11:36 PM EDT, Thu March 26, 2015

Real Monarchs unveil 2015 squad, RSL signs Ovalle to Homegrown deal

freeform Just over two weeks before they open their inaugural USL campaign, Real Monarchs unveiled their 2015 squad Friday night at Rio Tinto Stadium. The Monarchs’ roster will feature RSL academy products Ricardo Velasco, Coco Navarro and Eti Tavares as well as fourth-round SuperDraft pick Lucas Baldin. Preseason trialist Emery Welshman, who scored in RSL’s 2-1 win over Sporting Kansas City in the Desert Diamond Cup on Feb. 25, was signed as well. Other signees include goalkeeper Vic...

RSL notes: Club prepares for Portland while CBA talks continue

freeform Sandy • With large chunks of snow from Tuesday’s snowstorm still trimming America First Field, Real Salt Lake went through its first outdoor training session of 2015 Wednesday ahead of Saturday’s scheduled season opener at Providence Park against the Portland Timbers. The ongoing labor negotiations in Washington D.C. have kept team rep bNick Rimando, Tony Beltran/b and bChris Schuler/b in the meeting rooms as the league and MLS Players Union ar...

RSL to hold press conference Tuesday for new potential minor-league stadium site

freeform Less than a week after pulling the plug on his plans to perhaps revitalize the Utah State Fairpark with a minor-league soccer stadium, Real Salt Lake owner bDell Loy Hansen/b will hold a press conference Tuesday to announce his latest proposal at a new site. A source told the iTribune/i Sunday night the press conference will be held at the proposed potential site, adding “We are entering into an exclusive window with the Salt Lake Valley communi...

RSL beats Rapids 2-1, wins Desert Diamond Cup tournament

Only its most-despised rival stood between Real Salt Lake and a preseason trophy. And in typical Rocky Mountain Rivalry fashion, Saturday night’s Desert Diamond Cup final between RSL and the Colorado Rapids was a rough-and-tumble affair. Meaning yellow cards aplenty and even an ejection — RSL striker Alvaro Saborio was sent off in the 50th minute after his second caution — but seconds after Saborio was tossed, Javier Morales turned back the clock and scored a magnificent free kick. After 40-p...

RSL owner Dell Loy Hansen calls free agency a 'real waste-of-time conversation'

freeform Will bDell Loy Hansen/b need to open up his checkbook? Time will tell. Real Salt Lake’s owner voiced his opinion strongly on the ongoing Collective Bargaining Agreement conversations between Major League Soccer and the MLS Players Union Wednesday during his appearance on RSL’s radio station, iESPN700/i, an opinion that may cost him a hefty fine. Hansen said last week he receives a weekly letter from MLS Commissioner bDon Garber/b ...