Luis Silva, out of contract at Real Salt Lake, looks to be on his way out, with Mexico's Tigres being his destination.
That's according to Thomas Rongen, former D.C. United coach, who said that Silva was leaving for the Mexican club.
Another talented "Latino" on his way to @MexicoFutbol Luis Silva leaving @RealSaltLake for @TigresOficial— Thomas Rongen (@trongen_) December 3, 2015
Yes, that's the same Mexican club Real Salt Lake will be facing in the quarterfinals of CONCACAF Champions League play on February 24. Still, even if this is true — and this one passes the smell test, certainly — Silva would be ineligible to play in that tournament.
Silva is one of three players at Real Salt Lake with expiring contracts; he's joined by Luis Gil and Chris Schuler (author's note: a previous version of this article repeated 'Luis Silva' here. That was clearly a mistake on my part.). Rumors have placed Gil as leaving the club, too, and Schuler is a hazy one, given he's been been injury-prone for essentially his entire professional career.
Silva joined RSL mid-season from D.C. United in exchange for Alvaro Saborio, who recently re-upped at his new club.
Expect more moves for Real Salt Lake and its players over the next few weeks, with the Re-Entry and Waiver drafts coming in the near future.
Update: This has been confirmed by an additional source, and we'll seek confirmation from RSL Communications.