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RSL adds Brett Jacobs to coaching staff

Jacobs, last at Nashville SC, coached Pablo Mastroeni at Colorado.

Colorado Rapids Open Tryouts Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/MLS via Getty Images

Real Salt Lake has supplemented its coaching staff with Brett Jacobs, a former assistant coach under Gary Smith, notably while Smith coached Colorado Rapids and Pablo Mastroeni.

Jacobs served as an assistant at Colorado from 2008 to 2011, coached at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington, then later followed Smith to Nashville SC in 2019. Additionally, he has been a broadcaster at Portland Timbers and was head coach of their U-23 side in 2016 and 2017.

From a club-issued release, RSL coach Pablo Mastroeni:

“I’m incredibly excited to welcome Brett to Real Salt Lake and to what we’re building here in Utah. I’ve known Brett for many years and as a player I had the opportunity to experience his commitment to individual development along with the team. He brings with him an incredible résumé both in MLS and abroad. It was important to bring someone who fits the culture of this Club and shares the same passion that we all do here at RSL. Please help me in welcoming Brett to the RSL Family.”


“I’m so eager to get on board with Pablo and his staff. We have a lot of history together and I think it’s a very special time in Salt Lake. In my opinion RSL is and has been one of the standard bearers in MLS. The infrastructures here are world class and the goal now is to enhance the success of last season and build a ruthless winning culture. I’m going to give it everything for the players, for the Club and for the city.”