Gameday Events v. Colorado - Saturday, September 25

Get the full rundown surrounding Saturday's showdown


September 25
Colorado Rapids

2010 Rocky Mountain Cup Series Opener
Set for 8:00 p.m. MT Kickoff at Rio Tinto Stadium;

Continuance of RSL’s Record Home Run
Starts with Carnival Real Fun at 6:00 p.m.;

Unified Fire Authority Firefighters to
be Honored as Saturday’s RSL/American Express “Heroes Among Us” Recipients


Utah (Friday, September 24, 2010)
– One of the annual highlights of Real
Salt Lake’s
home schedule – the renewal of the Rocky Mountain Cup
series against the Colorado Rapids – returns to Rio Tinto Stadium this
Saturday, Sept. 25, when the two squads will pick up one of Major League
Soccer’s fiercest rivalries with an 8:00 p.m. MT kickoff. Tickets for
the Saturday evening rivalry showdown in Sandy remain available and can be
purchased online at
over the phone at 801-727-2700, and in person at the Rio Tinto
Stadium Box Office
until 6:00 p.m. on Friday and on game-day beginning at
10:00 a.m. MT.

As it has the last two
seasons, Real Salt Lake (13-4-8, 47 pts.; 2nd in West) will once
again look to clinch a berth into the MLS Cup Playoffs against the Rapids
(10-7-7, 37 pts.; 4th in West), and can do just that with a win or a
tie coupled with losses by Kansas City and Seattle. A win would also
potentially draw the Claret-and-Cobalt even with the L.A. Galaxy in the race
for the MLS Supporters Shield, as RSL sits just three points behind the Galaxy
in the chase for the League’s overall standings lead heading into the weekend,
with L.A. facing a stiff challenge against the New York Red Bulls on Friday

Real Opens at 6:00 p.m. on Stadium’s East Lawn; Jean’s Golden Girls to
Entertain Crowd at Halftime

Before Real Salt Lake
looks to extend its MLS record home undefeated streak to 24 games, bring the
family out early for extra good times and giveaways at the Carnival Real
pre-game festival
, which will open up on the East Lawn of Rio Tinto
two hours before kickoff at 6:00 p.m. MT. Saturday’s
Carnival Real celebration will feature live music from local band Outersite
as well as booths and displays hosted by several of RSL’s partners:

Budweiser (“Designated Driver of the Game”
sign-up), Burger King (“Whopper Hopper” inflatable and Prize Wheel), Check
(“Street Soccer” challenge), KB5, KFC, Mountain America
Credit Union
, Pixels Foto & Frame, Play N Trade, State
(foam finger giveaway), Vitality Nutrition, and Wasatch
(Real Nation sign-up).

When gates at Rio Tinto Stadium
open to the masses at 7:00 p.m., fans will also have the chance to visit the Comcast,
Salt Lake Regional Medical Center
and Utah Department of Public Safety
(“Responsibility Has Its Rewards” sign-up) booths, located on the Stadium’s North
. In addition, fans can drop by the RSL 2011 Season Ticket
booth and take in the ESPN700/Freedom 570 America First
Credit Union Pre-match Report
show, both located on the Northeast
. And if you want some face time on national TV, drop by the
Southwest Concourse, where host Todd Grisham will be anchoring the “MLS
on FSC” Pre-game Show
beginning at 6:30 p.m.

You will want to make
the run to the concession stands at the halftime break a quick one, as the
intermission entertainment will be anchored by the popular Jean’s Golden
dancers! The Utah-based dance troupe, featuring more than 100 women
between the ages of 50- and 93-years-old, will be making their Rio Tinto
Stadium debut after bringing crowds from coast-to-coast to their feet across
the last dozen years.

Your Nachos Half-off through Halftime via RSLexpress!

When it comes to
concession stand favorites, it just doesn’t get much better than the old tray
of nachos (with or without jalapenos … completely your call!). And for this
Saturday’s game against Colorado, the RSL faithful at Rio Tinto Stadium can
satisfy their game-time munchies at half the price thanks to a 50% off
special on Nachos through halftime
… when ordered though RSLexpress,
powered by Mangia
, that is!

RSLexpress allows fans
to get food, drinks, and merchandise delivered directly to their seat using
their mobile phone. It’s easy to use RSLexpress and creating an account is
totally FREE – just visit
to start enjoying in-seat delivery from a mobile device. For instructions on
ordering from an iPhone, the mobile web, or via text message, visit Mangia’s “How To” page, or call 877-762-6442.

Fire Authority Firefighters Honored as Saturday’s RSL/American Express “Heroes
Among Us”

Real Salt Lake and
American Express
proud to recognize firefighters from the Unified Fire Authority as
Saturday’s recipients of the American Express “Heroes Among Us” award.

The “Machine Gun Fire”
that was set ablaze in the Oquirrh Mountains last Sunday took a turn for the
worse as it headed for the town of Herriman, Utah, causing an immediate
evacuation of nearly 5,000 residents.  While thousands acres of land have
burned since last weekend, surprisingly few homes – and, most importantly, no
lives – were lost due to the swift response of the Unified Fire Authority. When
the fire began, authorities predicted about 100 homes would be engulfed by the
rapid-moving blaze, but with the hard work and quick reaction of the UFA
firefighters, damages have been minimal, something Utah Governor Gary Herbert
called “a miracle” earlier this week.

Enough cannot be said
about the dedication, bravery, and perseverance of all firefighters serving our
communities; but today, for all their hard work during the “Machine Gun Fire”
and for making a difference in the lives of the people whose homes were in
danger, Real Salt Lake and American Express proudly congratulate the hundreds
of members of the Unified Fire Authority for being true “Heroes Among Us.”

Group & Guest Recognitions

    “Mom of the Match”
    – Natalie Dansie
  • Starting
    XI “Dream Team”
    – Mountain America Credit
    Union, West United & Park City
  • Ball
    – West United & Park City
  • RSL/American
    Express “Heroes Among Us”
    – Unified Fire Authority
  • U.S.
    Bank Little Leo of the Game
    – Kaleb Pilcher
  • RSL
    “Goal Gong” Ringer
    – Guest of Comcast
  • Salt
    Lake Regional Medical Center Trainer of Tomorrow

    Charles Martin
  • Pre-game
    “Parade of Kings” participants
    – AYSO 354–Sandy, Firebirds
    FC, Illusion U-13 Girls, Infiniti SC, International U-11 Boys, Layton
    Strikers, Orem Youth Soccer, Rampage and West United
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