7:55 AM EST, Sat December 20, 2014

RSL opens 2015 season at Portland on March 7 as MLS announces home openers

freeform In front of the roaring Timbers Army and across the pitch from bNat Borchers/b and likely bWill Johnson/b. That’s where Real Salt Lake will commence its 2015 Major League Soccer season. The league on Friday morning announced home openers for all 20 MLS clubs, and once again, RSL is starting another campaign on the road. RSL and Portland will meet on Saturday, March 7, at Providence Park to kick off the season. There, RSL will see recently-dealt ...

RSL trades midfielder Sebastian Velasquez to NYCFC

freeform The relentless Real Salt Lake offseason continued Thursday. And the latest name to be headed out of town: bSebastian Velasquez/b. The 23-year-old midfielder has been traded to New York City FC in exchange for allocation money, RSL technical director bCraig Waibel/b told the iTribune/i. While the deal hasn’t officially been announced, it’s done and is expected to be announced sometime Friday. Per league and club policy, the amoun...

RSL owner Dell Loy Hansen announces new deals for Beckerman and Rimando

freeform bDell Loy Hansen/b broke news Tuesday night. A lot of news. The Real Salt Lake owner in an appearance on RSL’s flagship radio station iESPN700/i told host bBill Riley/b that the club recently finalized agreements on three-year contract extensions for RSL pillars bKyle Beckerman/b and bNick Rimando/b. Hansen also broke the news that the club has purchased the rights to bJoao Plata/b...

More from Waibel on replacing Lagerwey and transcript from RSL president Bill Manning

freeform i“Short answer to your question is, ‘Hell yeah.’ It’s a lot of pressure, but there’s pressure at every job if you allow yourself to want to be the best. I’ve never operated non-competitively.”/i That’s bCraig Waibel/b. That’s part of his answer to my question of how a guy who a little over a year ago was an assistant coach at his alma mater, the University of Washington. A guy who now is in charge of following in the footsteps of bGarth ...

Garth Lagerwey to leave RSL, Waibel promoted to Technical Director

freeform bGarth Lagerwey’s/b run at Real Salt Lake is over. A source confirmed to the iSalt Lake Tribune/i late Monday night that the long-tenured RSL general manager won’t be back with the club in 2015 on the heels of multiple reports that he’s bound for the Seattle Sounders’ front office. The same source informed the Tribune that with Lagerwey’s departure comes a new structure in RSL’s front office with new faces in new roles. Assistant coach b...