RSL Gameday Events v. Chicago - Saturday, Sept. 18

Get the rundown on everything surrounding Saturday's matinee!

REAL SALT LAKE GAMEDAY EVENTS: Saturday,
Sept. 18 v. Chicago Fire

2:00 p.m. MT Kickoff at Rio Tinto
Stadium presented by Cricket;

Carnival Real Pre-game Festival Begins
at Noon, Gates at Rio Tinto Stadium Open at 1:00 p.m. for Matinee;

RSL/Zions Bank 2010 Liga All-Star Match
to Take Place after MLS Affair

 

SANDY,
Utah (Friday, September 17, 2010)
Real Salt Lake (12-4-8, 44 pts.;
2nd in West)
will try to capitalize on its home-field advantage
of Rio Tinto Stadium once again tomorrow, Saturday, September 18,
when the defending MLS Cup champs will look to become the sole owners of the
MLS home unbeaten streak record against the Chicago Fire (6-8-8, 26 pts.; 5th
in the East)
. Kickoff for the contest, presented by Cricket, is set
for 2:00 p.m. MT in Sandy.


Get Yours Seats Now for
a Piece of Potential MLS History!

Saturday’s game could officially give the
Claret-and-Cobalt the most dominating home run in Major League Soccer’s 15-year
history, as RSL is currently tied at 22 games with the Columbus
Crew for the longest stretch of matches without a defeat at home in League play.
To commemorate this historic run, the first 10,000 fans through the
gates at Rio Tinto Stadium tomorrow will receive a “22 and Counting”
mini-poster/game card, courtesy of KFC
.


Fans are invited to join the frenzy at Rio
Tinto Stadium on Saturday when the team will try to claim sole possession of
the record, as tickets for the weekend afternoon match remain available and can
be purchased online at www.RealSaltLake.com
and www.RioTintoStadium.com,
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.


Saturday’s
Post-game Features First Annual RSL/Zions Bank Ligas All-Star Game, Presented
by El Observador de Utah

There will be even
more soccer on the Rio Tinto Stadium pitch after Saturday’s MLS match-up, as Real
Salt Lake
, Zions Bank, and El Observador de Utah will proudly
present the inaugural 2010 RSL/Zions Bank 2010 Ligas All-Star Game, presented
by El Observador
, set to kick off at approximately 4:30 p.m. 
The best and brightest from Utah’s talented Hispanic ligas will combine forces
for the match, with Liga Mexico-Utah joining Liga OCD to form the
West All-Star squad and players from Liga Premier de Ogden and Liga
Latinoamericana
teaming together to make up the North All-Star side.
In addition, youth soccer players from Liga Victor’s Tires Kids will
serve as the ball kids for the first-ever installment of the contest.


·        
Click
here

for the 2010 Ligas All-Star Game rosters

·        
Visit
the Photos page of RealSaltLake.com to view galleries
featuring players from the West and North squads

Carnival
Real opens Saturday’s Entertainment at 12:00 p.m. on Stadium’s East Lawn

Bring the family out
early for Saturday’s excitement, as the Carnival Real pre-game festival
will open up on the East Lawn of Rio Tinto Stadium two hours before
kickoff at 12:00 p.m. MT. Cricket presents Saturday’s Carnival
Real celebration, while several other RSL partners will also be on hand for give-a-ways
and good times:

Budweiser (“Designated Driver of the Game”
sign-up), Burger King (“Whopper Hopper” inflatable and Prize Wheel), Check
City
, El Observador, KB5, KFC, Mountain America Credit Union,
Pepsi, Play N Trade, State Farm, Vitalogy Nutrition, Wasatch
Property
(Real Nation), and XINSURANCE (helicopter display).

When gates at Rio Tinto
Stadium open to the masses at 1:00 p.m., fans will also have the chance to
visit the Comcast, ESPN KALL 700, Hinckley Dodge Vehicle, and Utah
Department of Public Safety
(“Responsibility Has Its Rewards” sign-up)
booths located on the Stadium’s North Concourse

Cool-down
with Ice-cold Drumsticks 2 for $4 through RSLexpress
 

The only thing better
than a Saturday afternoon soccer game is a Saturday afternoon soccer game with
ice cream to beat the late summer heat!  While supplies last for RSL’s
match-up against the Fire, fans can get two Vanilla Drumsticks for $4
when they order through RSLexpress, powered by Mangia.

RSLexpress
allows fans to get food, drinks, and merchandise delivered to their seat using
their mobile phone. It’s easy to use RSLexpress and creating an account is
totally FREE – just visit http://www.rslexpress.com
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.

Laura Ottati Honored as Saturday's RSL/American Express "Heroes Among Us" Recipient

Real Salt Lake and
American Express
are
proud to recognize Laura Ottati from Kearns as Saturday’s recipient of
the American Express “Heroes Among Us” award.  A
kindergarten teacher at Summit Christian Academy who is known for going the
extra mile, Ottati spent her summer transforming her classroom into a jungle
with vines and trees to engage her students in learning in addition to
preparing musicals and other events for students and their families and serving
as a counselor for a local children’s activities club. 

To help her students get
the right start to their day, Ottati often spends time before classes preparing
breakfast for those who arrive to school without eating the most important meal
of the day. Her work is not done after the final bell either, as Laura has
visited many of her students that speak Spanish as their first language at home
to assist them in practicing their English – and often helps their parents to
brush up on the language as well. Ms. Ottati’s methods and care seem to be
gaining results, as by the time her students complete kindergarten most are
above grade level in all subjects.

Ms. Ottati is more than
a teacher, she is mentor and a leader.  For making a profound difference
in the lives of the children she teaches, Real Salt Lake and American Express
proudly congratulate Laura Ottati for being a true “Hero Among Us.”

Saturday’s
Group & Guest Recognitions

  • OhMyCrafts.com
    “Mom of the Match”
    – Mandi Wood
  • Starting
    XI “Dream Team”
    – Mountain America Credit
    Union and South Cache Soccer League
  • Ball
    Kids
    – South Cache Soccer League
  • RSL/American
    Express “Heroes Among Us”
    – Laura Ottati
  • U.S.
    Bank Little Leo of the Game
    – Aimee Mott
  • RSL
    “Goal Gong” Ringer
    – Cricket guest
  • Salt
    Lake Regional Medical Center Trainer of Tomorrow

    Fred Badu
  • Pre-game
    “Parade of Kings” participants
    – AYSO 873–Cedar City, AYSO
    1368–Morgan/Mount Green, Illusion U-13 Girls, International U-11 Boys,
    Layton Strikers, Liga Victor’s Tires Kids, Murray City Recreation, South
    Cache Soccer League, TC United, Utah Rangers, The Wildcats

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