Real Salt Lake Acquires Forward Danny Musovski from LAFC

HERRIMAN, Utah (Wednesday, August 3, 2022) – Real Salt Lake has acquired 26-year-old FW Danny Musovski from Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) in change for $250,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM) divided throughout 2022 ($150,000) and 2023 ($100,000). Should numerous efficiency and/or contractual milestones be reached by Musovski with Real Salt Lake, extra GAM can be relayed to LAFC.

During three seasons (2020-22) with LAFC, Musovski scored 11 targets and added 5 assists in simply 1,842 minutes throughout 53 MLS regular-season appearances (17 begins). The Las Vegas, Nev., native was named MLS Player of the Week late within the 2020 marketing campaign following a two-goal efficiency in opposition to Seattle. This season, Musovski has began six of his 16 appearances, scoring twice and including one help in 507 MLS minutes, whereas additionally including two targets and an help in Lamar Hunt US Open Cup motion.

Drafted with the no. 30 decide within the 2018 MLS SuperDraft by San Jose Earthquakes out of UNLV, Musovski scored 16 targets in 40 appearances with Reno 1868 of the USL Championship within the 2018/2019 seasons. Including his 5 targets in 15 USL appearances on mortgage to Las Vegas Lights from LAFC, the 6-0, 170-lb. striker boasts 32 skilled targets in a complete of 108 appearances throughout the United States’ prime two skilled divisions in 5 years.

“I’m actually excited to be becoming a member of Real Salt Lake, a crew that I’ve gotten to know properly throughout my time in Major League Soccer, mentioned Musovski, who final appeared for LAFC on July 8 in a 3-2 win over LA Galaxy, beginning however coming off with a hamstring pressure within the forty third minute at Banc of California Stadium. “I’m trying ahead to coming quickly and serving to the crew make the push for the playoffs.”

The former Nevada Gatorade Player of the Year (2013) set the state’s highschool goal-scoring file with 58 targets as a senior earlier than matriculating to UNLV for a four-year school profession. From 2014 to 2017, Musovski scored 47 targets in 88 appearances with the Rebels, incomes two-time All-America honors and incomes WAC Offensive Player of the Year honors as a senior.

“We are excited so as to add a dynamic striker in Danny who supplies a further goal-scoring risk on our roster and matches into our type of play,” mentioned Real Salt Lake Technical Director Kurt Schmidt. “We’ve monitored him intently since his days in school, and we’re excited to have the ability to combine him as we enter an essential section of our season.”

According to Fbref.com, within the final 12 months in contrast in opposition to different MLS forwards, Danny “Moose” Musovski is within the 98th percentile in tackles per 90 (1.90), ninety fifth percentile in interceptions per 90 (1.09), 91st percentile in pressures per 90 (20.26), 88th percentile in assists per 90 (0.27), and 87th percentile in non-penalties targets per 90 (0.54).

Pronunciation: muss – OV – ski

Hometown: Henderson, Nevada

Date of Birth: 30 November 1995 (26)

How Acquired: Signed through commerce from Los Angeles Football Club (Major League Soccer)

TRANSACTION: Real Salt Lake purchase FW Danny Musovski from Los Angeles Football Club (MLS) on Wednesday, August 3, 2022.

As of August 3, 2022, Real Salt Lake’s present roster through the ongoing MLS marketing campaign, listed alphabetically by place, is as follows:

Goalkeepers (4): Gavin Beavers, Jeff Dewsnup, Tomas Gomez, Zac MacMath

Defenders (10): Andrew Brody, Zack Farnsworth, Justin Glad, Bret Halsey, Aaron Herrera, Erik Holt, Johan Kappelhof, Jaziel Orozco, Marcelo Silva, Tate Schmitt

Midfielders (10): Julio Benitez, Nick Besler, Scott Caldwell, Maikel Chang, Bode Hidalgo, Damir Kreilach, Jasper Löffelsend, Diego Luna, Pablo Ruiz, Jude Wellings

Forwards (9): Sergio Cordova, Chris Garcia, Anderson Julio, Axel Kei, Justin Meram, Danny Musovski, Rubio Rubin, Jefferson Savarino, Bobby Wood

With 34 factors accrued by 23 video games of the 2022 MLS marketing campaign, Real Salt Lake (9-7-7, 34 pts, fifth West) is a part of an eight-team glut from third to tenth place separated by simply 5 factors within the race for the 2022 MLS Cup Playoffs (seven groups) and a house postseason match (4 groups). Under Pablo Mastroenithe Club’s sixth head coach in 18 seasons, RSL

For the primary time in Club historical past, RSL has opened the 12 months with 12 consecutive sellouts at Rio Tinto Stadium – the 7-1-3 (WLT) house file among the many greatest in MLS this season – whereas Mastroeni and employees have utilized 28 gamers and 24 starters all through an injury-filled first half of the 12 months, because the Club has seen practically 160 mixed video games of participant availability misplaced on account of harm, suspension or worldwide responsibility.

Real Salt Lake completed final season in dramatic vogue, reserving its place within the Audi 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs on Decision Day earlier than making a run to the Western Conference Final following a 14-14-6 regular-season file. Saturday’s match at Rio Tinto Stadium in opposition to star-studded LAFC that includes Carlos Vela (Mexico), Gareth Bale (Wales) and Giorgio Chiellini (Italy) is predicted to threaten the venue’s all-time attendance mark, set again in September, 2018, in opposition to Zlatan and the LA Galaxy.

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