RSL To Stay In Utah?

Earlier this week, it was reported that Real Salt Lake's stadium deal with the city of Sandy, Utah, had fallen through - again. Now it appears that a deal to keep the team in Utah is "very likely" according to one source, with another saying that there will be a press conference on either Monday or Tuesday.

The deal - which has been on-again, off-again, for the past several months, has been given an injection of new life. Literally only days ago, hopes for progress on the issue were crushed by RSL owner Dave Checketts' statement that the deal was "dead" and he would be looking to sell the team by the end of the week. St. Louis has repeatedly been brought forth as a perfect setting for the RSL relocation - but those moving trucks aren't going anywhere, yet.

So, is it to be believed that a deal is finally in place? Who knows? Things could change again over the weekend, but for now, RSL stays in Utah. This is good news not only for the team, but for the MLS, who badly needed to get a deal done - somewhere - to avoid a PR disaster. Focus should now be placed on the upcoming season, which appears bright, especially after landing "superstar" Freddy Adu in the off-season.

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