Pair of Real Salt Lake preseason exhibitions slated for late March

SALT LAKE CITY - Real Salt Lake General Manager Steve Pastorino and Head Coach John Ellinger confirmed today preseason games have been added to the schedule against a pair of MLS teams. RSL's preseason game against Rocky Mountain rivals Colorado Rapids has been officially moved from Las Vegas, Nev., to Houston, Texas, on Saturday, March 19 at Dyees Stadium, while the team will travel to Tulsa, Okla., on Friday, March 25 to face the Kansas City Wizards at the University of Tulsa Soccer and Track Stadium in Tulsa, Okla. Media interested in covering these games should contact the RSL Media Relations department for more information.

Date Opponent/Event Location Time/Result Record
Tuesday, Feb. 8 D.C. United IMG Academy - Bradenton, Fla. 5-1 L 0-1-0
Thursday, Feb. 10 U.S. U-17 National Team IMG Academy - Bradenton, Fla. 1-1 T 0-1-1
Sunday, Feb. 13 San Jose Earthquakes IMG Academy - Bradenton, Fla. 1-0 W 1-1-1
Sunday, Feb. 13 Columbus Crew Spartan Stadium - Tampa, Fla. 2-0 W 2-1-1
Thursday, Feb. 17 Kansas City Wizards IMG Academy - Bradenton, Fla. 3-2 W 3-1-1
Saturday, Feb. 19 U.S. Amateur Team IMG Academy - Bradenton, Fla. 3-1 W 4-1-1
Tuesday, March 1 vs. Beira Mar Isla Canella, Spain 4-0 W 5-1-1
Wednesday, March 2 vs. Portimonense Albufeira, Portugal 1-1 T 5-1-2
Tuesday, March 8 vs. Olhanense Isla Canella, Spain 9:00 a.m. MT
Wednesday, March 9 Return to United States OFF until Sunday, March 13
Saturday, March 12 RSL/adidas jersey unveiling Park City, Utah 6:00 p.m. MT
Monday, March 14 Training camp Redlands, Calif. until Thursday, March 30
Saturday, March 19 Colorado Rapids Dyees Stadium - Houston, Texas 6:00 p.m. MT
Friday, March 25 Kansas City Wizards UT Soccer/Track Stadium, Tulsa, Okla. 6:00 p.m. MT

THREE FOR ALL: RSL's newest acquisition, Trinidadian DF/MF Marlon Rojas, will attend the "Three for All" 3v3 Soccer Fest from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Saturday, signing autographs and performing media interviews. Real Salt Lake and the Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation Department, in cooperation with Utah Youth Soccer Association (UYSA), present the first annual "Three for All" 3v3 Soccer Fest. Boys and girls ages 7-15 are invited and encouraged to register. The tournament will be held on the University of Utah campus at Spence Eccles Fieldhouse, located at 550 South Guardsman Way (1580 east) on March 5. The state-of-the art field-turf facility allows players to wear cleats or indoor shoes. For more information, log on to the official RSL website at the community section of RealSaltLake.com.

RSL/adidas JERSEY LAUNCH: RSL and adidas will unveil Real Salt Lake's official 2005 jersey on Saturday, March 12 at 6:00 p.m. at the Town Lift Plaza in downtown Park City, UT, located at 825 Main Street just north of Heber Ave. Be the first to see the new Real Salt Lake jersey, the same ones the players will be wearing on the field during the club's inaugural season. For more information visit the community section of RealSaltLake.com.

Real Salt Lake season ticket packages for the inaugural 2005 season at Rice-Eccles Stadium are now on sale. The RSL 2005 season ticket package features 21 games, including all 16 MLS regular season games, four special bonus games and the highly-anticipated U.S.-Costa Rica World Cup Qualifier on June 4. Real Salt Lake's season ticket pricing consists of a Youth (15 and younger) and an Adult in four price levels. Prices for the 2005 season ticket packages are $200 adult ($180 youth) for the North Goal, $300 adult ($240 youth) for the Corner Flag, $400 ($320 youth) for East Sideline and $500 ($400 youth) for VIP seats. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the RSL Ticket Office at 515 South 700 East, #2R, SLC, UT 84102, by logging onto www.RealSaltLake.com or by contacting the Real Salt Lake Ticket Office at (866) 9-SOCCER.

ACCESS REAL: Real fans can now receive up-to-date information on the team by signing up for the RSL Weekly Newsletter at the fan section of RealSaltLake.com.


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