Re-signed Morales 'encompasses everything' about RSL

Javier Morales, first signed with Real Salt Lake in 2007, will return for a 10th MLS season. RSL club has re-signed the 35-year-old Argentine, the club's all-time assist leader, on a multi-year contract extension. He finished the 2015 season with team-leading totals with eight goals and 12 assists.

In the last three seasons, he has 25 goals and 34 assists. No MLS player has recorded more goals and more assists than him during that period.

"Every organization clamors and talks about identity," Real Salt Lake general manager Craig Waibel. "Keeping guys like Javier here who understand what this club has been through is important to that identity because for 10 years Javi has helped establish this club and build a stadium and build a fanbase and identify with that fanbase. He really encompasses everything we are."

Morales ranks 12th among the MLS all-time leaders with 77 assists. He is first all-time for RSL in assists, second in goals (45) and third in appearances (211), trailing just Alvaro Saborio in goals and Nick Rimando and Kyle Beckerman in appearances.
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