Real Monarchs

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Real Monarchs
Real Monarchs Logo.png
Full nameReal Monarchs SLC
Founded2014 (5 years ago) (2014)
StadiumZions Bank Stadium
Herriman, Utah
OwnerReal Salt Lake (Dell Loy Hansen)
PresidentRob Zarkos[1]
Interim Head CoachJámison Olave
LeagueUSL Championship
2019Western Conference: TBD
Playoffs: TBD
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Real Monarchs is the reserve team of American soccer club Real Salt Lake that plays in the USL Championship.[2] The team currently play their games at Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman, Utah.[3]


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.

The 2018 Season finished with a first round playoff exit after Head Coach Mark Briggs was replaced by interim coach Jamison Olave.

Prior to the 2019 season, Martin Vasquez was named head coach. Vasquez resigned from the head coaching position on July 1, 2019. Jamison Olave took over once again as interim coach.

On July 13, 2019, Douglas Martinez Jr. recorded the club's first ever hat trick in a 5-0 win over Tacoma Defiance at Zions Bank Stadium.


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 July 16, 2019[6]

No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Alex Horwath ([A])  United States
4 Defender Donny Toia ([A])  United States
6 Midfielder Pablo Ruíz ([A])  Argentina
13 Midfielder Nick Besler ([A])  United States
20 Defender Erik Holt ([A])  United States
21 Forward Tate Schmitt ([A])  United States
23 Midfielder Sebastian Saucedo ([A])  United States
24 Goalkeeper David Ochoa ([A])  United States
26 Midfielder Luis Arriaga ([A])  United States
27 Forward Julian Vazquez ([A])  United States
40 Midfielder James Moberg  United States
41 Forward Lionel Etoundi  Cameroon
42 Forward Douglas Martínez  Honduras
44 Midfielder Maikel Chang  Cuba
46 Forward Damian German  United States
48 Midfielder Jack Blake  Scotland
49 Midfielder Ricardo Ávila (on loan from Universitario)  Panama
50 Goalkeeper Todd Morton  United States
51 Goalkeeper Andrew Putna ([A])  United States
52 Defender Kalen Ryden  United States
53 Defender Noah Powder  Trinidad and Tobago
54 Midfielder Sam Brown  United States
56 Defender Konrad Plewa  Poland
57 Forward Kyle Coffee  United States
59 Midfielder Luis Palma (on loan from Vida)  Honduras
60 Defender Joseph Okumu  Kenya
61 Goalkeeper Evan Finney  United States
62 Midfielder Jordan Pena  United States
63 Defender Steve Jasso  United States
83 Defender Delentz Pierre ([B])  Haiti
84 Goalkeeper Christian Olivares ([B])  United States
Midfielder Cristian Cálix (on loan from Atlas)  Honduras
  1. ^ Signed to first team contract with Real Salt Lake.
  2. ^ Real Salt Lake Academy player.

Out on loan[edit]

No. Position Player Nation
45 Midfielder Andrew Brody (on loan to Pinzgau Saalfelden)  United States
47 Forward Josh Heard (on loan to Pinzgau Saalfelden)  Wales

Technical & coaching staff[edit]

Title Name
General manager Elliot Fall
VP of soccer administration Rob Zarkos
Assistant general manager Dan Egner
Head coach Vacant
Assistant coach Jámison Olave
Goalkeeping coach Matt Glaeser
Video analyst Preston Gayton
Strength and Conditioning Coach Bryan Russ
Head athletic trainer Kyle "Simi" Simkovich
Head team physician Stephen Kirk
Team administrator Taymour Roushdi
Logistics coordinator Kasia Kampf
Kit man Randy Butts

Last updated: January 21, 2019
Source: Real Monarchs

Head Coaches[edit]

As of July 1, 2019[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 August 23, 2018 43 28 9 5 65.1%
Jámison Olave (interim) Colombia May 29, 2018 January 21, 2019 24 12 10 2 54.1%
Martín Vásquez United States January 21, 2019 July 1, 2019 15 6 6 3 40.0%
Jámison Olave (interim) Colombia July 1, 2019 present 1 1 0 0 100%


All-time top goalscorers[edit]

  • Players in bold are still active with Real Monarchs; includes all competitive matches.
  • As of July 17, 2019.
Rank Player Nation Years Goals
1 Chandler Hoffman United States 2017–2018 29
2 Sebastián Velásquez Colombia 2017–2018 16
3 Maikel Chang 2018-present 12
4 Max Rauhofer Uruguay 2015 10
5 Douglas Martinez 2019-present 9
Ricardo Velazco United States 2015–2017 9
7 Charlie Adams 7
Daniel Haber Canada 2017 7
9 Jack Blake 2018-present 7
Emery Welshman Guyana 2015-2016 6
11 Kalen Ryden 2018-present 5
12 Sebastian Saucedo 2015-present 5


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
2018 2 USL 19–12–3 4th, Western Conference Quarterfinals Not eligible (MLS Reserve Team) 1,731


As part of their broadcast rights with its parent team, KMYU (TV) and the KSL website and apps (streaming) have occasionally aired Monarchs matches.[8][9][10][11]


The Wasatch Legion is the official Supporters Group for the Monarchs. The group stands behind the North Goal at Zions Bank Stadium.


  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". 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.
  8. ^ Watkins, Steven (2018-07-07). "Sports on the air for July 8-14". Retrieved 2019-04-20.
  9. ^ Montgomery, Matt (2015-04-23). "Remaining Real Monarchs home matches to be on KMYU". RSL Soapbox. Retrieved 2019-04-20.
  10. ^ "Utah Royals FC Unveils Inaugural Season Broadcast Options". March 22, 2018. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  11. ^ "Real Salt Lake launches innovative local streaming partnership with KSL". February 12, 2018. Retrieved March 3, 2018.

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