RSL.com | SANDY, Utah (Monday, Nov. 5, 2018)
Major League Soccer announced today that Real Salt Lake FW Corey Baird has been named the 2018 AT&T MLS Rookie of the Year.
Signed as a Homegrown Player during the offseason, Baird flourished in his first professional season, registering eight goals to lead all rookies while also tallying five assists. Baird established himself as an impact player for RSL as the club compiled a 6-2-2 record in regular season matches where he recorded either a goal or an assist. The 22-year-old’s contributions were crucial to RSL securing a spot in the postseason, as the club finished the season ranked sixth in the Western Conference (49 points, 14-13-7 overall record).
We really value Corey’s time at Surf. It was huge in his development as a young player! That is where he was identified for ODP and YNT camps.