Utah Royals Regroup After First Loss
Utah Royals FC played their first home game in club history at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday, April 14, in front of 19,203 fans — a number that ranks second in NWSL history for largest non-Portland crowd. URFC had their opportunities, but an early golazo by Chicago’s Danielle Colaprico was the difference in a 1-0 loss. Chalk Utah Royals FC’s first loss in 2018 to a wonder strike, but was it enough to move them down in the power rankings? Check out the latest NWSL rankings and share your thoughts below.
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“Utah Royals FC made a splash with their home opener, but they are still putting the pieces together on offense. Since scoring in the third minute of Week 1, they have gone 267 minutes without a goal. They did get an offensive spark in Week 3 from the return of forward Amy Rodriguez came into the match in the 77th minute, her first game since tearing her ACL last April. Utah Royals FC have a big task at hand next when they face the North Carolina Courage on the road on Saturday for the Lifetime Game of the Week.”
URFC will now travel to North Carolina, to take on 2017 NWSL runner-up, the Courage, at the Wake Med Soccer Complex. The heated match-up is set to take place on Saturday, April 21, at 1:30 p.m. MT, and will be aired on Lifetime TV as the “game of the week.” You can also listen to the radio broadcast on ESPN700.