Craig Waibel

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Craig Waibel told : “We’ll consider multiple avenues, in this window especially, that perhaps we haven’t been open to in the past because our roster is now deeper than it’s ever been in terms of the talent both on the field and on the bench,” External link

sltrib Friday, June 21, 2019 10:32:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said : “We’re now a team that has enough interesting players and talented players that perhaps a move in the league to strengthen a position will make sense,” External link

sltrib Friday, June 21, 2019 10:32:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said : “Right now, overall, we’re pretty pleased with the majority of our players,” “But we have a few that are below the expectations we had and we’re sorting through the reasons why. It’s never just the staff. It’s never just the player. It is always a shared responsibility in this organization to figure out why” External link

sltrib Friday, June 21, 2019 10:32:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said : “Justin has been impressive in his time with the Monarchs and has earned the opportunity to sign a first team contract,” External link

sltrib Wednesday, February 27, 2019 7:54:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said ( about Sam Johnson ) : “We are excited to add a player of Sam’s quality to our attack,” “He adds a new dynamic to our front line and he is a great fit for our locker room and his work rate is a great representation of our club and its fans” External link

sltrib Monday, February 4, 2019 11:00:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said : “Regular season games take a bigger role in order to try and accomplish that home-field advantage to give your fans the ability to help your team win,” “So I think everything becomes a little bit more important throughout the season” External link

sltrib Monday, January 14, 2019 10:28:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said ( about Luke Mulholland ) : “Luke has been an important part of our locker room for the last five years. He is a veteran presence on the field that can play in multiple roles, which is important to us,” External link

sltrib Wednesday, January 9, 2019 11:38:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said : “We know that Tate and Erik are players that would be first round selections if they entered the draft,” External link

sltrib Friday, January 4, 2019 12:34:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : “This is a great opportunity for Danny to gain more playing experience to further his development,” “Going to Orlando for the year will give him exposure to a new club and a different environment. It is also a great chance for him to establish himself as an every-game starter at this young point of his career” External link

sltrib Friday, December 28, 2018 8:38:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said : “We will continue to pursue the perfect storm where every movement of the team on and off the field is representative of the character of the fans that have been so supportive of Real Salt Lake since the inception,” External link

sltrib Friday, December 28, 2018 8:38:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said : “Justen and Corey highlight a special group of young players on our roster. This honor for them is a testament to the work they’ve done at Real Salt Lake since their days at the Academy and reinforces our club vision,” External link

sltrib Sunday, December 23, 2018 2:19:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : “Justen and Corey highlight a special group of young players on our roster. This honor for them is a testament to the work they’ve done at Real Salt Lake since their days at the Academy and reinforces our club vision,” External link

sltrib Thursday, December 20, 2018 9:00:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said : “I do think we’re entering a phase now as a club where we have quite a bit of youth, we have quite a bit of young talent,” “Now we really need to focus on those complementary pieces of experience that come in with a nice balance — both personality-wise as well as talent — to come in and continue what’s going on here” External link

sltrib Thursday, December 20, 2018 4:18:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : “We’ve been very dedicated over the last two and a half, three years to building a very specific way,” “I don’t think we are at a point where we need to run away from the methodology we use” External link

sltrib Thursday, December 20, 2018 4:18:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said ( about Donny Toia ) : “Donny is a player we have been following throughout his career and it’s great to bring back a product of our academy who has been able to gain valuable experience around the league,” External link

sltrib Saturday, December 15, 2018 12:55:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said ( about Mike Petke ) : “We put a lot of stock in player development, and Mike has been tremendous in that regard this season,” External link

sltrib Thursday, October 26, 2017 10:12:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel explained : "One of the things that we've been true to over the last year-and-a-half is being patient and waiting for the right guy. We'll continue to do that," External link

sltrib Wednesday, March 1, 2017 3:48:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "It's been a challenge for the staff without Kyle in there because he's such a big personality and presence," "It's not brain surgery to figure out how important Kyle is to the lineup. Not having him there in preseason is not the end of the world because everyone knows exactly what he brings, but at the same time, there's always a rhythm to get into when everyone's playing together" External link

sltrib Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:15:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "Could come down to timing and possibly waiting until the summer," External link

sltrib Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:15:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "The academy has been a priority for Real Salt Lake and the benefit of that comes in producing top-level talent that can represent the club for years," External link

sltrib Saturday, February 18, 2017 9:46:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "They understand how to fit in," External link

sltrib Friday, February 10, 2017 8:42:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "They understand how to fit in," External link

sltrib Friday, February 10, 2017 2:44:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "They understand how to fit in," External link

