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CCL Quarterfinals

The big game is tomorrow night!  CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinals, second leg against Columbus Crew, 8pm MT at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Winner advances to the semi-finals, and will play the winner of Saprissa (CRC) vs. Olimpia (HON). We are hoping to see all of you at the RioT tomorrow night, but in case you cant make it, the game will be on Fox Soccer Channel.

I am thinking most of you have watched these already, but in case you havent (or want to watch them again) here’s a behind the scenes look at our team as we have been preparing for this quarterfinal matchup.  Hopefully they will get you even more pumped up for tomorrow nights game!

part 1-  MLS Videos | CCL 360 – Real Salt Lake | Episode 1

part 2-  MLS Videos | CCL 360 – Real Salt Lake | Episode 2

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Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town

I havent played guitar in forever, but i took the acoustic one out last night and tried to learn a new song.  i quickly got frustrated and decided just to play a few classics that i always love.  one of the first songs i was taught is “Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town” by Pearl Jam.  its an easy song to learn so i thought i would try to teach you guys (for anyone who’s interested in playing the guitar).  this is the first time i have done anything like this, so you will have to excuse the audio quality (i recorded it on my phone), and also my terrible voice.  hope you guys enjoy it…

and in case you guys want to take a look at the tab (which also has the lyrics), here it is:


Secondhand Serenade

Tomorrow night, Tuesday December 21st, Secondhand Serenade will be playing at The Complex- located one block west of the Gateway at 536 West 100 South in Salt Lake City.

I will be hosting the event, which will be raising money to benefit HopeKids, Utah Chapter.  There will be raffles and a silent auction at the concert.

Doors open at 7pm

Tickets are $20 in advance, $22 at the door.  Available at all Smithtix locations.  Hope to see you guys tomorrow night!



And the winner is…

Big game tonight vs. Cruz Azul.  word on the street is that the game is going to be sold out!  the crowd was amazing on saturday night when we played dallas, i would love to see a similar atmosphere this evening.  the worst part was def the fact that i was up in the stands, but my quad is feeling much better, and i think there is a good chance it will be ready for this weekend’s game in colorado. thanks to all of you guys for the nice messages and support, i really appreciate it!

So as you guys already know, everyone who bought a banner on saturday night, was entered into a raffle to win a pair of my game worn, autographed cleats.  The winner of the raffle is Tiffany Vandersteen!  Congratulations Tiffany, we will be sending the cleats out to you right away…

Thanks to everyone else who bought a banner, i promise we will do some more contests in the near future.  Hope to see you all tonight at the game, and again in a few weeks for the playoffs!


Saturday, October 16

Hey guys, so i realize that i havent written in a while, and i was thinking that we need to give some more stuff away, so i came up with a little idea…

This saturday night we have our last regular season home game of the year against FC Dallas-  hopefully all of you will be there!  the galaxy is now four points ahead of us and dallas only two points behind, with two games remaining before the playoffs. our last lost of the season came against dallas, down at their place back in july. they have just broken the mls regular season record for consecutive games unbeaten, and as you know we have the new record for home games unbeaten. one of these all time records is likely coming to an end on saturday!  as you can tell it’s going to be a a huge game, and we need all of you there to support us! we still have a chance at finishing the regular season in first place, and adding another trophy to the case.

My banners will once again be on sale for $17 at Carnival Real (which will take place on the east side of the stadium, prior to the game, from 5-7pm). For everyone that buys a banner, you will be entered into a contest to win a pair of my game worn, autographed cleats (as shown above). After the match i will put all of your names into a hat and pick out a winner. If you buy 2 banners your name will be put in twice, if you buy 3 banners you will be entered three times, etc. I will later announce the winner and send you the cleats asap. good luck, see you on saturday!



Tickets for September 15th vs. Toronto FC

In case you guys arent up to speed with our Champions League schedule, our next game is at home on September 15th against Toronto FC.  Everyone in our group has one win and one loss at this point, so next game is going to be crucial for our chances to make it into the quarter-final round.  We had a great crowd against Arabe Unido (Panama) for our first home CCL game a couple weeks ago. Hopefully all of you guys are going to make it to Rio Tinto again next wednesday.

Im assuming that not all of you have already bought tickets for next week’s game, so i figured we would have a little contest and give a couple away.

The first person to comment on this post, and tell me who this picture is of (on the left), will receive two tickets to next week’s game vs TFC.  I’ll give you a hint:  this picture was taken in 1975, just after he finished his playing career.

Good Luck, start guessing!

PS. please do not respond if you are unable to make it to the game next wednesday


Finally Back Home

my delta skymiles account is going through the roof!  from salt lake city to mexico city, mexico city to toronto, and toronto back salt lake (with a quick lay over in minneapolis) all in the past 7 days.  this last week was very challenging for us, and although we were disappointed with the final result at cruz azul, we were proud of the way we responded up in canada.  here is a little video of us preparing for the week:

sometimes it’s interesting to see what we were thinking after it’s all said and done.  hope to see all of you guys at the RioT this weekend as we face another great team, the NY Red Bulls.

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