5:02 PM EDT, Wed August 27, 2014

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...

Visa process complete for new RSL striker Sebastian Jaime

The final hoop has been jumped through. Incoming Real Salt Lake addition Sebastian Jaime received his P-1 Visa Wednesday after the United States government gave the 27-year-old Argentinian striker the final green light toward joining his new team and Major League Soccer possibly within the next two days. An RSL team spokesman told the Tribune Wednesday that Jaime and family members received their Visas and that travel arrangements to bring them to Utah wo...

RSL notes: Dempsey’s long-awaited return to Utah

Sandy • Try and think back nearly a decade. The last time Clint Dempsey played in Utah with a club team was Sept. 3, 2005, the inaugural year for Real Salt Lake in Major League Soccer. Nine years ago, Dempsey was a 22-year-old kid on the rise in American soccer. Nine years ago, Dempsey, then of shaggy hair, but the familiar No. 2 jersey, helped his initial MLS club, the New England Revolution, top RSL in a chippy night at Rice-Eccles Stadium. The visiting R...