Real Salt Lake Midfielder Luke Mulholland Announces Retirement, Joins Front Office As Scout

Feb 16, 2021, 10:03 AM

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Will Johnson #4 of the Portland Timbers (left) and Luke Mulholland #19 of Real Salt Lake chase the ball during their game at Rio Tinto Stadium April 19, 2014 in Sandy, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)

(Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former midfielder Luke Mulholland will join Real Salt Lake’s front office as the newest member.

Mullholland, 32, never publically retired as a player until today when it was announced that he will act as a scout moving forward. He becomes the first scout since the club laid off a large portion of its employees due to the financial crisis the global pandemic caused.

Mulholland joins a front office department that includes General Manager Elliot Fall, and Assistant General Manager Tony Beltran. More announcements regarding the front office are expected over the coming weeks and months.

“I was proud to take the road less traveled in my career.  Starting by playing collegiately at a Division II school at Wingate University and then working my way up the professional ladder through the USL and NASL before reaching MLS, it brings me great pride that I was able to play for a decade.  It was an honor to earn a starting role in my first four years with RSL and play for the fans in Utah before injury derailed things in my playing career,” Mulholland said.  “I look forward to utilizing my experience as a player and my education with my Master’s in Business to take the next step in my career as a scout and work my way up the ladder in the front office.”

Mullholland’s professional career began in 2009 when he was signed by Reading United, a USL League Two club from Pennsylvania, he would then go on and play for Wilmington Hammerheads, NSC Minnesota Stars, and the Tampa Bay Rowdies before joining RSL in 2014.

Since joining the Claret and Cobalt in 2014, Mullholland has made 123 appearances scoring 16 goals.

However, over recent years Mullholland has struggled with injury. Specifically, a back injury that has hampered his ability to find minutes on the training pitch and on game day.

His body gave up on him and the announcement regarding his new position within the club comes without any surprise.


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