Real Salt Lake Schedule in 2014
Real Salt Lake is ready to take the field this season and give it everything they've
got in an effort to rack up some victories against the top teams in Major League Soccer.. This team has some of the top players
in the entire league, and the organization is hoping that these players will be able to take Real Salt Lake to the top. The
team plays in the competitive Western Conference, where some of the toughest teams in MLS are lurking on an annual basis.
Real Salt Lake played well throughout the 2013 regular season and won enough games to earn them the second best record in
the conference. The team caught fire when they reached the postseason, making it all the way to the MLS Cup, where they fell
to Sporting Kansas City. This season Real Salt Lake is off good star yet again, and they appear in line to contend for one
of the top playoff seeds in the conference.
Salt Lake has already earned some huge victories in 2014, and one of those
victories came on April 19th when they took down the Portland Timbers. The Timbers were able to finish with the best regular
season record in the Western Conference in 2013 and are looking solid yet again this time around. Salt Lake has a bevy of
tough matchups still coming their way this season, such as their July 4th game with New England and their August 16th tilt
Real Salt Lake History
Real Salt Lake is a member of the Western Conference of Major League
Soccer, the top soccer league in North America. Salt Lake first joined MLS back in 2004 as a new franchise to the league.
The team was unable to make the postseason for the first three years, but finally broke through in 2008 when they reached
the Conference Finals. The following season, in 2009, Real Salt Lake ran the table and beat the LA Galaxy to win the MLS Cup.
Real Salt Lake has been a playoff regular since then, returning to the MLS Cup game in 2013, though they were unable to capture
the trophy that time. The team is looking to post another great season to add to their consistent history of success.
There are few events as exciting as seeing one top notch soccer team compete at home against another.
The players in the MLS have grown up playing the sport that they love and are out there is much to advance the popularity
of the sport in the United States. Soccer is the most popular sport in the world and gives birth to the most fervent and dedicated
fans. One step into Rio Tinto Stadium when Real Salt Lake is playing and you will understand what all of the fuss is about.
Unrelenting action, otherworldly footwork, stunning slide tackles, and mind blowing, acrobatic saves by goalkeepers will have
you seeing exactly why soccer is referred to as "the beautiful game." You will be chanting and singing along and barely even
need to use your seat as move after move will have you jumping up and cheering for the home team. By the time the referee
blows the final whistle you will be anxiously awaiting the next opportunity to attend a Real Salt Lake game and will find
yourself an MLS and soccer fan for life.
Real Salt Lake Trivia
Do you know the nicknames of the Real Salt
The answers are Claret and Cobalt, Royals and La Realeza. These are the names you might get heard thrown
around when you're in the stands for a Real Salt Lake game.
Real Salt Lake Fans
Real Salt Lake is one
of the top teams in Major League Soccer, and with that kind of success often comes a dedicated fan base that loves to come
out to see home games live and in person. The fans of Real Salt Lake epitomize that idea, as they are some of the most passionate
fans that you'll find in North American soccer. These fans love a good rivalry, and they show up those games en mass. The
biggest rival of Real Salt Lake is the Colorado Rapids. Each year Real Salt Lake and the Colorado Rapids face off in what
is referred to as the Rocky Mountain Cup. Real Salt Lake joined the MLS in 2005 and became the second team in the Rocky Mountain
area as well as the closest team to the Colorado Rapids. Colorado won the first two Rocky Mountain Cups but Real Salt Lake
won the following eight contests. Another rival of Real Salt Lake is the Los Angeles Galaxy. This rivalry began when the two
teams faced off against one another in the 2009 MLS Cup which Real Salt Lake won. A matchup between Salt Lake and Portland
is always well-attended, but the other games see loads of fans arrive to cheer on Salt Lake as well.