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Waibel: RSL is on the verge of adding up to three players

Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Real Salt Lake's long offseason might be hastening as the start of preseason inches closer, with player acquisitions on the horizon.

The club is "on the verge" of adding up to three players, RSL general manager Craig Waibel said in an interview today on ESPN 700, some of whom are from South America.

"We're on the verge of adding two or three more great pieces on the field that I think our fans will really adapt to very quickly, and the performances of the players kind of prove themselves," he said in an interview with Bill Riley of the Dell Loy Hansen-owned radio station, ESPN 700.

None of the players he's in contact with are household names, Waibel said. But he also said that some light research would probably turn some of the names up.

"We're in discussions with some highly recognizable players with regards to MLS and our particular market, and in talks with players who are very dominant in the leagues and countries they play in," he said. "I think they're players that are quickly lovable and admirable in terms of their capabilities."

Of course, none of those moves are complete, and Waibel said if they can't find a third great option, waiting until July for a third major signing was an option, too.

"I feel really good and confident about one, I feel shaky about the second, and I'm throwing a penny into the well on the third," he said. "I do think we'll be able to make some movement on one of them, as early as next week, hopefully. Our goal this whole time is to get two of them right, and if we're not going to get the third one, then to wait until July on that one."