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Former RSL Captain Damir Kreilach Signs With Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Dec 29, 2023, 9:49 AM

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Real Salt Lake midfielder Damir Kreilach (8) celebrates a goal as Real Salt Lake and Los Angeles FC play an MLS game at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. (Courtesy of Deseret News)

(Courtesy of Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY – After Damir Kreilach and Real Salt Lake parted ways earlier this week, it was announced that the former RSL captain will be taking his talents up north.

Kreilach signed a two-year deal with the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Kreilach will be 36 years old when his contract expires.

Vancouver’s sporting director Axel Schuster spoke highly of Kreilach and the time he spent in Utah.

“We are very pleased to welcome Damir and his family to our club and city,” said Schuster. “Everybody in MLS knows what Damir brings to the table. He is an experienced player, a competitor, and a leader. In our conversations with Damir, we could feel his hunger for another opportunity where he can bring his best skills and compete for some big goals. He is driven to help bring success to Vancouver.”

In Real Salt Lake’s 2023 season opener against the Whitecaps, Kreilach scored to put RSL up 2-1.

Real held on to win with the one-goal advantage.

Kreilach went on to score four goals on the season.

Kreilach played in Croatia and Berlin before coming to the States to play in the MLS.

For the first time in his career, Kreilach will suit up for an MLS team outside of Utah.

Vancouver will open its 2024 season against Charlotte on March 2.

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Chandler Holt is a co-host for the Jazz Notes podcast and a Digital Sports Producer for KSLSports.com, specializing in all things basketball and football. Follow Chandler on Twitter @ChandlerHoltKSL or on Threads @chandlerho1t.

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