SANDY, Utah (Thursday, January 26, 2017) – Real Salt Lake announced on Thursday that the club has signed free agent DF David Horst, bringing the 2008 RSL SuperDraft pick back to Rio Tinto Stadium after six seasons with the Portland Timbers and Houston Dynamo.
“David is another veteran player that adds a different dynamic to our group of center backs,” RSL General Manager Craig Waibel said. “With his addition, we are much more comfortable with our depth now that we have four center backs that are capable of starting and each pairing offers something different.”
Horst, 31, is entering his tenth MLS season. He got his start after being selected 14th overall by RSL in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft, although he played only three matches in three seasons before departing for the Portland Timbers in the 2010 MLS Expansion Draft. In Portland, he featured as a regular starter in two of his three seasons, totaling 33 starts in 39 appearances. Finally, he landed with the Houston Dynamo prior to the 2014 season and he was again a regular starter, logging 83 starts out of 89 appearances.
In nine MLS seasons, he has 131 appearances (118 starts), five goals and three assists, highlighted by three goals in 2016 with the Dynamo. At six-foot-four and 210 pounds, he provides a big body and aerial presence on the back line.
Transaction: Real Salt Lake signs DF David Horst.