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RICH FIDLER - Thursday, June 30, 2005
Out-of-contract Darlington midfielder Adolfo Gregorio is close to an American return after the youngster's MLS rights have been traded from Colorado Rapids to expansion side Real Salt Lake.

"Adolfo spent a week with us about a month ago," Real Salt Lake's General Manager Steve Pastorino told YA on Thursday morning. "We have been interested in him since before the [current] season started."

"He has not signed with MLS yet, but we are optimistic we will be able to sign him."

The 22-year old notched two goals and an assist during the 2004-05 season with the Quakers, who missed out on the Coca-Cola League Two promotion playoffs on goal differential.

As reported by Yanks Abroad a little over a month ago, Darlington offered the former UCLA star a new contract, but talks have not been fruitful.

Gregorio was a member of the famed U-17 class alongside Landon Donovan, PSV Eindhoven's DaMarcus Beasley and Standard Liege defender Oguchi Onyewu that finished a best-ever fourth at the FIFA U17 World Championships in New Zealand that year.

He was selected by Colorado in last season's MLS SuperDraft going 15th overall, before signing with Darlington.
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