Real Salt Lake sacks Cassar just 3 matches into season

Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

One point through three matches isn't going to cut it.

Real Salt Lake manager Jeff Cassar found that out the hard way Monday, with the club relieving the former shot-stopper of his duties.

The club released a statement on its website on Monday, with general manager Craig Waibel adding, "At the conclusion of last season, we felt that while we were disappointed in the end result, Jeff had done enough to earn another shot to lead the team in the 2017 campaign."

After finishing last season with a seven-match run of losses before losing in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs, Cassar, 43, was given one more shot at keeping the gig.

Saturday's 2-1 home defeat to the LA Galaxy was apparently one match too many.

"We have a high sense of urgency for progress this season, and have made many offseason changes towards that endeavor. So, while these decisions are always difficult, we, as an organization, felt that it was necessary to make the change in our head coaching position now."

Cassar, who initially joined the club in 2007 as an assistant, took over the top spot from Jason Kreis on Dec. 18, 2013.

"The process for a hiring new head coach to lead the club has already begun. We will work quickly and diligently to ensure that we find the right leader that shares our values, passion, commitment, and vision," Waibel added.

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