sltrib Friday, February 10, 2017 12:46:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "We certainly aren't painting a picture that's hard to understand in terms of the expectations for those young guys," "It's there for the taking. Whichever one of those guys steps up the most is going to get the most chances and my personal expectations of Brooks after the environment he's been in in the last year is that he's going to come in and find his way on the field" External link

sltrib Wednesday, February 8, 2017 3:00:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "Before March 4, I don't know if I anticipate moves," External link

sltrib Wednesday, February 8, 2017 3:00:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said ( about Landon Donovan ) : "Landon's in a different phase of his career that fits who we are as a club," External link

sltrib Thursday, January 26, 2017 4:04:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "Landon's in a different phase of his career that fits who we are as a club," "It's a bit of evolution on the player end, as well as the club end. We've never gotten in a conversation claiming we're signing a 27-year-old Landon Donovan. All the conversations have been very realistic on his fit within our club and very realistic about the expectations involved, but as I've said, there's so many details that go into any contract that it's far from done" External link

sltrib Tuesday, January 24, 2017 10:58:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "Landon's in a different phase of his career that fits who we are as a club," "It's a bit of evolution on the player end, as well as the club end. We've never gotten in a conversation claiming we're signing a 27-year-old Landon Donovan. All the conversations have been very realistic on his fit within our club and very realistic about the expectations involved, but as I've said, there's so many details that go into any contract that it's far from done" External link

sltrib Tuesday, January 24, 2017 9:36:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said ( about Chad Barrett ) : "Chad is a hard-working competitor with a nose for the goal," External link

sltrib Tuesday, January 24, 2017 5:47:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "I think we're in a better spot now than we've been in quite some time in terms of our potential and optimism," External link

sltrib Monday, January 23, 2017 8:40:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "I think we're in a better spot now than we've been in quite some time in terms of our potential and optimism," External link

sltrib Sunday, January 22, 2017 9:55:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said ( about Juan Manuel Martinez ) : "I had conversations with Juan that preclude anything that was public, that go all the way back into August of last year in terms of where he was, where his wife mentally, where the family was in terms of missing Argentina," "There was a number of conversations that obviously, there's no reason or position to share those publicly. At the end of the year … we met every three weeks from August on; by the end of the year, there was a very clearly understanding that his family wanted to be back in Argentina. It wasn't the easiest thing to accommodate to be honest from my perspective. At the end of it, it made sense" External link

sltrib Saturday, January 21, 2017 3:47:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "We wouldn't be in a world of Landon being signed, unsigned and all the things that have happened in the last five, six weeks if Landon didn't want to play soccer," "I don't want to speak on his behalf, but rumors are fun, Landon does have an interest in playing soccer and everything lies in the details" External link

sltrib Saturday, January 21, 2017 2:44:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said ( about Luis Silva ) : "I do believe we're going to be able to bring him in," "We've been working with Tigres. It's been a longer endeavor than any of us thought it'd be when we first started talking about it, but I'm very, very optimistic and I believe Luis will play here this year" External link

sltrib Saturday, January 21, 2017 2:44:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "I don't think it'll be Monday, but he'll be in Arizona before we leave Arizona," "I'd say optimistically, end of next week" External link

sltrib Saturday, January 21, 2017 2:44:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "The way we're analyzing the players nowadays is different," External link

sltrib Thursday, January 12, 2017 11:27:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "I think we're all the way down the line to the point where it's whether or not the ink dries," External link

sltrib Saturday, January 7, 2017 2:12:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "I've reached out to his people since the day before he left," External link

sltrib Saturday, January 7, 2017 2:12:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "So much goes into a day like today," External link

sltrib Saturday, January 7, 2017 2:12:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "I always joke that for every one contract we've signed, there's 99 others that we looked at — at least," "Of those 99, we probably had conversations with 50, either interviewing for personality, financial; there's so many things that can make or break a deal, and so many things have to align for a deal that when you really get down to it, the percentages should probably convince us to not even try. It's when you find the right guys, not only does it fit for us, it fits for him. And you heard him say that" External link

sltrib Saturday, January 7, 2017 2:12:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "I think it's awesome that we've attracted a young attacking player from Europe," "We haven't been able to do something like this yet. It's a bit unique, and we're very proud of that and at the same time, I hope it doesn't stand as a one-off" External link

sltrib Friday, January 6, 2017 2:55:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "Every deal is different, every player is different, but the big thing here is we want him to play attacking mid," "It's a new challenge and it's the right time for him. With every player, timing is everything. The opportunity is important, but with him, the conversations were mostly about his opportunities" External link

