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Real Salt Lake: RSL signs Mulholland, selects two players in MLS SuperDraft

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 21 2014 3:00 p.m. MST

Portland Timbers players brace for a penalty shot by Tampa Bay Rowdies midfielder Luke Mulholland (8), left, during the second half of an MLS U.S. Open Cup fourth round soccer game in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, June 12, 2013. The Timbers won 2-0.

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Real Salt Lake had a rare busy day in January on Tuesday, signing former Tampa Bay Rowdies midfielder Luke Mulholland, as well as selecting two players in the final rounds of the MLS SuperDraft.

Mulholland played the past two seasons with Tampa Bay. During that time, he had 17 goals and 13 assists in 51 appearances in the NASL with the Rowdies. Mulholland was a teammate in Tampa in 2012 with Real Salt Lake backup goalkeeper Jeff Attinella.

In the SuperDraft, RSL selected Georgetown midfielder Joey Dillon in the third round (53rd overall), then Coker College forward Daniel Jackson in the fourth round (70th overall).

Dillon started in 83 of his 86 games at Georgetown, and he was named to the All-Big East first team in 2013. Jackson scored 14 goals and had two assists in 17 games for Division II Coker College in his senior season.

Both players will report to Salt Lake City for entrance physicals on Friday.