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Real Salt Lake
Nickname(s) RSL
Founded 2004
Ground Rio Tinto Stadium
Ground Capacity 20,008
Owner SCP Worldwide
Manager Jason Kreis
League Major League Soccer

Real Salt Lake is an American soccer team. They play in Major League Soccer in Salt Lake City, Utah. They began playing in 2005. Their head coach is Jason Kreis. They play at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. Their rival is the Colorado Rapids.

Current Roster

As of January 15, 2009.

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Chris Seitz
2 United States DF Tony Beltran
3 United States DF Robbie Russell
4 Colombia DF Jámison Olave
5 United States MF Kyle Beckerman
6 United States DF Nat Borchers
7 United States FW Alex Nimo
8 Canada FW Will Johnson
10 United States FW Robbie Findley
11 Argentina MF Javier Morales
12 Haiti MF Jean Alexandre
No. Position Player
13 United States DF Ian Joy
14 Armenia FW Yura Movsisyan
17 United States DF Chris Wingert
18 United States GK Nick Rimando
24 United States GK Kyle Reynish
25 United States FW Tino Nuñez
29 United States MF Brennan Tennelle
33 United States DF David Horst
77 Jamaica MF Andy Williams
84 United States MF Clint Mathis
United States MF Raphael Cox

Head coaches

  • United States John Ellinger (2005–2007)
  • United States Jason Kreis (2007—)

Team records

  • Games: Jamaica Andy Williams, 55
  • Goals: United States Jeff Cunningham, 18
  • Assists: Argentina Javier Morales, 17
  • Shutouts: United States Nick Rimando 7
  • Single Season Goals: United States Jeff Cunningham, 16 (2006)
  • Single Season Assists: Argentina Javier Morales, 15 (2008)

MLS regular season only, through 2006 season

  • All-Time regular season record: 21-50-23 (Through Oct. 21, 2007)


Year Reg. Season Playoffs Open Cup CONCACAF
Champions' Cup
2005 5th, West Did not qualify Round of 32 Did not qualify Started in 2007
2006 6th, West Did not qualify Round of 16 Did not qualify
2007 6th, West Did not qualify Did not qualify Did not qualify Did not participate
2008 3rd, West Semifinals Did not qualify Did not qualify Did not qualify

Average attendance

regular season/playoffs

  • 2005: 18,037/missed playoffs
  • 2006: 16,366/missed playoffs
  • 2007: 15,960/missed playoffs
  • 2008: 16,179/19,632

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