sltrib Friday, January 6, 2017 2:55:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "As we continue to build the Monarchs for the 2017 season, we see a lot of potential in the players we've added and these three players all add their own qualities to the style we are looking to play as an organization," External link

sltrib Tuesday, January 3, 2017 4:39:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "The way we're trying to balance out our acquisitions this offseason, based on experience, based on game-to-game impact, we've evaluated it and we think there's three guys out there that we need to have a conversation with," "Hopefully we can attract them, but free agency is free agency. Every guy has a different need and a different desire when they enter into free agency. Sometimes it's strictly financial, sometimes it's quality of life, sometimes it's a balance. We'll have those conversations in the next week" External link

sltrib Thursday, December 15, 2016 3:04:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "Where our roster is now we're not in a spot where we need to be scouring the lists for depth," External link

sltrib Thursday, December 15, 2016 3:04:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "The way we're trying to balance out our acquisitions this offseason, based on experience, based on game-to-game impact, we've evaluated it and we think there's three guys out there that we need to have a conversation with," "Hopefully we can attract them, but free agency is free agency. Every guy has a different need and a different desire when they enter into free agency. Sometimes it's strictly financial, sometimes it's quality of life, sometimes it's a balance. We'll have those conversations in the next week" External link

sltrib Wednesday, December 14, 2016 2:15:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "Where our roster is now we're not in a spot where we need to be scouring the lists for depth," External link

sltrib Wednesday, December 14, 2016 2:15:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "Any new opportunity is something that I think a player needs to look at with a very optimistic outlook, and I know Jeff very well," "While I'm disappointed for our club based on the way this all played out, I'm excited for Jeff and the new opportunities he'll have" External link

sltrib Wednesday, December 14, 2016 12:52:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "I'm certainly not sitting here saying that the rules weren't there before the season started," "I'm not in any way saying we completely got caught off guard, but at the same time, I do believe with the way this scenario played out, most of the time rules get reevaluated when there's something that challenges them. This particular situation I think certainly warrants challenging the way the rule is written" External link

sltrib Wednesday, December 14, 2016 12:52:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "Jeff certainly was a guy we developed here within the system, and certainly a guy we believe he has the ability to be a starter in this league," "Obviously with the relationship he and Nick had, it was very dynamic and one that we felt Jeff was doing very well in" External link

sltrib Wednesday, December 14, 2016 12:52:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said ( about Jeff Attinella ) : "someone that we feel can come in and help us not skip a beat in regards to that role and getting called on," "We've been proactive in the sense that we knew Jeff's value, and clearly, we understood he could get taken in this expansion draft" External link

sltrib Wednesday, December 14, 2016 12:52:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "The truth is on the attacking mid," External link

sltrib Friday, December 9, 2016 6:49:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel told ( about Richie Williams ) : "I think after Richie came here, the team was better than it was last year," External link

sltrib Wednesday, December 7, 2016 2:29:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "We're an organization that wants to be focused on growing from within, and we've had truly two players sign first-team contracts after being with the Monarchs," "This is just a continuation of that. I think that the natural progression of a coach is be a head coach in USL, become an assistant in MLS and then possibly become a head coach. That's kind of our model. It's not everyone's model, but we certainly believe in the growth from within. We felt that Freddy's job is multi-layered when he was with the Monarchs" External link

sltrib Wednesday, December 7, 2016 2:29:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel added : "It's a world market nowadays and a world competition and we're looking for the same position the rest of the world is looking for," "You've got to chase a lot of different leads" External link

sltrib Thursday, December 1, 2016 10:29:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "We won't sign a player just to sign them to tell everyone we went and made a move," "We want to take our time and try to make it healthy as possible so that the player we get is a really good fit" External link

sltrib Thursday, December 1, 2016 10:29:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "When you're up 30,000 feet," External link

sltrib Thursday, December 1, 2016 10:29:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "I'd say we're very close to having a decision made," "From a club perspective, we're clearly interested in having him back. And I know Aaron's interested in being here" External link

sltrib Thursday, December 1, 2016 7:36:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "I've been in discussions with Justen's representatives and we're trying to see if we can get some traction and get to a good middle ground to signing him to a longer-term deal," External link

sltrib Thursday, December 1, 2016 7:36:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "I'd say we're very close to having a decision made," "From a club perspective, we're clearly interested in having him back. And I know Aaron's interested in being here" External link

sltrib Thursday, December 1, 2016 2:42:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "I've been in discussions with Justen's representatives and we're trying to see if we can get some traction and get to a good middle ground to signing him to a longer-term deal," External link

