RSL Acquires MF Jarad vanSchaik and Allocation Money during 2011 SuperDraft

RSL gets much needed budget resources in trade with Chivas USA

REAL SALT LAKE
ACQUIRES MF JARAD VANSCHAIK AND ALLOCATION MONEY DURING 2011 MLS SUPERDRAFT

Claret-and-Cobalt Send First Round Pick to Chivas USA
in Exchange for Allocation Money;

RSL Selects University of Portland Product with 52nd
Overall Selection in Third Round

BALTIMORE (Thursday, January 13, 2011) – Real
Salt Lake
added to both its roster and its resources during today’s 2011
MLS SuperDraft
at the Baltimore Convention Center acquiring allocation
money in a trade with Chivas USA
before selecting midfielder Jarad
vanSchaik with the 52nd overall selection
.

With nearly the entirety of its roster
returning from a record-setting 2010 campaign, Real Salt Lake focused on
gaining resources with its first round selection at #14, and the club found a
willing partner in recently-departed assistant coach Robin Fraser and his
Chivas USA squad. Per club policy, financial details of the allocation
acquisition will not be disclosed.

Real Salt Lake would keep its second pick of
the day, selecting vanSchaik with the third to last selection of the day.
vanSchaik, a collegiate teammate of current RSL midfielder Collen Warner for
three seasons, was a four-year starter for Portland, starting 70 of his 77
appearances while tallying 14 goals and 14 assists. The bulk of his points came
during his junior and senior seasons after making the switch from a holding
role to the attacking midfield position, including a team-high eight tallies
during his senior season last fall (16 games).

The roster building
will continue for Real Salt Lake next Tuesday, January 18, when the return of
the MLS Supplemental Draft – taking place over three rounds – will occur via a
conference call. Just two days later, Real Salt Lake’s roster will assemble for
the first time in Utah, when the squad will begin to prepare for its preseason
training camp, beginning at the Grande Sports World complex in Casa Grande,
Ariz., on January 23.

 

Fans can secure their
seats now for both Real Salt Lake’s March 1 CONCACAF Quarterfinal Leg Two
fixture against the Columbus Crew
and its March 26 MLS home opener
against the Los Angeles Galaxy
via the “RSL 2011 2-Pack” (beginning
at just $80) and the “RSL 2011 Flex 10-Pack” (beginning at $200). Both
of these special ticket offers, in addition to RSL 2011 Season Ticket Packages,
can be purchased online at www.RealSaltLake.com,
over the phone at 801-727-2700, or in person at the Rio Tinto Stadium
box office during regular business hours: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. MT.

TRANSACTION:
Real Salt Lake selects MF Jarad vanSchaik with the 52nd overall
selection (third round) in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft; acquires allocation money
via a trade with Chivas USA in exchange for 14th overall selection
(first round) in 2011 MLS SuperDraft

Real
Salt Lake Head Coach Jason Kreis

On
the decision to trade RSL’s first pick to Chivas USA for allocation money …

“We
had a very small list of players we felt were special enough that we couldn’t
take money instead. We’d have to figure out how we would change our team to
accommodate those players, but the list was very small, so once we got past
that list we were set on taking money over anybody else. There were some good
players we passed on that had potential to be good down the road, but our main
objective was to keep the group together, and in order to do that we needed
money.”

On
making the deal with his former assistant coach Robin Fraser …

“It’s
a nice thing because we know each other so well, which made for a sensible
negotiation. He’s kind of in the exact opposite situation we are – he’s got
money and the ability to adapt and move, but needs some players.”

On
the process behind selecting Jarad vanSchaik at #52 …

“We
talked to Jarad today and to Collen Warner last night, and have had
conversations with his college coach and agent over the last couple of months.
It wasn’t an ideal situation in that we never had the opportunity to watch him
live, but we jumped through all the other hoops we typically go through with
scouting players, and from all accounts he’s got the potential to be a very
good outside back, which is where we’ll be looking at him. He’s a left-footed
player that has good size and speed, and we’ll see if he can’t make the
transition for us.”

Jarad
vanSchaik – 52nd pick (third round) in 2011 MLS SuperDraft

On
joining the professional ranks with Real Salt Lake …

“I
couldn’t be more excited, especially since one of my teammates from college,
Collen Warner, is there, so I’m looking forward to being reunited with him.
Because of that I’ve been watching Real Salt Lake probably more so than any
other MLS team in the past year. I feel like I know a little about the team
already, so I’m definitely excited.”

On
whether he expected to be selected in today’s SuperDraft …

“I
got a call from Coach Kreis earlier today, and he let me know that I was being
considered for the final pick. I knew there was a chance of being picked, but
until that time I wasn’t necessarily expecting it.”


Jarad
vanSchaik

Position: Midfielder

Height: 6’
1’’              
Weight: 185 lbs.

Born: December 11, 1988 in
Portland, Ore.

Hometown: Tualatin, Ore.

Citizenship: USA

College: University of
Portland 

MLS
Experience:

Rookie

Last
Club:

University of Portland (2007-2010)

Pronunciation: van-SHAKE

 

Collegiate
Stats at University of Portland

Year                           
GP/GS     
G         A

2010
(senior)              
16/16        
8          3

2009
(junior)               
23/23        
6          8

2008
(sophomore)     
17/14        
0          2

2007
(freshman)        
21/17        
0          1

Totals                        
77/70        
14        14


 www.RealSaltLake.com / www.RioTintoStadium.com / www.ESPN700Sports.com