One of the nation's leading scorers during the 2019 men's Division I season has turned pro.
UCLA forward Milan Iloski signed a Homegrown contract wtih Real Salt Lake this week, after a strong season in front of goal for the Bruins. Iloski finished tied for second for most goals in DI men's soccer, tallying 17 times last fall.
“Milan was one of the top goal-scorers in the country last year at UCLA and proved that he’s ready to make the jump to the professional level,” RSL General Manager Elliot Fall said in a statement. “He is another great example of our emphasis on developing young players through our Academy system and we are excited to add him to the mix and see his continued development.”
A native of Southern California, Iloski joined the RSL Academy (at that time still situated in Arizona) for the 2016-17 season, scoring 16 goals and adding 15 assists for the MLS side.
During his junior season, he scored a hat trick against Maryland on September 6, and five times in a 5-2 win over San Diego State on October 6. He finished his college career with 23 goals in 46 games with UCLA.
Real Salt Lake currently has nine products of the academy on its 2020 roster: goalkeeper David Ochoa; defenders Justen Glad, Aaron Herrera and Erik Holt; midfielder Luis Arriaga; and forwards Corey Baird, Iloski, Tate Schmitt and Julian Vazquez.