Michael Black

MLSsoccer.com Real Salt Lake beat writer Michael Black has been working for the past nine years at the Deseret News in Salt Lake City as both a writer and editor. He attended the University of Utah, where he studied communications with an emphasis on news and editorial. His favorite soccer team (other than RSL) is Aston Villa. He is also a huge Utah Jazz, Tennessee Titans and University of Utah fan. He has been married to Amanda Black for 16 years and has three children (Mitchell, 14; Austin, 10; Rachel 7). 

MICHAEL BLACK

Nick Rimando hoists the Rocky Mountain Cup
Players recognize importance of rivalry to fans, say it gives the match something extra
Fri, 07/20/2012
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Historic 5-0 loss still on Salt Lake's mind heading into Rocky Mountain Cup clash
Thu, 07/19/2012
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Kyle Beckerman
ASG nod nice, but RSL captain wishes he could take back red
Tue, 07/17/2012
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San Jose scores against RSL
Kreis questions decision to send Beckerman off, but admits his side was below-par
Sun, 07/15/2012
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Chris Wondolowski celebrates (SJ - RSL)
Kreis well aware of what prolific forward can do, emphasizes need for better finishing
Fri, 07/13/2012
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Local hero returns to Salt Lake City as option off the bench up top
Thu, 07/12/2012
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Claret-and-Cobalt playmaker drawing attention all of the pitch upon return
Mon, 07/09/2012
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Striker's goal haul ends 4-game slide for RSL, makes up for season's "injustices"
Sun, 07/08/2012
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RSL snap four-game winless streak, while Portland's road shutout streak now at 5 games
Sat, 07/07/2012
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With Espíndola out vs. Portland, Salt Lake must dig even deeper to escape their hole
Fri, 07/06/2012
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Kenny Mansally
Mansally, Watson-Siriboe rise to occasion in scoreless draw vs. Seattle
Thu, 07/05/2012
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RSL's Fabian Espindola fends off Seattle's Zach Scott
Real dominate Seattle in 0-0 tie but lack final pass, finishing to bag three points
Thu, 07/05/2012
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RSL's Alvaro Saborio and Seattle's Leo Gonzalez vie for possession.
RSL now winless in four, Sounders in nine as they play to a 0-0 tie
Wed, 07/04/2012
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Kyle Beckerman will be back for Real Salt Lake for a crucial July 4 match against Western Conference rivals Seattle
Captain is back from suspension, but Claret-and-Cobalt in midst of three-game slide
Wed, 07/04/2012
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Goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum and the Columbus Crew were first to every ball in a 2-0 win over RSL
Despite mitigating factors, RSL players admit not bringing their "A" game vs. Crew
Sun, 07/01/2012
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Jason Kreis is not a happy camper
After losing West lead, Real prepared to make changes to backline against Crew
Fri, 06/29/2012
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Kyle Beckerman, Real Salt Lake
Yellow card suspension will keep US international sidelined as RSL aim to get back on track
Tue, 06/26/2012
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Salt Lake suffer disappointing defeats to Galaxy, Quakes during crucial week
Mon, 06/25/2012
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RSL's Jason Kreis displays his frustration.
RSL manager is "mad at the world" after defensive errors lead to loss vs. Earthquakes
Sat, 06/23/2012
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