America First Credit Union Unveils Official Real Salt Lake Co-Branded Credit and Debit Cards

“With our recent announcement of America First Field, we are excited to announce this incredible benefit for RSL fans and our members,” said America First President and CEO Thayne Shaffer. “Being founding partners from the very beginning, and the unique connection between our two organizations, creates a special opportunity for our members to share in the legacy of our relationship.”

“We are excited to collaborate with America First Credit Union as they offer cobranded credit and debit cards to all members and fans,” said Real Salt Lake President John Kimball. “Our two organizations have been linked together since the inception of our Club so having our two logos prominently displayed side-by-side on these cards is a great fit. Members throughout Utah can proudly show off their belief in the Club, and proudly demonstrate their Claret-and-Cobalt passion every time they use their card.”

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Proudly celebrating 83 years of servicing members and a long-standing history, America First Credit Union has become one of the largest, most stable, and most progressive credit unions in the country. As Utah’s largest credit union, it has remained a member-owned, not-for-profit cooperative financial institution. Today, America First has 121 locations, and is the seventh largest credit union in assets in the United States with over $17 billion, and the fifth largest credit union in membership in America with more than 1.2 million members.


During the first week of January 2022, the RSL compendium of properties was acquired by global sports entrepreneur David Blitzer – who boasts interests in the Philadelphia 76ers (NBA), the New Jersey Devils (NHL), and six European soccer entities, including Crystal Palace (England), FC Augsburg (Germany), Estoril (Portugal), ADO Den Haag (Netherlands), Alcorcón (Spain) and SK Beveren (Belgium). The Blitzer group partners with Utah-based Smith Entertainment Group, led by Ryan Smith, which owns the Utah Jazz (NBA).

Real Salt Lake kicked off its 18th Major League Soccer season this Spring, its first full season under Head Coach Pablo Mastroeni, who led the Utah side for the final 100 days last year, advancing to the 2021 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs for the 11th time in the last 14 years.

The club's MLS Cup 2009 victory marked the state of Utah's only major professional championship in nearly 40 years, the title preceding an historic run to the 2010/11 CONCACAF Champions League Final. Buoyed by a passionate base boasting several thousand season ticket holders, RSL has enjoyed a prominent home-field advantage – posting a dominant 154-49-66 (Win-Loss-Draw) record across all competitions at home (1.96 points per game for a 0.695 win pct.) – since building its permanent home in Sandy 14 years ago.

In 2015, the club expanded its development pyramid with the addition of Real Monarchs SLC, one of several MLS-operated clubs playing in the MLS Next Pro league recently launched by Major league Soccer.  The Club previously played in the USL Championship, the United States' Division II setup.  The Monarchs boast a pair of USL titles in its brief....-->

RSL fans can support their favorite MLS team with an AFCU credit or debit card.

SALT LAKE CITY – September 22, 2022 – If you believe, then just stand up on your feet because Real Salt Lake Soccer Fans have a new way to support their favorite MLS team both inside and outside of America First Field with the help of America First Credit Union, the official credit union and stadium naming partner of Real Salt La...

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