Former RSL coach Mike Petke settles lawsuit against the team

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune). Real Salt Lake head coach Mike Petke walks the sidelines during MLS soccer action between Real Salt Lake and Atlanta United at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Friday, May 24, 2019.

Former Real Salt Lake coach Mike Petke is no longer suing the club.

Petke, RSL, Major League Soccer and league commissioner Don Garber on March 3 all filed to dismiss all the claims in the lawsuit and settle out of court. Third District Judge Patrick Corum agreed and signed the order two days later.

“These dismissals, consents, and stipulations are each and all with consent of the opposing party,” the motion to dismiss reads. “Each party shall bear its own costs and attorneys’ fees. As a result, no claims remain in this matter and it may be closed.”

Terms of the settlement weren’t disclosed.

Corum placed Petke’s suit on hold and sent it to arbitration in November. Petke’s lawyers objected a month later, but the judge upheld his ruling.

Petke sued RSL after the club fired him for cause as a result of his behavior immediately following a Leagues Cup game last July. He was initially placed on a two-week suspension without pay by the club, and the league gave him an additional three-game suspension and a fine.

He was set to return from his suspension when a video leaked depicting RSL owner Dell Loy Hansen talking to fans and saying he was considering firing Petke. Not long after, Petke was out of a job.

Petke was attempting to retain the nearly $700,000 dollars owed on the remainder of his contract, which was terminated as a result of his firing.

Former general manager Craig Waibel also left RSL as a result of Petke’s lawsuit, which claimed Waibel criticized Hansen for his handling of the situation and was planning on leaving the team at the end of the 2019 season.

Petke’s lawyers could not immediately be reached for comment.