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Sebastian Saucedo, Utah native and top academy prospect, signs at RSL

Real Salt Lake have signed Sebastian Saucedo, 17-year-old attacking midfielder and forward, according to reports from Salt Lake Tribune reporter Chris Kamrani.

Saucedo almost certainly joins on a homegrown deal, and his arrival signals the end of academy playoffs.

Saucedo, over the last two years or so, has been one of the top prospects in the United States, and he has showed particularly well with Real Salt Lake's academy setup. He's also spent a fair bit of time with the reserves, showing exciting development in those matches.

He joins Justen Glad and Jordan Allen as homegrown signings this year, marking a substantial step in Real Salt Lake's developmental efforts in Arizona.

Benji Lopez, Lalo Fernandez and Carlos Salcedo all came from the academy setup as well, leaving RSL with six academy players on the roster.

More on this as it develops, but this is the third genuinely exciting academy signing this year for Real Salt Lake.