sltrib Thursday, December 1, 2016 2:42:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "You honor players as best you can if they are indeed on their way out and you go find the next one for your fans to fall in love with," "The challenge is simply that. Redefining, if we need, who we are in our identity, and I think we have a great core of really promising and talented young guys that our fans deserve the opportunity to fall in love with" External link

sltrib Sunday, November 20, 2016 3:37:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel added : "We have players capable of being in there," External link

sltrib Sunday, November 20, 2016 3:37:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "You honor players as best you can if they are indeed on their way out and you go find the next one for your fans to fall in love with," "The challenge is simply that. Redefining, if we need, who we are in our identity, and I think we have a great core of really promising and talented young guys that our fans deserve the opportunity to fall in love with" External link

sltrib Saturday, November 19, 2016 2:53:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel added : "We have players capable of being in there," External link

sltrib Saturday, November 19, 2016 2:53:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "Yeah, absolutely. I think the standards increase," "Every year … the expectations should go up" External link

sltrib Friday, November 11, 2016 8:22:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "It was a tactical decision by the coaching staff," External link

sltrib Friday, November 11, 2016 4:34:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "Unfortunately, it didn't go exactly as scripted," "Not every meeting ends with handshakes and hugs, and there are some very difficult conversations that are had. But I think Javi's a class act. I don't have anything bad to say about him" External link

sltrib Friday, November 11, 2016 4:34:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "Certainly by beginning of 2018, that'll be the home of every one of our teams, and by summer next year, it'll be home of our academy, for sure," External link

sltrib Friday, November 11, 2016 12:53:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel explained : "There was an overwhelming endorsement from the players themselves for the coaching staff," External link

sltrib Thursday, November 10, 2016 9:12:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "I think obviously whenever there's very difficult decisions to be made, there's a lot of emotion, and I 100 percent appreciate the fact that Javi has taken a week to digest information," External link

sltrib Thursday, November 10, 2016 2:55:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel explained : "There was an overwhelming endorsement from the players themselves for the coaching staff," External link

sltrib Thursday, November 10, 2016 1:35:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "He grew tremendously in the way he's capable of communicating in his management abilities," "His individual conversations were much more succinct this year. I think a lot of confusion last season came from maybe, he might've been afraid to hurt someone's feelings" External link

sltrib Sunday, November 6, 2016 9:35:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel explained : "If we say we want to get a little bit younger, a little bit stronger and a little bit faster then what are the right pieces to put in and where?" External link

sltrib Sunday, November 6, 2016 9:35:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "He grew tremendously in the way he's capable of communicating in his management abilities," "His individual conversations were much more succinct this year. I think a lot of confusion last season came from maybe, he might've been afraid to hurt someone's feelings" External link

sltrib Saturday, November 5, 2016 10:35:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel explained : "If we say we want to get a little bit younger, a little bit stronger and a little bit faster then what are the right pieces to put in and where?" External link

sltrib Saturday, November 5, 2016 10:35:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "As long as I have the ability to have this conference, I'll talk about change — it's part of what I do," External link

sltrib Friday, November 4, 2016 11:20:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "We've had a very consistent effort over the last 12 months to make sure that we hang on, and have the services of many of the players that we feel can contribute for quite some time," "These are steps in the organization to lay the foundation to go out and get those complimentary pieces and the special ones" External link

sltrib Friday, November 4, 2016 1:34:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "Next year is the year we see him really having a breakout season in terms of consistent performance, consistent continuity and contribution for us," "The big thing for him with me is health" External link

sltrib Friday, November 4, 2016 1:34:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "Justen at 19 has so much upside, it's amazing," "Aaron Maund's strides the last 18 months have been really remarkable, quite frankly" External link

sltrib Friday, November 4, 2016 1:34:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "I don't want to set any timeline, but obviously we take five-to-seven days [before meeting with] the players," "It's fair to say we'll evaluate the exact same way" External link

sltrib Friday, November 4, 2016 1:34:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "It was very educational for me — it was essential," External link

sltrib Thursday, October 27, 2016 5:44:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "I think even within our group, we're going to have different opinions on that," "Some guys love being the underdog" External link

sltrib Thursday, October 27, 2016 2:11:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "I think even within our group, we're going to have different opinions on that," "Some guys love being the underdog" External link

sltrib Wednesday, October 26, 2016 12:12:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "He's still not vocal enough to be called 'the true leader of the back line,' but he's growing and he's becoming more comfortable," "The hardest thing as a young pro is recognizing the game, and surviving it alone" External link

sltrib Friday, October 14, 2016 7:23:00 PM EAT



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manager65.41%EN03/01/201701/03/2017
general manager34.59%EN03/01/201701/03/2017
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Craig WaibelEN100.00%


