RSL kicks off their new season



The Real Salt Lake Team warming up before a game.

Anthony Huerta, Reporter

If you believe, then just stand up on your feet and shout it loud “REAL” here at the riot the battle hymn’s begun. We’re here for RSL!

Come to the mountainside for lions in our pride. Let’s hear your voices roar, as we get set to score. Let’s yell, yell, yell, yell for RSL! Let’s yell, yell, yell, yell for RSL! Let’s yell, yell, yell, yell for RSL! Let’s yell for RSL!

If you’ve been to an Real Salt Lake (RSL) match, you might have heard these chants, or even been a part of it.

Last season, RSL finished the season with a respectful 49 points. In 34 games the team went on to win 14, lose 13, and tied seven games. At home we had a good record winning 11 only losing two games and tying four games. On the road we weren’t the best team only winning three games tying three games and losing 11 games.

In his 12th season with Real Salt Lake, Nick Rimando became the first goalkeeper in Major League Soccer history to reach 200 wins when he helped RSL claim a 3-2 home win over his former team – D.C. United. Rimando finished the 2018 season having made 103 saves to earn seven shutouts. He featured in 33 matches, missing just one match due to an injury.

Last season we were expected to be knocked out the first round of the playoffs, playing Los Angeles FC. We had an amazing away and home game eliminating LAFC, one of the favorites to win the MLS Cup having racked up 57 points and only winning two more games than RSL.

This season we hope we can get more victories away from home. Rsl first away game is on March 2, 2019 4:00PM MT.  They played the Houston Dynamo away from home. Albert Rusnák providing the opening goal in the 40 minute of the match but sadly the Dynamo scored in the 62 minute and the game ended in a 1-1 draw.

“I hope Real Salt Lake does better this season than last season, because last season we almost missed out on the playoffs and that isn’t good for the team, ” said sophomore Kaitlyn Parker

“This is our year, Rsl needs to bring it home it’s Rimando’s last season so I feel like it would be an amazing way to finish his Maylor League Soccer (MLS) career.” said senior Antonio Bejarano

Season tickets are no easy to come with the cheapest option is is $280 and the most expensive is roughly about $8500. With season tickets that includes

  • all Real Salt Lake regular season MLS home matches
  • All Real Salt Lake Lamar Hunt US Open Cup and Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League home matches (excluding finals)
  • First right of refusal to purchase your seats for all playoff games and international friendly matches controlled by Real Salt Lake (excluding MLS Cup)
  • Exclusive Royalty Rewards Membership (RSL’s loyalty rewards program)
  • Significant savings over day-of-game pricing
  • Flat 15% discounts off RSL merchandise at both stadium and downtown team stores, plus other exclusive offers
  • Exclusive Meet the Team Event Invite
  • Season Ticket Member Gift
  • Preferred 2019 Real Monarchs packages at Rio Tinto Stadium
  • Special Season Ticket Member rate on additional RSL tickets
  • Exclusive presale access to purchase tickets for all non-RSL events at Rio Tinto Stadium
  • Special Season Ticket Member e-newsletter