RSL Hosts Expansion Atlanta United Saturday at Rio Tinto Stadium

Head Coach Mike Petke

Head Coach Mike Petke

SANDY, Utah (Friday, April 21, 2017) – Real Salt Lake (2-3-2, 6th West) continues its 2017 campaign by hosting 2017 expansion side Atlanta United FC (2-2-2, 6th East) Saturday night at Rio Tinto Stadium at 7:30 p.m. MT, as the club looks to extend its active winning streak to three with new Head Coach Mike Petke at the helm.
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Rio Tinto Stadium Selected to Host USA v. Venezuela on Saturday, June 3

USMNT v. VENEZUELA

USMNT v. VENEZUELA

SANDY, Utah (Monday, April 17, 2017) – U.S. Soccer has selected Rio Tinto Stadium to host the U.S. Men’s National Team World Cup Qualifying tune-up on Saturday, June 3 against Venezuela, with kickoff in Sandy set for 8 p.m. MT.

The upcoming match against Venezuela arrives at a critical juncture for the United States, just five days prior to a key home World Cup Qualifier against Trinidad & Tobago in Denver on June 8, followed by a visit to the famed Estadio Azteca in Mexico City against rival Mexico on June 11. Continue reading

Petke remains perfect on late RSL goals

2016 Rocky Mountain Cup

Dick’s Sporting Park, Commerce City, CO – Mike Petke was able keep his perfect record as head coach for Real Salt Lake on 2 late goals.  Real Salt Lake traveled to Dick’s Sporting Park in the first defense of the Rocky Mountain Cup.

This is the second match that Coach Petke has traveled with RSL, his first since assuming the Head Coaching responsibilities.  Following up an amazing team performance in Coach Petke’s RSL debut, tonight didn’t look anything like the first half of last week or the all gut exhibition in the second half.  Continue reading

Real Salt Lake Prepares for Rocky Mountain Cup Matchup Against Colorado Rapids

Real Salt Lake at Colorado Rapids Rocky Mountain Cup Action

Real Salt Lake at Colorado Rapids Rocky Mountain Cup Action

SANDY, Utah (Friday, April 14, 2017) – Real Salt Lake (1-3-2, 8th West) kicks off its 2017 Rocky Mountain Cup series with rival Colorado Rapids (1-2-1, 9th West) Saturday night at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in suburban Denver at 7:00 p.m. MT, the first road match for the club with new Head Coach Mike Petke at the helm.

Saturday’s game will be televised locally via KMYU (coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. MT on 2.2 air / 12 satellite / 643 Comcast HD) with David James and Brian Dunseth on the call, and can also heard live via RSL outlets ESPN700 AM (English radio coverage starts at 6:00 p.m. MT w/ Bill Riley, Jay Nolly, Spencer Warne & Jeremy Horton) & 102.3 FM / 1600 AM (Spanish, Fernando Hortal & Nelson Moran). Continue reading

Real Salt Lake MF Albert Rusnak Voted ALCATEL MLS Player of the Week

Albert Rusnak

SANDY, Utah (Tuesday, April 11, 2017) – Real Salt Lake MF Albert Rusnák was voted the Alcatel MLS Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for the sixth week of the 2017 MLS season.

Rusnák scored the game-winning goal and added two assists as RSL ousted Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3-0 in a snowy match at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday, giving Salt Lake its first win of the season in new Head Coach Mike Petke‘s debut on the bench for the Claret-and-Cobalt. Continue reading