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Real Salt Lake adds four in MLS SuperDraft

Bret Halsey – defender – 7th overall pick

“We are thrilled to welcome Bret Halsey to the Real Salt Lake family,” Real Salt Lake General Manager Elliot Fall said. “Bret is an all-around player with the potential to compete in multiple spots on the field. We are eager to see what he brings to the pitch and look forward to seeing him in Utah.”

Halsey, a two-time ACC All-Tournament recipient, appeared in 31 matches, all starts, during his three seasons with the Cavaliers, including eight this past fall playing every minute of every match. During the 2019 campaign he played in 22 of the 24 matches on Virginia’s way to the NCAA National Championship final where they eventually fell in penalty kicks to Georgetown.

The University of Virginia defender is a Generation adidas player, a joint venture between Major League Soccer and U.S. Soccer, meaning should he be rostered he will not count against the team’s senior roster.

Elijah Amo – midfielder – 34th overall pick

“We are elated to welcome Elijah to the Club,” RSL Assistant General Manager Tony Beltran said. “Elijah is an dynamic attacking player that our staff had identified high on the list of potential targets. We look forward to welcoming him to Salt Lake in the near future.”

Amo appeared in 54 matches during his four years with Louisville, scoring six goals and adding one assist. In his senior season he started in all six matches and scored a team-leading three goals.

He joins current teammates Andrew Brody and Tate Schmitt as Louisville alumni to join Real Salt Lake.

Aris Briggs – forward – 61st overall pick

“Aris is a powerful, relentless attacking player with game changing potential. We are happy to welcome him to Real Salt Lake,” Real Salt Lake Assistant General Manager Tony Beltran said.

A two-time Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year, Aris scored 27 goals in 53 appearances for Georgia State, including 16 goals during his junior season. He added five goals in his senior season, good for second-most in the country.

Rene White – forward – 84th overall pick

“We are elated to welcome Elijah to the Club,” Real Salt Lake Assistant General Manager Tony Beltran said. “Elijah is a dynamic attacking player that our staff had identified high on the list of potential targets. We look forward to welcoming him to Salt Lake in the near future.”

White finished his career at NJIT with a school-leading 34 goals in 54 appearances. For his offensive prowess he was named the 2019 Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Year after finishing fourth in the nation with 17 goals.

 

 


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