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Sebastian Saucedo going on loan to Liga MX side Veracruz

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Real Salt Lake's young, talented midfielder Sebastian Saucedo is moving to Liga MX side Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz on a year-long loan, according to RSL Communications.

News of the move surfaced earlier today, with reports that Saucedo had moved to Veracruz coming from the Mexican club.

Presumably, the move is an effort to get Saucedo more playing time — that's something that's been hard to come by at RSL for the attacking midfielder, partly because he was often used as an injury-time substitute. In 2015, Saucedo played only 168 minutes over nine games for an average of 19 minutes per appearance.

Saucedo, 18, is the third player to join a Mexican side from Real Salt Lake this offseason, with Luis Gil (Queretaro) and Luis Silva (Tigres) both departing.

It remains to be seen what happens after the loan ends — if he regularly earns playing time, he might just find himself the target of transfer inquiries in short order.