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Real Salt Lake signs Jamison Olave to new contract

Jamison Olave is returning to Real Salt Lake for his seventh year after the club signed him to a new contract.

Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Jamison Olave will get that 200th MLS game after all: Real Salt Lake has re-signed veteran defender to a new contract, the club announced today.

Olave played in 22 matches, scoring once. As usual, the club didn't release the terms of his contract, but it's hard to imagine he's being payed more — as a veteran MLS player, his wage was in the top tier of the non-designated player MLS salary bracket.

Olave signed for Real Salt Lake in 2008, was traded to New York Red Bulls in 2013 for allocation money, and made his return to Utah this year.

With Elias Vasquez and Phanuel Kavita both having their options declined today, and with Chris Schuler still out of contract and mired with injuries, Olave's return leaves Real Salt Lake with three center backs.

He's joined by Justen Glad and Aaron Maund in returning for 2016, and certainly, the club will be looking for more transfer options.