Herriman • Albert Rusnák, one of Real Salt Lake designated players, said Tuesday that he thinks his contract situation will be resolved before the end of the season.
Stu Holden of Fox Sports reported last month that Rusnák and the organization had reached an agreement on terms for a new contract. The deal reportedly would make Rusnák the highest-paid player in RSL’s history.
But to this point, Rusnák has not signed the contract.
“I believe before the end of the season that everybody will know what’s going on,” Rusnák said when asked if he was at peace with his contact situation going into the offseason. “So I’m trying to not focus on that anymore.”
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Holden’s report came moments before the start of RSL’s road game against Sporting Kansas City on Sept. 30. Rusnák did not fly with the team and missed a training session in advance of that game. It was speculated that his contract was the reason for that.
A team spokesperson confirmed to The Salt Lake Tribune at the time that Rusnák did not travel with the team to Kansas City to tend to “a personal matter.”
In May, The Tribune reported that Rusnák had been unhappy with the state of contract negotiations, which have been ongoing since January.
Rusnák’s total compensation is currently listed at $925,820.50, per salary information released by the MLS Player’s Association in mid-September.