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Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando Rimando is in his 16th year playing in Major League Soccer, the last nine of those seasons along the Wasatch Front.

SANDY — Real Salt Lake is returning home to Rio Tinto Stadium after five straight games on the road.

RSL begins its three-game home stand at 8 p.m. MDT Tuesday, June 14, with the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup. RSL will play the Wilmington Hammerheads, a team that plays in the eastern conference of the American Soccer League.

The U.S. Open Cup is a tournament where qualifying amateur teams and professional teams play in a single-elimination tournament. It’s a chance for amateur and lower level professional teams to play against MLS teams and some of the best players in the country.

Real Salt Lake will continue MLS play against the Portland Timbers at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 18. The two had 2-2 draw in their first meeting earlier this season in Portland. The Timbers have gone 2-2-1 in their last five games.

RSL wraps the home stand at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 22 hosting the New York Red Bulls. The two teams have yet to play this year, but the Red Bulls have been on fire as of late going 4-0-1 in their last five games.

Real Salt Lake is currently in third place in the western conference with a record of 7-4-2. If they keep this pace up in a 34 game season, they will see themselves comfortably in the playoffs — a place they failed to reach last year.

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