Alvaro Saborio spoke to Costa Rican media about his departure from Real Salt Lake, telling La Nacíon that his departure wasn't related to the club discipline he received after missing a match in June.
"My whole career I have been characterized as a professional who works hard for his club, who always shows up, and I want to keep doing that until the end of my career, and I don't think that this is due to what happened a couple of weeks ago."
— La Nacion Deportes, translated
This is in line with what Craig Waibel told reporters today about Saborio's departure, saying it was a decision with the long-term in mind and not an emotional decision, which the club had moved past. But with Saborio's contract expiring at the end of the year, a move for a player that could more immediately help the club with its current tactical and strategic problems.
Jake Simons provided translation of Saborio's quote in Spanish.