Of all the scenarios she meticulously planned for, this was not one of them.
During her debut as a radio color commentator for Real Salt Lake's USL affiliate, Real Monarchs, Carla Swensen-Haslam was thrust into a spot not many broadcasters have experienced. In the 34th minute of the Monarchs' season opener in March, RSL rookie Omar Holness collapsed to the pitch inside Rio Tinto Stadium. He was suffering a seizure. The gasps from the crowd could be heard over the broadcast as players tried to help Holness before medical personnel arrived.