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The RSL Lion's Den

The Lion's Den is an insider's look at the Claret-and-Cobalt, hosted by KSL Sports personality Tom Hackett and RSL radio personality Spencer "The Guv" Warne and Matt Gaschk. The podcast features exclusive access to players and Real Salt Lake personnel. Hackett and Warne talk soccer both inside and outside the state of Utah, while discussing aspects of the game both on and off the pitch. Join Hackett, 'Spenno' and Gaschk each week as they talk all things RSL.

Matt Gaschk, Director Of PR & Web Content Fill Us In On Orlando Tournament Details   (27:39)6-4-2020
Spencer Warne and Tom Hackett chat with their good friend Matty Gaschk on the details surrounding the much speculated Orlando tournament.  Are there regular-season points on the line? What is the incentive to win the tournament? How much is MLS expecting to lose in revenue this...
Success Follows Nedum Onuoha & For Good Reason   (32:54)5-15-2020
One of Real Salt Lake's most prized transactions, Nedum Onuoha, joined Tom Hackett and Spencer Warne.  The lads discussed an array of subjects, such as: - Nedum's career move post football - The future of soccer in America - What has made the move to MLS so enjoyable - Worst fo...
Albert Rusnak Shares Insight Into The First Independant Voluntary Workout   (19:06)5-8-2020
How close are we to getting back the MLS season? This week felt like a big step in the right direction as players were allowed to take part in independent workouts if they chose to do so.  Eauropean leagues, headlined by the Bundesliga, is nearing the start date. How much can M...
What Will It Take For RSL To Score More Goals Once MLS Play Resumes?   (32:46)5-1-2020
Tom Hackett and Spencer Warne discuss how RSL plans on scoring more goals under Freddy Juarez.  Juarez during his weekly media catchup discussed specific principles and styles of play in which he believes will help RSL put more scoreboard pressure on their opponents.    See...
RSL GM Elliot Fall Joins The Show!   (26:51)4-21-2020
Tom Hackett and Spencer Warne brought out the big guns to this week's episode. Newly appointed, and yet to lose an MLS game in his tenure, General Manager Elliot Fall joined the lads to chat all things MLS, quarantine and how he has navigated a very difficult first couple of mon...
What Are Your All Time Favorite RSL Memories?   (35:37)4-16-2020
Tom Hackett and Spencer Warne discuss their all-time favorite memories from watching the Claret and Cobalt.  Plus much more! Rate, review and subscribe. We appreciate it! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Could Freddy Juarez Change The Formation Sooner Than We Thought?   (49:52)4-9-2020
Freddy Juarez has hinted at potentially changing the formation to a 3-5-2.  How far is David Ochoa really from starting in between the sticks for the Claret and Cobalt? What allowed Douglas Martinez to thrive against the NYRB? What are his strengths and what is his biggest wea...
What Does Your Best Starting XI Look Like With The Current Roster?   (49:12)4-3-2020
Tom Hackett and Spencer Warne decided it was time to have some fun.  The lads discussed their ideal starting XI with the current roster. No injury concerns, everybody is healthy.  Freddy Juarez talked about how the club is dealing with being quarantined as well as other inter...
The Boys Are Back Just In Time To Keep You Company While You're Quarantined   (34:09)3-26-2020
Tom Hackett and Spencer Warne have returned for a second season of The Lions Den.  In the first episode for 2020 the lads discuss: Who is the best center-back partnership going forward? The best position for Damir Kreilach is...? Has Douglas Martinez proved his worth despite on...
2019 Season Review   (54:38)10-29-2019
So many questions need to be answered. Tom Hackett and Spencer Warne try to answer them. Was the season a success? Does RSL bring in a new GM or is it Elliot Fall's? Is Freddy Juarez the manager in 2020? Rumors surrounding club legend Jason Kreis... What will the 2020 RSL t...
Seattle Playoff Preview   (43:40)10-22-2019
Real Salt Lake has made it to the Western Conference Semifinals for the second consecutive year, despite all of the in house turmoil. How will RSL perform on a short turnaround?  MLS and Don Garber continuing to add teams to MLS...at what point will it stop? Tom Hackett and S...
