Real Salt Lake signed U.S. U-20 national team goalkeeper David Ochoa
and midfielder Luis Arriaga
to Homegrown contracts.
The Californians, both age 17, are among 11 of the
23 players RSL has signed for the 2019 season who are products of its academy program.
“These are two players who we know very well from the RSL Academy,” RSL assistant
general manager Elliott Fall
said. “We believe that both Arriaga and Ochoa can join the group we have and continue to help build our club at the professional level. We’re excited to
see two more players from our Academy who are able to make the leap to the professional game and contribute to our club.”
Ochoa, who hails from Oxnard, made his pro debut as an
academy player for the USL Real Monarchs in April. He started two games -- both shutouts -- for the USA in the recent Concacaf U-20 Championship. Arriaga, who is a Santa Rosa native, joined the RSL
Academy in 2014. 2019 Roster (23 players):
Alex Horwath, *David Ochoa, Andrew Putna, Nick
Rimando. Defenders (8):
*Danilo Acosta, Nick Besler, *Justen Glad, Adam Henley, *Aaron Herrera, *Brooks Lennon, Nedum Onuoha, Marcelo Silva Midfielders (5):
Kyle Beckerman, Damir Kreilach, Pablo Ruiz, Albert Rusnak. Forwards (6):
*Jordan Allen, *Corey Baird, Joao Plata, *Sebastian Saucedo, Jefferson Savarino, *Julian Vazquez.