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Real Salt Lake’s Aaron Herrera Named To US International Team Roster

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Real Salt Lake defender Aaron Herrera has been called into the US international team roster ahead of their friendly against Trinidad & Tobago on January 31st in Orlando, Florida.

“Aaron continues to establish himself as one of the top players in our league and in the national team pool,” RSL General Manager Elliot Fall said.  “We are excited for him to join the full group and look forward to him representing our club and country with pride.”

Herrera made the 25-man roster from an initial list that included 38 players. The entire roster is made up of Major League Soccer players, Herrera is the only representative from RSL.

Thus far, Herrera has represented the United States at the youth levels. However, he has never made an appearance for the US first team. He is seeking to become the fourth RSL Academy player to secure a cap at the international level, following Corey Baird, Richard Ledezma, and Sebastian Soto.

“These last two weeks have been an absolute pleasure. The hard work and determination demonstrated by the entire group confirms that the player pool is headed in the right direction,” Manager Gregg Berhalter said. “As we transition to Orlando, we switch gears and focus on competing as we prepare to face Trinidad and Tobago.”

In 2020, Herrera was voted the RSL Defensive Player of the Year by his peers after he notched 1,706 minutes played, 49 tackles and 42 dribbles completed and was second on the club with 36 interceptions and nine blocks.

The upcoming fixture against Trinidad and Tobago will be available to watch at 5 p.m. on January 31st on FS1.