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Tyrone Marshall joins Real Salt Lake as assistant coach

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Tyrone Marshall, former Jamaican international and captain and an MLS player from 1998 to 2012, will be joining Real Salt Lake as an assistant coach, according to a press release from Real Salt Lake.

Marshall, 40, managed PDL side Derby City Rovers in Louisville, Kentucky in 2014. A defender, he'll step into the space vacated by Craig Waibel, Real Salt Lake's new technical director.

In his playing career, Marshall had two stints at Colorado Rapids (1998 and 2011-12), a five-year stint at LA Galaxy (2002-07), two years at Toronto FC (2007-08), and two years at Seattle Sounders. (2009-10).

In a press release, Cassar described Marshall as exemplary of the staff he wants under him at the club.

"He had a very, very good career in MLS and he's a young, hungry coach who wants to prove himself," he said. "That's the kind of staff I want to have."

In the release, Marshall described himself as "excited" to join Real Salt Lake.

"The direction and vision that Jeff Cassar has created within the team is something I aspired to be associated with once given the opportunity to return to MLS," Marshall said in the press release.