Real Salt Lake makes a second round of cuts to their roster

Well as expected RSL announced some more cuts before they head back to Arizona on Monday for the rest of their pre-season schedule. Today's cuts are:

DF Samir Bengelloun, who had been on trial with RSL last year as well.

MF Lewis Neal, who has been playing with Orlando City SC

DF Wes Knight, who played last year with the Vancouver Whitecaps

RSL did bring in a couple of new faces as defenders Kasali Casal and Lance Laing will spend some time with the team.

Kasali Casal is a 24 yr old player who most recently was playing with Vasas SC in Hungary. He is 6'2" and 185 lbs, he spent time with DC United back in 2007 before returning to play in Europe. He holds both UK and Nigerian Citizenship.

Lance Laing is a 23 year old 6'0" defender from Jamaica who most recently has played for USL's Tampa Bay Rowdies, he does have a couple of caps with the Jamaican National Team.

I expect that you will probably see another round of players let go next week just prior to the Desert Diamond Cup tournament kicking off, but RSL is trying to deal with a couple of players who will miss the first few weeks of the season with injuries, while trying to fit their roster into both the restrictions of the MLS salary cap and our 6 international slots.

I still believe that RSL will set their roster on March 1st with 18 Salary Cap Roster players, and 8 Off Budget players, so a lot of competition as well as a lot of considerations for RSL in order to get ready for the season.

After the jump the current RSL pre-season roster:

#

Name

Pos.

Status

14

Yordany Alvarez

MF

27

Cody Arnoux

FW

5

Kyle Beckerman

MF

2

Tony Beltran

DF

22

Emiliano Bonfigli

FW

Int'l

6

Nat Borchers

DF

--

Kasali Casal

DF

Int'l

33

Leone Cruz

DF

3

Diogo de Almeida

DF

Int'l

7

Fabian Espindola

FW

Int'l

1

Lalo Fernandez

GK

HGP

21

Luis Gil

MF

GA

20

Ned Grabavoy

MF

8

Will Johnson

MF

--

Lance Laing

DF

Int'l

19

Enzo Martinez

MF

Int'l/GA

11

Javier Morales

MF

Int'l

16

Nico Muniz

MF

HGP

4

Jamison Olave

DF

23

Paulo Jr.

FW

Int'l

24

Kyle Reynish

GK

18

Nick Rimando

GK

15

Alvaro Saborio

FW

Int'l

28

Chris Schuler

DF

35

Jonny Steele

MF

Int'l

53

Terukazu Tanaka

DF

Int'l

26

Sebastian Velasquez

MF

17

Chris Wingert

DF

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