Wasatch Soccer SentinelWasatch Soccer SentinelWasatch Soccer Sentinel

Real Salt Lake and Utah Royals news and rumors
Utah Royals

On the road again: Utah Royals FC @ Racing Louisville

Utah Royals FC are on the road to face Racing Louisville FC for a Saturday afternoon matchup.

On the road again: Utah Royals FC @ Racing Louisville

Match Details

Utah Royals FC @ Racing Louisville

Lynn Family Stadium | 3:00pm MT

WATCH on KMYU locally (2.2 over air / 12 satellite / 643 Comcast HD) OR NWSL+

LISTEN via KSL Sports Radio (102.7 FM / 1160 AM) starting at 2:30 p.m. MT

The Utah Royals (1-3-0, 3 pts, 13th NWSL) are on the road at Racing Louisville (0-0-4, 4 pts, 9th NWSL), hoping to get past a two-game losing streak. Utah started 0-1 on their away games after a disappointing loss at the Washington Spirit, losing 2-1 on Sunday, March 31.

What we’re watching

Utah has lost three out of four games this season and appear to still be trying figure out their attack and how to produce results. Against Orlando, the struggle was real, relying on long balls past the midfield to the forwards, but it often did not result in anything. According to Field of Vision on X, Utah produced the 10th lowest xG in a single game in NWSL history.

It was another reminder that this is still a young Utah team, learning to play together in a highly competitive league. Utah needs to add experience and depth to their roster, and they did just that as they signed New Zealand midfielder Macey Leigh Fraser to a three-year contract with an option for a fourth from Wellington Phoenix of the Australian A-League. Fraser is expected to make an immediate impact with her physical and technical abilities, and she comes to Utah with three goals in the 2023-24 season. Fraser also has five international caps for the New Zealand National Team. She will, of course, not be available for the game in Louisville as her international visa is pending, but her signing is a step in the right direction.

Utah faces a Louisville team still trying to earn their first win of the season. They appear to have a stingy defense, allowing only four goals in four games, two of them clean sheets, holding the Houston Dash and San Diego Wave FC scoreless. Racing Louisville will not make it easy for Utah's struggling attack and will need to find a way, beyond the long balls, to produce anything significant.

Score Prediction

Last week's game was rough. Ally Sentnor can't carry an entire team, and while she may potentially get a goal in Louisville, this game looks to be a 1-1 draw.

Injury Report

OUT: Imani Dorsey (SEI - achilles), Ifeoma Onumonu (ankle), Dana Foederer (concussion), Emily Gray (hamstring), Frankie Tagliaferri (knee), Agnes Nyberg (hip)

Latest News

Can Utah Royals FC turn their season around?
Can Utah Royals FC turn their season around?
2024 MLS Power Rankings averages, week 12
2024 MLS Power Rankings averages, week 12
Three Questions with Sounder at Heart
Three Questions with Sounder at Heart
What we’re watching in Real Salt Lake vs. Seattle Sounders
What we’re watching in Real Salt Lake vs. Seattle Sounders
The road trip continues: Can Utah Royals FC win @ Chicago Red Stars?
The road trip continues: Can Utah Royals FC win @ Chicago Red Stars?
What we’re watching in LA Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake
What we’re watching in LA Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake
2024 MLS Power Rankings averages, week 11
2024 MLS Power Rankings averages, week 11
U.S. Open Cup presents golden opportunity for Real Salt Lake
U.S. Open Cup presents golden opportunity for Real Salt Lake