Real Salt Lake announces post-game autograph session April 29

April 27, 2006 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Real Salt Lake News Release

SALT LAKE CITY (Thursday, April 27, 2006) - Real Salt Lake fans who purchase 20 or more group tickets for the next home game versus the 2005 MLS Cup Defending Champion Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday, April 29 for FW Landon Donovan's first 2006 regular season visit to Salt Lake will receive one special invitation to a post-game autograph session featuring Donovan and RSL DF Eddie Pope, who each have 77 caps with the U.S. Men's National Team. Invitations to this event are very limited! Please call Real Salt Lake at (866) 9-SOCCER or visit for more details.

JERRY SEINER / RSL COACHES SHOW ON KALL 700 AM: RSL invites fans to join RSL players, coaches and front office staff at the Jerry Seiner Salt Lake dealership's Iceberg Café located at 1530 South 500 West today and every Thursday for the weekly "Jerry Seiner/RSL Coaches Show" at 6:00 p.m. MT. The KALL 700 Bill Riley Show will broadcast LIVE each week at Jerry Seiner Salt Lake from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. MT, with Coach Ellinger and RSL personalities featured during the final hour.

Each week, fans can compete against players, coaches and each other in the X-BOX FIFA 2006 Challenge. Supporters will compete to qualify to play in the Carnival Real X-BOX competition at every home game, where an X-BOX will be given away to the most outstanding player. RSL's next 2006 X-BOX FIFA Challenge will be Saturday, April 29 at Carnival Real when RSL takes on the Los Angeles Galaxy at Rice-Eccles Stadium at 2:00 p.m. MT. Carnival Real opens at 1:00 p.m.

U.S. U-20s DROP 4-0 DECISION TO ARGENTINA U-20s, SHUTOUT RIVER PLATE U-20s 1-0: RSL DF Nikolas Besagno played a full 90 minutes in the U.S. U-20 Men's National Team 4-0 loss to the defending World Champions, Argentina yesterday at the AFA training grounds in Ezeiza as the team finished out its Buenos Aires Training Camp.

On Tuesday, Besagno played 90 minutes in the U.S. U-20 Men's National Team 1-0 victory over Club Atletico River Plate U-20s, 1-0, at Platense Stadium, earning the first victory of their Buenos Aires training camp. New York Red Bulls FW David Arvizu tallied the game-winning goal in the 33rd minute.


**All practices are open to media members. All times and locations are subject to change. The RSL practice field is the 1700 East field off 9400 South on The Waterford School campus in Sandy, Utah. All media should enter the parking lot on 1700 East and are requested to stay on the east side of the field at all times. No media or cameras are permitted on the west side. There can be no interviewing, photographing or interacting with Waterford School students at anytime. Please contact the Real Salt Lake Media Relations Department at 801.924.8584 to confirm times and venues.


Friday, April 28 Rice-Eccles Stadium 10:00 a.m.

Saturday, April 29 GAME vs. Los Angeles Galaxy 2:00 p.m.

@ Rice-Eccles Stadium

Sunday, April 30 RESERVES vs. Los Angeles Galaxy 10:00 a.m.




DF Eddie Pope PROBABLE Low back strain

FW Jamie Watson QUESTIONABLE L knee sprain

DF Paul Broome OUT L ankle internal derangement

MF Seth Trembly OUT L knee ACL tear

DF Nikolas Besagno OUT U.S. U-20 MNT (through 4/27 - Argentina trip)

KLEIN JOINS BILL RILEY ON KALL 700 EVERY TUESDAY AT 5:05 P.M. MT: RSL MF Chris Klein will be featured live on the Bill Riley Show on KALL 700 AM every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. MT. Klein has played in 204 regular season matches, including 187 starts, tallying 40 goals and adding 46 assists. His first goal for RSL was selected as the Sierra Mist Goal of the Week for Week 2 with 39 percent of the votes against FC Dallas on April 9. In the game's 36th-minute, MF Andy Williams tapped the ball to Klein who launched a free kick just outside the arc some 25 yards from the FC Dallas net to give RSL the first goal of the 2005 season.

2006 RSL TICKET PACKAGES ON SALE: RSL 2006 ticket packages are on sale and fans can now purchase full season, half season, the "High-Five" pack and flex season 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. Fans can also purchase single-game tickets by visiting the Utah Ticket Office at 451 South 1400 East, by logging onto or by contacting the Ticket Office at (801) 581-UTIX. Finally, fans can purchase The KFC Colonel's Corner $12 ticket voucher, the club's most affordable single-game ticket, by visiting any of the 36 KFC® restaurants in Utah.

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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