OCT. 26 – Real Salt Lake have 26 players under contract for 2023 after announcing their end-of-season roster update. There might be a few more from last year's team back as well.
Former USMNT forward Bobby Wood saw his contract option declined. He had only 5g/2a in 31 appearances over two seasons with RSL. Center back Marcelo Silva is out of contract, and Sergio Cordova's loan expired, but the club is in talks about both returning.
Cordova, who was on loan from Bundesliga side FC Augsburg, is expected to be back on a permanent deal, sources say, but nothing is done yet. Depending on the transfer fee, there may be some flexibility in terms of whether or not he occupies a DP slot, if it gets done.
RSL have a ton of flexibility at the top of their roster, with only Jefferson Savarino definitely taking up a DP spot in 2023. Damir Kreilach – who is expected to be back to 100% fitness by preseason after missing most of 2022 (lower back surgery) – can be bought down. They can use up to three U22 Initiative slots, pending designations as well.
Big offseason for RSL, who made the playoffs once again in 2022.
Option declined (Oct. 26, 2022)
In discussions about possible return (Oct. 26, 2022)