Summer 2017 MLS Transfer Window Tracker: Real Salt Lake

Last updated: Sept. 11, 2017

Signing Following the departure of Lalo Fernandez to Tigres, Real Salt Lake announced the signing of GK Connor Sparrow from their USL affiliate, Real Monarchs. Originally drafted in the fourth round (65th overall) of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, Sparrow has made 18 starts over two seasons for Monarchs, with a 10-2-4 record and 0.88 goals against average in 2017.
Transfer Citing an Univision report from Sept. 1, RSL Soapbox reported that Liga MX side Tigres had targeted reserve Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Lalo Fernandez for acquisition, a rumor which gained traction when the 24-year-old Fernandez (who holds dual US and Mexican citizenship) tweeted a photo of an airline ticket and his passports from both countries. UPDATE: RSL officially announced the transfer on Sept. 6.
Signing Real Salt Lake announced on Aug. 24 they signed M Nick Besler from their USL side, Real Monarchs. This is the 24-year-old's first season in Utah, after spending the first two seasons of his professional career under contract with the Portland Timbers, but making no MLS appearances for them.
Trade MLSsoccer.com's Sam Stejskal reported on Twitter on Aug. 9 that RSL are set to trade D Aaron Maund to the Vancouver Whitecaps in exchange for a 2018 MLS SuperDraft pick. Maund, 26, has made 13 appearances in MLS play this season for RSL, his fifth season with the team. The trade was announced later on Aug. 9.
Report ESPN's Jeff Carlisle Tweeted on Aug. 9 that F Yura Movsisyan is expected to remain with Real Salt Lake through the secondary transfer window. Movsisyan has been the subject of transfer speculation during the window, both within MLS and abroad. He has six goals in 22 league appearances in 2017 through Aug. 9.
Report Given the timing of head coach Mike Petke's March hiring, RSL could be one of the league's busier clubs in the summer window as it begins building a side more in his image, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.
Rumor FourFourTwo's Paul Tenorio reported on July 6 that Real Salt Lake were considering trading Designated Player Yura Movsisyan in the summer window, with the LA Galaxy a possible landing place. Movsisyan grew up in Southern California after immigrating to the United States as a youth.
Rumor At least one Turkish outlet is reporting that Buraspor midfielder Cristobal Jorquera could move to Real Salt Lake. A transfer for the 29-year-old Chilean, who also has considerable experience in Serie A, would not match what some supporters see as the club's most pressing need in central defense. But that doesn't mean GM Craig Waibel won't address both positions in the summer window, RSL Soapbox explains.
Report In a Q&A on the club website, Waibel said RSL will add "at least one player, possibly more" in the upcoming summer transfer window. 
Rumor A May 17 tweet from a Televisa reporter said Joao Plata is considering going to Liga MX

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