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Real Salt Lake’s academy has been churning out talent at a steady rate for the better part of a decade, and now one of its top prospects seems to have attracted the attention of one of the biggest clubs on earth.
Washington Post journalist Steve Goff reported via Twitter on Friday night that RSL find themselves competing with German powerhouse Bayern Munich to sign Taylor Booth, a Salt Lake youth standout and US U-17 national teamer.
A technical center midfielder who made two appearances (one start) for the US at the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India, Booth was a regular for coach John Hackworth’s U-17 side this year, playing in nine games (seven starts) and notching two assists. He was a member of US Soccer’s Bradenton Residency Program before that Florida facility closed its doors at the close of the 2016-17 school year.
Booth, 16, hails from Eden, Utah and was named as the top talent in RSL’s academy system by MLSsoccer.com’s Will Parchman in March.