Today, we should all be a little jealous of Luis Gil. He's been named to the United States under-23 side — an Olympics preparatory group — in the Bahamas.
Gil, who has been named to these Olympics prep squads in the past, but was unable to join the last one through injury, is surely the most experienced of the group, which consists almost entirely of young professionals.
The camp, which takes place from Aug. 3 to Aug. 7, will see the U-23s take on the prestigious Bahamas senior national team.
RSL plays Aug. 2 against Colorado Rapids, so he'll depart following that match, and plays again Aug. 9 against DC United. As such, Gil isn't likely to miss time for Real Salt Lake.
US U-23 Roster via US Soccer / RSL press release
GOALKEEPERS (2): Cody Cropper (Southampton; Maple Grove, Minn.), Zack Steffen (Maryland; Downington, Pa.)
DEFENDERS (6): AJ Cochran (Houston Dynamo; St. Louis, Mo.), Christian Dean (Vancouver Whitecaps FC; East Palo Alto, Calif.), Ramon Martin del Campo (San Jose Earthquakes; Chula Vista, Calif.), Bryan Gallego (Arizona United; Kinnelon, N.J.), Juan Pablo Ocegueda (Alebrijes de Oaxaca; Riverside, Calif.), William Packwood (Birmingham City; Concord, Mass.), Oscar Sorto (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (4): Dennis Flores (León; Pasadena, Calif.), Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake; Garden Grove, Calif.), Marlon Hairston (Colorado Rapids; Jackson, Miss.), Benji Joya (Chicago Fire; San Jose, Calif.)
FORWARDS (5): Daniel Cuevas (CF Lobos BUAP; Sacramento, Calif.), Alfred Koroma Shams (Internacional; Southlake, Texas), Jordan Morris (Stanford; Mercer Island, Wash.), Victor Pineda (Indy Eleven; Bolingbrook, Ill.), Omar Salgado (Vancouver Whitecaps FC; El Paso, Texas)