2009 Real Salt Lake season

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Real Salt Lake
2009 season
Owner SCP Worldwide
Coach Jason Kreis
Major League Soccer 8th
MLS Cup Champions
Average home league attendance 16,070[1]
Home colors
Away colors

The 2009 Real Salt Lake season was the fifth season of the team's existence. After clinching the eighth and final spot in the 2009 MLS Cup Playoffs, Real Salt Lake would go on to defeat the Los Angeles Galaxy in the 2009 MLS Cup. The team was the first team in MLS history to win the MLS Cup after finishing the regular season with a losing record (11–12–7).

Squad[edit]

First-team squad[edit]

Real Salt Lake with President Barack Obama at the White House in June 2010

As of July 15, 2009.[2] Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Chris Seitz
2 United States DF Tony Beltran
3 United States DF Robbie Russell
4 Colombia DF Jámison Olave
5 United States MF Kyle Beckerman
6 United States DF Nat Borchers
7 United States MF Alex Nimo (on loan at Portland)
8 Canada FW Will Johnson
10 United States FW Robbie Findley
11 Argentina MF Javier Morales
12 Haiti MF Jean Alexandre (on loan at Austin)
14 Armenia FW Yura Movsisyan [3]
16 Argentina FW Fabián Espíndola
No. Position Player
17 United States DF Chris Wingert
18 United States GK Nick Rimando
19 Brazil FW Pablo Campos
20 United States MF Ned Grabavoy
21 Netherlands MF Rachid El Khalifi
22 Argentina MF Nelson González (on loan from Quilmes)
23 United States MF Raphael Cox
24 United States GK Kyle Reynish
25 United States FW Tino Nuñez
33 United States DF David Horst (on loan at Austin)
77 Jamaica MF Andy Williams
84 United States MF Clint Mathis

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
7 United States MF Alex Nimo (with the Portland Timbers until the end of the USL season)

Club[edit]

Management[edit]

Position Staff
Head Coach United States Jason Kreis
Assistant Coach United States Jeff Cassar
Assistant Coach United States Brian Johnson
Assistant Coach United States Robin Fraser
Head Athletic trainer United States Jake Joachim
Assistant Athletic trainer United States Tyson Pace

Last updated: April 18, 2009
Source: Real Salt Lake

Other information[edit]

Owner United States SCP Worldwide
Ground (capacity and dimensions) Rio Tinto Stadium (20,008 / N/A)

Source: Real Salt Lake


Competitions[edit]

Overall[edit]

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
MLS March 21, 2009

Last updated: April 15, 2008
Source: Competitions

Major League Soccer[edit]

Standings[edit]

Western Conference
Pos Club Pts GP W L T GF GA GD
1 Los Angeles Galaxy 48 30 12 6 12 36 31 +5
2 Houston Dynamo 48 30 13 8 9 39 29 +10
3 Seattle Sounders FC 47 30 12 7 11 38 29 +9
4 Chivas USA 45 30 13 11 6 34 31 +3
5 Real Salt Lake 40 30 11 12 7 43 35 +8
6 Colorado Rapids 40 30 10 10 10 42 38 +4
7 FC Dallas 39 30 11 13 6 50 47 +4
8 San Jose Earthquakes 30 30 7 14 9 36 50 −14
2009 MLS Cup Playoffs
2009 MLS Cup Playoffs (Wild Card)


Major League Soccer
Pos Club Pts GP W L T GF GA GD
1 Columbus Crew (E1) 49 30 13 7 10 41 31 +10
2 Los Angeles Galaxy2 (W1) 48 30 12 6 12 36 31 +5
3 Houston Dynamo3 (W2) 48 30 13 8 9 39 29 +10
4 Seattle Sounders FC2 47 30 12 7 11 38 29 +9
5 Chicago Fire3 (E2) 45 30 11 7 12 39 34 +5
6 Chivas USA3 45 30 13 11 6 34 31 +3
7 New England Revolution3 42 30 11 10 9 33 37 −4
8 Real Salt Lake2 40 30 11 12 7 43 35 +8
9 Colorado Rapids 40 30 10 10 10 42 38 +4
10 D.C. United 40 30 9 8 13 43 44 −1
11 FC Dallas 39 30 11 13 6 50 47 +4
12 Toronto FC1 39 30 10 11 9 37 46 −9
13 Kansas City Wizards 33 30 8 13 9 33 42 −9
14 San Jose Earthquakes 30 30 7 14 9 36 50 −14
15 New York Red Bulls 21 30 5 19 6 27 47 −20
MLS Supporters' Shield, 2009 MLS Cup Playoffs, 2010 U.S. Open Cup, 2010–11 CONCACAF Champions League2
2009 MLS Cup Playoffs, 2010 U.S. Open Cup
2009 MLS Cup Playoffs
  • ^Note 1 - Toronto FC cannot qualify for the U.S. Open Cup, as it is a Canadian-based team. If they qualify for an automatic berth into the U.S. Open Cup, the next highest placed team not already qualified will be given a berth. Similarly, they cannot qualify for the CONCACAF Champions League through MLS. Rather, they can qualify through the Canadian Soccer Championship. If they qualify for the Champions League through MLS, then the highest placed team not already qualified will qualify.
  • ^Note 3 - SuperLiga 2010 berths are awarded to the top 4 finishing teams from MLS who do not qualify for Champions League (Houston, Chicago, Chivas USA, and New England).

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld Pts W L T GF GA GD W L T GF GA GD W L T GF GA GD
29 40 11 11 7 43 34 +9 9 1 5 34 11 +23 2 10 2 9 23 −14

Last updated: October 25, 2009
Source: Major League Soccer
Pld = Matches played; Pts = Points; W = Matches won; T = Matches tied; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Ground A H H A H A H A H A A H A A H H A H A H H A H A H A A H A H
Result L W W L W L T L L T L T W T W T L W L W T L W W T L L W L W

Last updated: October 25, 2009.
Source: Real Salt Lake
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: T = Tie; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches[edit]

      Win       Tie       Loss

MLS regular season[edit]

MLS playoffs[edit]

U.S. Open Cup qualifying[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "USA Major League Soccer - Attendance - 2009". ESPN Soccernet. Retrieved April 28, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Real Salt Lake: Players: Main". Archived from the original on 2009-09-07. Retrieved 2009-09-05. 
  3. ^ Will join Randers FC on January 1, 2010

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