It’s been a busy off-season for Americans moving to Liga MX. Already this month we saw Jorge Villafaña and Omar Gonzalez make moves to Santos Laguna and Pachuca, respectively; now, Luis Gil, out of contract with Real Salt Lake, has signed a deal with Querétaro.
The contract is for three years, although I wonder if that’s rounded since it would be expiring in the 2018-19 apertura/clasura break. He’ll join a Gallos Blancos squad that finished 11th this fall; they did reach the Liga MX final last spring. He’ll also got to fulfil every American’s dream of hanging out with Jonathan Bornstein in his downtime.
Gil is just 22 years old, which seems crazy because I swear he’s been around forever. After seemingly breaking out with a 5-goal, 3-assist season at 19 in 2013, he seemed to plateau. I’m inclined to think a change of scenery will be good for him, and his style (skinny and technical) might be a better fit south of the border.