Ben SpencerCASA GRANDE, Ariz. – GSA Exports is a feature in which we track the progress of our former Academy players who are playing professionally. There are currently 8 players with ties to the Grande Sports Academy playing in 5 different countries.

NOTE: Nico Muñiz signed with RSL, and is no longer with a team.

For a full run down on all the weekend’s action, check out the capsules below. Descriptions are from November 19-26 and stats are from domestic competitions only.

Highlights from the U-20 MNT match vs. Atalanta Primavera (not all goals included)

Major League Soccer

Carlos Salcedo, D, Real Salt Lake: Not in the 18 for RSL’s 1-0 win over Portland in the second leg of the Western Conference Finals on Sunday. RSL advanced to the MLS Cup on a 5-2 aggregate and will face Sporting Kansas City on December 7th.
Season: 13 games, 12 starts (US Open Cup: 4 games, 4 starts)

Benji Lopez, F, Real Salt Lake: Came on as a 71st-minute substitute for the U-20 MNT in their 4-1 win over Atalanta Primavera on Tuesday. Not in the 18 for RSL’s 1-0 win over Portland in the second leg of the Western Conference Finals on Sunday. RSL advanced to the MLS Cup on a 5-2 aggregate over Portland and will face Sporting Kansas City on December 7th.
Season: 0 games, 0 starts

Lalo Fernandez, GK, Real Salt Lake: Not in the 18 for RSL’s 1-0 win over Portland in the second leg of the Western Conference Finals on Sunday. RSL advanced to the MLS Cup on a 5-2 aggregate and will face Sporting Kansas City on December 7th.
Season: 0 games, 0 starts (USL PRO loan, Phoenix FC: 1 game, 1 start, 3 saves, 0 goals allowed, 1 clean sheet)

Eriq Zavaleta, F, Seattle Sounders: Seattle were eliminated in the Western Conference Semifinals on 5-3 aggregate to Portland, thus ending their season.
Season: 4 games, 0 starts (NASL loan, San Antonio Scorpions: 4 games, 4 starts, 1 goal)

Tippeligaen (Norway – First Division)

Ben Spencer, F, Molde FK: Started, played 71 minutes, SCORED TWO GOALS and notched an ASSIST for the U-20 MNT in their 4-1 win over Atalanta Primavera on Tuesday.
Season: 2 games, 0 starts

Superliga (Denmark – First Division)

Maikon Orellana, F, Brondby IF: Not in the 18 for Brondby’s 1-0 win over Midtjylland on Sunday.
Season: 0 games, 0 starts

Bundesliga (Germany – First Division)

Kainoa Bailey, F, Bayer Leverkusen: Came on as a 54th-minute substitute for the U-20 MNT in their 4-1 win over Atalanta Primavera on Tuesday.
Season: 0 games, 0 starts

Ligue 1 (France – First Division)

Romain Gall, F, FC Lorient: Started, played74 minutes, SCORED A GOAL and ASSISTED on another for the U-20 MNT in their 4-1 win over Atalanta Primavera on Tuesday.
Season: 0 games, 0starts

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