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Yura Movsisyan underwent medical in U.S., Armenian FA says

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The Yura Movsisyan-to-America reports are building, and this time, it looks like it's going to happen — but where he ends up is hard to say at this point.

According to reports from Armenia, Movsisyan left international duty for a medical examination in the United States — standard practice before a transfer or contract signing.

In an official statement, Armenia's interim coach said that Movsisyan had traveled to the U.S.

"The first days of the training campaign showed, that Yura is not ready for the upcoming match," the statement read. "Together with the coaching and medical staff, we decided to allow Movsisyan to pass a medical in USA before he joins his club."

This provides very substantial legs to the rumors that Movsisyan would be returning to the United States. Real Salt Lake, not having received a transfer fee after he left the club following the expiration of his contract, holds his MLS rights.

RSL Communications told RSL Soapbox that the club is "open to options" in regards to Movsisyan. As with all transfer negotiations and contract situations, don't expect anything in the short-term from the club.

Adding some fuel to the fire is the fact that Movsisyan posted a photo on Facebook of him during his previous time at Real Salt Lake, but he's done that sort of thing before.