MLS to take over Real Salt Lake sale process if there is no buyer before 2021 season
According to The Athletic Major League Soccer will take over the process of selling Real Salt Lake if owner Dell Loy Hansen fails to find a buyer.
The Athletic broke the news that Real Salt Lake’s owner Dell Loy Hansen used racist language towards employees and other people. After the article was published the MLS opened an investigation which in placed his ownership of the club into jeopardy. After he was found 'guilty' MLS Commissioner Don Garber confirmed that Hansen must sell the club.
What will be included in the sell?
This week it has been confirmed that if the current owner doesn’t find a new buyer for the club by 8 January, Major League Soccer will take over the process of selling it. Dell Loy Hansen also has to sell NWSL’s Utah Royals, USL’s Real Monarchs, Rio Tinto stadium, Zions Bank stadium and the teams’ academy and training facility.
Earlier this year the MLS released a statement regarding the matter.
“Major League Soccer has been informed that Real Salt Lake investor-operator Dell Loy Hansen has decided that he will begin a process to sell Utah Soccer Holdings,” Garber said in a statement. “MLS will work with Mr. Hansen, supports the sale efforts for the company and will work closely with the club’s executive staff to support the operations of the team during the transition period.
"I want to acknowledge Dell Loy Hansen’s significant efforts to build the sport of soccer in the state of Utah and for his commitment to Major League Soccer,” continued the statement released by the MLS.