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Luke Mulholland retires, named “team scout”

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Mulholland made 123 regular season appearances for RSL.

SOCCER: APR 05 MLS - Real Salt Lake at Earthquakes Photo by John Hefti/Icon Sportswire/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Luke Mulholland, the scrappy midfielder who made 123 regular season appearances for Real Salt Lake from 2014 to 2019, has officially announced his retirement from playing professional soccer — and a new role for the Englishman, “team scout,” has been announced.

It appears former head scout Andy Williams has left the club, as he is no longer present on the club’s front office listing, as he was before.

Quotes from the Real Salt Lake press release follow.

RSL team scout Luke Mulholland

“I was proud to take the road less traveled in my career. Starting by playing collegiately at a Division II school at Wingate University and then working my way up the professional ladder through the USL and NASL before reaching MLS, it brings me great pride that I was able to play for a decade. It was an honor to earn a starting role in my first four years with RSL and play for the fans in Utah before injury derailed things in my playing career. I look forward to utilizing my experience as a player and my education with my Master’s in Business to take the next step in my career as a scout and work my way up the ladder in the front office.”

RSL VP of Soccer Rob Zarkos

“Luke’s knowledge and experience within all levels of soccer alone make him a major asset to our front office, but that coupled with his passion for Real Salt Lake and its community combine for a perfect addition to our staff. We are thrilled to be able to provide players opportunities beyond the pitch and are excited to see what Luke can accomplish in his new role.”