HERRIMAN, Utah (Tuesday, July 19, 2022) – Real Salt Lake has declined to extend the loan option for SK Beveren (Belgian A2) DF Chris Kablan, who arrived in Utah 10 weeks ago to provide depth on RSL’s back line. Kablan appeared in two MLS contests for RSL, playing a total of 25 minutes. For Real Monarchs in MLS NEXT Pro action, the Swiss-born Kablan started three games, playing a total of 225 minutes.
“We’re extremely happy to have Chris back,” said Antoine Gobin, CEO of SK Beveren. “We think he’ll be able to take back up the challenge of being a part of Wim’s squad this season, and we’re lucky to have him come back in our Yellow-Blue ranks.”
Kablan’s early Summer signing had marked the second player arrival to Real Salt Lake from Owner David Blitzer’s growing football network, following FW Sergio Cordova’s arrival in February from FC Augsburg (German Bundesliga). Blitzer boasts interests in six European soccer entities, including Crystal Palace (England), FC Augsburg (Germany), Estoril (Portugal), ADO Den Haag (Netherlands), Alcorcón (Spain) and SK Beveren (Belgium).
“We are grateful to Chris for his time, effort and diligence here in Salt Lake this Summer,” said Real Salt Lake General Manager Elliot Fall, now in his 15th year with the Club. “We wish him the best in his return to Beveren, and in his future endeavors.”