Real Salt Lake has seen enough. A team that won the MLS cup 8 years ago (the first title in professional sports that Utah has ever seen) is now a cellar dwellar in the Eastern Conference.
Cassar was the assistant coach back when RSL won it all and became the head coach in 2014. Cassar was informed e was being released after RSL lost 2-1 at home to the LA Galaxy. This decision has more to do with how Real ended last year on a 7 game skid than their poor start to this season.
Real Salt Lake plays at Río Tinto Stadium in West Valley City which is on the west end of the Salt Lake Valley. It seats 20,213 people which is slightly larger than Vivint Smart Home arena to take the title of the biggest professional sports venue in Utah. Games can range from cold winter temperatures in March to scorching temperatures on the Fourth of July.
Real Salt Lake used to be the next great hope of a national title in Utah but the Jazz currently are the team fans are hoping for. Still, avid soccer fans will sing the the BELIEVE chant (not to be confused with the Utah State University Aggies “I Believe!” Chant).
When the going gets tough, fans sing:
“IF YOU BELIEVE THEN JUST STAND UP ON YOUR FEET
AND SHOUT IT LOUD “REAL!”
HERE AT THE RIOT THE BATTLE HYMN’S BEGUN.
WE’RE HERE FOR RSL!”
Jeff Cassar is singing “So long, farewell!” To RSL as they look toward the uncertain future.