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MLS: Sporting Kansas City at Real Salt Lake Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Real Salt Lake plays on Friday and I’ve got a Peaceful Easy Feeling about it.

But first some news of interest to RSL fans:

Capacity is still capped at 10,000 however.


  • [MLS] Which early season surprise team is for real? (RSL is one of them).
  • [SBI] Rubio Rubin made the SBI Best XI for Wk 3.


  • [MLS] Center Back David Luiz of Arsenal is rumored to be in contact with a MLS team about a transfer when his contract ends this summer.
  • [Multiplex] Is it time to start worrying about FC Cincinnati? After a dismal first season 2021 was supposed to be an improvement, instead it’s getting worse.
  • [MLS] Philadelphia Union knock Atlanta United out of the CCL with a 4-1 aggregate. Will face Club America from LigaMX in the semifinal.
  • [USAT] Canadian MLS teams making the best out of a 2nd year away from home.
  • [AFXI] 15 year old Olivia Moultrie has sued the NWSL to be allowed to play professional soccer with the Portland Thorns.
  • [MLS] Columbus Crew was knocked out of the CCL with a 3-0 loss to Monterrey from LigaMX.
  • [MLS] Portland Timbers are out of the CCL after losing to Club America 3-1.


  • [FRS] US International Christian Pulisic notched an assist in the 85th minute goal for Chelsea to beat Real Madrid and move on to the UEFA Champions League final vs Manchester City.
  • [SocWire] US Soccer has opened the application period for class A- Youth and B licence coaching courses for the 2021-22 term. The application window is open from May 6-20th.


  • [Reutir] Apparently seven high-profile players are seeking to leave Italian super team Juventus during the off-season.
  • [USSOC] Manchester City beat Paris Saint Germaine to advance to the UEFA Champions League final.
  • [ESPN] In what will certainly not endear him to Manchester United fans; owner Avram Glazer is refusing to apologize for the club’s involvement in the European Super League. However it appears the owners did personally apologize to coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer [NBC].
  • [ESPN] The 12 teams that agreed to join the European Super League could face a 2-year ban from participating in the UEFA Champions League.
  • [NBC] 15 days after being fired from Tottenham Hotspur, coach Jose Mourinho has been hired by AS Roma in Italy’s Serie A for the 2021-22 season.
Everton v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League Photo by Peter Powell - Pool/Getty Images


May 6th

  • USL-C: 6 PM Rio Grande FC vs San Diego Loyal - ESPN Deportes.

May 7th

May 8th

  • NWSL: 11:00 AM Portland Thorns vs NJ/NY Gotham - CBS (Challenge Cup final)
  • MLS: 11:00 AM Chicago Fire vs Philadelphia Union - ESPN+
  • MLS: 11:00 AM New York FC vs Toronto FC - ESPN+
  • MLS: 11:30 AM Columbus Crew vs D.C. United - ESPN+
  • MLS: 11:30 AM Nashville FC vs New England Revolution - ESPN+
  • MLS: 1:00 PM Vancouver Whitecaps vs CF Montreal - ESPN+
  • MLS: 1:30 PM FC Dallas vs Houston Dynamo - Univision, TUDN, Twitter
  • MLS: 4:00 PM Orlando City vs New York City FC - ESPN, ESPN Deportes
  • USL-C: 5:00 PM Indy Eleven vs FC Tulsa - ESPN+
  • USL-C: 5:30 PM Louisville City v Birmingham Legion - ESPN+
  • USL-C: 5:30 PM Tampa Bay Rowdies v Pittsburgh Riverhounds - ESPN+
  • USL-C: 5:30 PM The Miami v Hartford Athletic - ESPN+
  • MLS: 6:00 PM LA Galaxy vs Los Angeles FC - Fox, Fox Deportes
  • USL-C: 6:30 PM San Antonio v Real Monarchs - ESPN+
  • USL-C: 7:30 PM El Paso Locomotive v New Mexico United - ESPN+
  • MLS: 8:00 PM Colorado Rapids vs Minnesota United - ESPN+, Altitude
  • USL-C: 8:30 PM Phoenix Rising v Oakland Roots - ESPN+

May 9th

  • MLS: 11:00 AM Inter Miami vs Atlanta United - ABC, ESPN Deportes
  • MLS: 1:00 PM Portland Timbers vs Seattle Sounders - ABC, ESPN Deportes
  • MLS: 5:30 PM Sporting Kansas City vs Austin FC - FS1, Fox Deportes
  • USL-C: 6:00 PM LA Galaxy 2 vs Tacoma Defiance - ESPN+