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Reports indicate Elias Vasquez on his way to United States

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Real Salt Lake's acquisition of Elias Vasquez looks to be heading in a positive direction, wih Guatemalan media reporting that the center back has left to join the club in the United States.

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The club was unable to confirm the finality of the move, but Jeff Cassar has in the past publicly stated that RSL was working out a deal with Vasquez.

In an interview with a Guatemalan outlet, Vasquez called the move a "good opportunity." He also reportedly had an offer from Unión de Santa Fe in Argentina.

Vasquez, 22, had been playing at Comunicaciones in Guatemala until 2014 and at Dorados in Mexico last year. He's played 25 times for the Guatemalan national team, including captaining the team at the 2011 U-20 World Cup.

The move will likely end larger movements for RSL's roster, with the remaining squad positions likely to be filled by academy players and drafted players. Demar Phillips, Pecka, and Jamison Olave have all arrived from outside the club or the draft.

Real Salt Lake's center back situation is more solid as well, with Vasquez competing for minutes with Chris Schuler, Olave, Aaron Maund, and Phanuel Kavita.