Sergio Córdova Concludes Loan Spell At Real Salt Lake
Jan 5, 2023, 10:32 AM
(Photo by Laura Dearden/Real Salt Lake)
SALT LAKE CITY – Real Salt Lake striker Sergio Córdova has concluded his loan spell and has returned to Bundesliga side FC Augsburg.
According to the Bundesliga website, Córdova was one of the earliest transfer moves made by any German club in January. Furthermore, FC Augsburg confirmed the move by posting a picture of Córdova in training earlier today.
La Pantera returns from Real Salt Lake with 11 goals in 34 matches 👀 pic.twitter.com/TLnMNPlLh7
— FC Augsburg (@FCA_World) January 5, 2023
Córdova Success At Real Salt Lake
During his time at Real Salt Lake, Córdova won the 2022 Golden Boot following a season with 11 goals in 34 matches. Córdova enjoyed his loan spell in Major League Soccer where he was clearly one of the most talented and gifted players on the pitch at any given time.
Córdova partnered with Bobby Wood to begin the season where the two quickly showcased their ability to dissect and punish opposing backlines. However, Wood struggled to remain healthy and was booked into midseason abductor surgery that concluded his season. Despite the loss, Córdova continued to hunt for more goals and soon found another partner at the point of the attack in fellow countrymen Jefferson Savarino.
Córdova struggled with his confidence while at Real Salt Lake. It was evident throughout the season. His body language was an indicator to how he was feeling, as is so often the case with most players. During spells of poor form, Córdova did not shy away from dropping his head.
Regardless, the season loan for Córdova at Real Salt Lake was a success. The 6’2″ target man proved to be a serious threat in front of goal for Real Salt Lake. As he returns to Germany, the form shown at Real Salt Lake will hopefully translate to the Bundesliga and his career will flourish from here on out.
The news confirms that Real Salt Lake is in the market for a striker. Both strikers, Wood and Córdova, have now left the club during the 2022/23 offseason leaving Rubio Rubin, Danny Musovski, and Axel Kei as the three likely candidates to fill the void left by both Wood and Córdova.
However, the club will inevitably look to add to its striking power by bringing in a formidable player to headline the point of the attack.
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