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Real Salt Lake: Joseph joins RSL coaching staff

Real Salt Lake has hired former MLS player Miles Joseph as an assistant coach to replace Brian Johnson, who left after five seasons with the team to pursue other opportunities.

Joseph spent six seasons in MLS from 1996 to 2001, including playing with Jason Kreis on the Dallas Burn in 2001.

"This opportunity is a dream come true for me," said Joseph in a press release statement. "The entire Real Salt Lake staff is comprised of former teammates or opponents from my playing days, and they have obviously taken what they learned as players to reach the pinnacle of their profession as coaches with the MLS Cup 2009 win. I'm anxious to work alongside them as we prepare to defend the title."

Joseph has been coaching since retiring, and for the past six years he's been involved with the Players Soccer Academy in his hometown of Clifton Park, N.Y. Prior to that he was an assistant with the Siena women's college soccer team.

RSL TRIO GETS CALL UP: Real Salt Lake's Nick Rimando, Kyle Beckerman and Robbie Findley are among the 23 players who've been invited to the U.S. National Team camp in California from Feb. 10-20. The camp gives coach Bob Bradley an extended look at the his MLS-based players prior to an exhibition match against El Salvador in Tampa, Fla. on Feb. 24.

In January, the RSL trio participated in the U.S. National Team's camp as well, with Beckerman and Findley each appearing in the U.S. team's 3-1 loss to Honduras at the conclusion of the camp.

REVS GOALIE HAS SURGERY: New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis has had surgery on his left knee.

Reis had a procedure to fix his quadriceps tendon Thursday at Massachusetts General Hospital.

The 34-year-old had rotator cuff surgery in December and has been rehabilitating since then. The shoulder injury is expected to keep him out 12-16 weeks. He should be recovered from the knee injury before then.

Reis led Major League Soccer in saves and save percentage while posting eight shutouts in 2009.

WPS DISPERSAL DRAFT: Midfielder Shannon Boxx has been selected first by Saint Louis Athletica in the Women's Professional Soccer dispersal draft.

Athletica traded several players to the Atlanta Beat to get the first pick in the draft, which is being used to disperse players whose rights were held by the Los Angeles Sol.

The Sol discontinued operations last week.

Philadelphia used the second pick Thursday on goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc, who led the league with 12 shutouts last season, while Bay Area club FC Gold Pride used the third pick to get four-time FIFA player of the year Marta.