REAL SALT LAKE

Report: Albert Rusnák Linked With Move To Seattle Sounders As Real Salt Lake Contract Expires Within Days

Dec 30, 2021, 4:01 PM
Albert Rusnak - Real Salt Lake vs. Seattle Sounders...
Real Salt Lake midfielder Albert Rusnak (11) in action during a MSL match on June 23, 2021 between Real Salt Lake and the Seattle Sounders at Lumen Field in Seattle, WA. (Photo by Jeff Halstead/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
(Photo by Jeff Halstead/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Real Salt Lake’s 2021 captain and team leader Albert Rusnák has been linked with a move to the Seattle Sounders according to Niko Moreno, a Sounders beat writer.

Rusnák concluded his fifth season as a member of Real Salt Lake in 2021. During the 2021 season, Rusnák broke a club record by playing in all but 15 minutes throughout the regular season notching 3,045 minutes.

Immediately following the Western Conference defeat to Portland, Rusnák informed KSL Sports that he was eager to sign a new deal with Real Salt Lake and return in 2022.

However, Rusnák also mentioned that he does not want to wait too long for Real Salt Lake to come around with a deal. Officially, Rusnák’s contract concludes on the 1st of January.

Real Salt Lake is still without ownership, not that they need ownership to sign Rusnák, but it would certainly aid efforts.

With the most recent report suggesting a potential move to Seattle, pressure mounts on Real Salt Lake to act accordingly and re-sign their beloved playmaker. Furthermore, Seattle’s General Manager Garth Lagerway and Sporting Director Craig Waibel both have long-standing ties to Real Salt Lake following their stints as General Manager in the beehive state. Waibel was the acting General Manager for Real Salt Lake when Rusnák first signed in 2017.

Real Salt Lake players and staff will report to the training facility in Herriman, Utah on January 16th to commence the 2022 pre-season.

  • Real Salt Lake Scoreboard

  • Real Salt Lake Team Leaders

  • Real Salt Lake Standings

Real Salt Lake

Zac MacMath - Warmup - versus - San Jose...
Tom Hackett

Real Salt Lake’s MacMath, Besler To Throw First Pitch At Salt Lake Bees Game Tonight

Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Zac MacMath and midfielder Nick Besler will throw the first pitch this evening when the Salt Lake Bees host the Oklahoma City Dodgers. 
9 days ago
Pablo Mastroeni - Watches - against- san jose...
Tom Hackett

Pablo Mastroeni ‘Confident’ New Striker Signing Imminent

Real Salt Lake manager Pablo Mastroeni is "confident" that the club will bring in another striker before the Secondary Transfer Window closes.
10 days ago
Jasper Löffelsend - dribbles...
Tom Hackett

Jefferson Savarino Scores In 94th Minute To Pinch A Point Against San Jose

Jefferson Savarino equalized in the 94th minute to pinch a point at San Jose despite the Earthquakes dominating throughout the fixture.
12 days ago
Jasper-loffelsends-real-salt-lake-on-pitch...
Trevor Allen

RSL M Jasper Loffelsend Opens MLS Account With First Half Goal Against San Jose

Real Salt Lake midfielder Jasper Loffelsend scored his first career MLS goal in the first half to tie the match for RSL against San Jose.
12 days ago
David-Ochoa-Sits-On-Pitch-In-Playoff-Against-Portland...
Tom Hackett and Trevor Allen, KSL Sports

RSL Trades GK David Ochoa To DC United

According to multiple reports on Thursday, RSL will trade goalkeeper David Ochoa to DC United in exchange for allocation money.
14 days ago
David Ochoa - Waves...
Tom Hackett

Report: RSL Goalkeeper David Ochoa Attracting Attention Of Manchester United, Barcelona

Real Salt Lake goalkeeper David Ochoa is attracting the attention of some of the world's biggest clubs as his contract approaches expiration.
15 days ago
Report: Albert Rusnák Linked With Move To Seattle Sounders As Real Salt Lake Contract Expires Within Days