Maikon Orellana, a talented forward who played with the Real Salt Lake-Arizona academy and has played for El Salvador at a senior level, is reportedly joining Real Monarchs, according to reports from El Salvador and an agent.
Orellana, 21, joined Denmark's Brøndby IF from the RSL-AZ academy in June 2013, where he played for two years. From there, he joined Jönköpings in Sweden. He most recently played with Alianza in El Salvador.
At an international level, it seems he appeared for El Salvador's senior team in a friendly, and he's also played for El Salvador's U-20s at the Under-20 FIFA World Cup.
Orellana has Utah roots, though, with his family having settled in Provo. He played with Utah's ODP squad, where he was apparently spotted by Real Salt Lake. As early as 2010, the team had attempted to get him on the roster according to some reports — so that he's with the team again shows things coming full circle.
RSL Soapbox is seeking confirmation on the move from official sources, but the player seems to have confirmed the move himself on Twitter as well.
It remains to be seen if Orellana will be eligible for Wednesday's Monarchs match against Portland Timbers 2.