Defender Jamison Olave has been granted his immigration "green card" as a permanent resident of the United States, meaning he no longer must occupy an "international" roster spot for RSL.
That's good news, insofar it creates a vacant international spot that the team can use to sign a new international player — though it probably won't be doing so anytime soon.
General manager Garth Lagerwey wonders whether the league rules about international roster spots will be liberalized after the season due to the complications that the Canadian teams must endure under them. But if that doesn't happen, the international spots will remain as valuable as they are now, which means the team's new flexibility will be good to have.
The team still has four players occupying its five international spots — Javier Morales, Fabian Espindola, Alvaro Saborio and Nelson Gonzalez.
|1.||Orem police track down stolen ring to a gut-wrenching place|
|2.||The vibe is back in downtown Salt Lake City|
|3.||BYU football: ‘Embarrassed’ Texas looks forward to Cougars’ visit|
|4.||Utah State football: Chuckie-for-Heisman hinges on opener|
|5.||New downtown Salt Lake City bicycle track worries small businesses|
|6.||Islamist militia guarding U.S. Embassy in Tripoli|
|7.||USU Football: Tennessee beats Utah State 38-7|
|8.||Dennis Nordfelt dies at 71; led UHP and West Valley City|
|9.||Utah Football: Vegas thinks Fresno State may be match for Utes|