9:31 AM EDT, Thu July 31, 2014

RSL notebook: Facing Red Bulls on ESPN, transfer window thoughts

Sandy • Busy morning at America First Field. Sportscasters from all four local TV affiliates flooded training this morning setting up cameras as Real Salt Lake prepares for a busy week and its second nationally-televised game of 2014 as Thierry Henry, Bradley Wright-Phillips, Tim Cahill and Jamison Olave stroll into Rio Tinto Stadium Wednesday night for a match set to be broadcast on ESPN. It’s the first regular-season appearance for RSL on...

RSL signs first Homegrown Utah player in Park City’s Sebastian Saucedo

In late January, Real Salt Lake general manager Garth Lagerwey said the day was not-so-far away when Real Salt Lake would sign its first Homegrown player out of the Beehive State. He sat at the table inside his hotel room in Casa Grande, Ariz., staring out at the club’s residential academy in the desert and guaranteed a Utah player would be part of the first team within three years. It ended up taking seven months. A source informed The Salt Lake Tribune Thursday afternoon that RSL signed ...

The scene following RSL’s 1-0 loss at L.A.

Carson, Calif. • Jeff Cassar walked by Scott Pierce and myself underneath StubHub Center, then turned back and said something to the extent of, “Wait until you see what I’m going to do.” Real Salt Lake’s head coach waltzed by to put on the headset and speak to Brian Dunseth and Bill Riley for his standard post-match TV interview. This was about his club’s 1-0 loss to the L.A. Galaxy Saturday night. At the end of the interview, Cassar took out an iPhone and pulled up what appeared to be a scree...

RSL notes: Sam Garza on trial, injuries and World Cup

Sandy • What goes into being a trialist at a professional soccer club? Sam Garza is finding that out right now. The 24-year-old former No. 6 overall pick in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft is on trial with Real Salt Lake a week after being waived by the San Jose Earthquakes. The Carrollton, Texas, native spent the better part of the last two seasons in Major League Soccer trying to find his way. In 2013, he made five league appearances. In 2012, he made six as a...

RSL GM Garth Lagerwey discusses transfer window opening

Imagine it. Flipping on the TV on an early fall Saturday morning and seeing those patented dreadlocks emerging out from beneath the tunnel in England or Italy or Germany or the Netherlands. It’s the reality of a post-World Cup environment, players who shine on the global stage will be seen by billions and some of those eyes have the power — and desire — to perhaps make moves to better their clubs worldwide. The burning question: After starring in three World Cup matches against Ghana, Portuga...