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RSL legend Beckerman agrees to deal

Field Level Media
21 Jan 2020, 05:55 GMT+10

Real Salt Lake midfielder Kyle Beckerman agreed to a contract for his 14th season with the organization, the team announced Monday.

Terms weren't divulged. Beckerman had a base salary of $300,000 last season, according to the MLS Players Association salary database.

The 37-year-old will be in his 21th MLS season. He is a nine-time All-Star who leads all active players with 488 regular-season appearances.

"Over the last 13 seasons, Utah has been home for me and I'm proud of Real Salt Lake's role on and off the field in building the soccer community here," Beckerman said in a statement. "The fans have welcomed me from day one and I am eager to get back on the field for another season with RSL because there is still so much more to accomplish. I know I have a role to play in reaching those goals for myself and the club."

Beckerman was a key cog on the franchise's 2009 MLS championship team and has been a defensive stalwart for the club. He also has made 58 appearances for the United States Men's National Team.

Last season, Beckerman had five assists in 25 matches for RSL.

"Kyle Beckerman is a club legend and an iconic player in the history of this organization and league," RSL general manager Elliot Fall said in a statement. "We're thrilled to have him back for 2020. He's a leader on the field and in the locker room and a special person for this club."

Beckerman spent two seasons with the Miami Fusion (2000-01) and 5 1/2 with the Colorado Rapids (2002-2007) before being dealt to Real Salt Lake. He has 41 career goals and 55 assists with 30 of the goals and 39 of the assists coming since he joined RSL.

--Field Level Media

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