11:29 AM EDT, Thu April 17, 2014

Real Salt Lake signs 17-year-old academy product Justen Glad

It came down life as a Stanford University student-athlete and life as a professional soccer player for Real Salt Lake. Seventeen-year-old Justen Glad went with the latter. The Grande Sports Academy product from Tucson, Ariz., officially signed with Real Salt Lake Friday afternoon. Glad, who committed to Stanford in September 2013, is widely considered one of the top youth talents in the country. He’s been a regular with the youth national team programs and is currently with the U.S. Under-18...

Updates and insight on RSL’s injuries

Sandy • The Real Salt Lake injury merry-go-round remains circling just four weeks into the 2014 Major League Soccer season. Jeff Cassar gave updates on several of the club’s key players working their way back from strength training to full fitness and eventually into consideration for a match-day roster. Out for Saturday’s match against visiting Toronto FC are Robbie Findley (knee), Aaron Maund (hamstring), Sebastian Velasquez (hamstring), Jordan Allen (ankle) and Joao Plata (hamstring). Somew...

Q&A with Toronto FC, U.S. star Michael Bradley

The first time I spoke to Michael Bradley was among a media horde in the lead up to the World Cup Qualifying match between the United States and Honduras at Rio Tinto Stadium last June. That was before his shocking move from Italy’s Serie A giant AS Roma back to Major League Soccer, joining Toronto FC in early January. But before TFC rolls into Rio Tinto Stadium Saturday night, I spoke with the U.S. star about his first few weeks back in the MLS saddle, what motivates him, his outlook on RSL ...

Beckerman, Rimando and Gil called in for USMNT friendly vs. Mexico

Sandy • Jurgen Klinsmann will eventually settle into a seat Saturday evening in Sandy and see four players he’ll soon again be in charge of. The head coach of the U.S. men’s national team, who will be in attendance for Real Salt Lake’s match against Toronto FC at Rio Tinto Stadium Saturday, called in RSL captain Kyle Beckerman, goalkeeper Nick Rimando and midfielder Luis Gil to face Mexico in an international friendly on Tuesday, April 2, in Phoenix, Ariz. Klinsmann also tabbed USMNT star Mic...

Plata announces he’ll miss three weeks with hamstring injury

Despite a stellar start to his 2014 Major League Soccer season, Joao Plata is now added to the ever-expanding list of injuries early on for Real Salt Lake. The 22-year-old forward tweeted Monday morning that he will miss three weeks with the left hamstring injury he suffered in Saturday’s 1-1 draw against the L.A. Galaxy at Rio Tinto Stadium. Chasing after a long ball with L.A.’s A.J. DeLaGarza Saturday, Plata pulled up and grabbed at the back of his left leg, which turned out to be a hamstrin...