Real Salt Lake Matches to Watch this Summer

Soccer is more than just a game; it’s a passion, a lifestyle, and a community. As summer heats up, Real Salt Lake (RSL) promises to deliver even more thrilling matches that will leave fans like you on the edge of your seats. Let’s get to know some of the key players and matches to watch so you don’t miss a moment of Claret-and-Cobalt action.

RSL Season Highlights

RSL is heading into the second half of the season in first place in the MLS Western Conference. Now, each game can change the trajectory of the team’s success—which is the best start in club history. In its 20th year in Major League Soccer, anticipation for RSL’s summer schedule is building as it’s packed with high-stakes matches that will test their skill and determination. 

The team’s performance in both home and away games has shown great tenacity and skill, rising to the occasion in critical moments. With a loss to rival LA Galaxy, RSL’s historic 15-match winning streak recently came to an end in front of the second-largest crowd at America First Field. RSL will look to regroup after an injury to RSL Captain Chicho Arango and showcase their resilience.

Key Matches and Players to Watch

Several upcoming matches have fans eagerly awaiting the next thriller. RSL will need to bring their A-game with RSL’s best players in top form.

Soccer Showdown with Portland Timbers

The rivalry with Portland Timbers is always heated, and this summer’s match is set to continue that tradition. Expect high energy and possibly some fireworks, as both teams vie for dominance. RSL fans can expect some nail-biting moments.

Chicho Arango

RSL Captain Chicho Arango leads the race for the MLS Golden Boot with 16 goals in 17 games so far. He’s just one goal away from matching RSL’s single-season scoring record and needs only one assist to become just the third RSL player to get 10+ goals and 10+ assists in a single season. Arango, along with Emeka Eneli, have both played nearly every minute of RSL’s season so far in 2024.

Justen Glad

Justen Glad’s defensive prowess has been essential for RSL. His ability to read the game and make important tackles has thwarted many opposition attacks since he signed with the team in 2014. Keep an eye on Glad as he continues to anchor the defense.

Claret-and-Cobalt Action

RSL’s defense has been solid, and this trend is expected to continue. With great players holding the backline, RSL can stave off some of the league’s best offenses. The midfield will be crucial. The combination of experience and youth in the midfield allows for dynamic play, which can disrupt the strategies of opposing teams.

Goals win games, and RSL has plenty of firepower. Their ability to find the back of the net, even in tight situations, will be key to RSL’s success.

Yell for RSL

Real Salt Lake’s summer matches are shaping up to be some of the most exciting soccer of the year. With key players ready to shine and high-stakes games on the horizon, this year is a great one to be an RSL fan—no matter where you watch the match. 

Whether you’re cheering on RSL with us, from the stands, or the comfort of your home, RSL is ready to take on the challenge and deliver some thrilling action.