Gameday Events: July 24 v. Chivas USA

Saturday's Game Nearly Sold Out!!!


p.m. Kickoff for Annual Pioneer Day Match and Post-game Fireworks Celebration
Presented by Salt Lake Regional Medical Center



SANDY, Utah (Friday, July
23, 2010)

– After a short two-game road stint, MLS’ best home-field advantage will once
again be in play for Real Salt Lake (9-4-3, 30 pts.; 2nd in
West) tomorrow, Saturday, July 24, when the Claret-and-Cobalt will look
to continue their 18-game undefeated streak in League play at Rio Tinto
when they take on Chivas USA (4-9-2, 14 pts.; 8th
in West). Kickoff in Sandy for RSL’s annual Pioneer Day showcase is
scheduled for 8:00 p.m. MT to accommodate the evening’s Post-game
Fireworks Celebration
, which along with the contest will be presented by
Salt Lake Regional Medical Center.


Tickets for Saturday
Night Nearly Sold Out!

Less than 1,000 tickets for the RSL-Chivas
match remain available as of Friday morning, so fans wanting to secure their
seats or use ticket vouchers for the annual Pioneer Day contest at Rio Tinto
Stadium are encouraged to act quickly! Tickets for tomorrow night’s match can
be purchased online at
over the phone at 801-727-2700, and in person at the Rio Tinto
Stadium Box Office
from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on weekdays and beginning at
10:00 a.m. MT on gameday. 

Fans that can’t make it out to Sandy can
follow the action live on KUTV2 (over-the-air 2.1, Comcast 2 and 654 HD,
Dish Network 2 & Directv 2) or by tuning in to RSL’s official radio
partners – ESPN 700 (English), ESPN Deportes 1600-AM and Homero
(Spanish). RSL’s Official Twitter feed will also provide
constant updates throughout the contest at

Details for Saturday’s Post-game Fireworks Extravaganza,
Presented by Salt Lake Regional Medical Center

Post-game Fireworks Celebration, presented by Salt Lake Regional Medical Center
, will begin
approximately 20 minutes after the game’s final whistle. In accordance with
local safety guidelines regarding the display's firing zone, Rio Tinto Stadium
officials will close the north side of the Stadium Way ring road beginning
in the 75th minute of the match and will re-open the road 10 minutes
following the fireworks show.

to this closure affecting the northwest Spanish staircase entrance, fans are
encouraged to remain in the stadium briefly following the fireworks display.
Fans with vehicles parked in the Stadium’s North lots (including 9000 South and
Monroe Way) will not be able to access the pedestrian bridge from the 75th
minute until the 10-minute window has expired.  All remaining
entrances/exits will not be impacted by this temporary road closure.

TRAX to Stay Open 45 Minutes after Fireworks Display on Saturday

Transit Authority

advises its riders and the public of changes to bus, TRAX and FrontRunner
service for Utah’s Pioneer Day holiday. This Saturday, TRAX will run on a
Sunday schedule with additional late trains to accommodate the RSL match-up
against Chivas USA at Rio Tinto Stadium. The final train to depart
from the 9400 South/Sandy Expo Station for downtown Salt Lake will leave the
station 45 minutes after the conclusion of the fireworks display.
For more
information on this Saturday’s UTA schedules, visit

RSL to Recognize Rimando’s 100th Win and 2010 MLS

to Saturday’s opening kick, RSL will honor goalkeeper Nick Rimando, who
collected his 100th MLS career win in the squad’s last home
contest on July 2 against the New England Revolution. Rimando is just the fifth
goalkeeper in MLS history to reach the 100-win plateau.

between the final whistle and the night’s fireworks display, Real Salt Lake
will also recognize the four members of the Claret-and-Cobalt selected to
participate in the 2010 MLS All-Star game – Rimando, midfielders Kyle
and Javier Morales, and defender Jamison Olave.
While Beckerman has announced his intention to skip the All-Star festivities to
concentrate on returning to 100% following a left foot injury, Morales, Olave,
and Rimando will join their fellow MLS players in Houston next Monday in
preparation for Wednesday’s 2010 AT&T MLS All-Star Game at Reliant Stadium
against famed English Premier League side Manchester United (6:30 p.m. MT
kickoff on ESPN2 and TeleFutura). 

