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Real Salt Lake 2017 schedule highlights

We’ve taken a look at some of the bigger matches on RSL’s schedule.

MLS: Colorado Rapids at Real Salt Lake Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

With the MLS schedule finally being released today, we can start planning our lives around Real Salt Lake more fully.

Are we obsessed? Well, probably. But here are some of our highlights.

The big rivalries: Colorado Rapids, Sporting KC

When will you get to see these big rivalry matches? You’ll get your first chances early in the season.

  • Saturday, April 15: Colorado vs. RSL
  • Saturday, Aug. 26: RSL vs. Colorado
  • Sunday, Oct. 15: Colorado vs. RSL

The headliners: RSL on National TV

So — you might be wondering when you’ll be able to see Real Salt Lake on national TV. It won’t be quite as often as you might have hoped.

  • Saturday, March 25: New York Red Bulls vs. RSL — UniMás
  • Friday, June 30: RSL vs. Orlando City — ESPN

Now, maybe we get one or two more added on. I don’t think so.

The newcomers, united: Minnesota United, Atlanta United

We get to see a couple MLS debutants at Rio Tinto Stadium for the first time, so that’s exciting, right?

  • Saturday, April 22: RSL vs. Atlanta United
  • Saturday, June 17: RSL vs. Minnesota United

The non-Saturday matches

RSL has a few mid-week matches, a Friday match, and two Sunday matches this year in MLS competition.

  • Wednesday, May 17: Real Salt Lake vs. New York City FC
  • Wednesday, May 31: Houston Dynamo vs. Real Salt Lake
  • Friday, June 30: Real Salt Lake vs. Orlando City SC
  • Tuesday, July 4: LA Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake
  • Wednesday, July 19: Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake
  • Wednesday, August 23: Real Salt Lake vs. San Jose Earthquakes
  • Sunday, October 15: Colorado Rapids vs. Real Salt Lake
  • Sunday, October 22: Real Salt Lake vs. Sporting Kansas City