Real Salt Lake acquires Gil from K.C.

Real Salt Lake acquires Gil from K.C.

Published Feb. 23, 2010 10:26 a.m. ET

Defending MLS champion Real Salt Lake has acquired 16-year-old American midfielder Luis Gil from Kansas City for a second-round draft pick next year, an international player roster spot and 25 percent of any future transfer fee for Gil to a club outside the league.

Gil, a member of the U.S. team at last year's Under-17 World Cup, is from Garden Grove, Calif., and preferred to play for a team closer to home.

Kansas City won his rights during a weighted lottery Monday.