RSL Extends Loan Deal for Gonzalez

Argentine midfielder to stay in Claret-and-Cobalt through end of 2011

REAL SALT LAKE EXTENDS LOAN DEAL FOR MF
NELSON GONZÁLEZ

Deal
Keeps Argentine Midfielder with Defending MLS Cup Champs for an Additional 18
Months

 

SANDY,
UTAH
(Monday,
July 12, 2010) – Real Salt Lake announced today that MF Nelson
González
will continue to wear Claret-and-Cobalt for the next 18 months, as
the defending MLS Cup champions have extended the loan agreement currently in
place with Quilmes Atlético Club of the Argentina Primera División
(First Division) through the end of the 2011 MLS season. Per team
policy, financial terms of the deal will not be disclosed.  González was
acquired on loan from the then-Argentine Second Division side last August and
will continue to occupy an International Player spot on Real Salt Lake’s roster
through the remainder of the loan spell.

“We are
happy to have Nelson signed up to stay with us for at least this season and
next,” said RSL General Manager Garth Lagerwey. “He is a talented
young player who works hard, and we feel that a further investment on our part
will lead to continued progress by Nelson, giving him an opportunity to become
an even bigger part of our team.”

Although
the 21-year-old Argentine did not appear in any regular season games after
coming to Real Salt Lake last year, he contributed immediately this season, starting
in one of his six appearances and totaling 142 minutes of play before suffering
a hamstring injury in early May. In that time, González contributed his first
point in MLS action, his corner kick assist on FW Álvaro Saborío’s game-tying
goal late in Real Salt Lake’s home opener versus Seattle Sounders FC on April
10.  González also registered 61 minutes in RSL’s 3-3 draw – and eventual
advancement in penalty kicks – in Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup action at the San
Jose Earthquakes on April 14 and also played the full 90 minutes in the RSL
Reserves’ exhibition match against the Mexican Under-21 National Team on May
15.

Gonzalez
spent his first two professional seasons with Quilmes in Argentina’s Second
Division (Primera Nacional B), making his debut on May 3, 2008, with his lone
appearance of the team’s 2007/08 season before playing in nine contests (one
start) for El Cervecero in their 2008/09 campaign.

 

TRANSACTION:
REAL SALT LAKE EXTENDS LOAN AGREEMENT WITH ARGENTINE SIDE QUILMES ATLÉTICO CLUB
FOR MIDFIELDER NELSON GONZÁLEZ THROUGH THE END OF THE 2011 MLS SEASON.

 

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