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Real Salt Lake Acquires Pick From Columbus

February 22, 2006 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Real Salt Lake News Release

SALT LAKE CITY (Wednesday, February 22, 2006) - Real Salt Lake announced today that it has acquired the Columbus Crew's natural 3rd round 2007 MLS Supplemental Draft pick in exchange for the rights to former DF Rusty Pierce. In a separate transaction, RSL has also waived Jamaican MF Robert Scarlett.

Pierce was waived by RSL on November 16, 2005 after starting in 15 of RSL's 32 games, tallying one assist and totaling 1,200 minutes during his only season with the team. Scarlett was acquired from Harbour View FC in late July, and the Jamaican international was featured in nine games, with eight starts, adding two assists for RSL during its 2005 inaugural season campaign.

WORTHEN AND MACK ON TRIAL WITH RSL IN FLORIDA: RSL has invited midfielders Joey Worthen and Ryan Mack into camp as trialists, with both players joining the team Tuesday for the second leg of preseason training camp in Ft. Lauderdale. Utah native Worthen is a Cottonwood High School product, a former Parade High School All-American and most recently a member of the United Soccer League Second Division Richmond Kickers.

Mack, drafted with the 25th overall selection in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft by the Chicago Fire, played most recently for the Syracuse Salty Dogs of the A-League. The 2003 graduate of Indiana University was a fifth-year senior for the 2002 campaign, after redshirting the 2001 season because of an anterior cruciate ligment (ACL) injury. The Big Ten Conference's Player of the Year in 2000, Mack led the Hoosiers to the 1999 NCAA College Cup Championship Game with the game-winning golden goal in the fourth overtime vs. UCLA.

2006 RSL PRESEASON SCHEDULE (Dates/times subject to change)


Wednesday, Feb. 1 Training Camp Begins IMG Academy - Bradenton, FL until Friday, Feb. 17

Tuesday, Feb. 7 U.S. Amateur Team IMG Academy - Bradenton, FL W 4-2 1-0-0

Wednesday, Feb. 8 MetroStars IMG Academy - Bradenton, FL W 2-1 2-0-0

Sunday, Feb. 12 Columbus Crew* Pepin Stadium - Tampa, FL L 0-1 2-1-0

Tuesday, Feb. 14 University of Central Florida IMG Academy - Bradenton, FL W 4-0 3-1-0

Wednesday, Feb. 15 Kansas City Wizards IMG Academy - Bradenton, FL W 2-1 4-1-0

Friday, Feb. 17 D.C. United IMG Academy - Bradenton, FL W 3-1 5-1-0

Friday, Feb. 17 Training Camp Continues Ft. Lauderdale, FL until Thursday, March 2

Tuesday, Feb. 22 Viborg FF (Danish Superliga) Sunrise Hilton - Ft. Lauderdale, FL 8:30 a.m.

Friday, Feb. 24 Florida International University Sunrise Hilton - Ft. Lauderdale, FL 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 25 Houston 1836 RRISD Athletic Complex - Austin, TX 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 28 Faroe Islands Sunrise Hilton - Ft. Lauderdale, FL 8:00 a.m.

Friday, March 3 U.S. U-20 Men's National Team Sunrise Hilton - Ft. Lauderdale, FL 8:00 a.m.

Monday, March 6 Training Camp Continues Salt Lake City, UT until Sunday, March 12

Saturday, March 11 Columbus Crew Lafayette, LA 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 16 Final Leg of Training Camp Univ. of Redlands, Redlands, CA until Friday, March 24

Friday, March 17 Los Angeles Galaxy Reserves Home Depot Center - Carson, CA 11:00 a.m.

Sunday, March 19 Chivas USA Univ. of Redlands, Redlands, CA TBD

Saturday, March 25 University of Portland Portland, OR 8:30 p.m.

*Second Annual Tom Fitzgerald Memorial Soccer Festival in Tampa, Fla.

