Real Salt Lake fires head coach

Jeff Cassar. Photo: Wikipedia Commons/Realsoccernation

SANDY, Utah, March 20, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — Real Salt Lake has fired head coach Jeff Cassar three matches into the Major League Soccer season after a seven-match losing streak that began last year.

“At the conclusion of last season, we felt that while we were disappointed in the end result, Jeff had done enough to earn another shot to lead the team in the 2017 campaign,” RSL general manager Craig Waibel said in a team statement released on Monday.

“We have a high sense of urgency for progress this season, and have made many off-season changes towards that endeavor. So, while these decisions are always difficult, we, as an organization, felt that it was necessary to make the change in our head coaching position now.”

Cassar had been coach of the team since December of 2013.

Real Salt Lake director of Goalkeeping Daryl Shore will serve as interim head coach.

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