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Ownership Watch: All quiet on the Wasatch Front

Is no news good news, or is no news bad news? Either way, more news would be nice.

MLS: Los Angeles FC at Real Salt Lake Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

As we continue awaiting further information on the ownership change at Real Salt Lake, I thought I’d start providing a weekly update on the comings and goings.

Of course, that won’t change our usual approach of covering news as it breaks, but this is our chance to talk through any of the latest news.

Right now, the news is — well, the news is that there is no news. Which is a bit weird.

We’re three weeks or thereabouts from Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith having been reported as touring the Utah Soccer facilities — nary a peep there. Rumors have gone largely quiet, though I heard an interesting (and somewhat troubling) one recently about another potential investor. We’ll see if anything materializes there — but rest assured, we’re paying attention.

The other parties who were rumored to be interested have also been quiet — the Larry H. Miller Group hasn’t provided an update of any sort (save the fact that we know John Kimball is leading the club on an interim basis) and we’ve heard nothing of the JJ Watt/Jozy Altidore interest.

A few interesting tweets that sort of tie the potentially interested parties together might be fun to speculate with, though. So let’s do it.

Here’s a tweet from JJ Watt, retweeted by Ryan Smith.

The latest on the publicly known contenders

  • Ryan Smith, Qualtrics CEO and Utah-based billionaire: No update
  • Larry H. Miller Group: No update
  • Jozy Altidore: No update
  • JJ Watt: No update