Real Salt Lake Begins Voluntary Workouts A Week From Official Preseason Start Date
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Real Salt Lake held its first voluntary training session today a week before the official start of the 2021 preseason.
Every player except those who are not in international service offered manager Freddy Juarez and his staff to enforce their moves.
Goalkeeper David Ochoa, defenders Aaron Herrera and Justen Glad and striker Douglas Martinez are preparing for the upcoming Olympic qualifying tournament in Mexico.
However, all other first team players, monarchs and MLS conscripts were in attendance.
The official start of the preseason begins on Monday, March 8th. However, in Major League Soccer, clubs could start a week early if players and coaches had gone through the COVID-19 test protocol and precautions before volunteering.
Players who came to Utah from another state had to be quarantined for seven days prior to today’s session. While the players who were already in the market were not required to be quarantined as they had already gone through the necessary tests and protocols.
RSL’s comeback season is coming
RSL are looking to recover from a very disappointing 2020 season in which they ended up as the second worst team in the Western Conference. You missed the playoffs for the first time in three seasons.
Juarez was in his first season as manager of the club and has faced multiple disruptions due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Hopefully the 2021 season will prove fruitful for RSL despite the ongoing challenges related to the ownership dilemma.
The Front Office, led by General Manager Elliot Fall, hired new players in the off-season to strengthen the squad. Striker Rubio Rubin makes headlines about the players hired during the winter months.
The US international Bobby Wood is expected to join RSL soon. His arrival remains unclear, however, as he is currently under contract with the German club Hamburger SV.