THE HALLOWED GROUNDS
How Did Real Salt Lake’s Elliot Fall Go From Intern To General Manager?
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Real Salt Lake’s General Manager, Elliot Fall, began his career with the club as an intern. His climb up the professional sporting ladder has been a remarkable example of patience and perseverance.
Fall began his career in the Public Relations department doing mainly multimedia work focusing on some video production.
But then, in January of 2010. just months after the club won their only MLS Cup, Fall was promoted to team administrator after the previous administrator left the organization.
That promotion was only due to the relationship in which Fall had developed with then-GM Garth Lagerway over the years.
"It's who we are, that's our, that's our DNA as a club."
– @realsaltlake GM Elliot Fall on the @RSLAcademy. https://t.co/mKXNWbXvm1
— KSL Sports (@kslsports) January 15, 2021
“I was able to do more than more team administrators,” Fall admitted. “I got to dig in on salary cap, budgeting, and understanding the roster rules and regulations within MLS.”
Lagerway then left for Seattle Sounders and Craig Waibel filled the void. Another promotion was in store for Fall who received the Assistant General Manager position.
Then, it was Waibel’s turn to depart the club, and Fall’s turn to take over as the General Manager.
Since then, Fall has signed the likes of Rubio Rubin, Bobby Wood, and Anderson Julio. The fanbase has been rejuvenated. The energy that once suffocated Rio Tinto Stadium has returned and the team now has life again.
RSL will host Nashville SC this upcoming Saturday (May 15) evening with kickoff expected for 7:30 p.m.
The match will be available for stream via the KSL 5 TV app or on KSLSports.com.
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