Since the Great Salt Lake is a shallow lake with gently sloping shores around all edges except on the south side, small variations in the water level greatly affect the extent of the shoreline. A women's soccer team, called Real Salt Lake Women, was founded in 2008.

Although no annual trophy is involved, since 2011, the more fierce rival has become Sporting Kansas City, which was born out of a 2011 preseason brawl,[51] and culminated in a physical RSL defeat in the 2013 MLS Cup after a penalty shootout. For example, a number of explorers who visited the area in the mid-1800s (e.g. The franchise regional success to date was in the 2010–11 CONCACAF Champions League, where RSL finished runners-up in the tournament becoming the first American club, since the CONCACAF Champions League format was introduced in 2008, to advance to the final stage of the tournament. As people came to know of the Great Salt Lake, they interpreted the maps to think that "Timpanogos" referred to the Great Salt Lake. [69], Last updated: January 18, 2018Source: Real Salt Lake. Although dominated by the Rapids early on, Salt Lake has since taken a 9–4 series lead over their rivals, and are the current holders of the cup, having won it during the 2017 season. The photos of the mountain, which he calls "Apocalrock," are described as “miraculous” and “geo-cosmic manifestations” at the hand of Jesus Christ.21.

Their first game of the 2007 MLS season was a 2–2 draw for FC Dallas on Real's home turf.

The Seagull Monument stands in SLC’s Temple Square to commemorate the story of the Miracle of the Gulls in 1848, wherein the Mormon settlers’ crops were saved from a swarm of katydids by several flocks of native seagulls, who devoured the crickets over a two-week period. Salt Lake Stadium was designed as a joint effort by Ballardie Thomson & Mathews Private Limited and H.K. Initially named interim manager for the remainder of the season, assistant coach Freddy Juarez was eventually named as head coach following the season. As they settled Salt Lake City, the Mormons were the first in the American West to implement a large-scale irrigation system. Fascinated with architecture? 25. Checketts also found it encouraging that Real Madrid had a basketball team as well. Established in 1868, Salt Lake City's Zions Cooperative Mercantile Institution (. The streets in downtown Salt Lake City are unusually wide. Nabokov found Geisel charming, and the feeling appears to have been mutual; five years later, Geisel even paid tribute to the Russian scribe in Horton Hears a Who!, naming a "black-bottomed eagle" Vlad Vlad-i-koff. [73], The first Saltair pavilion was destroyed by fire on April 22, 1925. In the MLS playoffs, RSL defeated Seattle Sounders 3–2 on aggregate. 14. It has become important not only as a source of minerals but also as a beach and water-sports attraction and a wildlife preserve. Salt Lake City’s basketball team, the Utah Jazz, hails originally from New Orleans—explaining the team’s unusual tag in a city that is not known for its jazz culture. 24. RSL began play on April 2, 2005 against New York MetroStars at Giants Stadium, which ended in a scoreless tie.

In the conference finals, RSL lost 3–1 to the LA Galaxy and were eliminated. Please select which sections you would like to print: Corrections?

The Utah Division of Water Resources credits the project with "over one-third of that decline". [citation needed] Real Salt Lake did not lose a league game at home since May 2009. Scott G Winterton, Deseret News SANDY … The high salinity in parts of the lake makes them uninhabitable for all but a few species, including brine shrimp, brine flies, and several forms of algae. The project was abandoned before it got beyond the planning stage.[35].

Learn more about Utah's capital city. The name derives from the Greek unit of measurement, the stade, the distance covered in the original Greek footraces (about 600 feet [180 metres]). The course for the footrace in the ancient Olympic Games at Olympia was exactly a stade in length, and the word for the unit of measurement became transferred first to the footrace and then to the place in which the race was run. The telecasts (which, until its discontinuation, were originally presented by Sinclair's American Sports Network) feature pre- and post-game coverage. Sudden storms and lack of experience on the part of boaters are the two most dangerous elements in boating and sailing on the Great Salt Lake. No European name was given to it at the time, and it was not shown on the map by Bernardo Miera y Pacheco, the cartographer for the expedition. One of the strangest museums in Utah is the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Museum, which exhibits various unexpected oddities, such as a two-headed lamb and a loaf of bread from 1893. On March 20, 2017 the club announced that head coach Jeff Cassar had been dismissed from his duties only three games into the season. On December 1, 2016, the opening of new 180-foot-long (55 m) bridge allowed water to flow from the southern arm of the lake into the north-west arm. That happened in 1850 under the leadership of Howard Stansbury (Stansbury discovered and named the Stansbury mountain range and Stansbury island). The Great Salt Lake entered written European history through the records of Silvestre Vélez de Escalante, who learned of its existence from the Timpanogos Utes in 1776. Harman changed his own restaurant's name from Harman Café to Kentucky Fried Chicken after people lined up down the street to order his new Southern-fried menu item. Stansbury Island and Strongs Knob remain peninsulas unless the water level rises well-above the average. [25], A 2014 study used tree rings collected in the watershed of the Great Salt Lake to create a 576-year record of lake level reconstruction. [24] Despite the departure, the club finished the 2014 season in third in the Western Conference, with a record of 15–8–11 totaling 56 points, and qualified for the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League. Harman changed his own restaurant's name from Harman Café to Kentucky Fried Chicken after people lined up down the street to order his new Southern-fried menu item. [60], A study in 2010 concluded that the main source of the mercury is likely worldwide industry, rather than local sources. [29] Daryl Shore was named interim head coach for the two games against the New York Red Bulls and Minnesota United. Nothing contained in the articles should be construed as business, legal, tax, accounting, investment or other advice or as an advertisement or promotion of any project or developer or locality.