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RSL Looking in Argentina?

I am hearing that Real Salt Lake Coach Jason Kreis has taken a strong interest in the Argentine player market and has identified at least two players to possibly pursue. They are:

*Edgar Espinola, a young forward who, I believe, is with the Boca Juniors reserves


*Javier Morales, a 26/27-year-old central midfielder who was with Lanus several years ago and played for UD Vecindario in Spain's second division this past season

Now this does not mean a signing is imminent (at least I don't think it does). Just a couple players on the RSL radar.

If anyone has any additional insight into these guys or has seen anything about them moving anywhere this summer, please share it here.

By Steve Goff  |  July 23, 2007; 3:38 PM ET
Categories:  MLS  
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Whoever it is, get ready to fill the nearly unfillable shoes of one Mehdi Ballouchy.

Posted by: Logan Circle | July 23, 2007 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Not the Argentine and not the team we want to hear rumors about, but thanks.

Adu to Benfica?

Posted by: You Night Ted | July 23, 2007 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Interesting. I guess every MLS team is trying to add players except DCU.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 23, 2007 4:21 PM | Report abuse

I do love the fact that MLS is strongly scouting Argentina and Sout America, but why not the rest of the world? Just a little curious, thats all

Posted by: DC United Fan | July 23, 2007 4:21 PM | Report abuse

you mean the A/M with 0 goals and 0 asst.
any scrub could do it.

Posted by: dwnonmehdi | July 23, 2007 4:22 PM | Report abuse

If the player if from the Boca reserves, I believe the player is Edgar Fabian Espindola. Notice the spelling is different from what you have here.

Posted by: Arelius | July 23, 2007 4:31 PM | Report abuse

So is Adu going to Benfica or what? Come on Goffer! And how much $ would DC get? Sorry to ask again, I've forgotten.

Posted by: MFF | July 23, 2007 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Check the "Aftermath" post, towards the bottom. Goff answers it there.

Posted by: Juan-John | July 23, 2007 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Ah, thanks!

Posted by: MFF | July 23, 2007 4:51 PM | Report abuse

I was asking about Adu because Ives G. is reporting today that the deal looks done. So if there's an update...

Posted by: MFF | July 23, 2007 4:52 PM | Report abuse

I think part of the reason for the extra focus on players from Arg, is the favorable (for US) exchange rate, it makes MLS salaries a little more competitive.

Posted by: Rocko | July 23, 2007 4:53 PM | Report abuse

So no Jay Jay for RSL?

Posted by: Allen | July 23, 2007 5:16 PM | Report abuse

Jay-Jay Talks are basically dead because of visa complications.

Posted by: Tap | July 23, 2007 6:20 PM | Report abuse

Can't wait to see how Kries and RSL screw the pooch on this one.

It's like watching old Three Stooges clips. You know they're going to do something stupid, and it's going to be hilarious.

Posted by: Kim | July 23, 2007 7:13 PM | Report abuse

Goff - do you mean Edgar Espíndola? He played 6 times for Boca last season and scored 1 goal.

Posted by: Lost in BA | July 24, 2007 8:59 AM | Report abuse

in ´05/´06, Espíndola played like 10 reserve matches for Boca and scored like 4 or 5 goals.... (Sorry, not that accurate, but that is a rough count from looking at the Boca Jrs Reserves)

Posted by: Lost in BA | July 24, 2007 9:02 AM | Report abuse

RSL is obviously going after Maradonna.

Posted by: Kim | July 24, 2007 9:06 AM | Report abuse

A little more digging, and it seems that Edgar Espíndola transferred from Boca to Talleres last year at some point. After that, I am not really certain where he went....

Posted by: Lost in BA | July 24, 2007 9:52 AM | Report abuse

MFF you are just complaining because you are the only team, until last night that RSL has beaten! LOL. Where does that put you guys?!?!? ROFL!

Posted by: sidelineviews | August 5, 2007 7:54 AM | Report abuse

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