RSL Gameday Events v. Rapids

Get the full rundown of activities surrounding Rocky Mountain Cup's opening leg

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Rocky Mountain Cup Night in Sandy
Launches with Carnival Real at 5:00 p.m. in Advance of 7:00 p.m. MT Kickoff


SANDY, Utah (Tuesday,
April 12, 2011)

With a perfect start to the 2011 MLS season under its belt, Real Salt Lake
(3-0-0, 9 pts.)
will look to continue its winning ways on Wednesday night,
when the 2009 MLS Cup Champs will play host to last year’s hoister of the
league’s ultimate honor, the Colorado Rapids (3-1-0, 9 pts.). The
early Western Conference co-leaders will renew the always hotly-contested Rocky
Mountain Cup series at Rio Tinto Stadium at 7:00 p.m. MT, with the Utah
side looking to gain the early edge in the rivalry and keep the coveted RMC
trophy in the Beehive State for a fifth year running.

Tickets for the first
leg of Major League Soccer’s most heated rivalry remain available and can be
purchased online at
or in person at the Rio Tinto Stadium Box Office beginning at 10:00 a.m.
on game day.


Get Ready for
the Rivalry at Carnival Real!

Fans and families are
encouraged to arrive early for Wednesday’s match-up with Colorado, as the good
times and giveaways that are always a part of the Carnival Real pre-game
will begin on the East Lawn of Rio Tinto Stadium two hours
before kickoff at 5:00 p.m. MT.  Wednesday’s Carnival Real
celebration will feature music from several local groups participating in Battle
of the Bands
on the main Carnival stage in addition to booths and displays
hosted by several of RSL’s partners, including:

Burger King (“Whopper Hopper” inflatable and
Prize Wheel), Check City, KBEE 98.7, KFC (“Bucket Brigade”
giveaway & “Chuckin’ for Chicken” game), Mountain America Credit Union (“Accuracy
Kick” challenge), Verizon Wireless (interactive games), Wasatch
(“Real Nation” sign-up) and XanGo (Speed kick & free

When gates at Rio Tinto
Stadium open to the masses at 6:00 p.m., fans will also have the chance
to visit the Comcast and Utah Department of Public Safety
(“Responsibility Has Its Rewards” sign-up) booths, located on the
Stadium’s North Concourse. On the Northeast Concourse, fans can
interact with hosts Spencer Checketts and Trey Fitz-Gerald during the ESPN
700 Pre-game Show
and visit the RSL 2011 Season Ticket
booth to ensure their spot at Rio Tinto Stadium for the rest
of this season’s exciting slate of matches.


Fans Can “Mix & Match” during Latest RSL Team Store Special

As Real Salt
Lake has shown thus far in 2011, the Claret-and-Cobalt have no problems mixing
and matching their success on the field when it comes to CONCACAF Champions
League and MLS regular season play. Clearly inspired, the RSL Team Store at
Rio Tinto Stadium
wants to reward RSL fans for their own multi-tasking
abilities via the new “Mix-and-Match” special, featuring any four RSL hats
and scarves for just $80
! The special will run throughout the month of
April, including during Wednesday night’s rivalry showdown against the Colorado

Ladies, need
that last little accessory to top off an outfit? Then go with four scarves so
you’ll have one for every occasion. Gents, can’t decide which hat covers that
pesky bald spot the best? Then opt for four hats. You’re one of those picky
shoppers that can never be satisfied? You were until now, that is … better
budget some extra time when you stop in because now you have more hat and scarf
options to fret over than ever before!

If you’ve
got a question about the new “Mix-and-Match” special or any other
Claret-and-Cobalt-tinged merchandise items, feel free to stop on by the RSL
Team Store during regular business hours – 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.,
– or just dial up the RSL Team Store Hotline at 801-727-2888.
The RSL Team Store will open up bright and early at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday for
all of your day-of-game shopping needs!


Miss the Lines,
Not the Moment with RSLexpress!

The best way to “get
your snack on” at every Real Salt Lake game at Rio Tinto Stadium is through the
RSLexpress in-seat delivery service, powered by Mangia. Mangia is
making your life easier by offering a quick and convenient way for you to
get your food
– there’s no need to waste time in lines and you won’t have
to wait until halftime anymore! 

RSLexpress allows fans
to purchase food, drinks, and merchandise using their mobile phone, with their
order being delivered directly to their seat in just minutes! It’s easy to use
RSLexpress, and creating an account is 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.


Arlo Tejada to Be Honored as Wednesday’s RSL/American
Express “Hero Among Us”

Real Salt Lake and
American Express
proud to recognize Arlo Tejada as the recipient of Wednesday night’s “Heroes
Among Us”
award, honoring everyday heroes across the State of Utah. 

An active member of his
community, in addition to co-owning Sheri Griffith Expeditions in Moab, Tejada
is also a member of numerous boards including the America Outdoors Association,
the Utah Guides and Outfitters Association, and the Moab Travel Council. Going
the extra mile for others is nothing new for the busy Tejada, who has
previously offered free rafting trips to local organizations, given paid sick
leave to employees, helped a long time employee with the purchase of her home
and assisted raising money for cancer research.

The latter endeavor
would strike close to home for Tejada, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s
Lymphoma in June of 2010. After six months of treatment Tejada soon learned
that he was still not cancer free, forcing him to begin the process of a bone
marrow transplant that will prevent him from maintaining his busy schedule of
activities. For keeping a positive attitude throughout his personal trials and tribulations
and his many selfless acts on behalf of others, Real Salt Lake and American
Express are honored to reward Tejada as the latest “Hero Among Us” and host his
family during Wednesday’s rivalry contest against the Rapids.

more information on the Real Salt Lake/American Express “Heroes Among Us”
program, including details on how to nominate candidates for the 2011 season
and biographies of last season’s recipients, visit the “Heroes Among Us”
page under the “Community” section of
In addition, candidate submissions can be returned via email to,
fax to 801-727-1469, or mail to the address below:

Rio Tinto Stadium

Attn: Heroes Among
Us/Shannon Stearns

9526 State Street

Sandy, Utah 84070


Group & Guest Recognitions

    “Mom of the Match”
    – Sadie Salazar
  • Starting
    XI “Dream Team”
    – Utah Soccer Alliance
  • Ball
    – Utah Soccer Alliance / Royal Coalition
  • RSL/American
    Express “Heroes Among Us”
    – Arlo Tejada
  • U.S.
    Bank Little Leo of the Game
    – Chrys Hunter
  • RSL
    “Goal Gong” Ringer
    – Ilene Meachem (Utah PTA)
  • Pre-game
    Verizon Wireless “Parade of Kings” participants

    – USA / Utah PTA / Verizon Wireless winners
  • Recognized
    : Utah Soccer Alliance
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