Most years, an MLS team would be disappointed by an 11-12-7 regular-season record. That wasn't the case for Real Salt Lake. In 2009, RSL rode that very record to the final spot in the MLS playoffs. Embracing a "Team is the star" philosophy, the squad banded together and swept through the playoffs, besting some of the league's top franchises to capture their first ever MLS Cup. Ever since, the team has been a Western Conference powerhouse behind head coach Jason Kreis, who started his career at Real Salt Lake as team captain before trading his captain's armband for a coach's sense of accountability. Real Salt Lake plays their home games in Rio Tinto Stadium, a 20,000-spectator facility that opened its massive doors in 2008 with advanced technology that includes a 60-foot video screen and LED video ribbons stretching 200 feet across both sidelines.
Practice your kick at Soccer City in Draper.
Head on over to the in-house restaurant for a delectable meal.
This club is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
See how many goals you can score today as your try your hand - or feet, rather - at soccer.
Pump it up! At Salt Lake Indoor Soccer Center in Murray, you'll always have an awesome workout with top of the line equipment.
Sharpen your kickboxing and self-defense knowledge with a kickboxing class from Salt Lake Indoor Soccer Center.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Frolicking in a 500,000-gallon wave pool, plummeting from 100-foot free-fall slides, and drifting along a 1,200-foot lazy river with 5 mph currents are just a few of the diversions found within Seven Peaks Water Park's net of water parks. The aquatic havens spread across Utah and Indiana, luring families and adventurous kayakers with forests of twisting water slides such as the Provo location's Boomerang, which sends passengers ricocheting down three stories. Calmer fun awaits at child-friendly areas such as Sand Bar Bay, where gentle spurts of water surprise and delight kids and a tiny slide sends them, careening and giggling, into the water.
Fit Con Utah brings the state's best and brightest athletes together for a two-day conference of education and fun. The program planners designed just about everything to be hands-on, from cooking demonstrations and seminars to live fitness classes and competitions. To keep visitors' adrenaline pumping, competitions are held for weight lifting, dunking, and dunking weightlifters. Attendees also get the chance to mingle with the impressive line-up of athletic guests, which have included Olympians and pro footballers alike.