Real Salt Lake's first-year players
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Brian Nicholson, El Observador de Utah
Birthplace: Hammond, Ind.
Hometown: Round Rock, Texas
How acquired: Real Salt Lake acquired his rights from Seattle during the MLS Supplemental Draft in January. Cruz was a second-round draft pick by Seattle in 2011, but he was cut before the regular season started.
Expected role with RSL: Will serve as the No. 4 center back on the depth chart.
Previous club: SMU
Side note: Played in two Reserve Leagues games with RSL as a guest player last year.
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