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Schuler move official: Center back praises RSL in press release

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MLS: Seattle Sounders at Real Salt Lake Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

As you might imagine from a player whose career has been more or less rocked by injuries, Chris Schuler’s move back to Real Salt Lake is one that marks a new high point in the player’s career.

That move was made official today by Real Salt Lake, and in a club-issued press release Chris Schuler offered his perspective on his career since the start of 2015.

It's been a crazy 18 months. I had a knee surgery, a foot surgery, was unemployed, signed with the Monarchs and yesterday finally earned another RSL contract. None of this would have been possible without the support of my family, friends, teammates and the entire Real Salt Lake organization.

I'm so thankful for an environment in which I could regain my health and have the opportunity to be successful and achieve my goals; especially here in the community that I've grown to love. My heart goes out to the fans who played a critical role in lifting me up when things were difficult. I'm super excited to represent in the RSL jersey again and help hold down the RioT!

Real Salt Lake general manager Craig Waibel offered his own words about Schuler, saying he’s satisfied that he’s healthy.

We are excited to bring Chris back to RSL. It's been great having him involved with the organization while with the Monarchs and we've kept a close eye on him throughout the year and we are satisfied that he is healthy and ready to contribute to the first team. A veteran presence like his is valuable on the field and in the locker room and he will be a good addition to our group.