Demar Phillips will be back for another season in a Real Salt Lake kit, GM Craig Waibel announced today. The 34-year-old left back will see his fourth season for RSL in 2018, after injuries forced a stunted season that saw him make only 13 appearances in the 2017 campaign.
“We look forward to having Demar back for another season,” Waibel stated in a press release. “As an experienced player, he fits well in our system and in our locker room and he can help us achieve the goals we have established for the 2018 season."
As is usual for these types of announcements, details of the contract were not released.
This signing clears up some confusion surrounding the left back position, as we (im)patiently await news on Chris Wingert’s future as well as many other players. One is led to believe that Phillips will remain the preferred starter in that position, despite Danilo Acosta stepping up with a strong showing this last season when he was called upon.
The Jamaican international has logged 60 appearances for RSL in his last three seasons, 50 of them coming in the starting XI.