Real Salt Lake gives coach Mike Petke multiyear extension

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Real Salt Lake has signed coach Mike Petke to a three-year extension, losing the interim tag.

Details of the contract were not announced Thursday.

Petke took over as coach after Jeff Cassar was fired following a 0-2-1 start to the season. Former director of goalkeeping Daryl Shore filled in as interim coach before Petke was hired.

Real Salt Lake went 13-12-4 under Petke and entered the playoff race in the final weekend before missing out. The team closed the season with an 8-3-4 stretch and finished No. 8 in the Western Conference with 45 points. The San Jose Earthquakes secured the final playoff spot with 46 points.

Petke joined the organization in December 2016 as coach of the Real Monarchs after coaching the New York Red Bulls in 2013-14.

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