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Report: RSL coach Freddy Juarez out, says Dunseth

It’s an unexpected move on a Friday morning.

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In what is absolutely wild news for a Friday morning, Brian Dunseth is reporting that Real Salt Lake coach Freddy Juarez has been dismissed from the club.

Dunseth is, of course, one of the major sources of news around Real Salt Lake, and is a well-trusted and well-placed source, so unless his Twitter’s been taken over (doubtful, certainly), there’s no reason to doubt this.

Juarez has been in as Real Salt Lake coach since the dismissal of former coach Mike Petke in 2019, giving Juarez about two years in the position.

This is certainly unexpected, as it comes with RSL not having a true owner in place, following the forced sale of the club that is still ongoing. It might speak to movement there, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves just yet.

Update, 9:20 a.m.

The RSL Show’s Jake Simons has an interesting take on this.

Update, 9:25 a.m.

A source within the club confirmed to RSL Soapbox deputy editor Lucas Muller that the club and Juarez have parted ways, giving us official confirmation.