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Aaron Herrera’s move to RSL looks imminent

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This RSL Academy graduate’s move to the first team might happen soon.

Aaron Herrera, University of New Mexico UNM Athletics/XL Photography

Real Salt Lake Academy graduate Aaron Herrera, a 20-year-old right back who most recently played at University of New Mexico, looks set to complete his move to the senior team — a move that’s been rumored for well over a year.

Herrera, a regular at the youth international level, most recently appearing with the U.S. Under-20 team at the FIFA U-20 World Cup, brings a surprising amount of experience to the table for a college athlete.

But why do we think he’s moving? It’s as simple as an Instagram post.

And in plain text:

New Mexico, It's hard to put my time here into words. I'm blessed to have been taken in by such a great program. I'm extremely thankful for my teammates, coaches, academic staff, friends, and all of the great lobo soccer fans that make this program what it is. But now it's on to a new chapter✌ ❤️

That new chapter? While we’re pretty sure independently that it’s a move to Real Salt Lake, one comment jumps out — it’s from a certain Real Salt Lake left back.

Imagine, if you will, Herrera and Acosta on opposite sides of the defense week-in, week-out. It’s the sort of thing we were promised from the academy, and it’s really starting to look like it’s coming to fruition.