Unified Sports

Unified Sports programs are dedicated to promoting social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences. Unified Sports teams are made up of an equal number of people with and without intellectual disabilities. Teammates are to be of similar age and ability to facilitate meaningful involvement on the field of play and friendships that extend beyond the game.

RSL Special Olympics Unified Soccer

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.

RSL 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.

For more information on the RSL Unified Soccer team contact the SOUT office at 801-363-1111.