"Real Week 2011" begins Monday

Week of events to lead up to RSL's 2011 MLS Home Opener vs. L.A. Galaxy

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 “REAL WEEK 2011” KICKS OFF MONDAY

Week of Events to Lead up to Saturday’s
Massive MLS Home Opener against the Los Angeles Galaxy

 

SANDY,
Utah (Sunday, March 20, 2011)
Real Salt Lake is proud to announce the return of its annual “Real Week” celebration, featuring a
full week of events leading up to the squad’s 2011 MLS Home Opener this
Saturday, March 26 against the Los Angeles Galaxy. The full Real Week 2011
schedule is as follows:

Sunday – KUTV2’s Talkin’ Sports

  • As a prelude to the events
    taking place across the Salt Lake Valley and beyond, tune into tonight’s
    edition of KUTV2’s Talkin’ Sports with host David James, beginning at 10:35 p.m. MT. “DJ” will recap
    last night’s season-opening 1-0 win at the San Jose Earthquakes and give a
    primer on what to expect when RSL and the Galaxy face off in Major League
    Soccer’s marquee match-up of Week 2 come Saturday night.

Monday – Social Media Day

  • A
    day for members of RSL Nation near and far starts at 10:00 a.m. MT, when RSL will send out messages via its Official
    Twitter and Facebook
    accounts at the
    top of the hour until 5:00 p.m. to fans on where to meet front office
    members around Salt Lake, Davis and Utah Counties, with the first person
    to arrive at each location receiving RSL gifts.
  • In
    addition, midfielder Andy Williams
    – RSL’s unofficial “king of social media” and the last remaining member of
    the original 2005 roster – will host a 30-minute chat with fans on RSL’s Official Facebook Fan Page at
    4:00 p.m. as part of the Utah
    side’s “Facebook Race” against
    the Galaxy. With both teams recently surpassing the 50,000 fan mark on
    their respective pages, the teams will be calling on their supporters all
    week to make sure their side has more “likes” than their Western Conference
    counterpart by the time kick off rolls around Saturday night in Sandy.

Tuesday – Claret-and-Cobalt Day

  • Real
    Salt Lake will encourage all of its fans to wear their RSL gear out and
    about to show the growing support of RSL Nation. Fans can submit photos of
    themselves donning the Claret-and-Cobalt to RSL’s Facebook page and will
    be encouraged to change their social media avatars to RSL-themed avatars.

Wednesday – Annual Supporter Summit / Street Team Canvassing

  • Real
    Salt Lake will host its Third Annual Supporters Summit for all members of
    the club’s Supporters Groups in the Rio Tinto Stadium Budweiser Club
    restaurant (2nd floor) from 6:00-7:30 p.m. The evening events will feature and
    question-and-answer session with RSL General Manager Garth Lagerwey.
  • Throughout
    the morning and afternoon, Real Salt Lake’s Soccer Street Team will travel throughout the Salt Lake
    Valley, featuring jugglers, giveaways, and even a soccer therapist!

Thursday – Street Team Canvassing

  • Once
    again, the RSL Soccer Street Team will mobilize throughout the Salt Lake
    area to entertain and spread the word of Saturday night’s MLS Home Opener.

Friday – “Radio Blitz”

  • No
    matter what type of music you listen to over the radio airwaves, you’ll
    likely hear from a Real Salt Lake player on Friday, when the club’s
    players, coaches will go on a “radio blitz” of five local stations. The following RSL
    personalities will conduct interviews and give away two tickets for Saturday's match against Los Angeles on the following stations:
  • Mix 107.9 - Andy Williams - 7:00 a.m. hour
  • B98.7's "Todd & Erin in the Morning - Nat Borchers - 8:20 a.m.
  • X96's "Radio from Hell" show - Nick Rimando - 9:00 a.m.
  • KBER 101.1's "Freak Show" w/ Mick & Allen - Chris Wingert - 2:30 p.m.
  • U92's Kevin Cruise - Kyle Beckerman - 5:00 p.m. hour

Saturday – RSL v. L.A. Galaxy at Rio Tinto Stadium

  • Real Week will culminate
    Saturday at 7:00 p.m. MT, when
    Real Salt Lake will play host to the Los Angeles Galaxy – featuring likely
    appearances from David Beckham and the newly-acquired Juan Pablo Angel –
    at Rio Tinto Stadium, where RSL has not dropped a match in its last 35
    contests dating back to May of 2009. The evening of fun in Sandy will
    start two hours before kickoff at 5:00 p.m. MT with an extended version of
    the Carnival Real pre-game festival
    on the stadium’s East Lawn, followed by the opening of gates at 6:00 p.m.,
    when the first 10,000 fansRSL
    Magnet Schedule
    .

    through the gates will receive a 2011
  • Tickets for the contest remain
    available and can be purchased online at RealSaltLake.com, over the phone at 801-727-2700, or in person at the Rio Tinto Stadium Box Office
    Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. MT and beginning at 10:00 a.m. on
    gameday.

www.RealSaltLake.com / www.RioTintoStadium.com / www.ESPN700Sports.com