We’ve all been eagerly awaiting the next move for Sebastian Saucedo — Bofo, if you will — after he more or less confirmed his MLS exit through social media.
The next destination, it seems, is top Liga MX side Pumas, according to a report from sports reporter Vladimir Garcia — who, incidentally, is followed by Saucedo on Twitter.
#PUMAS | Refuerzo— Vladimir García (@VladimirGarciaG) December 3, 2019
Sebastián Saucedo (22 años) llegará a @PumasMX por los próximos 2 años, procedente del Real Salt Lake de la MLS
¡Qué joya acaba de adquirir Pumas! pic.twitter.com/KTLEWWHjSR
Así juega Sebastián Saucedo, nuevo refuerzo de #Pumas #UNAM ocupa plaza de Formado en México— Vladimir García (@VladimirGarciaG) December 3, 2019
- Extremo izquierdo
- Potencia en corto
- Disparo de media distancia
- 22 años
- Seleccionado USYNT
- Doble nacionalidad pic.twitter.com/hF3iPi2BFv
Saucedo, 22, played in 26 MLS matches in 2019, starting just 13 of those. During his nearly 1,200 minutes this year, he scored two goals and notched four assists. He found himself largely a rotational option for former RSL coach Mike Petke and now-interim coach Freddy Juarez.
It doesn’t look like RSL will be getting anything for Saucedo, though if RSL offered him a contract prior to his departure, they would retain his rights.
Saucedo signed for Real Salt Lake in 2015, though he did spend a year on loan at Veracruz, where he was a peripheral figure. He was a product of RSL’s academy system, where he was a significant player and outstanding goalscorer.