 
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Craig Waibel

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Craig Waibel told : “We’ll consider multiple avenues, in this window especially, that perhaps we haven’t been open to in the past because our roster is now deeper than it’s ever been in terms of the talent both on the field and on the bench,” External link

sltrib Friday, June 21, 2019 10:32:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said : “We’re now a team that has enough interesting players and talented players that perhaps a move in the league to strengthen a position will make sense,” External link

sltrib Friday, June 21, 2019 10:32:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said : “Right now, overall, we’re pretty pleased with the majority of our players,” “But we have a few that are below the expectations we had and we’re sorting through the reasons why. It’s never just the staff. It’s never just the player. It is always a shared responsibility in this organization to figure out why” External link

sltrib Friday, June 21, 2019 10:32:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said : “Justin has been impressive in his time with the Monarchs and has earned the opportunity to sign a first team contract,” External link

sltrib Wednesday, February 27, 2019 7:54:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said ( about Sam Johnson ) : “We are excited to add a player of Sam’s quality to our attack,” “He adds a new dynamic to our front line and he is a great fit for our locker room and his work rate is a great representation of our club and its fans” External link

sltrib Monday, February 4, 2019 11:00:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said : “Regular season games take a bigger role in order to try and accomplish that home-field advantage to give your fans the ability to help your team win,” “So I think everything becomes a little bit more important throughout the season” External link

sltrib Monday, January 14, 2019 10:28:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said ( about Luke Mulholland ) : “Luke has been an important part of our locker room for the last five years. He is a veteran presence on the field that can play in multiple roles, which is important to us,” External link

sltrib Wednesday, January 9, 2019 11:38:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said : “We know that Tate and Erik are players that would be first round selections if they entered the draft,” External link

sltrib Friday, January 4, 2019 12:34:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : “This is a great opportunity for Danny to gain more playing experience to further his development,” “Going to Orlando for the year will give him exposure to a new club and a different environment. It is also a great chance for him to establish himself as an every-game starter at this young point of his career” External link

sltrib Friday, December 28, 2018 8:38:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said : “We will continue to pursue the perfect storm where every movement of the team on and off the field is representative of the character of the fans that have been so supportive of Real Salt Lake since the inception,” External link

sltrib Friday, December 28, 2018 8:38:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said : “Justen and Corey highlight a special group of young players on our roster. This honor for them is a testament to the work they’ve done at Real Salt Lake since their days at the Academy and reinforces our club vision,” External link

sltrib Sunday, December 23, 2018 2:19:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : “Justen and Corey highlight a special group of young players on our roster. This honor for them is a testament to the work they’ve done at Real Salt Lake since their days at the Academy and reinforces our club vision,” External link

sltrib Thursday, December 20, 2018 9:00:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said : “I do think we’re entering a phase now as a club where we have quite a bit of youth, we have quite a bit of young talent,” “Now we really need to focus on those complementary pieces of experience that come in with a nice balance — both personality-wise as well as talent — to come in and continue what’s going on here” External link

sltrib Thursday, December 20, 2018 4:18:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : “We’ve been very dedicated over the last two and a half, three years to building a very specific way,” “I don’t think we are at a point where we need to run away from the methodology we use” External link

sltrib Thursday, December 20, 2018 4:18:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said ( about Donny Toia ) : “Donny is a player we have been following throughout his career and it’s great to bring back a product of our academy who has been able to gain valuable experience around the league,” External link

sltrib Saturday, December 15, 2018 12:55:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said ( about Mike Petke ) : “We put a lot of stock in player development, and Mike has been tremendous in that regard this season,” External link

sltrib Thursday, October 26, 2017 10:12:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel explained : "One of the things that we've been true to over the last year-and-a-half is being patient and waiting for the right guy. We'll continue to do that," External link

sltrib Wednesday, March 1, 2017 3:48:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "It's been a challenge for the staff without Kyle in there because he's such a big personality and presence," "It's not brain surgery to figure out how important Kyle is to the lineup. Not having him there in preseason is not the end of the world because everyone knows exactly what he brings, but at the same time, there's always a rhythm to get into when everyone's playing together" External link

sltrib Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:15:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "Could come down to timing and possibly waiting until the summer," External link

sltrib Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:15:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "The academy has been a priority for Real Salt Lake and the benefit of that comes in producing top-level talent that can represent the club for years," External link

sltrib Saturday, February 18, 2017 9:46:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "They understand how to fit in," External link

sltrib Friday, February 10, 2017 8:42:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "They understand how to fit in," External link

sltrib Friday, February 10, 2017 2:44:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "They understand how to fit in," External link

