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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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

Real Salt Lake ends 2017 drought in a flurry

Head Coach Mike Petke

Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, UT – Real Salt Lake has finally ended the win less 2017 drought with a stunning 3-0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps at the RioT in Mike Petke’s debut for the Claret and Cobalt.

Brooks Lennon played through snow.

The evening started out cold and rainy, but within 15 minutes it had transitioned to cold and snowy.  RSL didn’t seem to to be phased by the weather as they came out with very aggressive play, and didn’t let up for the entire 90 minutes.

Brooks Lennon started off with the kind of strong play we are quickly getting used to since he joined the team, he did struggle a little with some poor decisions midway through the first half, but his strong play was still a big part of the team success.

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