News & Notes - Thursday, April 14

Union home date changed to Sept. 9; RSL to train Saturday; Gil & Toia to join RSL-Arizona for D

REAL SALT LAKE NEWS & NOTES:
THURSDAY, APRIL 14

Home Contest vs. Philadelphia Union
Changed to Sept. 3 to Accommodate CCL Final;

Saturday’s Practice at XanGo Field Marks
Final Utah-based Session Prior to CCL First Leg at Monterrey;

MF Luis Gil & FW Donny Toia to
Represent RSL-Arizona Academy at Prestigious Dallas CUP XXXII

 

Home Contest
vs. Philadelphia Union Changed to Sept. 3 to Accommodate CCL Final

In conjunction with
Major League Soccer, Real Salt Lake and the Philadelphia Union
today announced that their regular season meeting at Rio Tinto Stadium,
originally scheduled for next Saturday, April 23, will now take place on Saturday,
Sept. 3
, the League fixture moving to accommodate Real Salt Lake’s
appearance in the CONCACAF Champions League Finals against Mexican side
Monterrey.

With the date change, all tickets that were issued for
April 23 (including season tickets) ARE VALID for Sept. 3. RSL Season
Ticket holders that cannot make the Sept. 3 date can exchange for one of the
normal exchange dates on May 7, June 4, July 30, Sept. 17 or Sept. 28. For Pass
of All Passes rain checks that were handed out prior to the March 26 match
against Los Angeles, those will now be redeemable for either the May 7 or Sept.
3 contests.

On April 20 and 27, Real
Salt Lake aims to become the first MLS club since 2000 to capture a regional
club championship and be the first MLS club to participate in the prestigious,
seven-team FIFA Club World Cup, scheduled for December in Japan. Real Salt Lake
travels to face reigning Mexican League champion Monterrey next Wednesday,
April 20
(8:00 p.m. MT on FOX Soccer and TeleFutura), in the first leg of
the two-game, aggregate goals final, and then return home to Rio Tinto Stadium
for the decisive second leg on April 27 (8:00 p.m. MT on FOX Soccer and
TeleFutura).

 

Saturday’s
Practice at XanGo Field Marks Final Utah-based Session Prior to CCL First Leg
at Monterrey

Real Salt Lake will have
Friday off before beginning preparations for the CONCACAF Champions League
Finals with a training session at its XanGo Field facility in Lehi this Saturday,
April 16
, from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. MT. Saturday’s practice will
mark the final training session in Utah prior to the squad’s departure for
Mexico on Sunday
.

All RSL players and
coaches in attendance will be made available to members of the media following
Saturday’s training in addition to Sunday morning at the Million Air
executive terminal at the SLC Airport (303 North 2370 West) at approx. 9:30
a.m.
Media members with any questions regarding availability are asked to
contact John Koluder in the RSL Communications Department at 801-918-5050
(mobile) or jkoluder@RealSaltLake.com.

 

Real Salt Lake
Schedule: April 15-21, 2011 (subject to change)

Friday, April 15: Off Day

Saturday, April 16: Training at XanGo
Field in Lehi – 11:00 a.m. MT (media availability to begin at approx. 12:30
p.m.)

Sunday, April 17: Media availability
at Million Air executive terminal at Salt Lake City Int’l Airport (303 North
2370 West) – 9:30 a.m. MT; Depart for Monterrey, Mexico

Monday, April 18: Practice and Media
Teleconference Call information TBA

Tuesday, April 19: Practice information
TBA

Wednesday, April 20: CONCACAF
Champions League Finals, Leg One – Monterrey (MEX) v. Real Salt Lake (USA)

  • 8:00 p.m. MT kickoff at Estadio Tecnologico in Monterrey,
    Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • TV: FOX Soccer & TeleFutura
  • Radio: ESPN 700 Sports (Pre-game show begins
    at 7:00 p.m. MT), ESPN Deportes 1600-AM & Juan 106.1-FM
  • Online: Streaming video feed at CONCACAF.com
    (registration required), live updates via Official RSL Twitter Feed (@RealSaltLake), live
    MatchTracker at CONCACAF.com

Thursday, April 21: Return to Utah

 

MF Luis Gil
& FW Donny Toia to Represent RSL-Arizona Academy at Prestigious Dallas CUP
XXXII

The RSL-Arizona Academy
will get some added help from the RSL senior squad for its upcoming appearance
in the 32nd annual Dallas Cup, as MF Luis Gil and FW Donny
Toia
will supplement the U-17/U-18 roster that will take part in the
prestigious, 16-team Gordon Jago Super Group. Gil & Toia will join
the RSL-Arizona Academy squad over the weekend and in time for this Sunday’s
Bracket C opener against Mexican side Tigres, which will mark the
“ceremonial opener” for the Super Group and be contested at the main stadium at
Pizza Hut Park, the home of FC Dallas.

RSL-Arizona will have
another stern test on Monday when they take on Brazilian side FC Corinthians
Paulista
, followed by the Bracket C closer on Wednesday against fellow MLS
academy side Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Should RSL-Arizona finish atop
Bracket C it will qualify for the Super Group semifinals on Friday, which will
be followed by the championship match next Sunday, April 24. RSL-Arizona will
also be represented as one of 24 teams in the U-16 age group bracket, which
will also be contested between the next two Sundays. For more information on
Dallas Cup XXXII, visit www.DallasCup.com.

 

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