Real Kicks off Saturday Night’s Entertainment at 6:00 p.m.

To get everyone ready
for the big game in Sandy on Saturday night, the popular Carnival Real
pre-game festival
on the East Lawn of Rio Tinto Stadium will open up
two hours before kickoff at 6:00 p.m. MT.

While Salt Lake
Regional Medical Center
will present Saturday’s Carnival Real, several
other RSL partners will be present to get fans in the mood to “get the Goats”: Budweiser
(“Designated Driver of the Game” sign-up), Burger King (“Whopper
Hopper” inflatable and Prize Wheel), Check City, Cricket, El
Observador de Utah
, Hinckley Dodge, KB5/, KFC
(Pioneer Day Float), Mountain America Credit Union (inflatable target
kick), Pixels Foto & Frame, Play N Trade, Wasatch Property
(Real Nation), XINSURANCE, and XanGo.  Music at the
Carnival will be provided by U92.

Gates open to Rio Tinto Stadium
at 7:00 p.m., and once inside the house fans will also have the chance to visit
the Salt Lake Regional Medical Center, Hinckley Dodge Vehicle, ESPN
, Comcast and Utah Department of Public Safety
(“Responsibility Has Its Rewards” sign-up) booths located on the North
.  Fans will also be treated to live music on the South Stage
by the Party Crashers, starting once gates open and continuing after the
match to help fire-up fans for the Salt Lake Regional Medical Center Fireworks

Offering $1 Off Popcorn Special and $24 Scarves to Celebrate the 24th!

Native Americans
discovered popcorn and passed this tasty treat on to the pioneers … to
celebrate this Pioneer Day, RSLexpress wants to share this tradition
with everyone at Rio Tinto Stadium!  At Saturday’s game, fans can get $1
off any size popcorn
when ordered through the RSLexpress in-seat delivery
service, powered by Mangia.

Even in summer, soccer
fans know that scarves are the best and most colorful way to show their
support, and in an effort to get scarves in the fans’ hands, the RSL Team
will celebrate this July 24th by selling all scarves for $24 all week
and up through the end of Saturday’s contest! And if you order though
RSLexpress, you can get those scarves delivered right to your seat at no extra
cost during the game.

allows fans to never miss a minute of the action, as the RSL faithful can get
food, drinks, and merchandise delivered directly 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.

Millgate Honored as Saturday’s RSL/American Express “Heroes Among Us”

Real Salt Lake and
American Express
proud to honor Mike Millgate as this Saturday’s recipient of the “Heroes
Among Us”
award for going the extra mile – or, as will be the case, miles –
for area foster children. Mr. Millgate and his wife recently added to their
family by adopting a son through the foster care system, and his kindness and
generosity resulted in him being named one of five 2010 “Foster Fathers of the
Year” by KSL at its Family Fair at The Gateway last month during Father’s Day

In future months,
Millgate will turn his attention to spreading the word and raising money for
the foster care system by hitting the road. When he participates in his first
marathon this August, Mike will use the opportunity to earn money for the Utah
Foster Care Foundation through his website,,
where supporters can donate. The Riverton native is also organizing a team for
the Ragnar Relay from Logan to Park City next June, during which he and his
team will be wearing “run-2-100” shirts to promote this worthy cause. 

For being a loving
father to his growing family and serving as a caring example for the foster
care system, RSL and American Express are proud to present Mike Millgate with
an RSL jersey that signifies him as a true “Hero Among Us.”

& Guest Recognitions

  • National
    Anthem performer
    – Natalie Horton
    “Mom of the Match”
    – Sue Berrett
  • Starting
    XI “Dream Team”
    – La Roca Soccer Club/
    Mountain America Credit Union
  • Ball
    – La Roca Soccer Club
  • RSL/American
    Express “Heroes Among Us”
    – Mike Millgate
  • U.S.
    Bank Little Leo of the Game
    – Kade Knight
  • Pre-game
    Parade of Kings participants
    – La Roca Pioneer Cup
    Tournament & Liga Victor’s Tires Kids
  • Salt
    Lake Regional Medical Center Trainer of Tomorrow

    Marshall Stoddard
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