7:33 PM EDT, Mon September 01, 2014

RSL notes: Focus turns to FC Dallas, ‘This one I want’

Santa Clara, Calif. • The focus of the final au revoir to Buck Shaw Stadium was finding a way to grab a result and avoid a sudden two-game losing skid on the heels of a six-game unbeaten streak. Real Salt Lake did that Saturday night in its 1-1 draw with the San Jose Earthquakes. RSL, now 11-5-10 and at 43 points, weathered San Jose’s counter-attack headlined by the emerging 19-year-old attacker Tommy Thompson to keep pace somewhat with Seattle, L.A. and FC...

RSL’s Nick Rimando called in for USMNT friendly in Czech Republic

Nick Rimando’s 2014 tour with the United States men’s national team did not end in Brazil. Real Salt Lake’s 35-year-old goalkeeper was the lone Major League Soccer representative called into coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s 22-man roster for the upcoming USMNT friendly against the Czech Republic in Prague on Wednesday, Sept. 3. Aston Villa’s Brad Guzan and Southhampton’s Cody Cropper were Klinsmann’s other two goalkeepers called in for the friendly next Wednesday. Rimando is yet to lose a match wit...

RSL wants to focus on RSL, Plata called up, injury updates

Sandy • Jeff Cassar gathered his group prior to training at America First Field on Monday. Real Salt Lake’s coach told his players that the 2-1 loss at FC Dallas on Friday falls on his shoulders. When forward Blas Perez was sent off in the 45th minute, things were breaking RSL’s way. But conceding a goal off a set piece early in the second half turned into the club chasing for an equalizer rather than settling to find a rhythm and pull one b...

New RSL striker Sebastian Jaime arrives in Salt Lake

Dell Loy Hansen stood near the base of the escalator, a few feet away from the baggage claim area inside Terminal 2 at Salt Lake City International Airport Friday morning. Off to his right were two families welcoming home LDS missionaries, balloons in hands with an elongated, yellow sign patched with smiley faces and warm words. It was 10:06 a.m. The flight carrying Real Salt Lake’s newest Designated Player had landed from Atlanta. Hansen and other RSL front-office staffers religiously scanned...

RSL notes: FC Dallas attack, Jaime on his way, Morales’ hip, more

Sandy • The heat. The humidity. Fabian Castillo. Tesho Akindele. Luis Gil. Sebastian Jaime. The story lines have been covered this week as Real Salt Lake is off to Frisco, Texas, to face FC Dallas, a club that hasn’t lost in its last nine league outings. FC Dallas sits three points behind RSL in the Western Conference table as we enter Week 25 of RSL’s 2014 campaign. Last Saturday’s 2-1 win over Seattle thrusted RSL into first place and despite the Sou...