Real Monarchs

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Real Monarchs
Real Monarchs Logo.png
Full name Real Monarchs SLC
Founded 2014 (4 years ago) (2014)
Stadium Zions Bank Stadium
Stadium
capacity
5,000
Owner Real Salt Lake (Dell Loy Hansen)
President Rob Zarkos[1]
Head Coach Mark Briggs
League United Soccer League
2017 1st, Western Conference
Playoffs: Conference Quarterfinals
Website Club website
Current season
Active teams of Real Salt Lake
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MLS USL Women (NWSL) Women (UWS)

Real Monarchs is an American soccer club that plays in the United Soccer League.[2] The team is affiliated with the Major League Soccer club Real Salt Lake and currently play their games at Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman, Utah.[3]

History[edit]

RSL Academy coach Freddy Juarez was named Head Coach on December 23, 2014.[4] The Monarchs played the LA Galaxy II to a scoreless tie in their USL debut on March 22, 2015 in Carson, California.[5]

At the end of the 2016 season, Freddy Juarez was promoted to be an assistant coach for the Monarchs' parent team, Real Salt Lake and Mike Petke was brought in as his replacement along with Mark Briggs and Jamison Olave as his assistants. On March 29, 2017, Petke was promoted to Real Salt Lake's head coach following the dismissal of Jeff Cassar and Briggs was announced as his replacement.

On June 19, 2017, the Real Monarchs broke the All-Time USL Record with nine consecutive victories by beating Reno 1868 2-1 at Rio Tinto Stadium.

The club won their first ever trophy on October 7, 2017, claiming the USL's regular season title with a 1-1 draw against Whitecaps FC 2.

Stadium[edit]

Beginning in 2018, Real Monarchs will play home matches at Zions Bank Stadium, a 5,000-seat soccer-specific stadium in Herriman. The stadium is adjacent to the training facilities and academy for Real Salt Lake.

Real Monarchs played their first three seasons at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, the 20,000-seat home of Real Salt Lake.

Players and staff[edit]

Current roster[edit]

As of January 30, 2018[6]

No. Position Player Nation
13 Midfielder Besler , NickNick Besler ([A])  United States
28 Forward Lopez-Espin, RickyRicky Lopez-Espin ([A])  United States
29 Midfielder Hernández, JoséJosé Hernández ([A])  Mexico
31 Midfielder Ruíz, PabloPablo Ruíz ([A])  Argentina
40 Midfielder Moberg, JamesJames Moberg  United States
41 Midfielder Adams, CharlieCharlie Adams  England
42 Defender Diosa, DavidDavid Diosa  Colombia
43 Midfielder Portillo, JustinJustin Portillo  United States
44 Midfielder Chang, MaikelMaikel Chang  Cuba
45 Midfielder Brody, AndrewAndrew Brody  United States
46 Midfielder Kacher, MastaMasta Kacher  Canada
47 Forward Heard, JoshJosh Heard  Canada
48 Defender Williams, RhysRhys Williams  United States
49 Forward Hoffman , ChandlerChandler Hoffman  United States
50 Goalkeeper Leeker, JakeJake Leeker  United States
51 Goalkeeper Putna, AndrewAndrew Putna  United States
52 Defender Ryden, KalenKalen Ryden  United States
53 Defender Gallagher, MichaelMichael Gallagher  United States
54 Forward Mare, JuanJuan Mare  Argentina
55 Midfielder Velásquez , SebastiánSebastián Velásquez  Colombia
56 Defender Plewa, KonradKonrad Plewa  Poland
57 Midfielder Hanlin, KarstenKarsten Hanlin  United States
80 Midfielder Canales, AlexisAlexis Canales ([B])  United States
81 Midfielder Ledezma, RichardRichard Ledezma ([B])  United States
82 Defender Mendoza, GlademirGlademir Mendoza ([B])  United States
83 Defender Mezine, LyesLyes Mezine ([B])  France
84 Goalkeeper Ochoa, DavidDavid Ochoa ([B])  United States
85 Forward Soto, SebastianSebastian Soto ([B])  United States
86 Midfielder Tojaga, SammySammy Tojaga ([B])  United States
87 Defender Virgen, ErikErik Virgen ([B])  United States
  1. ^ Signed to first team contract with Real Salt Lake.
  2. ^ Real Salt Lake Academy player.

Technical & coaching staff[edit]

Title Name
General manager Elliot Fall
VP of soccer administration Rob Zarkos
Assistant general manager Dan Egner
Head coach Mark Briggs
Assistant coach Jámison Olave
Goalkeeping coach Matt Glaeser
Video analyst Preston Gayton
Strength and Conditioning Coach Bryan Russ
Head athletic trainer Marshall Stoddard
Head team physician Stephen Kirk
Team administrator Taymour Roushdi
Logistics coordinator Kasia Kampf
Kit man Alex Caparelli

Last updated: January 18, 2018
Source:Real Monarchs

Head Coaches[edit]

As of March 29, 2017[7]
Real Monarchs Coaching Stats
Coach Nation Start End Games Win Loss Tie Win %
Freddy Juarez United States December 23, 2014 December 6, 2016 60 18 28 14 41.7%
Mike Petke United States December 22, 2016 March 29, 2017 1 1 0 0 100%
Mark Briggs England March 29, 2017 Present 12 11 0 1 91.7%

Honors[edit]

All-time top goalscorers[edit]

  • Players in bold are still active; includes all competitive matches.
  • As of July 10, 2017.
Rank Player Nation Years Goals
1 Chandler Hoffman United States 2017–present 11
2 Max Rauhofer Uruguay 2015 10
3 Ricardo Velazco United States 2015–present 9
4 Sebastián Velásquez Colombia present 6
Emery Welshman Guyana 2015 6
6 Lucas Baldin Brazil 2015 5
Maikon Orellana El Salvador 2015–2016 5
8 Daniel Haber Canada present 3
Nick Besler United States present 3
Eti Tavares Guinea-Bissau 2015–2016 3
11 7 players tied 2

Record[edit]

Year by Year

Year Division League Regular Season W-L-T Playoffs U.S. Open Cup Avg. Attendance
2015 3 USL 7-13-8 12th, Western Did not qualify Third Round 4,968
2016 3 USL 10-14-6 11th, Western Did not qualify Not eligible (MLS Reserve Team) 2,528
2017 2 USL 19–5–6 1st, Western Conference Quarterfinals Not eligible (MLS Reserve Team) 2,195

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kamrani, Chris (10 September 2014). "Insight into RSL's desire for the Fairpark stadium". Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Real Salt Lake announce that new USL PRO team will be called Real Monarchs". MLSsoccer.com. September 10, 2014. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Zions Bank Real Academy new home for Real Salt Lake development pyramid". Real Monarchs. May 24, 2017. Retrieved November 17, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Freddy Juarez named coach of new Real Monarchs". Christopher Kamrani. Salt Lake Tribune. December 23, 2014. Retrieved March 25, 2015. 
  5. ^ "In inaugural USL match, Monarchs draw 0-0 with Galaxy II". Salt Lake Tribune. March 22, 2015. Retrieved March 25, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Real Monarchs official roster". Real Monarchs. 
  7. ^ "Freddy Juarez appointed inaugural Real Monarchs head coach". Real Salt Lake. 

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