RSL Commercial Director Takes Leave Following Recent Allegations
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah –Dell Loy Hansen’s right-hand man and current commercial director Andy Carroll has informed the club that he is taking time off from all responsibilities following allegations of sexism made by former and current Real Salt Lake employees.
An “emergency staff meeting” was held on Tuesday where Carroll is believed to brief his colleagues on the news, a source at the club told KSL Sports.
Utah Soccer issued a statement at 4:37 p.m. on the afternoon of Tuesday, September 1, confirming the news –
“Utah Soccer was extremely disappointed with the allegations in the recent RSL Soapbox article regarding Mr. Carroll. Mr. Carroll has devoted a great deal of time and energy to advancing the business operations of the organization. Yet Utah Soccer takes these allegations very seriously. Utah Soccer places the safety, well-being and safety of its players and employees first and foremost, and does not tolerate any discriminatory or derogatory conduct. As Utah Soccer works to learn more about the allegations raised in the article, Mr. Carroll will take time off from the organization until further notice.
Earlier this week, RSL soap box published an article describing Carroll as someone who engaged in sexist behavior.
Former RSL reporter Rebecca Cade publicly states that Carroll has openly spoken about his body in front of other men in a meeting with management.
“A coworker told me that there was a management meeting on a Friday after work that only included the management men – like the marketing guys and the PR guys, all the guys I got together with. works, ”Cade told RSL Soapbox. “(Andy Carroll) went around the scotch, spoke very inappropriately and discussed my body with the other men.
Other allegations against Carroll were set out in the RSL Soapbox article but were not verified by KSL Sports.
RSL’s culture has been heavily criticized and publicly humiliated over the past week. Carroll, unlike Hansen, spends the vast majority of his time working alongside Real Salt Lake employees. Its main office is located inside the Rio Tinto stadium.
Carroll has been in his current role since August 2015.
According to Carroll’s LinkedIn page, he oversees “all Real Salt Lake (MLS) and Real Monarchs (USL) business operations, including corporate partnerships, ticket sales and operations, marketing, communications, public relations, media and gaming operations “.
After Hansen’s leave, it was assumed that Carroll would increase his leadership role and make all business decisions. However, with the news that Carroll is the second Real Salt Lake boss to fall due to allegations made by current and former employees, RSL will be looking for more than just an owner.
The timeline of Carrol’s leave is not yet publicly available.