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Five Fast Facts: Braian Ojeda


Fast Facts:

  • Ojeda is only the second-ever Paraguayan to play for Real Salt Lake, joining Pedro Báez who donned the Claret-and-Cobalt during the 2016 season.
  • Olimpia, the club who’s academy Ojeda joined as a youngster and then made his professional debut with, is renowned throughout Paraguay as one of, if not the most successful club in the country. Olimpia has won 45 league titles and three Copa Libertadores titles and are the only Paraguayan club to win a CONMEBOL title.
  • With his signing, Ojeda becomes the 20th Paraguayan in Major League Soccer’s 26 year history. There are now nine Paraguayans currently playing in MLS, all but one of which are rostered in Western Conference teams.
  • At 22 years old Ojeda becomes the youngest international on Real Salt Lake’s roster, surpassing midfielder Pablo Ruiz (23 years old).
  • Prior to his signing, Real Salt Lake was one of just three clubs in Major League Soccer without a U-22 Initiative signing, joining Nashville SC and Philadelphia Union.