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Tyrone Marshall departs Real Salt Lake to coach FC Cincinnati Academy U-19 team

HERRIMAN, Utah – Real Salt Lake head coach Freddy Juarez announced that the club has mutually agreed to part ways with Assistant Coach Tyrone Marshall. He has joined the coaching staff of FC Cincinnati’s academy, a move that puts him closer to home and his family.

Marshall has accepted the head coaching role with FC Cincinnati’s U-19 academy team.

“I want to say thank you to Jeff CassarMike 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,” Marshall said.  “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.”

Marshall joined the RSL coaching staff in 2015 after a 15-year Major League Soccer career that saw him win MLS Cup twice, the Supporters’ Shield twice and the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup three times.  After his retirement following the 2012 season, he returned to Kentucky, where he previously starred at Lindsey Wilson College before his professional career.  Before joining RSL’s staff, he led the River City Rovers in the PDL while also coaching youth soccer in Kentucky.

“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,” Juarez said.  “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.”

Earlier this month Juarez announced that Assistant Coach Pablo Mastroeni and Goalkeeper Coach Ignacio “Nacho” Hernandez joined the first team staff. The club is in the midst of a search to round out the rest of the coaching staff.  RSL opens preseason training camp on March 8, with the MLS regular season scheduled to kick off on April 17.

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