Real Salt Lake Schedule ‘Major Club Announcement’ Press Conference

Sep 7, 2022, 3:33 PM


America First Field corner flag on a summer evening. (Photo by Laura Dearden/Real Salt Lake)

(Photo by Laura Dearden/Real Salt Lake)

SALT LAKE CITY – Real Salt Lake has scheduled a press conference ahead of this weekend’s home fixture against D.C. United where they will share details on a “major club announcement.”

Press Conference Scheduled

The press conference is slated for 5 p.m. and MLS Commissioner Don Garber will be present in Salt Lake City for the event alongside President John Kimball and owner Ryan Smith.

It remains unknown what the announcement could possibly be, however, as many fans claw for clues on social media the majority of fans are wondering whether the news will officially welcome an NWSL, specifically the former Utah Royals, back to the Beehive State.

Despite the unknown, fans near and far are filled with excitement regarding the announcement. The addition of the commissioner to the event adds to the excitement.

Ochoa, United Visit Rio Tinto Stadium

Real Salt Lake is slated to host Eastern Conference foe D.C. United to Rio Tinto Stadium for the first time since 2018 when RSL prevailed 3-2 on May 12th.

The last meeting between the two clubs occurred in 2019 when RSL traveled East and lost 5-0.

A lot has changed between now and 2019, RSL is managed by Pablo Mastroeni while United is led by English legend and former United player Wayne Rooney.

Furthermore, at the end of July David Ochoa was acquired by United and has started the previous three games following the 6-0 drumming United suffered on August 20 at the hands of the Philadelphia Union.

In the three-game stretch that Ochoa has started for United, he has conceded three goals, an average of one goal a game.

It will be fascinating to see how Ochoa is greeted by not only the home supporters but also his former teammates. It has been publicized that Ochoa segregated himself from the rest of the team towards the end of his tenure in Utah and a handful of the leadership requested that Ochoa is not allowed to train with the main group.

Real Salt Lake Vs. D.C. United Match Info

RSL and D.C. United will kick off at 7:30 p.m. from Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday, September 10.

The press conference involving Garder, RSL President John Kimball, and owner Ryan Smith will begin at 5 p.m. from the stadium.

The match will be available to stream for free via the KSL Sports and KSL 5 TV apps or on KSL Sports dot com.



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Real Salt Lake Schedule ‘Major Club Announcement’ Press Conference