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(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.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     The stadium is empty minutes before the match was supposed to start as the game between Real Salt Lake and LAFC was postponed after teams in sports leagues across the country boycotted scheduled games to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake, RSL and LAFC followed suit, along with the rest of MLS, on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020.

Vancouver Whitecaps to allow fans for designated home games at Rio Tinto Stadium

By Alex Vejar | June 5, 2021, 12:40 a.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. Rubin has emerged as a budding star for RSL in the early part of the 2021 season.

What we’ve learned about RSL as it heads into an international break

By Alex Vejar | June 3, 2021, 5:22 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Zac MacMath (18) clears the ball in MLS action between Real Salt Lake and Minnesota United FC at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, on Saturday, May 29, 2021.

Three Points: RSL leaves more points on field in 1-1 draw, MacMath starts, and Freddy Juarez makes himself clear on subs

By Alex Vejar | May 30, 2021, 5:08 a.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.

RSL gets more attacking depth with signing of Argentinian winger Jonathan Menéndez

By Alex Vejar | May 30, 2021, 5:46 a.m.

Real Salt Lake goalkeeper David Ochoa (1) makes a stop against Minnesota United midfielder Justin McMaster (24) during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, April 24, 2021, in St. Paul, Minn. Real Salt Lake won 2-1. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

RSL goalkeeper David Ochoa quickly making an international name for himself

By Alex Vejar | May 28, 2021, 7:06 p.m.

(Alex Vejar | The Salt Lake Tribune) Real Salt Lake Interim President John Kimball, center, asen. Luz Escamilla, right, and Consul General José Borjón announce that Liga MX teams Club América and Santos Laguna will play at Rio Tinto Stadium on July 4 during an event held at the state Capitol building on Monday, May 24, 2021.

Two Liga MX teams to play at Rio Tinto Stadium this summer

By Alex Vejar | May 24, 2021, 9:56 p.m.

(Rick Bowmer | AP) Real Salt Lake goalkeeper David Ochoa, left, and Nashville SC midfielder Dax McCarty (6) battle for position during the second half of an MLS soccer match on May 15, 2021, in Sandy. Ochoa faced 29 shots and had eight saves against FC Dallas on Saturday, May 22, 2021, in Frisco Texas.

Three Points: Andrew Brody and Aaron Herrera together, David Ochoa’s prowess, and slippery soccer in RSL’s draw

By Alex Vejar | May 23, 2021, 8:29 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Real Salt Lake) | Assistant coach Pablo Mastroeni looks at a document during a training session. Mastroeni has already made a significant impact on the team with his experience and passion for the game.

Former Colorado Rapids coach Pablo Mastroeni is already making impact as RSL’s new lead assistant

By Alex Vejar | May 21, 2021, 1:47 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     THe stadium is empty minutes before the match was supposed to start as the game between Real Salt Lake and LAFC has was postponed after teams in sports leagues across the country boycotted scheduled games to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake, RSL and LAFC followed suit, along with the rest of MLS, on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020.

Report: Sports executive David Blitzer interested in buying RSL

By Alex Vejar | May 18, 2021, 8:42 p.m.

Real Salt Lake goalkeeper David Ochoa (1) makes a stop against Minnesota United midfielder Justin McMaster (24) during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, April 24, 2021, in St. Paul, Minn. Ochoa had his first clean sheet in a 0-0 draw with Nashville on Saturday, May 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

Three Points: Albert Rusnák more involved for RSL, first shutout for David Ochoa, and it was a weird game

By Alex Vejar | May 16, 2021, 4:52 a.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Salt Lake forward Rubio Rubin (14) kicks the ball past Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper John Pulskamp (1) for a Real Salt Lake goal in MLS action between Real Salt Lake and Sporting Kansas City at Rio Tinto Stadium, on Saturday, May 1, 2021.

MLS team salary information is out. Here are some takeaways from RSL’s payroll.

By Alex Vejar | May 13, 2021, 11:48 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Real Salt Lake fans celebrate a goal by Real Salt Lake forward Rubio Rubin (14), in MLS action between Real Salt Lake and Sporting Kansas City at Rio Tinto Stadium, on Saturday, May 1, 2021.

Rio Tinto Stadium lifts mask mandate for upcoming RSL home game

By Alex Vejar | May 12, 2021, 12:28 a.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Salt Lake forward Rubio Rubin (14) kicks the ball for Real Salt Lake, in MLS action between Real Salt Lake and Sporting Kansas City at Rio Tinto Stadium, on Saturday, May 1, 2021.

Three Points: Ranking RSL bicycle kick goals, Wondo kills defenses and substitution challenges

By Alex Vejar | May 8, 2021, 3:57 p.m.

(Rick Egan | Salt Lake Tribune file photo)  Real Salt Lake forward Rubio Rubin, pictured in a May 1, 2021, game against Sporting Kansas City, scored on a spectacular bicycle kick in a 2-1 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes on Friday, May 7, 2021, at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy.

Rubin bicycle kick erased by Wondolowski brace in RSL loss

By Alex Vejar | May 8, 2021, 4:25 a.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.

RSL is off to a 2-0 start. Should fans get excited, or is it still too early?

By Alex Vejar | May 8, 2021, 2:14 a.m.

(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File) | In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, Gregg Berhalter, right, head coach of the U.S. Men's National Soccer team, instructs some of his players during drills in Bradenton, Fla. Berhalter, and the USMNT will play host to Costa Rica at Rio Tinto Stadium on June 9.

Rio Tinto Stadium to host USMNT friendly in June

By Alex Vejar | May 14, 2021, 9:54 p.m.

(Andy Clayton-King | AP) Real Salt Lake midfielder Anderson Julio celebrates his first of two goals against Minnesota United during an MLS soccer match, Saturday, April 24, 2021, in St. Paul, Minn.

How RSL trading a homegrown player led to the acquisition of budding star Anderson Julio

By Alex Vejar | May 4, 2021, 6:15 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Real Salt Lake fans celebrate a goal by Real Salt Lake forward Rubio Rubin in MLS action against Sporting Kansas City at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Saturday, May 1, 2021.

Three Points: Worrisome injuries for RSL, quality goals and fans return

By Alex Vejar | May 2, 2021, 4:14 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  The search for a new Real Salt Lake owner continues, but team executive John Kimball said Friday that the pace has picked up with multiple groups interested in the club. MLS is requiring that any new buyer keep the team in Utah.

RSL executive says there is ‘really positive momentum’ in ownership search

By Alex Vejar | April 30, 2021, 11:35 p.m.