2017 Real Salt Lake season

The 2017 Real Salt Lake season was the team's 13th year of existence, and their 13th consecutive season in Major League Soccer, the top division of the American soccer pyramid.

Real Salt Lake
2017 season
OwnerDell Loy Hansen
Coach
StadiumRio Tinto Stadium
Major League SoccerConference: 8th
Overall: 14th
MLS Cup PlayoffsDid not qualify
U.S. Open Cup4th Round
Rocky Mountain CupChampions
Top goalscorerLeague: 4 players (7):
Highest home attendance20,348 (vs. LA Galaxy – March 18)
Lowest home attendance16,434 (vs. New York City FC – May 17)
Average home league attendance18,781

Background

On March 20 the club announced that Head Coach Jeff Cassar had been dismissed from his duties only three games into the season.[1] Daryl Shore was named interim head coach for the two games against the New York Red Bulls and Minnesota United. On March 29 it was announced that Mike Petke would take over the head coaching position following the game against Minnesota United on April 1.[2]

Non-competitive

Preseason

Desert Friendlies

Portland Timbers Preseason Tournament

Southern California

Friendly

Competitions

MLS Regular Season

Standings

Western Conference Table
Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
6 San Jose Earthquakes 34 13 14 7 39 60 21 46 Knockout Round
7 FC Dallas 34 11 10 13 48 48 0 46
8 Real Salt Lake 34 13 15 6 48 56 8 45
9 Minnesota United FC 34 10 18 6 47 70 23 36
10 Colorado Rapids 34 9 19 6 31 51 20 33
Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) away goal differential; 7) away goals scored; 8) home goals scored; 9) home goal differential; 10) coin toss or drawing of lots
Overall Table
Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification[lower-alpha 1]
12 San Jose Earthquakes 34 13 14 7 39 60 21 46
13 FC Dallas 34 11 10 13 48 48 0 46
14 Real Salt Lake 34 13 15 6 49 55 6 45
15 New England Revolution 34 13 15 6 53 61 8 45
16 Philadelphia Union 34 11 14 9 50 47 +3 42
Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) away goals scored; 7) away goal differential; 8) coin toss or drawing of lots
Notes:

Results summary

OverallHomeAway
PldPtsWLTGFGAGDWLTGFGAGDWLTGFGAGD
34 45 13 15 6 49 55  −6 9 4 4 26 16  +10 4 11 2 23 39  −16

Last updated: October 23, 2017
Source: MLS Results
Pld = Matches played; Pts = Points; W = Matches won; T = Matches tied; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference

Match results

March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October

Originally scheduled for August 12th; match postponed in 29th minute due to weather conditions. The match resumed on August 13th.

U.S. Open Cup

Stats

  • Stats from MLS Regular season, MLS play offs, CONCACAF Champions league, and U.S. Open Cup are all included.
As of October 23, 2017[4]

Club

Roster

  • Age calculated as of the start of the 2017 season.
As of September 11, 2017[5]
No. Position Player Nation Age
2 DF Tony Beltran  United States 29
3 DF Reagan Dunk  United States 23
4 DF David Horst  United States 31
5 MF Kyle Beckerman (Captain)  United States 34
6 DF Justin Schmidt  United States 23
7 MF Jefferson Savarino (DP); on loan from Zulia FC  Venezuela 20
8 MF Stephen Sunday  Nigeria 28
10 FW Joao Plata  Ecuador 25
11 MF Albert Rusnák  Slovakia 22
12 MF Omar Holness (GA)  Jamaica 22
13 FW Chad Barrett  United States 31
14 FW Yura Movsisyan (DP)  Armenia 29
15 DF Justen Glad (HGP)  United States 20
16 DF Chris Wingert  United States 34
17 DF Demar Phillips  Jamaica 33
18 GK Nick Rimando  United States 37
19 MF Luke Mulholland  England 28
20 MF Luis Silva  United States 28
22 FW Ricardo Velazco (HGP)  United States 23
23 FW Sebastian Saucedo (HGP)  Mexico 20
24 GK Matt Van Oekel  United States 30
25 DF Danilo Acosta (HGP)  United States 19
27 FW Brooks Lennon on loan from Liverpool  United States 19
28 DF Chris Schuler  United States 29
29 MF José Hernández (HGP)  Mexico 20
30 DF Marcelo Silva  Uruguay 27
43 MF Nick Besler  United States 23
50 GK Connor Sparrow  United States 22
70 FW Jordan Allen  United States 21

Transfers

As of September 11, 2017[5]

In

Player Position Previous Club Fees/Notes Date
Sebastian Saucedo MF Veracruz Return From Loan; HGP 12/12/16
José Hernández MF UCLA Bruins Homegrown Player 12/20/16
Matt Van Oekel GK FC Edmonton Free Transfer 12/22/16
Albert Rusnák MF FC Groningen Undisclosed 1/6/17
Chad Barrett FW San Jose Earthquakes Free Agent 1/26/17
David Horst DF Portland Timbers Free Agent 1/26/17
Luis Silva MF Tigres UANL Free transfer 1/26/17
Reagan Dunk DF Denver 2017 MLS SuperDraft pick #13. 01/13/17
Justin Schmidt DF Washington, Washington Crossfire 2017 MLS SuperDraft pick #35. 01/13/17
Marcelo Silva DF Real Zaragoza Undisclosed[6] 7/03/17
Nick Besler MF Real Monarchs Free transfer 8/24/17
Connor Sparrow GK Real Monarchs Free transfer 9/11/17

Out

Player Position Next Club Fees/Notes Date
Javier Morales MF FC Dallas option declined 11/30/16
Jamison Olave DF Retired/RSL Academy coach option declined 11/30/16
Boyd Okwuonu DF unattached option declined 11/30/16
Phanuel Kavita DF Puerto Rico FC option declined 11/30/16
John Stertzer MF New York City FC option declined 11/30/16
Emery Welshman FW Puerto Rico FC option declined 11/30/16
Olmes Garcia FW San Jose Earthquakes option declined 11/30/16
Pedro Báez (footballer) FW Cerro Porteño loan expired 11/30/16
Devon Sandoval FW San Francisco Deltas out of contract 11/30/16
Juan Manuel Martínez FW Vélez Sársfield Mutually agreed to end contract 12/07/16
Jeff Attinella GK Portland Timbers 2016 MLS Expansion Draft to Minnesota United FC

traded to Portland Timbers

12/13/16
Aaron Maund DF Vancouver Whitecaps FC Trade for third-round pick, 2018 MLS SuperDraft 8/9/17
Lalo Fernández GK Tigres UANL Undisclosed 9/5/17

Loans

In

Player Position Loaned From Fees/Notes Date
Brooks Lennon FW Liverpool F.C. for 2017 season only 02/06/17
Jefferson Savarino MF Zulia FC Young DP 05/09/17

Out

Player Position Loaned To Fees/Notes Date

Trialist

Player Position Previous team Notes Date Result
Reagan Dunk DF Denver 2017 MLS SuperDraft pick #13. 01/13/17 Signed with RSL
Justin Schmidt DF Washington, Washington Crossfire 2017 MLS SuperDraft pick #35. 01/13/17 Signed with RSL
Andrew Putna GK UIC, Chicago Fire U-23 2017 MLS SuperDraft pick #48. 01/17/17 Signed with Real Monarchs

See also

References

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