1:31 PM EST, Fri January 30, 2015

RSL's Nick Rimando loses first match with USMNT in 3-2 loss in Chile

freeform It took 17 senior national-team appearances spanning over 12 years, but the United States men’s national team has now lost with bNick Rimando/b in goal. The 35-year-old Real Salt Lake goalkeeper went the full 90 minutes in Wednesday’s 3-2 loss at Chile in an international friendly. Rimando, Major League Soccer’s all-time regular-season shutout king, entered the match 13-0-3 during his previous 16 USMNT caps. But a furious second-half performance by La Roja too...

RSL owner Dell Loy Hansen discusses Fairpark stadium agreement

freeform His relationship with that plot of land spans decades. Several, in fact. bDell Loy Hansen/b hauled sheep from his home in Cache County in the back of his father’s 1953 Mercury down Interstate-15 to the Utah State Fairpark fairgrounds near downtown Salt Lake City for the annual state fair. It’s an area that remains dear to Hansen’s heart — and one that he believes has significant value to the state. Real Salt Lake’s ambitious owner spoke to the iTribune...

How Joao Plata's injury effects RSL's young season

freeform When asked how to describe his reaction to the immense unlucky start to 2015 — minus the expletives, of course — Real Salt Lake technical director bCraig Waibel/b said he couldn’t because there’d be nothing else. That’s how frustrating it was Sunday evening to learn that bJoao Plata/b, RSL’s leading scorer in 2014, suffered a fractured fifth metatarsal in his left foot in the first training session of the year. Players reported for the official...

Chris Schuler weighs in on CBA talks and other notes from RSL's first training session

freeform Draper • Some new faces, some old faces, indoor turf and plexiglass walls. Real Salt Lake got back to business Sunday morning at the Soccer City complex by utilizing the indoor soccer facility to commence the drive toward its 2015 Major League Soccer season. The club underwent a 90-minute training session before it leaves for Part 1 of its three-part preseason regimen Monday when it heads to Casa Grande, Ariz., for a week. More on that later. RSL, like every other MLS club, en...

RSL notes on new TV deal and the Demar Phillips signing becomes official

freeform Six years ago — the same year Real Salt Lake hoisted the 2009 MLS Cup trophy in Seattle — the club struggled to broadcast most of its away matches on local stations. On Friday, the club announced a landmark two-year broadcasting deal with Sinclair Broadcasting Group to broadcast all 26 of RSL’s non-national regular-season matches on KMYU, an affiliate of KUTV Channel 2. (Read the full story from iTribune/i TV critic bScott Pierce/b). The landma...