HERRIMAN, Utah – (Thursday, June 10, 2021) – Real Salt Lake announced today that he has agreed to provide a loan to a defender Tate Schmitt at the Phoenix Rising FC USL Championship through the end of the 2021 season. RSL reserves the right to terminate the loan if necessary.
“We would like to convey our best wishes and opportunities to Tate as he starts working on credit in Phoenix,” said RSL assistant general manager. Tony Beltran said. “Loaning Tate from Phoenix for the remainder of the season will give him the chance to play a significant role in one of the leading clubs in the USL Championship. As a club, we understand the importance of consistent playing minutes and we believe this is a great opportunity to praise Tate’s continued development. ”
Since 2019, Schmitt has played 10 matches for RSL, four in the starting lineup, and played 346 minutes in Major League Soccer. During his rookie campaign, Schmitt helped the Real Monarchs win their first USL title, where he played 19 regular and postseason games. Schmitt started each match for the club during the playoffs with one goal and three assists in the club’s first-round win over Orange County SC.
Schmitt, 24, signed with the Homebrews in January 2019, when the club signed the 20th homegrown after playing their youth and senior seasons with Real Salt Lake Academy (Arizona), where he helped RSL finish second national teams U-17/18. in 2014 and 2015. A native of Phoenix, Arizona, Schmitt was a first-team All-ACC medalist in 2018, as well as first-team United Soccer Coaches All-South Region recognition. Becoming the 2018 ACC Championship’s Most Valuable Player, Schmitt ended his college career by finishing fourth in high school history for career points with 69 and sixth for career goals with 26. He was a two-time All-ACC medalist and a member of the All Freshmen team. ACC during his career. In four seasons with the Cardinals, he scored 11 winning goals, including four in the NCAA Championship tournament.
Real Salt Lake will return to the field on Friday June 18th to greet Vancouver Whitecaps at 8:00 PM ET. Tickets for the match can be purchased at RSL.com or by calling 844.REAL.TIX (844-732-5849).