Real Salt Lake Forward Jefferson Savarino Named To Venezuela Roster

Mar 16, 2023, 3:38 PM | Updated: 3:39 pm

SALT LAKE CITY – The Venezuelan national team named Real Salt Lake forward Jefferson Savarino to its roster for upcoming friendlies against Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan.

Due to Savarino’s international obligations, the forward will miss Real Salt Lake’s next match.

Savarino and Venezuela will take on Saudi Arabia on Friday, March 24 and Uzbekistan on Tuesday, March 28.

Because of those contests, the winger won’t be available for Real Salt Lake’s home contest against St. Louis City SC on Saturday, March 25.

In 27 appearances for Venezuela, Savarino has scored two goals. He’s been a member of the national team since 2017. Prior to that, Savarino was on Venezuela’s U20 and U21 rosters.

Savarino is currently in his second stint with Real Salt Lake.

The Maracaibo, Venezuela native first joined RSL in 2017 on a loan from Venzuela’s Zulia. A short time later, he signed permanently with the Utah-based club. Savarino’s first stint with Real Salt Lake went from 2017-20. In 2020, the forward was transferred to Brazil’s Atlético Mineiro. Savarino played in Brazil until 2022, when he return to the Beehive State and Real Salt Lake.

In 2022, Savarino had seven goals, six assists, 55 shots, and 21 shots on target in 19 appearances for Real Salt Lake. This season, the forward has played in all three of RSL’s matches. He’s recorded one assist, 10 shots, and one shot on goal during those contests.

During his five seasons with the club, Savarino has totaled 28 goals, 28 assists, 279 shots, and 115 shots on target. He’s played in 104 games for Real Salt Lake.

This season, Real Salt Lake owns a 1-0-2 record. The club opened the season with a road win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Since then, the team has lost in consecutive matches to Seattle Sounder FC and Austin FC.

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Real Salt Lake’s match against St. Louis City SC will take place on Saturday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. (MDT). The game will be broadcast via MLS Season Pass on Apple TV+ and on KSL Sports Zone.

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