Real Salt Lake Selects Two Players In 2022 MLS SuperDraft

Jan 11, 2022, 5:13 PM
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Pregame activities before the International friendly game between Manchester United and Real Salt Lake were delayed due to inclement weather, which featured a double rainbow, at Rio Tinto Stadium on July 17, 2017 in Sandy, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)
(Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)

SANDY, Utah – Real Salt Lake announced that they have selected two players during the 2022 MLS SuperDraft on Tuesday afternoon.

RSL selected Pedro Fonseca with the 53rd overall pick and Jasper Loeffelsend with the 81st overall pick. The club also acquired $50,000 in 2022 General Allocation Money from the Columbus Crew in exchange for RSL’s first round pick (25th overall).

Fonesca is from the University of Louisville where he scored 15 goals and had 16 assists in 48 appearances. As a senior, he dropped eight goals and eight assists, while being named first team All-ACC.

Loeffelsend joins RSL after a great career at the University of Pittsburg. He recorded two goals and 18 assists. The German-born defender received ACC Defensive Player of the Year honors twice in his career.

Real Salt Lake will begin preseason in the coming weeks before starting their 2022 season on the road against the Houston Dynamo on February 27.

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