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More than a Game for Rubio Rubin and Family

The elation within the walls of Rio Tinto Stadium poured out from a sell-out crowd as Real Salt Lake took to the field for the first time this season. Fans sat on the edge of their seats filled with anticipation, but perhaps none more than a small group seated in the southwest corner with the name Rubio scrawled across their backs.

As the game inched closer to the start and the players took their positions, RSL forward Rubio Rubin glanced up into the stands and for the first time in his eight-year career he was greeted by the faces of his family, none of whom have ever had the pleasure of watching him play professionally in person.