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(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.

RSL announces increase in fan capacity for home games

By Alex Vejar | April 7, 2021, 10:21 p.m.

FILE - In this Saturday, April 28, 2018 file photo, Hamburg's Bobby Wood celebrates after scoring during their German Bundesliga soccer match against VfL Wolfsburg in Wolfsburg, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)

How new RSL striker Bobby Wood could be the difference-maker the team’s been looking for

By Alex Vejar | April 3, 2021, 4:02 a.m.

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

Some takeaways from RSL’s 2021 schedule release

By Alex Vejar | March 25, 2021, 5:07 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Real Salt Lake midfielder Albert Rusnák (11) gets past Houston Dynamo midfielder Darwin Ceren (24),  in MLS action between Real Salt Lake and Houston Dynamo, at Rio Tinto Stadium, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. Rusnák was one of the driving forces behind as many as 20 RSL players working out together in Utah during the offseason.

How voluntary offseason workouts in Utah have helped RSL get a jump-start on the 2021 campaign

By Alex Vejar | March 13, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune).  Real Salt Lake defender Aaron Herrera (22) kicks the ball as Los Angeles FC Mohamed Traore defends, in MLS soccer action between Real Salt Lake and Los Angeles FC at Rio Tinto Stadium, on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020.

Three RSL players make cut for USMNT U23 Olympic Qualifying

By Alex Vejar | March 12, 2021, 12:53 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.

RSL announces home opener; Vancouver Whitecaps to make Utah their home until they can return to Canada

By Alex Vejar | March 10, 2021, 10:08 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of the Utah Jazz) | John Kimball speaks at a previous Tour of Utah event. Kimball is now the interim president of Real Salt Lake, helping the club through an ownership transition.

Former Utah Jazz exec John Kimball providing RSL with stability as search for new owner continues

By Alex Vejar | March 10, 2021, 11:52 p.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.

5 burning questions for RSL as club starts preseason without owner

By Alex Vejar | March 9, 2021, 12:20 a.m.

The sun sets above Rio Tinto Stadium before an MLS soccer match between Real Salt Lake and Portland Timbers Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Sandy, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

‘Deal on the table’ for naming rights to Real Salt Lake stadium

By Alex Vejar | March 1, 2021, 2:00 p.m.

(Al Hartmann | Tribune file photo) Dell Loy Hansen in 2017.

Visionary? Bully? Depends on who you ask about RSL owner Dell Loy Hansen

By Alex Vejar | February 22, 2021, 5:47 p.m.

(Phelan M. Ebenhack | AP) United States defender Aaron Herrera (2) heads the ball in front of Trinidad and Tobago forward Jabari Mitchell (11) during the second half of an international friendly soccer match, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021, in Orlando, Fla.

RSL defenders Herrera, Powder make debuts for senior national teams

By Alex Vejar | February 3, 2021, 3:01 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) RSL Academy in Herriman is integral to the organization and what people involved in it say would be the impact of losing it in an ownership change.

RSL officials lobbying for Herriman soccer academy to be included in team sale, calling it a franchise linchpin

By Alex Vejar | January 30, 2021, 10:03 p.m.

Seattle Sounders and Columbus Crew players line up for the national anthem before the MLS Cup championship soccer match Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

MLS players present proposal in hopes of avoiding lockout

By Anne M. Peterson | AP Sports Writer | January 28, 2021, 10:14 p.m.

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.