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Reports: RSL Forward Joao Plata Moving To Liga MX

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SANDY, Utah – According to multiple reports, Real Salt Lake forward Joao Plata will be moved to Liga MX, ending his seven-year tenure with RSL.

Futbolecuador.com reports that Plata’s agent was on Super K 800 radio in the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador and pointed out that Plata will almost certainly be moved.

They also mentioned that the agreement for Plata to leave Major League Soccer is 90 percent certain and it is only a matter of time for everything to be announced.

He started his career with Toronto FC in 2011 and spent two seasons with them before joining Real Salt Lake in 2013. Plata scored 45 goals during the regular season with RSL and one goal in the postseason.

Plata has played in five games this season, all off the bench and has not scored a goal or notched an assist. To date, he has appeared in 163 matches in a RSL uniform and started in 135 games.

Injuries have hampered the Ecuadorian striker recently and the emergence of other strikers like Jefferson Savarino, Corey Baird, Sam Johnson, Bofo Saucedo and others have led Plata to come off the bench.

RSL Schedule
04/28/2019
Real Salt Lake
1
Los Angeles
2
05/04/2019
Portland
2
Real Salt Lake
1
05/11/2019
Real Salt Lake
3
Colorado
2
05/18/2019
Toronto FC
0
Real Salt Lake
3
05/24/2019 @ 7:00 pm
Atlanta
Real Salt Lake
05/29/2019 @ 5:30 pm
Real Salt Lake
Montreal
06/01/2019 @ 5:00 pm
Real Salt Lake
New York
06/22/2019 @ 6:00 pm
Real Salt Lake
Chicago
06/29/2019 @ 8:00 pm
Sporting Kansas City
Real Salt Lake
07/03/2019 @ 8:00 pm
Columbus
Real Salt Lake
Western Conf. Standings
W-L-T Pts.
Los Angeles FC
9-1-4 31
Seattle
7-1-5 26
Houston
7-2-2 23
Los Angeles
7-5-1 22
Minnesota
5-4-3 18
FC Dallas
5-5-3 18
Real Salt Lake
5-6-1 16
San Jose
4-6-2 14
Vancouver
3-6-4 13
Portland
3-6-2 11
Sporting Kansas City
2-4-5 11
Colorado
1-9-2 5