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Utah
Utah
Royals FC is an American women's professional soccer club based in the Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City
suburb of Sandy, Utah, that plays in the National Women's Soccer League, the top flight of American women's soccer. The club was established on December 1, 2017, and began their first professional season in 2018.

Contents

1 History 2 Stadium 3 Players and coaches

3.1 Current squad 3.2 Coaching staff

4 Statistics and records

4.1 Season-by-season 4.2 Head coaches record

5 See also 6 References 7 External links

History[edit] On November 16, 2017, Real Salt Lake
Real Salt Lake
of Major League Soccer
Major League Soccer
announced that it had acquired a franchise in the National Women's Soccer League.[1] On November 20, 2017, the league announced that FC Kansas City of the National Women's Soccer League
National Women's Soccer League
would fold their club, and the team's player contracts, draft picks, and other rights would be transferred to the new Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City
club.[2] The new Salt Lake City team announced its hiring of former Seattle Reign FC
Seattle Reign FC
coach Laura Harvey as its inaugural head coach on November 27,[3] and officially launched the team on December 1, 2017, by announcing its name, branding, season tickets, and social media.[4] Gunnhildur Jonsdottir scored the first goal in franchise history on March 24th, 2018 in the 3' of the club's inaugural match against Orlando Pride. Stadium[edit]

Name Location Years in use Capacity

Rio Tinto Stadium Sandy, Utah 2018–present 20,213

Rio Tinto Stadium

Utah
Utah
Royals FC play at Rio Tinto Stadium
Rio Tinto Stadium
located 15 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City
in Sandy, Utah, as the men's team, Real Salt Lake, does.[4] Rio Tinto is a soccer-specific stadium which opened on October 9, 2008.[5] The pitch features Kentucky Bluegrass[6] and is 120 × 75 yards.[7] The stadiums seats 20,213 for soccer matches.[7] Players and coaches[edit] Current squad[edit]

As of March 28, 2018[8]

No. Position Player Nation

1 Goalkeeper Smith, AbbyAbby Smith  United States

2 Defender Corsie, RachelRachel Corsie  Scotland

3 Defender Moros, BeccaBecca Moros  United States

4 Defender Sauerbrunn, BeckyBecky Sauerbrunn  United States

5 Defender O'Hara, KelleyKelley O'Hara  United States

6 Defender Bowen, KatieKatie Bowen  New Zealand

7 Midfielder Laddish, MandyMandy Laddish  United States

8 Forward Rodriguez, AmyAmy Rodriguez  United States

9 Midfielder LaBonta, Lo'eauLo'eau LaBonta  United States

10 Midfielder Matheson, DianaDiana Matheson  Canada

11 Midfielder Scott, DesireeDesiree Scott  Canada

12 Midfielder Lytle, TaylorTaylor Lytle  United States

14 Defender Arlitt, AlexAlex Arlitt  United States

15 Midfielder Tymrak, ErikaErika Tymrak  United States

17 Defender Miramontez, SydneySydney Miramontez  United States

18 Goalkeeper Barnhart, NicoleNicole Barnhart  United States

19 Midfielder Gorry, KatrinaKatrina Gorry  Australia

20 Forward Thorsnes, EliseElise Thorsnes  Norway

23 Midfielder Jónsdóttir, GunnhildurGunnhildur Jónsdóttir  Iceland

24 Forward Stengel, KatieKatie Stengel  United States

25 Forward Ratcliffe, BrittanyBrittany Ratcliffe  United States

33 Defender Elby, BrookeBrooke Elby  United States

44 Forward Kelly, MaeganMaegan Kelly  Canada

88 Midfielder Newfield, AlexaAlexa Newfield  United States

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name

Head coach Laura Harvey

Assistant coach Scott Parkinson

Statistics and records[edit] Season-by-season[edit]

As of December 1, 2017

Season NWSL Finals Top Scorer

P W D L GF GA Pts Position Player Goals

2018 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1st TBD TBD TBD

Head coaches record[edit]

As of December 1, 2017

Name Nationality From To P W D L GF GA Win%

Laura Harvey  England December 1, 2017 Present 5000000000000000000♠0 5000000000000000000♠0 5000000000000000000♠0 5000000000000000000♠0 5000000000000000000♠0 5000000000000000000♠0 !—

See also[edit]

Real Salt Lake
Real Salt Lake
Women

Women's association football
Women's association football
portal Soccer in the United States
United States
portal Association football
Association football
portal

References[edit]