sltrib Friday, February 10, 2017 12:46:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "We certainly aren't painting a picture that's hard to understand in terms of the expectations for those young guys," "It's there for the taking. Whichever one of those guys steps up the most is going to get the most chances and my personal expectations of Brooks after the environment he's been in in the last year is that he's going to come in and find his way on the field" External link

sltrib Wednesday, February 8, 2017 3:00:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "Before March 4, I don't know if I anticipate moves," External link

sltrib Wednesday, February 8, 2017 3:00:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said ( about Landon Donovan ) : "Landon's in a different phase of his career that fits who we are as a club," External link

sltrib Thursday, January 26, 2017 4:04:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "Landon's in a different phase of his career that fits who we are as a club," "It's a bit of evolution on the player end, as well as the club end. We've never gotten in a conversation claiming we're signing a 27-year-old Landon Donovan. All the conversations have been very realistic on his fit within our club and very realistic about the expectations involved, but as I've said, there's so many details that go into any contract that it's far from done" External link

sltrib Tuesday, January 24, 2017 10:58:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "Landon's in a different phase of his career that fits who we are as a club," "It's a bit of evolution on the player end, as well as the club end. We've never gotten in a conversation claiming we're signing a 27-year-old Landon Donovan. All the conversations have been very realistic on his fit within our club and very realistic about the expectations involved, but as I've said, there's so many details that go into any contract that it's far from done" External link

sltrib Tuesday, January 24, 2017 9:36:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said ( about Chad Barrett ) : "Chad is a hard-working competitor with a nose for the goal," External link

sltrib Tuesday, January 24, 2017 5:47:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "I think we're in a better spot now than we've been in quite some time in terms of our potential and optimism," External link

sltrib Monday, January 23, 2017 8:40:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "I think we're in a better spot now than we've been in quite some time in terms of our potential and optimism," External link

sltrib Sunday, January 22, 2017 9:55:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said ( about Juan Manuel Martinez ) : "I had conversations with Juan that preclude anything that was public, that go all the way back into August of last year in terms of where he was, where his wife mentally, where the family was in terms of missing Argentina," "There was a number of conversations that obviously, there's no reason or position to share those publicly. At the end of the year … we met every three weeks from August on; by the end of the year, there was a very clearly understanding that his family wanted to be back in Argentina. It wasn't the easiest thing to accommodate to be honest from my perspective. At the end of it, it made sense" External link

sltrib Saturday, January 21, 2017 3:47:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "We wouldn't be in a world of Landon being signed, unsigned and all the things that have happened in the last five, six weeks if Landon didn't want to play soccer," "I don't want to speak on his behalf, but rumors are fun, Landon does have an interest in playing soccer and everything lies in the details" External link

sltrib Saturday, January 21, 2017 2:44:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said ( about Luis Silva ) : "I do believe we're going to be able to bring him in," "We've been working with Tigres. It's been a longer endeavor than any of us thought it'd be when we first started talking about it, but I'm very, very optimistic and I believe Luis will play here this year" External link

sltrib Saturday, January 21, 2017 2:44:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "I don't think it'll be Monday, but he'll be in Arizona before we leave Arizona," "I'd say optimistically, end of next week" External link

sltrib Saturday, January 21, 2017 2:44:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "The way we're analyzing the players nowadays is different," External link

sltrib Thursday, January 12, 2017 11:27:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "I think we're all the way down the line to the point where it's whether or not the ink dries," External link

sltrib Saturday, January 7, 2017 2:12:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "I've reached out to his people since the day before he left," External link

sltrib Saturday, January 7, 2017 2:12:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "So much goes into a day like today," External link

sltrib Saturday, January 7, 2017 2:12:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "I always joke that for every one contract we've signed, there's 99 others that we looked at — at least," "Of those 99, we probably had conversations with 50, either interviewing for personality, financial; there's so many things that can make or break a deal, and so many things have to align for a deal that when you really get down to it, the percentages should probably convince us to not even try. It's when you find the right guys, not only does it fit for us, it fits for him. And you heard him say that" External link

sltrib Saturday, January 7, 2017 2:12:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "I think it's awesome that we've attracted a young attacking player from Europe," "We haven't been able to do something like this yet. It's a bit unique, and we're very proud of that and at the same time, I hope it doesn't stand as a one-off" External link

sltrib Friday, January 6, 2017 2:55:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "Every deal is different, every player is different, but the big thing here is we want him to play attacking mid," "It's a new challenge and it's the right time for him. With every player, timing is everything. The opportunity is important, but with him, the conversations were mostly about his opportunities" External link

sltrib Friday, January 6, 2017 2:55:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "As we continue to build the Monarchs for the 2017 season, we see a lot of potential in the players we've added and these three players all add their own qualities to the style we are looking to play as an organization," External link

