In news that won’t come as a shock after one of the journalists covering U.S. soccer broke it earlier this week, Real Salt Lake has finalized a deal with UCLA junior forward Milan Iloski, bringing in the goalscorer on a homegrown player deal.
The club announced the signing in a press release today.
The ninth homegrown player on RSL’s roster, one would readily imagine that Iloski is pegged for Real Monarchs minutes, but the transition to MLS comes to some players more easily than others — think Corey Baird, coming in after a spell at Stanford.
Iloski, 20, holds UCLA’s record for most goals scored in a game with five netted in a match against San Diego State.
Elliot Fall, RSL general manager
“Milan was one of the top goal-scorers in the country last year at UCLA and proved that he’s ready to make the jump to the professional level. He is another great example of our emphasis on developing young players through our Academy system and we are excited to add him to the mix and see his continued development.”
RSL’s roster to this point
Here’s the latest roster, per RSL Communications.
Goalkeepers (3): Zac MacMath, David Ochoa, Andrew Putna
Defenders (7): Justen Glad, Aaron Herrera, Erik Holt, Alvin Jones, Nedum Onuoha, Marcelo Silva, Donny Toia
Midfielders (7): Luis Arriaga, Nick Besler, Damir Kreilach, Everton Luiz, Justin Portillo, Pablo Ruiz, Albert Rusnák
Forwards (8): Corey Baird, Maikel Chang, Milan Iloski, Sam Johnson, Douglas Martinez, Jefferson Savarino, Tate Schmitt, Julian Vazquez