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Real Salt Lake select forward Ilijah Paul after SuperDraft trade with Atlanta United



  • RSL receive: No. 7 SuperDraft pick (select Ilijah Paul)
  • ATL receive: $175k GAM

Real Salt Lake selected University of Washington midfielder Ilijah Paul (Generation adidas signing) with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2023 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas, after a trade with the Atlanta United.

In exchange for the seventh overall pick, Atlanta received $175,000 in 2023 General Allocation Money (GAM).

Paul scored 11 goals in his sophomore season with the University of Washington and was named 2022 Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year. The Gilbert, AZ native previously attended the University of San Francisco before transferring to UW, but missed his only season with USF due to injury.