Real Salt Lake announced Friday that general manager Garth Lagerwey has signed a four-year contract extension through the 2014 Major League Soccer season. Under Lagerwey's stewardship, RSL has advanced to consecutive conference finals and delivering to the state of Utah its first major-league professional championship in nearly 40 years.

"Garth has been one of the major forces behind our successful rise on the field, which has also had a positive effect on our overall business operation," said RSL president Bill Manning. "He is talented, well thought out and in my opinion one of the sharpest young minds in the game today. It was important to me and our ownership that we ensure for our fans a perennial championship contender, and that we reward Garth for his success and guarantee consistency in the front office."

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