Luis Gil to Real Salt Lake

The Deseret News is reporting that US U-17 starlet Luis Gil has been traded from Kansas City to Real Salt Lake today in exchange for a 2011 second round draft pick, an international roster spot and a portion of future transfer fees if Gil is sold to an foreign club.

That didn’t take long. Everyone figured that he wouldn’t stay with the Wizards, but I think most people were betting on Seattle and the two LA clubs to win his services. Hopefully, he won’t go the Nikolas Besagno route.

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Luis Gil signs with MLS

U.S. Under-17 national team midfielder Luis Gil has agreed to a deal with MLS. Gil had been drawing interest from a number of high profile clubs, including Arsenal and Real Madrid. He will be allocated in a weighted lottery to be held on Monday.

I think this is a good move. It would have been great to see him go to a big club, but as we’ve seen with a number of other young Americans, it doesn’t always pan out. Hopefully, this will mean more playing time for Gil.

15-year-old Luis Gil to Arsenal?

Young Guns (a blog dedicated to Arsenal’s reserve and youth teams…no, it doesn’t have anything to do with either of the movies…yes, I’m just as disappointed as you.) is reporting that US under 17 standout Luis Gil is heading to Arsenal. Is this true? Who knows, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated.