Real Salt Lake loan Tate Schmitt to Phoenix Rising FC
HERRIMAN, Utah – (Thursday June 10, 2021) – Real salt lake announced today that he has agreed to loan Defender Tate schmitt to Phoenix Rising FC from the USL Championship for the remainder of the 2021 season. RSL reserves the right to terminate the loan if necessary.
“We would like to extend our best wishes and opportunity to Tate as he embarks on this loan stint in Phoenix,” RSL Deputy Managing Director Tony Beltran mentionned. “By loaning Tate to Phoenix for the remainder of the season, he will have the chance to make meaningful games for one of the top clubs in the USL Championship. As a club, we understand the importance of consistent playing minutes and believe this is a great opportunity to complement Tate’s continued development.
Schmitt has appeared in 10 games for RSL since 2019, four as a starter, while playing 346 minutes in Major League Soccer. During his rookie campaign, Schmitt helped the Real Monarchs win their first USL Championship title where he played 19 regular season and playoff games. Schmitt started every game for the club during their playoff run, scoring one goal and providing three assists in the club’s first-round victory over Orange County SC.
Schmitt, 24, signed a contract with Homegrown in January 2019 as the club’s 20-year-old.e Hailing from home after playing his junior and senior seasons with Real Salt Lake Academy (AZ) where he helped RSL to finish second at U-17/18 National in 2014 and 2015. Hailing from Phoenix, Ariz., Schmitt was a All-ACC The first team honored in 2018 while also earning the Southern Region First Team recognition from United Soccer coaches. MVP of the 2018 ACC Championship Tournament, Schmitt capped his college career fourth in school history for career points with 69 and sixth for career goals with 26. career where he scored 11 winning goals during his four seasons with the Cardinals, including four in the NCAA Championship Tournament.
Real Salt Lake return to the field on Friday, June 18 to host Vancouver Whitecaps FC at 8 p.m. MT. Tickets for the game can be purchased at RSL.com or by calling 844.REAL.TIX (844-732-5849).