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
Herriman, Utah
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

Real Monarchs is the reserve team of American soccer club Real Salt Lake that plays in the United Soccer League.[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.


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
3 Defender Adam Henley ([A])  Wales
4 Defender David Horst ([A])  United States
13 Midfielder Nick Besler ([A])  United States
19 Midfielder Luke Mulholland ([A])  England
21 Defender Taylor Peay ([A])  United States
25 Defender Danny Acosta ([A])  United States
28 Forward Ricky Lopez-Espin ([A])  United States
29 Midfielder José Hernández ([A])  Mexico
30 Defender Marcelo Silva ([A])  Uruguay
31 Midfielder Pablo Ruíz ([A])  Argentina
40 Midfielder James Moberg  United States
41 Midfielder Charlie Adams  England
42 Defender David Diosa  Colombia
43 Midfielder Justin Portillo  United States
44 Midfielder Maikel Chang  Cuba
45 Midfielder Andrew Brody  United States
46 Midfielder Masta Kacher  Canada
47 Forward Josh Heard  Canada
48 Defender Rhys Williams  United States
49 Forward Chandler Hoffman  United States
50 Goalkeeper Jake Leeker  United States
51 Goalkeeper Andrew Putna ([A])  United States
52 Defender Kalen Ryden  United States
53 Defender Michael Gallagher  United States
54 Forward Juan Mare  Argentina
55 Midfielder Sebastián Velásquez  Colombia
56 Defender Konrad Plewa  Poland
57 Midfielder Jack Blake (on loan from Tampa Bay Rowdies)  Scotland
80 Midfielder Alexis Canales ([B])  United States
81 Midfielder Richard Ledezma ([B])  United States
82 Defender Glademir Mendoza ([B])  United States
83 Defender Lyes Mezine ([B])  France
84 Goalkeeper David Ochoa ([B])  United States
85 Forward Sebastian Soto ([B])  United States
86 Midfielder Sammy Tojaga ([B])  United States
87 Defender Erik Virgen ([B])  United States
88 Goalkeeper Jacob Jackson ([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 July 14, 2018[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 On Leave 43 28 9 5 65.1%
Jamison Olave (interim) Colombia May 29, 2018 Present 7 4 2 1 57.1%


All-time top goalscorers[edit]

  • Players in bold are still active; includes all competitive matches.
  • As of July 14, 2018.
Rank Player Nation Years Goals
1 Chandler Hoffman United States 2017–present 23
2 Sebastián Velásquez Colombia 2017-present 12
3 Max Rauhofer Uruguay 2015 10
4 Ricardo Velazco United States 2015–2017 9
5 Daniel Haber Canada 2017-present 7
6 Emery Welshman Guyana 2015 6
7 Lucas Baldin Brazil 2015 5
Maikon Orellana El Salvador 2015–2016 5
9 Mastanabal Kacher Canada 2018-present 4
10 5 players tied 3


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


  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. 

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