Wednesday, January 28, 2009

MLS: Luis Miguel Escalada to Real Salt Lake? With Video of his goals!

Jason Kreis, Real Salt Lake coach was spotted in Quito, Ecuador yesterday observing Argentine Striker Luis Miguel Escalada. This according to Ecuavisa International TV show Tiro Libre. A product of Boca Juniors lower divisions, "El Toro" (the bull) has a colorful trajectory considering he is only 23. Escalada was loaned to Ecuadorean club Emelec by Boca Juniors in 2006. With Emelec, he made 40 appearances and scored 29 goals to become the goal scoring leader that year. This was enough for Liga of Quito to purchase his rights from Boca for $1.1M

With Liga in 2007 Escalada appeared in 38 games scoring 16 times as Liga became Ecuadorean Champions and would go on the next year to become Champions of South America. But Escalada would not take part of that championship as he was loaned out to Brazilian Botafogo. He only appeared in 2 games and was later loaned out to Gimnasia de Jujuy of his native Argentina playing in 11 games and scoring twice.

Luis Miguel was in Quito training with Liga in search of a spot on the team but it looks like he is not in the plans of the new coach. Other teams said to be interested are Argentina's Newell's Old Boys and Manta SC of Ecuador but Luis Miguel has stated his desire of moving to the MLS.

Here is a vid of some of his goals:



Jeez Ed couldn't you find some clips with better camera angles? I hope that's not how games are shown in Ecuador. I know it's an unforsaken 3rd world country but couldn't they afford better camera angles?

Uncle Ed said...

Yeah, shots are terrible but there wasn't much on this guy you unappreciating, ungrateful wretch! =)