Rumors are circulating the internet that Real Salt Lake has been actively shopping some of its players to other teams around the league. When asked about the rumors on Tuesday, RSL general manager Garth Lagerwey offered the following comment.
“Any time a team struggles you have to look at all your options. I wouldn’t say that we’re actively shopping anyone. I think this is a big game for us this weekend for us, and certainly you’re approaching a point where you need to make decisions about the direction of your team. I want to be clear, we haven’t made any decisions that this team isn’t good enough. We have evidence that we’re capable of playing at a very high level, but we need to go out and prove it. If we can, great, we’re not going to go out and make moves we don’t have to, but as with any team if you struggle, and you underachieve and you underperform, then you need to go out in the market place and look at your options.”
What’s your interpretation of Lagerwey’s comments?
Amid the trade rumors, RSL is entertaining a trialist with a respectable resume this week. Jamil Fearington, a 23-year-old defender, is in town this week training with Real Salt Lake. A Danish American who was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, most recently Fearington played with Boldklubben Frem in the Danish first division.
Fearington had a trial with D.C. United two summers ago, but he didn’t stick. During Tuesday’s training with RSL, Fearington was used at both center back and right back.
He made a few appearances with the Denmark youth national teams back in 2004, but reports are that Fearington has aspirations of one day getting involved with the U.S. National Team.