RSL legend Kyle Beckerman writes letter to fans

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Los Angeles Galaxy defender Dave Romney (4) goes after the ball along with Real Salt Lake midfielder Kyle Beckerman (5)), in MLS soccer action between Real Salt Lake and Los Angeles Galaxy at Rio Tinto Stadium, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. Beckerman wrote a letter to fans on Sunday about the coronavirus.

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Real Salt Lake veteran Kyle Beckerman is finding ways to have an impact on fans despite Major League Soccer being suspended until at least May 10 and potentially further.

Beckerman wrote an open letter to fans released Sunday in which he writes about the struggles the state of Utah has endured in the past couple of weeks. He mentions the impact of COVID-19 and the 5.7 earthquake as events that have contributed to an overall “whirlwind.”

At the same time, Beckerman reminded fans to try finding the positive in what has turned into an anxious and stressful situation for people across the country and around the world.

“We have the opportunity to spend extra time with our families, reconnect with friends, and show gratitude for those in our community, like the mail carriers delivering our packages and grocery store clerks keeping food on the shelves,” he wrote.

Beckerman acknowledged the health care professionals who are fighting COVID-19, as well as the volunteers and anyone else who has “made it a part of their daily lives to combat this virus from the front line.”

“We thank you,” he wrote.

Beckerman also made a point to mention how fans can do their part in stopping the spread of the coronavirus.

“The least we can do in return, is our part by staying at home,” Beckerman wrote. “By staying active and fit, at home. By learning something new or reading that book that has been gathering dust on the shelf.

“We will navigate these difficult times together as a community and come back stronger than before,” Beckerman continued. “And when the time is right, I look forward to seeing everyone back at the RioT.”