Leveraging the power of soccer, the Real Salt Lake (RSL) Foundation together with MLS, ESPN and Special Olympics Utah have partnered to create the RSL Unified Soccer Team.
The RSL Unified Team participates in the Major League Soccer (MLS) Unified Exchange program. This program provides opportunities for the RSL Unified team to participate in a 1st Team MLS experience. Unified soccer teams, comprised of players with and without intellectual disabilities, travel from their home city to other MLS markets to compete in exhibition matches with their Special Olympic counterparts. Unified matches are scheduled in conjunction with MLS club matches, providing MLS fans with an opportunity to witness first-hand the talents and abilities of Special Olympics athletes and unified partners.
Tryouts are held each fall and will be announced via the Special Olympics Utah RSL Unified Facebook Page, and here our on website. Check back often for game times, dates, and special events where you can meet your favorite RSL Special Olympics Unified play!