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Salcedo finalizes transfer to Chivas Guadalajara (Updated)

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Carlos Salcedo is going to get his way and move to Mexico, after all.

A source told SBI late on Tuesday that Real Salt Lake and Chivas de Guadalajara have agreed upon a transfer that will send Salcedo to the Liga MX side ahead of the start of the Clausura campaign.

UPDATE: Salcedo confirmed the move on Twitter via a Spanish tweet on Tuesday night.


Chivas Guadalajara also confirmed the transfer in an announcement on Tuesday evening.

Salcedo had been clamoring for weeks to be allowed to head south of the border, but RSL wanted appropriate compensation from Chivas before agreeing to a deal. The two sides could not come to terms, but progress was made this week and a fee has been agreed upon.

The 21-year-old centerback, who is from Guadalajara, will leave Real Salt Lake after two years at the club. He started 20 of the 25 regular season games he played in during that time, and scored one goal.


What do you think of RSL agreeing to transfer Salcedo? Happy to see this resolved? Expecting Salcedo to do well in Liga MX?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. Lots of people leaving. Some important or with potential enough to be on the cusp of a starting role… others not so much. Over all though, it’s a bit disconcerting and a huge departure from the successful RSL of the past 6 years. I hope this is a case of mutual agreement and/or a coach with a game-plan, rather than players jumping ship.

  2. I’m sad to see Salcedo leave since he had a lot of potential. I think this is what is best for RSL since he didn’t want to be there. Hopefully they were well compensated.

    • Another poaching transaction brought to you by liga mx

      First, Queretaro signing Camillo when he was under contract with Vancouver and now chivas originally saying they didnt have to pay a transfer fee for Saucedo.

      Liga MX poaching will only get worse because they are threatened by the growth & popularity of MLS. I’m pretty sure Ronaldinho is getting some type of payment off the books

      • The day MLS wins back to back to back CCLs and sells young players for the kind of money Pachuca, Club America and Monterrey have, is the day they start “worrying” about any threats from MLS.

        Saucedo was raised in Mexico and had his sporting career start there. Just because he spent two years at RSL doesn’t mean he wasn’t thinking about going back.

      • @John
        You remember when the liga mx officials said the US disrespected Mexico by getting them in the World Cup, so liga mx and FMF will poach the mexican american players

        Thats the mentality of a threatened culture! By the way, AEG who owns the Galaxy, NYCF, and the Toronto FC owners have more money than those mexican clubs.
        If they were no Cap, I could easily seeing NYCFC having: Lampard, Altidore, Villa, Wesley Sneijder, Diskerud, Ashley Cole, and maybe a Balotelli

      • MLS could become a threat to Mexican league if it scraps its anti-competitive business model (salary cap, no free agency, no promotion/relegation) and move toward more mainstream soccer leagues. Until then, we can keep dreaming about potential scenarios that could have unfolded with no salary cap.

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