Lions And Zoos

The outer end | Real Salt Lake with Leo the Lion

New York City FC is on the road this weekend against Real Salt Lake at Yankee Stadium.

What’s the best thing about being RSL’s mascot?
The best thing about being RSL’s mascot – seeing the smiling faces of our supporters, especially the kids when they walk into the stadium and see the team play.

You joined the club in 2010, what was your favorite moment with RSL?

I joined RSL in 2010 but I’ve been there since the team started so my favorite moment was winning the MLS Cup in 2009.

Do you have a favorite RSL player?

Kyle Beckerman since he decided to copy my hairstyle.

Are you friends with any of the other MLS mascots?
Gary the Lion from FC Cincinnati and Kingston from Orlando City are welcome in my pride anytime.

What are you most excited about as we continue the 2022 season?

To have stadiums full again and see the guys go head to head for a cup.

If you’ve ever been called up to play for the team, do you have a favorite position on the pitch?

If one of our fans is in Salt Lake for a game, are there any places you would suggest they visit?

I would say places to check; Park Café, my friends in the Lions Cage at Hogle Zoo and one of our world class ski resorts or hiking trails.

You can buy tickets for Sunday’s game here.