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Might RSL Academy player wind up with El Salvador at the Olympics?

Published March 14, 2012 1:48 pm
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Maikon "Mikey" Orellana is one of the best players at the RSL Development Academy, and has suited up with the parent team several times over the past couple of years for training and preseason or reserve games.Now, it appears he has a shot at the Olympics.Soccer America says that his native El Salvador is considering adding Orellana to its roster for the group stage of CONCACAF qualifying for the 2012 London Olympics. The former Provo High School standout — his family moved to Utah when he was a boy — is still just 18 years old, young enough to qualify for the U-23 teams that play in the Olympics.El Salvador begins its final round of Olympic qualifying March 22 against Canada.




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