RSL Cup blog taking a long much needed break

I've been a fan of Real Salt Lake since it joined MLS and took to the field in 2005, and I've been a fan of MLS since it began in 1996.

However, over the past couple of years, and especially the last several months, I've began to see the ugly underbelly of this sport. Most likely it has always been there and I was just too naïve to see it, but I cannot not see it anymore.

I'm taking a much needed break from the sport of soccer. I may or may not be back. I may or may not update this blog, I don't know. It would be a shame since I've had it up and running for almost 10 years, but the fun I once had just isn't there any more.

Hopefully you fare better.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Wednesday, November 4, 2015


artwork by Austin Escobar III

(from RSL's Facebook page)

Tuesday, November 3, 2015




Kreis out as coach of NYCFC after team's 1st season in MLS


(deseretnews.com 11-2-15)

Jason Kreis' tenure as coach of Major League Soccer's New York City FC has ended after the team's first season.

The team, owned by the parent company of Manchester City in the Premier League, said Monday it had "parted company" with Kreis after finishing near the bottom of the standings with 37 points.

Kreis coached Real Salt Lake to the 2009 MLS Cup title and left after losing the 2013 championship game to join NYCFC, which started play this year.

NYCFC said in a statement that it had envisioned a playoff spot in its first season, "Prior to the start of the season, it was agreed with the coaching team that securing of a playoff place was appropriate target for this year, but a win rate of less than one in three games and a points tally which was the second-lowest in the league is clearly not in line with the targets that were agreed."