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RSL in Tucson: Sandoval signs

19 February 3:59 pm

RSL in Tucson: Sandoval signs

By Sam Stejskal

TUCSON, Ariz. - Real Salt Lake announced earlier on Tuesday that rookie forward Devon Sandoval has signed with the first team. Sandoval, who trained with RSL for a week last summer, was absolutely thrilled to join the Claret-and-Cobalt, calling signing with the team "a dream come true." 

Sandoval had another good anecdote about signing that didn't quite make it into the release: 

"I was actually FaceTiming with my girlfriend when I [put pen to paper]," he said. "She wanted to take pictures and everything, so I got my iPad set up and took some pictures of it when I signed."

A self-described family guy, this isn't the first time that Sandoval has used technology to share a big moment with his loved ones. There was a camera rolling at the Sandoval home during the broadcast of MLS SuperDraft and - predictably - the place went nuts when RSL selected Devon. We're still trying to track down that video. Figure it'd make for pretty good viewing.