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(Michael Mangum  |  special to The Salt Lake Tribune) Nick Rimando, who retired from Real Salt Lake after the 2019 season, will be inducted into the Utah Sports Hall of Fame on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021.

Nick Rimando, Real Salt Lake legend, plans to credit those who helped him get inducted into Utah Sports Hall of Fame

By Alex Vejar | September 16, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

Real Salt Lake's Damir Kreilach, left, celebrates after scoring against Los Angeles FC during the first half of an MLS soccer playoff match Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Oral History: How the Kreilach Kid was born at Real Salt Lake

By Alex Vejar | September 12, 2021, 10:11 p.m.

(Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) In the face of mounting pressure after allegedly making a series of racist remarks, Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen agreed to sell RSL and all of his other soccer properties in August of 2020. A year later, the Utah soccer franchise is still in ownership limbo.

One year after Real Salt Lake announced it was for sale, officials and fans hang on to hope

By Alex Vejar | September 6, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Real Salt Lake has parted ways with coach Freddy Juarez, the club announced Friday.

Real Salt Lake coach Freddy Juarez leaves team midseason to pursue a “new opportunity” elsewhere

By Alex Vejar | August 27, 2021, 6:31 p.m.

Real Salt Lake midfielder Damir Kreilach reacts after scoring against the Portland Timbers in the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Sandy, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Real Salt Lake’s Damir Kreilach named to MLS All-Star team

By Aaron Falk | August 4, 2021, 11:59 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Real Salt Lake forward Bobby Wood (7) celebrates a first half goal as Real Salt Lake hosts the Colorado Rapids, MLS Soccer at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Saturday, July 24, 2021.

Three Points: Bobby Wood is a problem, Ashtone Morgan’s activity, and Jonathan Menéndez minutes for Real Salt Lake

By Alex Vejar | July 26, 2021, 5:33 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Real Salt Lake defender Andrew Brody (2) competes in MLS action between Real Salt Lake and Minnesota United FC at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, on Saturday, May 29, 2021.

How a journey to Austria helped revive Real Salt Lake’s Andrew Brody’s confidence and career

By Alex Vejar | July 21, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Salt Lake forward Rubio Rubin (14) reacts after scoring his second goal of the day for Real Salt Lake, in MLS action between Real Salt Lake and Sporting Kansas City at Rio Tinto Stadium, on Saturday, May 1, 2021.

Rubio Rubin wants to win a championship with Real Salt Lake

By Alex Vejar | July 20, 2021, 12:06 a.m.

Los Angeles FC forward Carlos Vela, left, dives for the ball as Real Salt Lake forward Rubio Rubin reaches for it during the first half of a Major League Soccer match Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Three Points: Real Salt Lake’s defensive position, a good Marcelo Silva night, and Ochoa likes facing shots

By Alex Vejar | July 19, 2021, 1:30 p.m.

(Real Salt Lake) Toni Datković looks on during a recent Real Salt Lake practice. Datković has been with the team for about a week and has been cleared to play.

Real Salt Lake welcomes Toni Datković, Rubio Rubin gets a new deal, and Jony Menéndez arrives

By Alex Vejar | July 19, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Rick Bowmer | AP) Real Salt Lake midfielder Damir Kreilach, left, celebrates with teammates after scoring against the Vancouver Whitecaps during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, July 7, 2021, in Sandy.

Damir Kreilach has the clutch gene. This is why the Real Salt Lake midfielder always delivers when it counts.

By Alex Vejar | July 9, 2021, 3:05 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Real Salt Lake forward Rubio Rubin (14) competes in MLS action between Real Salt Lake and Minnesota United FC at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, on Saturday, May 29, 2021.

How Real Salt Lake striker Rubio Rubin found a renewed joy for the game and an even deeper bond with his No. 1 fan and critic

By Alex Vejar | July 8, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Isaac Hale | Special to The Tribune) Real Salt Lake forward Bobby Wood (7) passes the ball upfield past Houston Dynamo midfielder Derrick Jones (21) during a MLS game between Real Salt Lake and Houston Dynamo FC at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Saturday, June 26, 2021.

Three Points: Damir Kreilach gets clinical for Real Salt Lake, Bobby Wood starts, and continued domination over Vancouver

By Alex Vejar | July 8, 2021, 4:51 a.m.

