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Know Your Opponent | Real Salt Lake

Key Departures 

A duo of MLS veterans and Real Salt Lake favorites parted ways with the club this offseason. Yura Movsisyan was waived, while long-term defender Chris Wingert called it quits on his career.

Key Additions

The void left by Movsisyan had to be filled. Real Salt Lake went out and added Spanish forward, Alfredo Ortuño. The other big signing of the offseason followed a trend around MLS. Go out and get a young South American playmaker. Salt Lake found that in Argentine Pablo Ruiz. 

Who’s Hot 

Midfielder Albert Rusnak is the only player for Real Salt Lake who has more than one goal and one assist. He only trails one teammate in goals so far through 2018. That teammate is Joao Plata, who has netted three times this season. 


Real Salt Lake is one of three teams City remains undefeated against in MLS play. The Lions drew 1-1 in 2015, followed by the memorable 2-2 comeback draw on opening day in 2016, and the last installment in the series saw our boys take a 1-0 win on the road last season. 


UPDATE: June 10, 2020 - Major League Soccer announced it will restart the 2020 season with all 26 MLS clubs competing in the MLS is Back Tournament at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida beginning July 8. Upon completion of the tournament, MLS plans to continue its regular season with a revised schedule in home markets. The revised schedule may see certain matches from the original 2020 MLS regular season schedule being cancelled or rescheduled. The final number of matches and the schedule for the remainder of the 2020 MLS regular season and related ticket policies will be announced in the coming weeks.