Real Salt Lake's all-time results without Morales

Here’s a complete breakdown courtesy of the Real Salt Lake communication staff of the 27 games RSL has played without Javier Morales in the line-up since he joined the team in 2007. Total record is 11-8-8. 2007 (2-2-2 overall — 2-2-2 MLS) DATE OPPONENT RESULT09/19/2007 Los Angeles T 2-2 09/22/2007 Colorado W 1-0 09/29/2007 at New York T 2-2 10/06/2007 Chivas USA L 2-3 10/15/2007 Houston L 0-1 … Continue reading»

2011 Real Salt Lake player salaries

The MLS Players Union recently released the players salaries for the entire league. Check out the Complete List. Here is a list of Real Salt Lake’s salaries: Player, 2011 Guaranteed CompensationJean Alexandre — $42,000Arturo Alvarez — $201,922.50Paulo Jr. — $53,250Cody Arnoux — $71,650Kyle Beckerman – $301,250Tony Beltran — $135,500Nat Borchers — $169,058Conor Chinn — $32,604Fabian Espindola — $75,000Luis Gil — $185,333Nelson Gonzalez — $42,008Ned Grabavoy — $118,125Will Johnson … Continue reading»

Most of Real Salt Lake’s front office staff from its 2005 inaugural season have moved on to different things. Among them is Chris Keeney, who was the director of ticket sales in that first year.Keeney is now in Houston, and he emailed me this past weekend and said, “Did you ever think in 2005 that the Deseret News would send you to Mexico to see a soccer game?”In … Continue reading»

Colorado at Real Salt Lake post game quote sheet

Postgame quote sheet courtesy of Real Salt Lake communication department. REAL SALT LAKE HEAD COACH JASON KREIS On winning the game in the last minute… “It’s remarkable how many games against Colorado are being decided in the last minutes of the matches.” Overall thoughts on the match … “I think it’s really important that we continue to find our confidence defensively. I don’t remember Colorado having something that … Continue reading»

Fans weigh in on favorite Real Salt Lake-Rapids moments

On Tuesday afternoon I asked @DesNewsReal followers on Twitter to share some of their favorite memories of the Rocky Mountain Cup rivalry. The responses were fantastic, and included everything from confetti to the Sandy City Police Department. Before I share some of my favorite tweet responses, I thought I’d share my own memories. One thing I’ve learned through the years is that we all watch the game differently. … Continue reading»

Colorado at Real Salt Lake gameday events

Here’s a press release from Real Salt Lake detailing the events for tomorrow’s early-season clash with rival Colorado. SANDY, Utah – With a perfect start to the 2011 MLS season under its belt, Real Salt Lake (3-0-0, 9 pts.) will look to continue its winning ways on Wednesday night, when the 2009 MLS Cup Champs will play host to last year’s hoister of the league’s ultimate honor, the … Continue reading»

From enemy to fan favorite

In digging through the Deseret News photo archives yesterday looking for photos from previous Real Salt Lake vs. Colorado Rapids matches, I stumbled on this gem from a 2006 meeting at Invesco Field. A year later Kyle Beckerman and Andy Williams would be teammates, but back then they were fierce competitors. In the eyes of RSL fans, Beckerman was always public enemy No. 2 after the loathed Pablo … Continue reading»

Real Salt Lake at New England post game quote sheet.

Here are the postgame quotes from Real Salt Lake’s 2-0 victory over New England on Saturday night. The quotes are courtesy of the Real Salt Lake communication department. REAL SALT LAKE HEAD COACH JASON KREIS On reserve players filling in for regular starters… We put the challenge on them to rise to this occasion – to step out and step up and make a statement for themselves. Not … Continue reading»