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RSL signs 16-year-old academy GK Jeff Dewsnup

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Dewsnup hails from Herriman.

Courtesy Real Salt Lake

In a move that feels a bit out of left field, Real Salt Lake announced this morning that they’ve signed a new goalkeeper: 16-year-old academy prospect Jeff Dewsnup.

Dewsnup, from Herriman, has been signed to a homegrown deal.

One imagines it will be some time before Dewsnup sees minutes, with three goalkeepers already on the roster. Still, one never knows.

Quotes from the official RSL press release follow.

RSL coach Freddy Juarez

“He’s a very talented goalkeeper and we had a specific plan for him. We will continue to work with him to make sure he continues on that path to the first team. I want to thank all of the academy coaches that have helped Jeff’s development. That’s critical. He’s gotten a high degree of coaching.”

RSL general manager Elliot Fall

“Jeff is a fantastic young goalkeeper with an extremely bright future in the game. We are thrilled that that future will be in Claret and Cobalt. As a Herriman native, he is a further testament to our investment in development and soccer in our community.”