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Real Salt Lake's Gavin Beavers and Diego Luna Named to U.S. Youth National Teams

March 17, 2023 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
Real Salt Lake News Release

HERRIMAN, Utah - Real Salt Lake's goalkeeper Gavin Beavers and midfielder Diego Luna have been selected for both the U-19 and U-20 United States Youth National Team rosters, respectively.

Beavers will travel with the U-19 team to Buenos Aires, Argentina for a series of matches against Argentina and Racing Club de Avellaneda. Meanwhile, Luna will travel with the U-20s to Marbella, Spain for the group's final camp before this summer's FIFA U-20 World Cup where the USA will face France, England and Serbia U-21.

This marks the second-consecutive call up for Beavers and Luna this year, both of whom were on the respective rosters for January training camps.

Beavers has now become a mainstay at the U-19 level, having been selected by Head Coach Marko Mitrovic for four camps. With Real Salt Lake Beavers, the Club's 31st all-time Homegrown Player, made his first-ever appearance on a gameday roster for a Major League Soccer Match in the season opener against Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Additionally, the 17-year-old 'keeper was also chosen as the backup for the team's home opener against Austin FC.

Luna has become a staple for the U-20 Youth National Team in his own right, helping the team qualify for this year's upcoming FIFA U-20 World Cup. To help the team qualify he contributed a tournament leading five assists at the 2022 CONCACAF U-20 Championship, while also scoring a goal of his own. Overall, Luna has recorded three goals and five assists across just 10 matches for the United States U-20 side.

With Real Salt Lake the 19-year-old midfielder has appeared in 15 matches, two of which have come during this 2023 season.

Utah's Major League Soccer side is currently in the midst of its 19th season in Major League Soccer. Over the past two seasons, RSL has earned an 18W-8L-9T home record at what is now known as America First Field in Sandy, setting a new Club mark in 2022 and 2023 with 18 sellout crowds in as many MLS contests at the 15-year-old venue.

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