RSL Gameday Events: June 25 v. SJ

See what's going on around Friday's match in Sandy



4,000 Fans on Friday Night to Receive RSL “Club of Nations” T-Shirt, Courtesy
of adidas and ESPN 700;

Real Opens at 5:00 p.m. on East Lawn, Leading up to 7:00 p.m. Kickoff,
Presented by Rio Tinto


Utah (Thursday, June 24, 2010)

– After a league-wide World Cup break for the past two weeks, Real Salt Lake
(7-3-2, 23 pts.)
will be back on the Rio Tinto Stadium pitch to help
MLS resume League play tomorrow, Friday, June 25, against the San
Jose Earthquakes (5-4-2, 17 pts.)
in a rematch of the two sides’ MLS First
Kick 2010 opener. The Claret-and-Cobalt will look to extend both their
club-record 16-game MLS home unbeaten streak and seven-match overall
unbeaten run in League play
when Rio Tinto presents the 7:00 p.m. MT
kickoff for the Western Conference clash.

for Friday’s contest remain available and can be purchased online at and, over the
phone at 801-727-2702, and in person at the Rio Tinto Stadium Box
from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on weekdays and beginning at 10:00 a.m. MT
on gameday.


First 4,000 Fans on Friday Night to Receive Free RSL
“Club of Nations” T-Shirt

will be extra incentive to show up early to Friday night’s affair against the
Earthquakes, as the first 4,000 fans through the Rio Tinto Stadium gates will
receive a free RSL “Club of Nations” T-Shirt, courtesy of adidas and the
radio home of Real Salt Lake, ESPN 700. Gates will open at Rio Tinto Stadium at
6:00 p.m., one hour prior to kickoff. The free t-shirts are being rolled out
during the FIFA World Cup in recognition of Real Salt Lake’s past and present
contingent of international players, which includes players from 21 countries
through the club’s six seasons of play.


Real Ready To Rock Friday Night

to Friday night’s contest, Real Salt Lake will be hosting the popular Carnival
Real pre-game festival
to get the fans ready to cheer their
Claret-and-Cobalt on to victory. Opening two hours before kickoff at 5:00
p.m. MT
, Carnival Real will have activities for RSL fans young and old on
the Stadium’s East Lawn, including inflatable games for kids and the usual bevy
of sponsor booths and giveaways.

sponsors at Friday night’s edition of Carnival Real will include: Budweiser (“Designated
Driver of the Game” sign-up), Burger King (“Whopper Hopper” inflatable
and Prize Wheel), Check City, KFC (“Colonel’s Corner” voucher
redemption and halftime “Bucket Brigade” sign-up), Mountain America Credit
(inflatable target kick), Wasatch Property, and XanGo.
Once gates to Rio Tinto Stadium open at 6:00 p.m., fans will also get the
chance to visit the Comcast and Utah Department of Public Safety
(“Responsibility Has Its Rewards” sign-up) booths located on the north
concourse leading up to kickoff.


Beat the Heat on Friday Night with Cool Deals from RSLexpress 

Don’t let the summer heat get you down during
the clash against San Jose. RSLexpress will be taking one dollar off Vanilla
Drumsticks while supplies last
, which, judging by the predicted
temperature, should be quick! Remember this discount is only available when ordered through the in-seat delivery service, powered
by Mangia.

may not train like the pros, but you can still dress like them! Thanks to RSLexpress and the RSL Team Store, fans can
avoid the lines and purchase their Red Long-Sleeve RSL Training Top for just
$55 (reg. $75) without leaving the comfort of their own seat! And while you’re
at it have something for the kids delivered too – youth size RSL T-Shirts will
be available from RSLexpress for just $11.50 (reg. $16). Finally, the summer
scarf series continues on Friday night, with the unique Royal Army Scarf
selling for only $30.

RSLexpress allows fans to never miss a minute of the action, as
RSL faithful can now get food, drinks, and merchandise delivered to their seats
all by using their mobile phone. It’s easy to use RSLexpress, and creating an
account is free! For more information, including how to create an account or
order from a specific mobile phone, just visit or contact a Mangia
representative via phone at 877-762-6442.


Coleman Family Honored
as RSL/American Express “Heroes Among Us”

Salt Lake and American Express
are proud to present the latest “Heroes
Among Us”
award to Rachel, Aaron, Leah, and Lucy Coleman of Cottonwood
for their inspirational participation in this spring’s Salt Lake

Coleman, as they are known on the marathon circuit, completed the Salt Lake
Half-Marathon this past April, a task that may not seem out of the ordinary
until considering the team is comprised of parents Rachel and Aaron Coleman and
their daughters, 13-year-old Leah, who is profoundly deaf; and 9-year-old Lucy,
who suffers from Spina Bifida and Cerebral Palsy, forcing her to utilize a

a marathon as a family has always been a dream for “Team Coleman,” however,
like all dreams, there have been some obstacles along the way, most notably a
restriction most marathons have that prohibit runners from pushing strollers or
wheelchairs. After the Colemans made several failed attempts to find a race
with an exemption, it was the planners of the Salt Lake City Marathon that
would relent and grant permission for Rachel and Aaron to push Lucy’s stroller
along the race route.

Leah setting the pace, they ran together and shared the experience while fans
cheered and held signs of encouragement along the route and family and friends
eagerly awaited at the end of the grueling 13.1 mile course. In the midst of
the other competitors, three runners and a stroller crossed the line at the
same time and the dream of a young girl — and a family — was realized. For
their inspiration and perseverance, Real Salt Lake and American Express are
honored to congratulate Team Coleman for being true “Heroes Among Us.”


& Guest Recognitions

  • RSL/American Express “Heroes Among Us” – Rachel, Aaron, Leah & Lucy Coleman
  • “Mom of the Match” – Amy Slack
  • Salt Lake Regional Medical Center “Trainer of Tomorrow” – Paul Nahrwold
  • National Anthem performer – Ben Jones
  • US Bank Little Leo of the Game – Dominic Atwood
  • Mountain America Credit Union “Dream Teams” – Warriors and Octane
  • RSL Parade of Kings participants – Sandy City Black Diamonds and Sandy City Real
  • “Field of Dreams” halftime game participants – Gate City Youth Soccer Club
  • Ball Kids
    – Nebo United
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