyle Beckerman named to MLS list of 25 greatest players

By Alex Vejar | December 10, 2020, 7:57 p.m.

Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber speaks during the Major League Soccer 25th Season kickoff event in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

MLS commissioner says there is ‘absolutely no plan’ to move RSL

By Alex Vejar | December 9, 2020, 1:50 a.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  A little Utah Royals FC fan waves a big flag, during soccer action between Utah Royals FC and Ol Reign FC at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020.

Gordon Monson: Utah soccer fans deserve better — one team leaving, another lurching, without a buyer

By Gordon Monson | December 8, 2020, 10:53 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Royals FC forward Amy Rodriguez (8) celebrates her first half goal as Utah Royals FC hosts the Houston Dash at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Saturday May 11, 2019. At left is Gunnhildur Jonsdottir.

Royals players express gratitude to Utah fan base for support

By Alex Vejar | December 8, 2020, 3:15 a.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Royals FC forward Amy Rodriguez (8) goes for the ball along with Portland Thorns FC defender Emily Menges (5), in soccer action between Utah Royals FC and Portland Thorns FC at Rio Tinto Stadium, on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020.

Utah Royals will move to Kansas City, but women’s soccer may make a return here

By Alex Vejar | December 7, 2020, 11:18 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  Tribune file photos) Utah Royals fans fans dance to the music during soccer action between Utah Royals FC and Portland Thorns FC, at Rio Tinto Stadium, Saturday, April 28, 2018. Royals fans are heartbroken over the team's reported move to Kansas City.

Utah Royals fans anguished over team’s sudden move to Kansas City

By Alex Vejar | December 7, 2020, 7:07 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  A little Utah Royals FC fan waves a big flag, during soccer action between Utah Royals FC and Ol Reign FC at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020.

Utah Royals to relocate to Kansas City

By Alex Vejar | December 6, 2020, 5:58 a.m.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Royals vs. Washington Spirit, soccer at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Saturday May 5, 2018. Utah Royals FC defender Kelley O'Hara (5) scores a goal. Defending is Washington Spirit midfielder Taylor Smith (7).

Utah Royals send star defender Kelley O’Hara to Washington Spirit

By Alex Vejar | December 3, 2020, 4:44 a.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)
Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen and General Manager Elliot Fall during a news conference at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Tuesday Dec. 3, 2019.

RSL looks to improve roster despite unknown ownership situation

By Alex Vejar | December 1, 2020, 4:36 a.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.

Kansas City group interested in purchasing Utah Royals

By Alex Vejar | November 25, 2020, 2:40 a.m.

Real Salt Lake's Damir Kreilach, front, and Los Angeles Galaxy's Giancarlo Gonzalez chase the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

RSL offseason features a familiar need — a striker

By Alex Vejar | November 17, 2020, 3:48 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Utah Royals FC forward Christen Press (23) is cheered by the fans as she gets ready for a corner kick as Utah Royals FC hosts the North Carolina Courage at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, on Saturday, July 27, 2019. Press, who was left unprotected by the Royals, was selected by Racing Louisville FC in the NWSL expansion draft on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020.

Christen Press selected by Louisville in NWSL expansion draft

By Alex Vejar | November 13, 2020, 2:23 a.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)
New Real Salt Lake coach Freddy Juarez at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Tuesday Dec. 3, 2019.

RSL just ended its most chaotic season — but still expected to make the playoffs

By Alex Vejar | November 11, 2020, 12:35 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | Tribune file photo) The Utah Royals FC has fired first year coach Craig Harrington.

Utah Royals fire coach Craig Harrington

By Alex Vejar | November 9, 2020, 8:48 p.m.