Ex-Real Salt Lake academy star Sebastian Soto off to hot start in Telstar loan stint

Sebastian Soto - US U-20s

Sebastian Soto’s red-hot start for Telstar with the former Real Salt Lake academy standout scoring his third goal in four appearances in his loan stint with the Dutch club.

The 20-year-old, who struck for a brace against FC Den Bosch on Sept. 28, scored the opening goal in a 1-1 draw against TOP Oss in the Dutch second division Saturday.

Soto is on a season-long loan with Telstar after signing a three-year deal with Norwich City after a free transfer from Hannover 96 in July.

Soto opened eyes last summer when he scored four goals to help lead the US to the quarterfinals of the FIFA U-20 World Cup. He joined the RSL academy in 2016 after starring for his hometown San Diego Surf, where he scored 42 goals in 27 appearances. He then signed with Hannover in 2018 and made his professional debut in 2019. Soto had 17 goals in 24 appearances for the club’s U-19 side, but he only appeared in five matches for the first team.