Continuing to rebuild for the 2006 season, Real Salt Lake has added veteran goalkeeper Scott Garlick and midfielder Carey Talley from FC Dallas.
"Scott and Carey are proven MLS veterans who know what it is like to stand on the podium as MLS Cup Champions," RSL general manager Steve Pastorino said on Monday. "We feel fortunate to have acquired two outstanding individuals who will provide us with leadership and experience in 2006 and beyond. Scott will have the security of knowing he is our No. 1 'keeper, but we also know that he will be a great mentor for Jay Nolly and the returning Noah Palmer."
Garlick spent each of the past two seasons in Dallas, appearing in 40 regular-season games and starting each of the Hoops postseason matches against Colorado this season. He was named to the Major League Soccer All-Star Team for the second time in his nine-year MLS career in 2005, compiling a 13-8-7 record with a 1.36 goals-against average and six shutouts.
The Phoenix native's 13 wins were tied for fourth in the league while his save percentage of 72.6 placed him in a tie for third during 2005. He has appeared in more than 200 games and ranks second in league history in saves (913).
Talley joins RSL after spending two seasons with FC Dallas where he saw action in 20 games with 14 starts and added three assists during the 2005 campaign. He fractured some ribs on May 18 in Dallas' 2-1 win over the Colorado Rapids and was forced to miss the next four matches.
Prior to joining Dallas, Talley spent two seasons (2002-2003) with the Kansas City Wizards and four seasons (1998-2001) with D.C. United. While with United, the Cordova, Tenn., native joined current RSL defender Eddie Pope, winning the 1999 MLS Cup Championship with a 2-0 win over the Los Angeles Galaxy.
Talley has played in 196 games with 148 starts, notched 12 goals and tallied 16 assists in 13,733 minutes in MLS during his eight-year career.