SANDY, Utah – Less than two weeks after being released by the New England Revolution, 24-year-old left back Seth Sinovic has begun a trial with Real Salt Lake.
The youngster ranked seventh among MLS rookies in terms of playing time last year, starting 18 games and playing 1,580 minutes, after being selected by the Revs in the second round of the 2010 SuperDraft.
The former Creighton defender had re-signed with New England on January 18, only to be later released in what came down to a numbers game after the signing of Didier Domi and the emergence of Chris Tierney.
However, it’s possible that Sinovic could fill a rare position of need for a deep RSL team, where his experience at left back could help spell regular Chris Wingert.
Real Salt Lake have been searching for a solid reserve at the left back position for the last several seasons, and most recently tried to convert SuperDraft pick Jarad vanSchaik from his natural position in the midfield. However, the team released vanSchaik prior to the start of the season.
Sinovic is also known as a strong team guy, something that the RSL organization values highly. He could also potentially fit into an “apprentice” roster spot, which may be attractive to the salary cap-strapped club.
While at Creighton, Sinovic teamed up on the back line with current Real Salt Lake central defender Chris Schuler, who ironically scored a goal and played a major role in RSL’s 2-0 victory against the Revolution last weekend.