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Game Preview & Notes - June 4 v. Vancouver Whitecaps FC



TV/Radio/Online Information for How to Follow Saturday’s Contest;

MLS Game Guide for RSL v. Vancouver Now Available Online


SANDY, Utah (Friday, June 3, 2011) Real Salt Lake (5-2-2, 17 pts.; T-5th in West) will look to rebound from its first regular season home defeat in more than two years when its takes to the Rio Tinto Stadium field tomorrow, Saturday, June 4, for the first time against MLS expansion side Vancouver Whitecaps FC (1-5-7, 10 pts.; 9th in West). Kickoff in Sandy between RSL and Vancouver is slated for 7:00 p.m. MT and will be preceded by the Carnival Real pre-game festival on the stadium’s East Lawn at 5:00 p.m.

Click here for the preview of Saturday's RSL-VAN affair

How to Follow Real Salt Lake v. Vancouver Whitecaps FC

  • TV: KMYU 2.2 (Comcast 22 / Dish Network 12) and MLS Direct Kick package (subscription required)
  • Radio: ESPN 700 & (English) (pre-game coverage begins at 6:00 p.m. MT), ESPN Deportes 1600-AM & Juan 106.1-FM (Spanish)
  • Online:  Streaming video via Matchday Live on (subscription required), in-match updates via Official RSL Twitter Feed (@RealSaltLake) and MLS MatchCenter live stats monitor on


MLS Game Guide for RSL v. Vancouver Whitecaps FC Now Available Online

Below is the Issuu Document Reader and link to the MLS Game Guide (Game Notes) in advance of Saturday’s first-ever meeting between Real Salt Lake and Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. If you have any problems downloading the document as an attachment or are seeking more information on the match, please contact John Koluder in the RSL Communications Department via email at

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RSL “Game Note” of the Match: Whitecaps FC’s Claret-and-Cobalt Connections

Two Vancouver players once called RSL home, as GK Jay Nolly (7 MLS, 3 Open Cup and 17 reserve games from 2005-06) and FW Atiba Harris (43 MLS, 2 Open Cup and 12 reserve games across 2006-07) wore the Claret-and-Cobalt in the Rice-Eccles Stadium days … Vancouver’s Head Athletic Trainer, Jacob Joachim, was RSL’s ATC from 2005-10 before moving home to the Pacific Northwest … FW Cody Arnoux appeared 7 times with Vancouver’s USL team in 2010 following his Everton FC stint out of Wake Forest, and was awarded to RSL in a player lottery earlier this year as he rehabs his torn left knee ACL suffered in Vancouver last November … New VAN Head Coach Tom Soehn played 39 games for the Dallas Burn in 1997-98, as a teammate of both current RSL Head Coach Jason Kreis and Asst. Coach Jeff Cassar. / /