SALT LAKE CITY — On Tuesday morning, Real Salt Lake announced that captain Kyle Beckerman is coming back.
The Wall of the Wasatch is also returning, according to a report.
Star goalkeeper Nick Rimando tested free agency but has agreed to terms with RSL and will return for a 12th season, Goal.com writer Ives Galarcep reported.
Rimando had been considering joining one of the Los Angeles-based MLS teams, Galarcep wrote. The deal should be completed this week, according to Goal.
The former U.S. national keeper is one of four players — along with Beckerman, Tony Beltran and Yura Movsisyan — remaining from the 2009 MLS Cup championship team.
In his last public comments after the end of the 2017 season, Rimando said he was hopeful for a quick resolution with his longtime club.
"You hope for the best and prepare for the worst," Rimando said. "The good thing is the communication is there."
Rimando will have a nine-time MLS All-Star on the pitch in front of him. Beckerman's new contract will keep him in Utah for a couple more years.
"This is home. It's where we wanted to be," Beckerman said in an interview with Brian Dunseth. "What we built in the second half of the season was so exciting to be a part of. To be able to be here for a couple more years and build with these young guys — they are going to be another year older and a little bit more experienced — there is a lot of upside for this team. To be here and be a part of it is exciting."
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