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Official: Jamison Olave leaving RSL

The veteran center back is leaving after seven years at the club.

Real Salt Lake v New York Red Bulls Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images for New York Red Bulls

Jamison Olave is leaving Real Salt Lake after seven years with the club, the player tweeted earlier today.

Olave, 35, said that his “cycle as a player with RSL ended” and thanked RSL fans and his teammates in the message, as well as the club.

Olave’s biggest impact on the club came in 2011, when he scored an absolutely brilliant goal in the CONCACAF Champions League semifinal against Saprissa, sending the club to a vaunted final against Monterrey.

The move is likely not a surprise, given his salary and veteran status; he was unlikely to earn regular minutes behind Justen Glad and Aaron Maund, who have formed a first-choice partnership.

Olave previously departed the club following the 2012 season, when he joined New York Red Bulls. He played there for two years before returning to Real Salt Lake in 2015.

Having signed for the club in 2008, Olave was part of the 2009 MLS Cup-winning side that turned heads across the league. He was later named MLS Defender of the Year in 2010 and was a part of the MLS All-Star team in 2010 and 2011.