sltrib Tuesday, January 3, 2017 4:39:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "The way we're trying to balance out our acquisitions this offseason, based on experience, based on game-to-game impact, we've evaluated it and we think there's three guys out there that we need to have a conversation with," "Hopefully we can attract them, but free agency is free agency. Every guy has a different need and a different desire when they enter into free agency. Sometimes it's strictly financial, sometimes it's quality of life, sometimes it's a balance. We'll have those conversations in the next week" External link

sltrib Thursday, December 15, 2016 3:04:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "Where our roster is now we're not in a spot where we need to be scouring the lists for depth," External link

sltrib Thursday, December 15, 2016 3:04:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "The way we're trying to balance out our acquisitions this offseason, based on experience, based on game-to-game impact, we've evaluated it and we think there's three guys out there that we need to have a conversation with," "Hopefully we can attract them, but free agency is free agency. Every guy has a different need and a different desire when they enter into free agency. Sometimes it's strictly financial, sometimes it's quality of life, sometimes it's a balance. We'll have those conversations in the next week" External link

sltrib Wednesday, December 14, 2016 2:15:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "Where our roster is now we're not in a spot where we need to be scouring the lists for depth," External link

sltrib Wednesday, December 14, 2016 2:15:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "Any new opportunity is something that I think a player needs to look at with a very optimistic outlook, and I know Jeff very well," "While I'm disappointed for our club based on the way this all played out, I'm excited for Jeff and the new opportunities he'll have" External link

sltrib Wednesday, December 14, 2016 12:52:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "I'm certainly not sitting here saying that the rules weren't there before the season started," "I'm not in any way saying we completely got caught off guard, but at the same time, I do believe with the way this scenario played out, most of the time rules get reevaluated when there's something that challenges them. This particular situation I think certainly warrants challenging the way the rule is written" External link

sltrib Wednesday, December 14, 2016 12:52:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "Jeff certainly was a guy we developed here within the system, and certainly a guy we believe he has the ability to be a starter in this league," "Obviously with the relationship he and Nick had, it was very dynamic and one that we felt Jeff was doing very well in" External link

sltrib Wednesday, December 14, 2016 12:52:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said ( about Jeff Attinella ) : "someone that we feel can come in and help us not skip a beat in regards to that role and getting called on," "We've been proactive in the sense that we knew Jeff's value, and clearly, we understood he could get taken in this expansion draft" External link

sltrib Wednesday, December 14, 2016 12:52:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "The truth is on the attacking mid," External link

sltrib Friday, December 9, 2016 6:49:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel told ( about Richie Williams ) : "I think after Richie came here, the team was better than it was last year," External link

sltrib Wednesday, December 7, 2016 2:29:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "We're an organization that wants to be focused on growing from within, and we've had truly two players sign first-team contracts after being with the Monarchs," "This is just a continuation of that. I think that the natural progression of a coach is be a head coach in USL, become an assistant in MLS and then possibly become a head coach. That's kind of our model. It's not everyone's model, but we certainly believe in the growth from within. We felt that Freddy's job is multi-layered when he was with the Monarchs" External link

sltrib Wednesday, December 7, 2016 2:29:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel added : "It's a world market nowadays and a world competition and we're looking for the same position the rest of the world is looking for," "You've got to chase a lot of different leads" External link

sltrib Thursday, December 1, 2016 10:29:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "We won't sign a player just to sign them to tell everyone we went and made a move," "We want to take our time and try to make it healthy as possible so that the player we get is a really good fit" External link

sltrib Thursday, December 1, 2016 10:29:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "When you're up 30,000 feet," External link

sltrib Thursday, December 1, 2016 10:29:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "I'd say we're very close to having a decision made," "From a club perspective, we're clearly interested in having him back. And I know Aaron's interested in being here" External link

sltrib Thursday, December 1, 2016 7:36:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "I've been in discussions with Justen's representatives and we're trying to see if we can get some traction and get to a good middle ground to signing him to a longer-term deal," External link

sltrib Thursday, December 1, 2016 7:36:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "I'd say we're very close to having a decision made," "From a club perspective, we're clearly interested in having him back. And I know Aaron's interested in being here" External link

sltrib Thursday, December 1, 2016 2:42:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "I've been in discussions with Justen's representatives and we're trying to see if we can get some traction and get to a good middle ground to signing him to a longer-term deal," External link

sltrib Thursday, December 1, 2016 2:42:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "You honor players as best you can if they are indeed on their way out and you go find the next one for your fans to fall in love with," "The challenge is simply that. Redefining, if we need, who we are in our identity, and I think we have a great core of really promising and talented young guys that our fans deserve the opportunity to fall in love with" External link

