Real Salt Lake part ways with Richie Williams, promote Juarez

Real Salt Lake restructured its coaching staff on Tuesday, promoting Real Monarchs coach Freddy Juarez from the USL club to the senior side and parting ways with assistant coach Richie Williams by mutual agreement. 

"It is important that we continue to evolve across the competitive side of our club, with every detail aimed at capturing hardware for RSL and our incredible fans," head coach Jeff Cassar said in the club statement announcing the restructure. "I want to thank Richie for his commitment to the club this season and also welcome Freddy to the first team staff after two productive seasons with the Monarchs.”

Juarez ascends to the RSL technical staff after two seasons with Real Monarchs SLC. In two seasons at the helm, the Monarchs accumulated a 17-27-14 record, narrowly missing the postseason in 2016. Juarez matriculated to guide the Monarchs' first two seasons after four years at the club's Arizona-based Academy, coaching alongside Martin Vasquez and completing the vaunted French Football Federation coursework prior his Utah move.

Williams joined Real Salt Lake's coaching staff prior to the 2016 season and helped RSL bounce back for a playoff return after missing the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs in 2015 for the first time since 2007.