Wednesday March 5, 2014
Real Salt Lake started the 2013 season with a revamped starting lineup and ended it with a somewhat improbable appearance in the MLS Cup final. The 2014 season begins with fewer player changes, and although head coach Jason Kreis has moved on to expansion team New York City FC, he has been replaced by his longtime assistant coach, Jeff Cassar.
Cassar has been with RSL as a coach since 2007, after an MLS career as a goalkeeper for the Dallas Burn, Miami Fusion, and New York Metrostars (now Red Bulls). Cassar is the only former goalkeeper to become a head coach since the inception of the MLS. He lives in Sandy with his wife and three children.
The team's roster continues to evolve, but new players listed as active in the current lineup include Luke Mulholland and Jordan Allen:
- Luke Mulholland, midfielder, was born in Preston, England and has played most recently with the Tampa Bay Rowdies.
- Jordan Allen, midfielder, was born in Rochester, New York and most recently played for the University of Virginia. Allen developed as a player at the RSL-Arizona Academy.
RSL will start the regular season with two games in California, facing the LA Galaxy March 8 and the San Jose Earthquakes March 15, both at 8:30 p.m. MST and both televised on ABC 4. RSL's first home game is Saturday, March 22, when they will host LA Galaxy at 2 p.m. at Rio Tinto Stadium.
Real Salt Lake Schedule and Results
Photo: Jeff Cassar, courtesy Real Salt Lake
Monday February 24, 2014
The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art has a new program for tiny art lovers and their adult caretakers. "Stroller Tours" will be offered the second Wednesday of every month, at 9:30 a.m. before regular museum hours. Museum staff will be on hand to show participants through the museum, with no worry about little ones disturbing other patrons. Tours are free. RSVP to Jared.Steffensen@utahmoca.org. Stroller Tours joins UMOCA's other popular free family program, "Family Art Saturdays," held the second Saturday of every month from 2-4 p.m.
The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art showcases international, national, regional, and local art that is relevant to our time. UMOCA offers rotating exhibitions in four gallery spaces, as well as a variety of public programs to cultivate awareness of contemporary art.
20 S West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
SLC Free Museums
Photo courtesy Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
Tuesday February 18, 2014
Almost everyone loves pizza, and it seems like there's a pizza restaurant around every corner. There's no reason to settle for inferior pie, though, if you know where to find something better. I've put together a list of favorite pizza restaurants from all over the Salt Lake Valley, so you can satisfy your pizza cravings no matter where you are. Let me know if I missed your favorite!
Salt Lake City's Best Pizza
Photo by Carin Krasner
Thursday February 13, 2014
President's Day weekend is a great time for a warm-weather getaway, but it's also a great time for family fun here in Salt Lake City. Indoor and outdoor event highlights this weekend include the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at The Leonardo, "Chocolate, The Exhibit" at the Natural History Museum of Utah, terrific conditions at Salt Lake area ski resorts, and a monster truck rally at EnergySolutions Arena. If you want to fight cabin fever with a little exercise, you could visit one of Salt Lake City's indoor swimming pools or trampoline parks. There's something for everyone, including a few free activities, so browse the list to start planning a little family bonding time this President's Day.
President's Day Weekend in Salt Lake City
SLC February Events
Photo by Peter Gridley