(Isaac Hale | Special to The Tribune) Real Salt Lake defender Aaron Herrera (22) and Houston Dynamo midfielder Darwin Ceren (24) compete for possession of the ball during a MLS game between Real Salt Lake and Houston Dynamo FC at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Saturday, June 26, 2021.

Real Salt Lake ‘can’t seem to catch a break’ but the team is optimistic they can change their fortunes

By Alex Vejar | July 7, 2021, 9:11 p.m.

(Isaac Hale | Special to The Tribune) Real Salt Lake head coach Freddy Juarez talks with defender Andrew Brody (2) during a MLS game between Real Salt Lake and Houston Dynamo FC at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Saturday, June 26, 2021.

Three Points: RSL coach works refs, team can’t finish again, and a full capacity Rio Tinto Stadium

By Alex Vejar | July 4, 2021, 5:22 a.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Rio Tinto Stadium will return to full capacity for the rest of the 2021 Major League Soccer season.

Rio Tinto Stadium to return to full capacity starting this weekend

By Alex Vejar | June 28, 2021, 10:05 p.m.

(Isaac Hale | Special to The Tribune) Real Salt Lake forward Bobby Wood (7) tries to drive the ball away from Houston defenders during a MLS game between Real Salt Lake and Houston Dynamo FC at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Saturday, June 26, 2021.

Three Points: Missed penalty for RSL, evaluating how cheap Houston’s goal was, and Maikel Chang shines

By Alex Vejar | June 27, 2021, 7:36 p.m.

(Isaac Hale | Special to The Tribune) Real Salt Lake defender Donny Toia (4) gets tangled up with Houston Dynamo forward Tyler Pasher (19), but keeps possession of the ball during a MLS game between Real Salt Lake and Houston Dynamo FC at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Saturday, June 26, 2021.

In familiar sight, RSL again fails to hold a lead

By Alex Vejar | June 27, 2021, 3:19 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Real Salt Lake midfielder Damir Kreilach (8) makes a shot on goal in MLS action between Real Salt Lake and Minnesota United FC at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, on Saturday, May 29, 2021.

Three Points: An early look at two strikers, duels lost, and did RSL commit a handball?

By Alex Vejar | June 24, 2021, 4:03 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Real Salt Lake defender Aaron Herrera (22) steals the ball as Vancouver Whitecaps defender Cristian Gutierrez (3) leaps over him, in MSL action between Real Salt Lake and the Vancouver Whitecaps at Rio Tinto Stadium, on Friday, June 18, 2021.

Three Points: Albert Rusnák makes plays for RSL, Aaron Herrera throw-ins, and possible correlation between hair bleach and a win

By Alex Vejar | June 19, 2021, 4:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Real Salt Lake celebrates the goal by Real Salt Lake defender Erik Holt (20), in MSL action between Real Salt Lake and the Vancouver Whitecaps at Rio Tinto Stadium, on Friday, June 18, 2021.

RSL defender Erik Holt gets redemption, scores game-winner to help beat Vancouver Whitecaps 3-1

By Alex Vejar | June 19, 2021, 5:11 a.m.

(Vancouver Whitecaps/Laura Dearden) Members of the Vancouver Whitecaps stand and listen during the Canadian national anthem. The Whitecaps are currently living in the Salt Lake City area due to travel restrictions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and using Real Salt Lake's facilities.

MLS’s Vancouver Whitecaps have been playing in Utah all season. Inside their home away from home.

By Alex Vejar | June 18, 2021, 2:28 p.m.

(Real Salt Lake) Zack Farnsworth is the newest center back for Real Salt Lake. Farnsworth signed a homegrown contract and is a Sandy, Utah, native.

RSL signs Utah native to homegrown contract

By Alex Vejar | June 17, 2021, 11:06 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Real Salt Lake midfielder Albert Rusnak (11) brings the ball downfield, in MLS soccer action at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Saturday, March 9, 2019.

RSL’s Albert Rusnák crushed he’s not with the Slovakian team, but promises he’ll turn it into a positive

By Alex Vejar | June 11, 2021, 6:42 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Real Salt Lake) Bobby Wood kicks a ball during a recent training session. Wood recently arrived in Salt Lake City and says he already feels acclimated to his new coaches and teammates.

RSL forward Bobby Wood is quickly acclimating to his new team

By Alex Vejar | June 11, 2021, 1:58 a.m.