The men and women of Salt Lake Community College soccer will receive a grand introduction Saturday at Rio Tinto Stadium.
As the newest addition to the SLCC athletic program, Bruin soccer players will be introduced to Real Salt Lake fans during halftime of the match between RSL and FC Dallas. The community has been invited to share in the presentation.
Before this year, soccer was a club sport at SLCC. While many of the current players had previously played on those club teams, additional athletes were drafted after tryouts earlier this year.
“[The new program] has brought a lot of talent to SLCC, and the coaching staff is invested for success,” says men’s soccer player Gabe Hatton. “This is going to be a great exposure [for] the program. This [introduction] will give us the opportunity to get out there and let the soccer fans know in the valley area that we are here.”
SLCC will play the second of back-to-back road matches against Snow College in Ephraim before returning to Salt Lake for the halftime presentation.