sltrib Sunday, November 20, 2016 3:37:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel added : "We have players capable of being in there," External link

sltrib Sunday, November 20, 2016 3:37:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "You honor players as best you can if they are indeed on their way out and you go find the next one for your fans to fall in love with," "The challenge is simply that. Redefining, if we need, who we are in our identity, and I think we have a great core of really promising and talented young guys that our fans deserve the opportunity to fall in love with" External link

sltrib Saturday, November 19, 2016 2:53:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel added : "We have players capable of being in there," External link

sltrib Saturday, November 19, 2016 2:53:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "Yeah, absolutely. I think the standards increase," "Every year … the expectations should go up" External link

sltrib Friday, November 11, 2016 8:22:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "It was a tactical decision by the coaching staff," External link

sltrib Friday, November 11, 2016 4:34:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "Unfortunately, it didn't go exactly as scripted," "Not every meeting ends with handshakes and hugs, and there are some very difficult conversations that are had. But I think Javi's a class act. I don't have anything bad to say about him" External link

sltrib Friday, November 11, 2016 4:34:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "Certainly by beginning of 2018, that'll be the home of every one of our teams, and by summer next year, it'll be home of our academy, for sure," External link

sltrib Friday, November 11, 2016 12:53:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel explained : "There was an overwhelming endorsement from the players themselves for the coaching staff," External link

sltrib Thursday, November 10, 2016 9:12:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "I think obviously whenever there's very difficult decisions to be made, there's a lot of emotion, and I 100 percent appreciate the fact that Javi has taken a week to digest information," External link

sltrib Thursday, November 10, 2016 2:55:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel explained : "There was an overwhelming endorsement from the players themselves for the coaching staff," External link

sltrib Thursday, November 10, 2016 1:35:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "He grew tremendously in the way he's capable of communicating in his management abilities," "His individual conversations were much more succinct this year. I think a lot of confusion last season came from maybe, he might've been afraid to hurt someone's feelings" External link

sltrib Sunday, November 6, 2016 9:35:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel explained : "If we say we want to get a little bit younger, a little bit stronger and a little bit faster then what are the right pieces to put in and where?" External link

sltrib Sunday, November 6, 2016 9:35:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "He grew tremendously in the way he's capable of communicating in his management abilities," "His individual conversations were much more succinct this year. I think a lot of confusion last season came from maybe, he might've been afraid to hurt someone's feelings" External link

sltrib Saturday, November 5, 2016 10:35:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel explained : "If we say we want to get a little bit younger, a little bit stronger and a little bit faster then what are the right pieces to put in and where?" External link

sltrib Saturday, November 5, 2016 10:35:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "As long as I have the ability to have this conference, I'll talk about change — it's part of what I do," External link

sltrib Friday, November 4, 2016 11:20:00 PM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "We've had a very consistent effort over the last 12 months to make sure that we hang on, and have the services of many of the players that we feel can contribute for quite some time," "These are steps in the organization to lay the foundation to go out and get those complimentary pieces and the special ones" External link

sltrib Friday, November 4, 2016 1:34:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "Next year is the year we see him really having a breakout season in terms of consistent performance, consistent continuity and contribution for us," "The big thing for him with me is health" External link

sltrib Friday, November 4, 2016 1:34:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "Justen at 19 has so much upside, it's amazing," "Aaron Maund's strides the last 18 months have been really remarkable, quite frankly" External link

sltrib Friday, November 4, 2016 1:34:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "I don't want to set any timeline, but obviously we take five-to-seven days [before meeting with] the players," "It's fair to say we'll evaluate the exact same way" External link

sltrib Friday, November 4, 2016 1:34:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "It was very educational for me — it was essential," External link

sltrib Thursday, October 27, 2016 5:44:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "I think even within our group, we're going to have different opinions on that," "Some guys love being the underdog" External link

sltrib Thursday, October 27, 2016 2:11:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "I think even within our group, we're going to have different opinions on that," "Some guys love being the underdog" External link

sltrib Wednesday, October 26, 2016 12:12:00 AM EAT

Craig Waibel said : "He's still not vocal enough to be called 'the true leader of the back line,' but he's growing and he's becoming more comfortable," "The hardest thing as a young pro is recognizing the game, and surviving it alone" External link

sltrib Friday, October 14, 2016 7:23:00 PM EAT



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manager65.41%EN03/01/201701/03/2017
general manager34.59%EN03/01/201701/03/2017
Names Lang Count
Craig WaibelEN100.00%


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