Chris Wingert recently completed his 14th year in MLS. (Anne-Marie Sorvin/USA TODAY Sports)
Former St. John’s University standout and Hermann Trophy winner Chris Wingert was not on the Real Salt Lake roster for the 2018 season, the Major League Soccer club announced Monday.
Wingert, 35, who recently completed his 14th season in the league, is out of contract after this past season, along with midfielder Kyle Beckerman and goalkeeper Nick Rimando.
Those three veterans can sign with RSL for next season.
Should RSL not reach a new agreement with that trio, Wingert, Beckerman and Rimando would be eligible for MLS free agency, or the re-entry process, should they choose to participate.
Wingert, a Babylon, N.Y. native, has played with the Columbus Crew SC, Colorado Rapids and New York City FC.
A former star at St. John the Baptist High School, Wingert also was a member of the U.S. Under-23 national team that failed to qualify for the 2004 Olympics and has one international appearance with the full national side.
RSL (13-15-6, 45 points) failed to make the playoffs, finishing eighth in the Western Conference.