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MLS 2022: Sergio Córdova arrives on loan to Real Salt Lake

The Venezuelan striker arrives from F. C. Augsburg looking to relaunch his career. 

The Venezuelan striker arrives from F. C. Augsburg looking to relaunch his career. 

It was confirmed today through a press release that Venezuelan striker Sergio Córdova has arrived on loan to Real Salt Lake, and the player is only waiting to receive the work visa and the international transfer certificate. 

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Córdova will spend the entire 2022 season with RSL and arrives under the management of the club's new owner David Blitzer and his partner Ryan Smith since their acquisition of the Utah-based club less than a month ago. 

What was Sergio Córdova's career path before he arrived on loan at Real Salt Lake?

The player arrives to the Utah team looking to relaunch his career that in the old continent did not go as expected.

At the age of 24, the striker arrived at FC Augsburg before the 2017 season, where he managed to score 7 goals in 75 games for the Bundesliga side. 

However his career started much earlier than that as he started as a professional at Caracas FC, where he scored four goals in 36 games between 2015 and 2017.

Most recently, the striker was loaned by Augsburg to another German Bundesliga side, Arminia Bielefeld, and scored two goals in 23 appearances last fall.

Sergio Cordova's main challenge at RSL: improving his mental health

The player who was once runner-up in the U-20 World Cup with Venezuela in 2017, has lost his place in the vinotinto senior team and today faces a big challenge which is to improve his mental health.

And this became evident in a publication made in his social networks when he uploaded a message in which he talked about his greatest desire was to have good mental health to recover the level he had and that took him to the old continent. 

"My arrival at RSL has been very pleasant, everything is well organized. We have everything to bring out the best version of us, to arrive in shape for the best performances of your career," said the player, reflecting that with this change, he will try to relaunch his career while trying to improve his mental health. 

The player nicknamed La Pantera also spoke about how he sees the team and his desire to win the MLS. 

"I think the Club is very good, the style of play, with a good group of guys. From the first day I could see that this group is a family by the way my teammates welcomed me.

I don't want to talk too much about it, because as they say, 'he who talks a lot, does little', but I want to compete with my teammates, fight for the badge and achieve great things here in MLS.

I think anything is possible when you look at the group of guys we have and their ability. We know we can go a long way this season."

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