Utah Royals FC (0-1-4, 4 pts., NWSL 7th place) remain home to host the visiting Washington Spirit tomorrow, Saturday, May 5, at Rio Tinto Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. MT, and will be broadcast locally via KMYU, the RSL on KSL app, and on ESPN 700 AM, with Greg Wrubell and Carla Haslam providing the call.
The Washington Spirit arrive in Salt Lake City for the first time, recording a 2018 mark of 1-2-2 (5 points), occupying fifth place on the NWSL table. URFC Head Coach Laura Harvey, who holds an all-time mark against the Spirit of 10-4-1 during her time in Seattle, welcomes the visitors to Rio Tinto Stadium, the Spirit led by USWNT members Mallory Pugh, Andi Sullivan, and former BYU star Ashley Hatch.
Utah Royals FC will have a second-consecutive home chance to get their first win in club history this weekend, regrouping after a 1-1 draw last week against the 2017 NWSL Cup champions, Portland Thorns FC. URFC forward Amy Rodriguez made headlines by scoring the club's first goal at home - just 377 days since tearing her ACL during the 2017 NWSL opener for Kansas City. Captained by DF Becky Sauerbrunn, the Utah side held Portland to only three scoring opportunities, with GK Abby Smith making a crucial save early in the second half.
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