RSL hire Brown as assistant coach (UPDATED)

RSL hire Brown as assistant coach (UPDATED)

MLS- Real Salt Lake

RSL hire Brown as assistant coach (UPDATED)

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When Real Salt Lake lost assistant coach Robin Fraser to Chivas USA, the club figured to find another former MLS player to replace Fraser. RSL has done just that, tapping a 13-year MLS veteran for the job.

Real Salt Lake is set to hire long-time Chicago Fire defender C.J. Brown as the club newest assistant coach, sources with knowledge of the appointment told SBI on Monday evening.

(UPDATE) Real Salt Lake has made the appointment official, annoucing Brown's hiring this morning.

Brown retired from MLS at the end of the 2010 season and joins a coaching staff that includes former MLS players Kreis, Jeff Cassar and Miles Joseph.

Brown, 35, recently finished a 13-year career in MLS that saw him spend his entire career with the Fire. He finished as the career leader in games and minutes played for the Fire, and was a part of the 1998 MLS Cup-winning squad. He also won four U.S. Open Cup titles with the Fire. Brown also made 15 appearances for the U.S. men's national team.

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