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Switchbacks acquire Delentz Pierre on loan from Real Salt Lake

By Staff, 02/14/24, 5:07PM EST


Defender made six appearances in late-season loan to Colorado Springs in 2023 campaign

Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC has acquired defender Delentz Pierre on loan from Real Salt Lake, bringing the 23-year-old defender back for a second stint with the Switchbacks. | Photo courtesy Isaiah J. Downing / Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC announced on Wednesday the club had acquired defender Delentz Pierre on loan from Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer for the 2024 USL Championship season. The transaction is pending league and federation approval.

The 23-year-old returns to Colorado Springs having made six appearances for the Switchbacks a season ago on loan from RSL. Previously in the 2023 campaign, Pierre had made 13 appearances for Real Monarchs SLC in MLS NEXT Pro, logging 1,121 minutes of action. He also made a pair of appearances for RSL in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, helping the side claim victories against the USL Championship’s Las Vegas Lights FC and Major League Soccer’s Portland Timbers FC.

“I am excited to be with the Colorado Springs Switchbacks again! The fans and atmosphere are unforgettable,” said Pierre. “The team and staff have been more than welcoming. I aim to help the team have a successful season”

"We are delighted to have Delentz back. His growth throughout his time here last season was clear to see and he fits our locker room perfectly," said Switchbacks Sporting Director Stephen Hogan. "Pierre is naturally left-footed with a very good passing range, who will continue to push our defenders every day in training and games for a starting spot. He will bring another dynamic while keeping the same energy to the group."

Pierre signed as a Homegrown Player with RSL early in 2023 after competing collegiately at the University of Portland, where he made 48 appearances and recorded four goals and two assists across three seasons with the Pilots. Before his college career, Delentz competed for the Monarchs as a USL Academy signing in the 2019 USL Championship season, making four appearances for the side before departing for college in the fall.

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