2:32 AM EST, Fri February 27, 2015

RSL owner Dell Loy Hansen calls free agency a 'real waste-of-time conversation'

freeform Will bDell Loy Hansen/b need to open up his checkbook? Time will tell. Real Salt Lake’s owner voiced his opinion strongly on the ongoing Collective Bargaining Agreement conversations between Major League Soccer and the MLS Players Union Wednesday during his appearance on RSL’s radio station, iESPN700/i, an opinion that may cost him a hefty fine. Hansen said last week he receives a weekly letter from MLS Commissioner bDon Garber/b ...

RSL remains unbeaten in Desert Diamond Cup following 2-1 win over SKC

freeform Tucson, Ariz. • bJeff Cassar/b called it a “big-boy game” for the young group fielded in the third match of the 2015 Desert Diamond Cup. He wasn’t kidding. And his players responded with a third-straight win. Real Salt Lake, minus the majority of its first-team players — plus even some guest players from FC Tucson — defeated Sporting Kansas City 2-1 Wednesday night at Kino Stadium in Tucson behind goals from future Monarch bEmery Welshman/b an...

Hansen on rescinding stadium development at Fairpark: 'Not all good ideas come to fruition'

freeform The grandiose vision of invigorating the Utah State Fairpark will not come to fruition for bDell Loy Hansen/b. On Wednesday afternoon, the RSL owner announced that he’d rescinded his January offer to build an 8,000-seat minor-league stadium near downtown Salt Lake City — and spend up to $23 million of his own money doing so. The iTribune/i spoke with Hansen about the decision to pull out of the deal and start looking elsewhere for the future hom...

RSL training camp notes from Tucson

freeform Tucson, Ariz. • It’s partially a new era at Real Salt Lake, yet partially just the same old, same old. On a damp and windy and cold Wednesday morning at the Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, there was bKyle Beckerman/b doling out advice, bNick Rimando/b screaming instruction, bJavier Morales/b twirling around defenders, bAlvaro Saborio/b taking chances and bJamison Olave/b looking like an outside lineba...

RSL tops FC Tucson 3-1 in second Desert Diamond Cup outing

freeform Real Salt Lake improved to 2-0 in the 2015 Desert Diamond Cup Saturday night in Tucson, Ariz., as the club defeated host FC Tucson 3-1. Two goals from striker bAlvaro Saborio/b and another from bDevon Sandoval/b pushed RSL to its second-straight win in Tucson after defeating the New England Revolution 1-0 on Feb. 18. Following along the theme of this preseason, RSL played the entire match in a 4-3-3 formation, starting its strongest lineup befo...