Saturday, January 31, 2009

CONFIRMED: Luis Escalada to Real Salt Lake

For several days, word out of Ecuador was that Luis Escalada was close to a deal to come to MLS. Yesterday Garth Lagerway confirmed that IF Escalada came to MLS he would be property of Real Salt Lake. Today we have confirmation from Ecuador that he has now agreed to play in MLS. The story comes from which has been the source of much of the information coming out of Ecuador. It sites a conversation on Radio Quito with Esteban Paz, the boss of LDU Quito, which currently holds his rights. Please note that the article is still speculating that the club is RBNY, although Keepin' It Real has been able to confirm that he would come to Real Salt Lake because the team filed first discovery on the player.

Roughly translated
In conversation with the sports team of Radio Quito, the leader albo, Esteban Paz, confirmed that 'Toro' Escalada in the United States agreed to play for next season.

Paz said that currently only being formalized documents evidencing the transfer of striker to MLS.

Still has not confirmed that the club will play league American Escalada, however, the CRE site announced that it would be the Red Bulls of New York.