It’s hard to believe that Yura Movsisyan’s career, in the last three years, has seen him go from playing at a top-tier Russian team to a top-tier MLS team to a top-tier Swedish team, with the first two featuring some sort of falling out.
But that’s where we are, and Movsisyan’s MLS journey may not be entirely done yet. For the next six months, though, he’s on loan at Djurgården IF, a Swedish first-division club.
It’s difficult to immediately say what this means for Movsisyan’s career; likewise, it’s equally difficult to know what this means for Real Salt Lake’s financial responsibilities after having waived Movsisyan.
It’s not the first time Movsisyan has played in Scandinavia, of course. He signed with Danish club Randers FC after leaving Real Salt Lake following the completion of the 2010 season.
In a video interview with the club, Movsisyan described himself as a team-focused forward and said that he couldn’t pass up an opportunity to move to Europe.
“I’m a striker. I score goals. I like to still think that I’m pretty fast, but I’m a striker, I go to goal, I look to score and look to help my teammates out. The coach, whatever he needs, whatever aspect he needs me to help the team out, that’s what I’m here for and hopefully, at the end of the year, win a championship.”
“The last two years, I was home in Major League Soccer. When this opportunity came up, I couldn’t pass it up. I had to take the chance and come out and play in Europe again.”