Real Salt Lake today announced the signing of forward Artur Aghasyan to the Utah side.
Per club policy, contract terms will not be disclosed. With injuries and nation team call-ups depleting Real Salt Lake's forward corps leading into a busy June schedule, the Utah side called in Aghasyan to bolster its attack at least through the duration of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
The 23-year-old Aghasyan is familiar to the Claret-and-Cobalt, as the cousin of former RSL member Yura Movsisyan was invited to participate in the team's 2009 preseason camp in Southern California and was placed on the squad's Discovery player list with a potential signing in mind.
With Real Salt Lake's unprecedented lack of depth up top in the short term, the former Armenian youth national team product will finally get his chance to impress in the North American top flight after trying to crack the ranks of MLS for the last three preseasons, once with RSL and twice with Chivas USA.