News about Real Madrid relationship

Discussion in 'Real Salt Lake' started by Lizzie Bee, Nov 11, 2004.

  1. Lizzie Bee

    Lizzie Bee Member+

    Jul 27, 2004
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    On Nov. 9th approximately 20 members of Real Salt Lake’s first official supporter’s club, the Loyalists, met with Trey Fitz-Gerald, the Senior Director of Marketing & Communications for RSL. He discussed upcoming events and decisions about the team and answered Loyalists’ questions for about 45 minutes. Here is a summary of what he discussed. For the complete article, please go to where the article will be available soon.

    Fitz-Gerald reiterated that the club is working on a relationship with Real Madrid. He added that Dave Checketts has been conducting close discussions with Madrid since the Oct. 9th event, working more on the details. However, he refused to go into detail, stating that he would prefer to defer to Dave Checketts on that subject.

    He did say that Salt Lake City fans will hopefully see Real Madrid in town within the next few years. One possibility might be to see them in town around the time the new stadium is opened. He also stated that some possibilities for the relationship might include spring training in Madrid and some connections for player development.
  2. Onionsack

    Onionsack BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 21, 2003
    New York City
    FC Girondins de Bordeaux
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    That is great to hear, I am happy there is some conection between the ReAL name and the spanish giants...the thought of a friendly with Mardid in Salt Lake is exciting I am happy for you and jealous at the same time.
  3. MiamiAce

    MiamiAce New Member

    Jan 12, 2004
    Miami, USA
    As long as the word "possibility" is flowing all over that article of a "possible" Real Madrid connection/relationship, I will continue to acknowledge that RSL lied to everyone outside their inner circle, including lying to their fans, just so they can cover their assets for naming this team "Re-al Salt Lake". My guess is they'll wait until the team starts playing next season before they come out and say "you know what, sorry but there is no serious relationship", and by then the fans won't even care or hold them accountable because they'll be blinded by the inaugural season.

    I sincerely hope Salt Lake fans call this team Royale Salt Lake (as in Roy-AL, not Royal). It sounds much much better, and its in English!
  4. the cup

    the cup Member

    Jul 10, 2002
    Real Salt Lake
    You're an idiot.
  5. rsl neil

    rsl neil New Member

    Oct 13, 2004
    Layton, UT
    I'm going to have to agree with 'the cup', and here's why...

    You don't say how RSL lied. Please enlighten us.

    We have a relationship with Real Madrid, it's not "possible", it's a fact. Dave Checketts has already made several trips tp Madrid, and RSL will be training at the Real Madrid training camp in February/March.

    Royale is French, not English. Thanks for playing.
  6. Blitzz Boy

    Blitzz Boy Member

    Apr 4, 2002
    The West Side
    I too, will start believing when I see The Galacticos going Australia - American Samoa on us in Rice Eccles or a couple of RSL youngsters playing for Castilla (Castilla used to be Real Madrid's affiliate. Maybe they still are. I am too lazy to check)

    But cynics (like me) have to remember the other end of this equation.....

    Dave Checketts still has lots of contacts in the NBA and Real Madrid has a basketball team. Maybe the deal will go something like this: some RSL kids will get to play for a Real Madrid reserve team and some Real Madrid basketball players will play in that "D League" or maybe their team will play in an NBA summer league. Or something like that.

    The Jazz can trade Raul Lopez to Ajax for John O'Brien and an orthepedic surgeon to be named later.
  7. Achtung

    Achtung Member

    Jul 19, 2002
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    At this point, I'd expect MiamiAce to lash himself 40 times.

    Kudos to you guys if you can actually manage to draw Real Madrid to our tiny corner of the world.
  8. FabFiveFigo

    FabFiveFigo Member

    Sep 16, 2002
    Northern SC
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As in Royale with cheese?
  9. Ultra_Sur

    Ultra_Sur New Member

    Sep 8, 2001
    Im a huge Spanish Real Madrid supporter, and i told you, Real Madrid will go play in Utah in 2005, and Florentino Perez (Real Madrid president) wants some link with RSL ;)
  10. Stan Collins

    Stan Collins Member+

    Feb 26, 1999
    Silver Spring, MD
    That is a tasty burger!

  11. prk166

    prk166 BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 8, 2000
    Med City
    No thanks, I'll have Le Big Mac. :)
  12. Arelius

    Arelius Member

    Mar 23, 2004
    Creeré cuando acontezca. Para mi, estas simplemente creando chismes.

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