Thursday, January 29, 2009

Luis Miguel Escalada to NYRB, not RSL?

New information coming out of Ecuador today indicates that Argentine striker, Luis Miguel Escalada is passing up playing for newly promoted Manta FC in Ecuador and is finalizing an agreement to play in MLS this season.

The source indicates that they have "good sources that indicate that he will play for New York Red Bulls". Here is a translation of this article courtesy of Big Soccer poster, Spencer:

" Luis Escalada will play in MLS in 2009 "The president of the football
comission department in LDU Quito Esteban Paz, has informed in a radio interview
that Luis Miguel Escalada has accepted to play in the MLS next season.Esteban
Paz said they are only formalizing the documents at this point to finish the
transaction and make it formal.The club where he will play is not definite yet
but we have good sources that indicate he will play for the New York Red

If this report is true, is this the "one that got away" from Garth Lagerway or is this just one of many potential acquisitions that Real Salt Lake has looked at.