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Jun 14, 2014; Chamblee, GA, USA; Real Salt Lake midfielder Luis Gil (21) takes the ball upfield in the first half against the Atlanta Silverbacks at Atlanta Silverbacks Park. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Luis Gil (MF)-  Real Salt Lake

Age: 20

Best fit for: Enlgand, Spain

Barring 2014, Luis has made 25-plus appearances for RSL in his first four seasons.  He’s only got one call-up with the US senior team. However, he has caught some international attention after his spectacular goal against Spain in a losing effort at the 2013 Turkey U-20 World Cup.  He weaved in and out of the Spanish defense, eventually burying a shot from 25 yards out in the upper 90.  Impressive stuff from the 20 year old.

This season he has been a star for Real Salt Lake and could be going over the pond sooner than later.