Utah Royals FC

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Utah Royals FC
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Basic data
Surname Utah Royals FC
Seat Sandy , Utah
founding 2017
owner Dell Loy Hansen
Website rsl.com/utahroyals
First soccer team
Head coach EnglandEngland Laura Harvey
Venue Rio Tinto Stadium
Places 20,213
league National Women's Soccer League
2019 Reg. Season : 6th place
Play-offs: not qualified

The Utah Royals FC is a women's football franchise from Sandy in the greater Salt Lake City in Utah , which since the season 2018 in the National Women's Soccer League plays the highest league in women's football in the USA.


On November 16, 2017, the Real Salt Lake franchise from Major League Soccer announced that it had acquired a team from the National Women's Soccer League. Four days later, the NWSL announced that FC Kansas City would dissolve its team and transfer the player contracts, draft picks and other rights to the new franchise. Subsequently, on November 27, 2017, the new team announced the engagement of Laura Harvey as a trainer and published the name of the new team and its logo on December 1.

The team ended the first season of 2018 with 9 wins, 8 draws and 7 defeats in the regular season in fifth place, which means that the play-offs of the four best teams were only just missed. In addition, the team achieved the second best attendance average behind Portland Thorns FC with an average of almost 10,000 viewers per game.

In the second season , too , the team missed the play-offs. At the end of the regular season, Utah finished sixth in the table with a balanced record (10 wins, 4 draws, 10 defeats).


Utah Royals FC, like Real Salt Lake, play their home games at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. It can accommodate a total of 20,213 spectators.



Current squad

As of October 29, 2019

No. position Surname
1 United StatesUnited States TW Abby Smith
2 ScotlandScotland FROM Rachel Corsie
3 United StatesUnited States MF Rebecca Moros
4th United StatesUnited States FROM Becky Sauerbrunn
5 United StatesUnited States MF Kelley O'Hara
6th New ZealandNew Zealand FROM Katie Bowen
7th United StatesUnited States MF Mandy Laddish
8th United StatesUnited States ST Amy Rodriguez
9 United StatesUnited States MF Lo'eau LaBonta
10 CanadaCanada MF Diana Matheson
11 CanadaCanada MF Desiree Scott
12 United StatesUnited States MF Taylor Lytle
13 United StatesUnited States MF Makenzy Doniak
No. position Surname
14th United StatesUnited States FROM Gaby Vincent
15th United StatesUnited States MF Erika Tymrak
16 United StatesUnited States FROM Samantha Johnson
17th United StatesUnited States FROM Sydney Miramontez
18th United StatesUnited States TW Nicole Barnhart
19th United StatesUnited States FROM Michelle Maemone
20th United StatesUnited States ST Mallory Weber
21st SpainSpain ST Verónica Boquete
22nd United StatesUnited States FROM Madeline Nolf
23 United StatesUnited States ST Christians Press
24 United StatesUnited States ST Katie Stengel
25th United StatesUnited States ST Brittany Ratcliffe
66 IcelandIceland MF Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir

Coaching staff

Season statistics

year league Regular season Play-offs Average audience 1 Most successful goalscorer 1
2018 NWSL 5th place not qualified 9,466 United StatesUnited States Katie Stengel (6)
2019 NWSL 6th place not qualified 10,774 United StatesUnited States Amy Rodriguez (9)
1 Regular season only

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Maria Torres: Announcement of new team in Salt Lake means women's pro soccer is likely done in KC. In: The Kansas City Star. November 16, 2017, accessed December 30, 2017 .
  2. ^ Maria Torres: FC Kansas City women's soccer team folds, NWSL sends players to Salt Lake City. In: The Kansas City Star. November 20, 2017, accessed December 30, 2017 .
  3. ^ Maddie Lee: Real Salt Lake hires Laura Harvey to coach new women's soccer team. In: The Salt Lake Tribune. November 27, 2017, accessed December 30, 2017 .
  4. RSL Communications: Utah Royals FC unveils name, identity for 2018 NWSL season. In: Real Salt Lake. December 1, 2017, accessed December 30, 2017 .
  5. Utah Royals Players - Real Salt Lake. In: rsl.com. Retrieved October 29, 2019 .