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Carlos Salcedo releases statement, says he's leaving Real Salt Lake

Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

Carlos Salcedo, 21-year-old Mexican center back, won't be returning to Real Salt Lake if a statement he released this afternoon is any indication.

Salcedo, who came through Real Salt Lake's Arizona-based academy, released a statement stating that he has asked the club to not pick up his option for 2015.

The decision is "based on personal differences with the GM at the club," which comes as a real surprise to anyone who has followed Real Salt Lake since the arrival of general manager Garth Lagerwey.

Lagerwey, Salcedo said, "has, unfortunately, not kept his verbal commitments to myself or my father and has not at any point been interested in resolving our differences.

He ends the note wishing a happy 2015 to RSL fans, an saying that he will "look forward to follow the organisation from a distance."

One might naturally assume that Salcedo is upset about not having as much playing time in 2014. More details as they emerge, but for a promising young player to be acting in such a way is discouraging, to say the least.