RSL Rest Prior To Round One Clash With Portland Timbers   (33:19)10-9-2019
A number of players are on the road training with their respective national teams. While RSL is yet to beat the Timbers this season, having home field advantage should certainly help their chances. How far can RSL go in the playoffs and what does Freddy Juarez still need to prov...
RSL Clinches Playoff Spot, What Damage Can They Now Make?   (36:46)10-2-2019
Spencer Warne and Tom Hackett discuss the recent 2-1 victory over the Houston Dynamo. Now that RSL has clinched a playoff spot, how far can they go?  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
RSL Pick Up Very Mature Point On The Road With An Inexperienced Team. How Will They Fair In The Biggest Game Of The Season At Home Against Zlatan And The Galaxy?   (48:49)9-23-2019
Freddy Juarez changed the lineup for the road test against the Revolution, it paid off. How will the team fair against the Galaxy midweek at Rio Tinto Stadium? The MLS Cup Champions will celebrate their 10 year anniversary on a night that could determine where RSL finish in the r...
RSL Struggle On The Road In Minnesota, How Will They Fair On The Road Against The New England Revolution This Week?   (42:30)9-16-2019
Thank you Tony Beltran. Spencer Warne and Tom Hackett discuss the legacy Beltran will leave RSL. After a disappointing RSL performance against Minnesota United, how will they fair on the road against the Revs? The Western Conference is still tight and RSL still have a lot on the ...
RSL Prepare For Two Big Games In A Week As They Try To Hold Onto A Playoff Spot   (32:27)9-9-2019
Spencer Warne and Tom Hackett discuss the recent loss to the Portland Timbers away from home while also talking about the big week ahead. An update on Freddy Juarez and what we think the club will do with the vacant head coaching job.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy in...
RSL Sit Second In The West After 11th Rocky Mountain Cup Win In 13 Seasons   (45:07)8-27-2019
Tom Hackett and Spencer Warne discuss the 2-0 win over the Rapids. Kyle Beckerman's future and what to look forward to over the last 7 regular season games.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
RSL Fall To League Leaders Whilst LAFC Travelling Fans Make More Noise Than The Home Crowd   (48:16)8-20-2019
Spencer Warne and Tom Hackett break down the 2-0 loss to LAFC. While also discussing the home crowd and why they do not sell out games. A look ahead to the Rocky Mountain Cup, as the Colorado Rapids come into Rio Tinto Stadium this weekend.  See omnystudio.com/listener for priv...
Petke Out ☠   (56:58)8-14-2019
Spencer Warne and Tom Hackett discuss the firing of Mike Petke while also look ahead to the two monumental home games this week.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Freddy Juarez Doing Well As Acting Head Coach   (40:11)8-7-2019
Real Salt Lake head coach Mike Petke is finishing his three game suspension from the Tigres incident during the Leagues Cup on July 24. Freddy Juarez has done a great job with managing the team to a big road draw against FC Dallas and three points at home against NYCFC. The Lion...
Mike Petke Suspension   (43:12)7-31-2019
Real Salt Lake head coach Mike Petke has been suspended for 3 games and fined $25,000 for conduct towards the official in their Leagues Cup match against Tigres. More information has surfaced about the incident on social media. Tom Hackett and Spencer Warne discuss the incident a...
The Lions Den Ft. Mitch Rodrigues   (54:57)7-26-2019
Mitch Rodgrigues from The RSL Show joins Spencer Warne and Tom Hackett to break down the inaugural Leagues Cup and the away fixture against FC Dallas.
Jefferson Savarino's Hot Streak   (44:41)7-18-2019
RSL Lions Den hosts Tom Hackett and Spencer Warne was joined by the clubs' PR man Taran Meyer. They talked about the dominating 4-0 win over the Philadelphia Union. Jefferson Savarino is having a great run of play since returning from international...
RSL Gave San Jose Three Points   (40:24)7-9-2019
RSL Lion's Den hosts Tom Hackett and Spencer Warne discussed the 1-0 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes on the road in the final moments of the match, gifting San Jose three points. How does the club stack up against the Philadelphia Union, who are...
