Real Salt Lake Announces 2022 Roster Decisions

Hereman, Utah (Monday, December 6, 2021)Real Salt Lake Announcing several moves to the roster today, he brought back 20 players – including 10 from the club’s academy/domestic Monarchs pipeline – from the 2021 squad, who set a record 15-15-7 across both the MLS regular season and MLS Cup competitions. Today’s announcements come on the heels of a dynamic, inspiring and historic run to the Western Conference Final for only the fifth time in the club’s history, and the first since 2013.

2021 Real Salt Lake MVP Award Winner & Golden Boot Damir Krilac Currently under contract and will return for 2022, along with 2021 FW . acquisitions robin robin, attacker Bobby Wood mf Jonathan Menendez And Tony Datkovic.

Six local players – DF Justin Glad, DF Aaron Herrera, DF Bud Davis, DF Zach Farnsworth, A goal keeper Jeff Dusnap and attacker Chris Garcia Also due to return next season, as is the midfield group Pablo RuizAnd Nick Besler And Brett Halsey. A goal keeper Zach McMath Also under the 2022 contract.

Real Salt Lake exercise choices on a total of five players – including GK David Ochoad / m Andrew Brody, mf Michael Chang and DF Eric Holt, a quartet that came through the club development pipeline of RSL Academy and/or Real Monarchs SLC – as well as DF Marcelo Silva.

Meanwhile, RSL has rejected contract options for eight players: DF Donnie Toya, DF Ashton Morgan and DF Noah powder, as well as attacker Milan Iluskiattacker Tate Schmidt and MF Justin Portillo, along with international attackers Douglas Martinez And Jason Ramirez.

Three Veteran Players – MF Albert Rusnack, the ward Justin Meram and MF Everton Luiz – Every one is out of contract currently. However, Real Salt Lake is actively engaged with 2021 captain and Slovak international Rusnák about a potential long-term comeback, while the odds remain for Miram and Everton.

Loan agreement with Atletico San Luis from Liga MX for FW Anderson Julio It will expire soon. However, the club is currently in discussions regarding transfer and contract options.

As of December 6, 2021, the current Real Salt Lake roster is heading into 2022, listed alphabetically by location, as follows:

Goalkeepers (3): Jeff Dyosnp, Zach McMath, David Ochoa
Defenders (8): Andrew Brody, Tony Datkovic, Zach Farnsworth, Justin Glad, Brett Halsey, Aaron Herrera, Eric Holt, Marcelo Silva
Middle (4): Nick Besler, Michael Chang, Damir Krelac, Pablo Ruiz
Attackers (5): Buddy Davis, Chris Garcia, Jonathan Menendez, Rubio Robin, Bobby Wood

Key season suspension dates / MLS roster mechanics:

  • Sunday, December 12 – Half-day trading window
  • TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14 – MLS Expansion Draft
  • Wednesday, December 15 – Year-end waivers
  • Wednesday, December 15 – Free Agency Opening
  • Friday, December 17 – Re-entry process, phase 1
  • Thursday, December 23 – Re-entry process, phase 2
  • Tuesday, January 11 – 2022 MLS SuperDraft Presented by adidas

Real Salt Lake ended their 17th season in the club’s history on Saturday, falling 0-2 to Portland in the Western Conference final. Led by a temporary coach Pablo Mastroini, RSL won two straight games on the road against rivals Seattle and Sporting Kansas City — part of a four-game winning streak to close the year — before losing in Portland, ending the year just one game shy of the MLS Cup final.

RSL returns to regular season games on Sunday, February 27 to kick off the 2022 campaign at Houston Dynamo FC to open the club’s 18th season. The following weekend, on Saturday, March 5, Claret and Cobalt will return to Rio Tinto to host the Seattle Sounders for the inaugural championship. RSL in 2021 set a 9-4-4 home record and set a new club mark for most consecutive home wins, racking up seven consecutive victories in RioT.

Tickets for the 2022 season can be purchased at www.RSL.com/tickets, or by calling 844.Real.Tix.

About the real salt lakeThe 17th Premier League season for Real Salt Lake is over, and Utah has advanced to the 2021 Audi MLS Cup playoffs for the 11th time in the last 14 years.

The club’s 2009 MLS Cup victory marked Utah’s only major professional tournament in nearly 40 years, a title that preceded a historic run to the 2010/11 CONCACAF Champions League Final. Backed by a passionate base of several thousand season ticket holders, RSL has enjoyed a significant advantage on its own turf – setting a dominant 145-43-46 (Win-Loss-Draw) record across all home competitions (2.06 points per game for a .0.771 win). percentage) – since the construction of the permanent Rio Tinto stadium in Sandy 13 years ago.

In 2015, the club expanded its development pyramid by adding Real Monarchs SLC, one of the MLS-run clubs that plays in the USL Championship, the United States’ second division. The Monarchs boast a pair of titles in their short history, as the 2017 USL regular season champions, and later won the USL Final in 2019. For the 2022 season and beyond, the Real Monarchs will compete in the newly launched MLS NEXT Pro as part of a joint effort by the United States and Canada to complete The path of the professional player by connecting the youth academies of MLS NEXT to the top teams in Major League Soccer.

The entire RSL pyramid, which includes the Under-15 and Under-17 RSL Academy teams, invites the Expanded Zions Bank Training Center in Hermann, Utah to their daily training headquarters. With five world-class grass pitches, two indoor turf fields, a residential dormitory, a STEM-based RSL Academy High School, and a 5,000-seat Zions Bank stadium located on a 42-acre campus, Utah’s sports future is bright.

The RSL Elite Academy basketball program was added in 2020, which has already received international awards for its vision, mission and achievements.

The RSL Community Foundation was established in 2016, with the goal of being active in the community year-round, leveraging the popularity and reach of RSL and Monarchs in promoting the health and wellness of children throughout the region, and engaging football supporters to raise funds and volunteer time for various local initiatives.

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