Real Salt Lake chief business officer Andy Carroll will take a leave of absence, according to reports from Soapbox writer Lucas Muller, who broke a story last night about incidents of sexism and belittling behavior on this very site.
The reports were confirmed on SiriusXM by Brian Dunseth.
The announcement was reportedly given to organization staff earlier today, according to multiple sources. We are awaiting a public release from RSL Communications.
Another employee has confirmed this was announced at a staff meeting around noon today. There should be an announcement from the club later this afternoon. https://t.co/zOD2QYiqEh— Lucas Muller (@lucaswmuller) September 1, 2020
A statement from the club in response to our reporting yesterday read as follows:
“Utah Soccer prioritizes gender equality and has worked diligently to support and empower women both on and off the field. This is exemplified in its various women’s initiatives and in the devotion it has shown to the sport of women’s soccer more broadly. Utah Soccer does not tolerate and has never tolerated language or conduct that is prejudicial or discriminatory against women, and has made it a central part of its mission to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all of its employees and players. Likewise, any belittling or threatening behavior is wholly counter to the culture of Utah Soccer and such conduct is never permitted or condoned.”