Real Salt Lake to Honor Major League Soccer Legend Jason Kreis

Real Salt Lake will continue its tradition of doing things its own way when it retires the jersey number of head coach Jason Kreis following an Independence Day match against the New England Revolution.

Unlike other sports in the United States, in soccer it is not common to retire jersey numbers for specific players.

While many soccer purists do not agree with the move based largely on worldwide traditions, Real Salt Lake General Manager Garth Lagerwey argues soccer in the United States is different from other places in the world. 

Following the announcement several months ago, Lagerwey responded to critics in an article found on the league website:

"We live in America. We play in an American soccer league... We have playoffs. We don’t have relegation. We retire numbers. I can’t imagine anything less controversial. America is a great place. I like living in the United States. I don’t need to live in Europe. I...

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