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Real Salt Lake signs Josh Saunders and Khari Stephenson

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Real Salt Lake signs Josh Saunders and Khari Stephenson

Real Salt Lake added a couple of new faces on Friday, signing veteran goalkeeper Josh Saunders and Jamaican midfielder Khari Stephenson.

Saunders joins the club after spending the last four years with the LA Galaxy, having started in the last two MLS Cup finals, winning both, and is expected to back up RSL stalwart Nick Rimando.

Stephenson joins Real Salt Lake after spending the last two-and-a-half seasons with the San Jose Earthquakes. The Jamaican international did not have his contract option picked up by San Jose after the 2012 season and was not selected in the MLS Re-Entry process.

“We were surprised that Josh was available and we are happy to bring him in,” Real Salt Lake General Manager Garth Lagerwey said. “We want to have competition at every spot and I think we got to a point with our goalkeeping situation where we hadn’t had that. Signing Josh is key to changing that.”

Lagerway also reserved some praise for Stephenson, saying that he thinks the midfielder will synch well with RSL's system.

“Khari is another player who we did not expect to be available and we feel very fortunate that he was” Lagerwey said. “He’s an attack-minded player who is very physical and keeps the ball well. We think he’ll be a very good fit in our system.”

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