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Real Salt Lake: Luis Gil is on the cusp of stardom

RSL midfielder, a 20-year-old Californian, is widely considered a future MLS star, World Cup fixture.

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But Gil remains the self-effacing surfacing star his teammates commend and the guy who loves taking his puppy to the park, watching movies and playing Xbox.

"I’m just an ordinary guy," he said. "Nothing special about me."

At a glance

Luis Gil file

Age » 20

From » Garden Grove, Calif.

Pro career » Entering fifth year with Real Salt Lake, started 30 of 34 matches in 2013, scoring five goals with three assists.

International career » Played at U-20 and U-17 World Cups for the U.S., made his first-team debut on Feb. 1 in a friendly against South Korea.

Acquired » In February 2010 in a trade with Kansas City.

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