Now Is The Time For RSL To Make A Run   (35:41)7-2-2019
On the RSL Lion's Den, hosts Tom Hackett, Matt Gaschk and Spencer Warne talked about the 2-0 win over Sporting Kansas City and the quick turnaround against the struggling Columbus Crew on Wednesday. They all agree that now is the time for the team to...
Nick Rimando's Legacy With Real Salt Lake   (38:32)6-26-2019
On the RSL Lion's Den, hosts Tom Hackett and Matt Gaschk dive into the legacy of goalkeeper Nick Rimando, who was chosen as an MLS All-Star by commissioner Don Garber. Rimando is in his final season of his career after announcing before the 2019...
How Will RSL Play Coming Off International Break?   (41:10)6-20-2019
Real Salt Lake has played one game in the last three weeks and it was their 3-0 loss to LAFC in the U.S. Open Cup. With everyone mostly back from international duty and injuries, how will the team play on the road against Chicago? The Lion's Den hosts...
Is It Time To Hit The Panic Button For RSL?   (40:42)6-13-2019
On the RSL Lion's Den, Spencer Warne and Trevor Allen discussed RSL's 3-0 loss in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup tournament, which is now the club's third straight loss across all competitions. Is it time to start worrying about Real making the...
Why Does RSL Struggle Against Eastern Conference On The Road?   (52:12)6-6-2019
Real Salt Lake went on the road for two games in one week against Montreal and the New York Red Bulls. Entering the trip, they were on a two-match winning streak. The Lion's Den hosts Tom Hackett, Spencer Warne and Matt Gashck discussed the road woes...
How RSL Can Steal Three Points In New York   (45:49)5-30-2019
Real Salt Lake's three-game winning streak has come to an end with a 2-1 loss to the Montreal Impact on Wednesday. The Lion's Den hosts Tom Hackett and Spencer Warne discussed the loss to the Impact and what they need to do to take three points in New...
Can RSL Pick Up Six Points On East Road Trip?   (39:48)5-28-2019
Young Players Stepping Up
Who Is RSL's Go-To Striker?   (38:31)5-22-2019
As Real Salt Lake picked up their second straight win with a 3-0 victory over Toronto FC, the Lion's Den hosts Tom Hackett and Spencer Warne debate who should be RSL's go-to striker up top? They have plenty of options with Corey Baird, Sam Johnson,...
RSL Carrying Momentum To Toronto FC Match   (47:50)5-16-2019
With the 3-2 win over the Colorado Rapids, Real Salt Lake is carrying the momentum to their next match at home against Toronto FC. Rumors are swirling around the possible departure of Joao Plata, a club update on the lingering injuries on key...
Is Colorado A Trap Game?   (39:09)5-9-2019
RSL Lion's Den hosts Spencer Warne and Matt Gaschk discuss the disappointing home loss to the Portland Timbers and preview the road matchup against Rocky Mountain Rival Colorado Rapids, who have yet to win a match through 10 games. Is this a trap game...
Zlatan vs. Nedum   (39:13)5-2-2019
Big Match Against Portland
How RSL Can Beat LA   (35:59)4-25-2019
Real Salt Lake is coming off of a 3-0 road win over FC Cincinnati but have to face Zlatan and the Los Angeles Galaxy on the road. The Lion's Den hosts Tom Hackett, Spencer Warne and Matt Gaschk breakdown ways to stop the red-hot Galaxy. They also...
RSL Facing New Foe In Cincinnati   (43:55)4-18-2019
Damir Kreilach Story Behind Scenes
Is Sam Johnson The Future Striker For RSL?   (26:44)4-11-2019
Club Looking To Snap Four Game Skid
RSL Right Back Brooks Lennon Hoping For USMNT Call-Up   (35:08)4-3-2019
Team Ready For Seattle
RSL Rebound From LAFC Heartbreak   (35:27)3-29-2019
Hoping For Full Squad Against FC Dallas
How RSL Can Bounce Back From Loss To D.C. United   (45:42)3-29-2019
Will Be Shorthanded Against LAFC
Big Home Opening Win   (37:25)3-29-2019
Tough Road Test In D.C.