Real Salt Lake trades defender Aaron Maund

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SANDY, Utah (ABC4 Sports) – Real Salt Lake has traded defender Aaron Maund to the Vancouver Whitecaps in exchange for a third round pick in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft.

Maund played five seasons with RSL, and was named the team’s 2017 Defender of the Year. But injuries have plagued Maund the last two seasons. He played in just 20 games last year before suffering a season-ending foot injury. This season, Maund has appeared in 13 games fighting through a hamstring issue.

“Aaron has been a warrior for Real Salt Lake for the last five seasons and we thank him for his service to the club,” RSL General Manager  Craig Waibel said.  “We are proud of him for the work he put in to develop with RSL and we wish him the best of luck in his future.”

Maund, 26, was originally acquired in a trade with Toronto FC prior to the 2013 season. Maund played in 64 matches for Real Salt Lake, earning 61 starts. Maund scored two goals during his RSL career.

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