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Real Salt Lake Receives Targeted Allocation Money from Toronto FC

Craig Waibel looking smug

SANDY, Utah (Thursday, March 10, 2016) – Real Salt Lake has received Targeted Allocation Money from Toronto FC in exchange for the Right of First Refusal for FW Ben Spencer, a former RSL-AZ Academy player.

Real Salt Lake returns to Rio Tinto Stadium Saturday for its MLS home opener against Western Conference rival Seattle, kicking off at 2:00 p.m. MT. Fans are encouraged to arrive early, wear red and be loud, as Saturday’s match – featuring a stadium-wide “Tifo” at kickoff, presented by Les Olson Company – is the fourth overall and the second at home for the Claret-and-Cobalt in this young season, the club’s 12th overall campaign. Head Coach Jeff Cassar’s club opened MLS play Sunday in Orlando, drawing 2-2 in a match that saw a pair of first-half red cards to create a 10v10 final 45 minutes, which culminated in two OCSC goals in the final 65 seconds deep into added time, forcing the visitors to split the points.

Last week, RSL was eliminated in the 2015/16 CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinal round by reigning Mexican champion Tigres UANL, drawing 1-1 at home in a spectacular game witnessed by 20,921 fans, the third-largest crowd in Rio Tinto Stadium history.

Pro-rated RSL Season Ticket packages – starting at just $13 per game, per person, are still available. Join the Pride by calling 844.Real.Tix and inquiring about other ticket options, including Season Tickets and Crown Club options, as well as mini-packs and “build-your-own” game schedules.

The Rio Tinto Stadium box office is open Tues.-Fri., 10a-6p; more information can be found online at or via the Fan Relations Hotline at 801-727-2702.

TRANSACTION: Real Salt Lake receives Targeted Allocation Money in exchange for the Right of First Refusal for FW Ben Spencer on March 10, 2016.  RSL made Spencer a contract offer in 2011, thus retaining the player’s Right of First Refusal (priority to acquire the player in the event he is later signed by the league).