KFC COLONEL'S CORNER $12 TICKETS ON SALE IN MARCH: Beginning in March, KFC's 33 restaurants in Utah will be the exclusive sponsor and distributor of $12 tickets in Sections E40 and E41, which will now be known as the KFC Colonel's Corner. Fans can also now purchase single-game tickets for Opening Day for the other levels of tickets: $32 for VIP West, $27 for Premium East, $20 for Corner Flag and $16 for North Goal. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the Utah Ticket Office at 451 South 1400 East, by logging onto or by contacting the Ticket Office at (801) 581-UTIX.

PURCHASE THE NEW 2006 RSL "HIGH-FIVE" PACK: RSL latest ticket plan option, the "High-Five" pack, is now on sale. Fans can now purchase a premium level seat on the East side of Rice-Eccles stadium for five of the 2006 season games plus receive one RSL T-shirt and a full 3x5 ft. RSL Flag with the package ($30 value) for $125. The "High-Five" pack includes our Home Opener against the MetroStars on Saturday, April 15, both ESPN2 broadcast games against the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday, April 29 and Rocky Mountain rivals Colorado Rapids on Saturday, May 27, and RSL's two Fireworks Spectaculars against Chivas USA on Tuesday, July 4 (Independence Day) and FC Dallas on Saturday, July 22 (Pioneer Day). You can purchase the "High-Five" pack by visiting the RSL Ticket Office at 515 South 700 East, #2R, SLC, UT 84102, by logging onto or by contacting the Real Salt Lake Ticket Office at (866) 9-SOCCER.

2006 RSL SEASON, HALF SEASON AND FLEX TICKET PACKAGES ON SALE: The RSL 2006 season ticket package features 20 games, including all 16 MLS regular season games and four special bonus games. Real Salt Lake's season ticket pricing remains level with the 2005 prices, and consists of Youth (15 and younger) and Adult in five price levels. Prices for the 2006 season ticket packages are $200 adult ($180 youth) for the North Goal, $300 adult ($240 youth) for the Corner Flag, $400 ($320 youth) for East Sideline, $500 ($400 youth) for VIP and $1,000 ($1,000 youth) Club seats.

The 2006 half season plan features 10 games (to be announced once the MLS 2006 schedule is announced), including nine MLS regular-season games and one special bonus game. Real Salt Lake's mini-plan ticket pricing consists of Youth (15 and younger) and Adult in four price levels. Prices for the 2005 mini-plan season ticket packages are $130 adult ($110 youth) for the North Goal, $180 adult ($150) for the Corner Flag, $220 adult ($180 youth) for East Sideline and $300 adult ($230 youth) for VIP seats.

To add more options for fans, RSL is also offering the flex season ticket package, which is comprised of twenty vouchers of the same price category (North Goal, Corner Flag, Premium and VIP) that allows the purchaser to determine which games they would like to see in the regular reason and how many tickets needed for that game. Prices for the 2005 Flex Package are $280 for the North Goal, $340 for the Corner Flag, $440 for the East Sideline and $560 for the VIP seats. Tickets can be redeemed in the following way: one could use all the vouchers and bring 20 people to one game or 4 people could attend five games. Flex vouchers are discounted from the day of game pricing making it an even greater value.

All tickets can be purchased by visiting the RSL Ticket Office at 515 South 700 East, #2R, SLC, UT 84102, by logging onto or by contacting the Real Salt Lake Ticket Office at (866) 9-SOCCER.

2006 SEASON MEDIA ACCREDITATION: RSL's 2006 season media accreditation process is underway. Members of the media who wish to apply should fill out the online form no later than Friday, March 31, 2006 at 5:00 p.m. MT. Log on to for more information.

MLS CAMPS: The Official Camp and Clinic of Major League Soccer is NOW the Official Camp & Clinic of Real Salt Lake! NEW for 2006, Fantasy Camp and focused Team Training experiences. To find out more about all of RSL's Youth Development Programs, call Scott Reynolds at (801) 924-8575 or by email at To partner with RSL to host MLS Camps in your community, call us today.

ACCESS REAL: Real fans can now receive up-to-date information on the team by signing up for the RSL Weekly Newsletter on our website at

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