SAN JOSE, Calif.
— Real Salt LOS ANGELES — Real General Manager Jeff Cassar announced today that the club has signed defender Chris Ritter to a one-year contract.
Ritter, 28, has appeared in six games with the club this season, registering two goals and four assists.
Ritchie, who has appeared for Real Salt in the MLS Development League, will be a free agent following the 2017 season.
Ritter joins the club following an impressive debut season with the LA Galaxy in 2016, when he earned two caps for the U.S. Men’s National Team.
He spent two seasons with the Galaxy from 2016 to 2017, making 18 appearances.
The defender was originally signed by RSL in 2012 from the Houston Dynamo, but was traded to Real Salt for a 2014 draft pick.
He has appeared at every MLS match this season and has recorded three assists and two goals.