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RSL assistant Tyrone Marshall leaves for FC Cincinnati U-19 head coach gig

Marshall leaves the club after six seasons an assistant coach, citing an opportunity to be closer to his family.

SOCCER: MAY 13 MLS - Real Salt Lake at NE Revolution Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

What has already been a whirlwind off-season for Real Salt Lake continues apace, with yet another coaching change making its way to the public eye today: Tyrone Marshall, one of Freddy Juarez’s assistant coaches, has apparently left the club. He appears on FC Cincinnati’s academy staff page as the head coach for their under-19 side.

The move is a surprising one, given the club announced in December that Marshall was set to stay at the club, despite two of his fellow assistants, Steffen Siebert and Todd Hoffard, being shown the door.

From a club-issued release, Tyrone Marshall:

“I want to say thank you to Jeff Cassar, Mike Petke and Freddy Juarez for giving me the opportunity to be on their staffs. One of the big reasons I came to Salt Lake City was because I knew there was an opportunity as a young coach to grow within the professional ranks. I also want to say thank you to everyone at RSL that has been a part of my journey in Utah. During the pandemic, my family moved back to Kentucky to be closer with my wife’s mother. When the opportunity arose to join them in Kentucky while continuing my coaching progression, we couldn’t pass that up. Cincinnati provides me a great opportunity to challenge myself and grow as a coach.”

From the release, RSL coach Freddy Juarez:

“We want to thank Tyrone from the bottom of our hearts. He has been a big part of our success at Real Salt Lake during his tenure. As someone who aspires to be a head coach, this is a great opportunity for him to continue his progression and stay close to his family. We will be rooting for him and he will always have a place in the RSL family.”

The move was first reported on Twitter by user RSLBob. The move was later confirmed by RSL Communications.

Marshall was an assistant at the club from 2015 to this point, having coached under Jeff Cassar and Mike Petke in addition to, most recently, Freddy Juarez.