Days after coming under fire for critical comments around racial justice protests and allegations he used racist language, Dell Loy Hansen will sell Utah Soccer Holdings, which includes MLS club Real Salt Lake, NWSL’s Utah Royals and USL’s Real Monarchs.
Hansen apologized on Sunday in a statement, adding that he believes the best way forward for the teams is new ownership. Statements from both MLS and the NWSL commended Hansen for his contributions to growing soccer, with the NWSL adding “we agree that the decision is the right one for the future of the Royals.”
Among potential suitors for the teams: the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies, which own and operate the Utah Jazz. Real Salt Lake was valued at $235 million by Forbes in 2019.