^ Torres, Maria (November 16, 2017). "Announcement of new team in Salt Lake means women's pro soccer is likely done in KC". Kansas City Star. Retrieved December 1, 2017.  ^ Torres, Maria (November 20, 2017). " FC Kansas City
FC Kansas City
women's soccer team folds, NWSL sends players to Salt Lake City". Kansas City Star. Retrieved December 1, 2017.  ^ Lee, Maddie (November 27, 2017). " Real Salt Lake
Real Salt Lake
hires Laura Harvey to coach new women's soccer team". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved December 2, 2017.  ^ a b " Utah
Utah
Royals FC unveils name, identity for 2018 NWSL season". Real Salt Lake. Retrieved December 1, 2017.  ^ "RSL confirms Oct. 9 stadium opening". The Salt Lake Tribune. August 5, 2008. Retrieved November 19, 2015.  ^ "Real Salt Lake: Long-awaited field renovation underway at Rio Tinto Stadium". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved January 4, 2018.  ^ a b " Rio Tinto Stadium
Rio Tinto Stadium
Sandy, UT 84070 Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City
Sports". Visit Salt Lake. Retrieved January 4, 2018.  ^ " Utah
Utah
Royals Players". Utah
Utah
Royals FC. 

External links[edit]

Official website

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Utah
Utah
Royals FC

Founded 2017 Based in Sandy, Utah

Franchise

History Seasons Records Players All articles

Stadiums

Rio Tinto Stadium

Affiliated clubs

Real Salt Lake

MLS

Real Monarchs

USL

Real Salt Lake
Real Salt Lake
Women

UWS

Key personnel

Owner Dell Loy Hansen Technical Director Craig Waibel Manager Laura Harvey

Major honors (0)

National Women's Soccer League

Seasons (0)

2018

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Real Salt Lake

Sandy, Utah

Franchise

History Seasons Records Players

Stadiums

Rice-Eccles Stadium Rio Tinto Stadium

Affiliated clubs

Real Monarchs

USL

Utah
Utah
Royals FC

NWSL

Real Salt Lake
Real Salt Lake
Women

UWS

Culture/Supporters

La Barra Real The RioT Brigade Rogue Cavaliers Brigade Royal Army Branden Steineckert

Rivalries

Rocky Mountain Cup

Retired numbers

9

Key personnel

Owner Dell Loy Hansen Technical Director Craig Waibel Manager Jeff Cassar Former executives Dave Checketts Dean Howes

Major honors (1)

MLS Cup
MLS Cup
(1)

2009

Major League Soccer

Seasons (14)

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

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National Women's Soccer League

Current teams

Chicago Red Stars Houston Dash North Carolina Courage Orlando Pride Portland Thorns FC Utah
Utah
Royals FC Seattle Reign FC Sky Blue FC Washington Spirit

Former teams

Western New York Flash
Western New York Flash
(2013–2016) FC Kansas City
FC Kansas City
(2013–2017) Boston Breakers
Boston Breakers
(2013–2017)

Seasons

2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Miscellaneous

Expansion Records and statistics Attendance Stadiums Players Association

Player lists

Player allocation Drafts Foreign players

Awards

NWSL Shield Playoffs Annual awards Player of the Month Team of the Month Player of the Week

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Women's soccer in the United States

Overview

Club/Association teams Women's football

Leagues

National Women's Soccer League Women's Premier Soccer League United Women's Soccer

Defunct Leagues

Women's United Soccer Association Women's Professional Soccer Women's Premier Soccer League
Women's Premier Soccer League
Elite USL W-League

Cups

Women's Open Women's Amateur

International

National team Under-23 Under-20 Under-17

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Sports teams based in Utah

Baseball

PCL Salt Lake Bees Pioneer League Orem Owlz Ogden Raptors

Basketball

NBA Utah
Utah
Jazz G League Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City
Stars

Football

WFA Utah
Utah
Blitz IWFL Utah
Utah
Falconz

Hockey

ECHL Utah
Utah
Grizzlies

Roller derby

WFTDA Happy Valley Derby Darlins Junction City Roller Dolls Wasatch Roller Derby

Rugby

MLR Utah
Utah
Warriors ANRL Utah
Utah
Avalanche

Soccer

MLS Real Salt Lake USL Real Monarchs NWSL Utah
Utah
Royals FC UWS Real Salt Lake
Real Salt Lake
Women PDL BYU Cougars

College athletics (NCAA Division I)

Utah
Utah
Utes BYU Cougars Utah
Utah
State Aggies SUU Thunderbirds UVU Wolverines Weber State Wildcats

(NCAA Division II)

Dixie State Trailblazers

(NAIA)

Westminster Griffins

(NJCAA)

CEU Golden Eagles SLCC Bruins Sn

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