HERRIMAN, Utah (Tuesday, September 5, 2023) Real Monarchs midfielder Darón Iskenderian has been selected by Head Coach Rafayel Nazaryan to represent Armenia’s U-21 National Team as they begin preparations for the qualifying round of UEFA European Championships in 2025.
Iskenderian was brought in midway through the MLS NEXT Pro campaign and has played in 12 matches, starting 11 of them, immediately bringing a creative spark to the Real Monarchs attack, recording two goals and an assist.
The Armenian U-21 team will begin training camp on Monday, September 4 and will play two matches as they look to qualify for Euro 2025. The two matches will be played in Armenia at Abovyan Sports Complex against Albania on Friday, September 8 and Montenegro on Tuesday, September 12.
Real Monarchs have three more matches remaining in MLS NEXT Pro as they attempt to climb above the playoff line. The team will travel to Colorado Rapids 2 on September 10 before hosting the final home match of the season against Tacoma Defiance on September 15. Meanwhile, Decision Day for MLS NEXT Pro falls on September 24th when Real Monarchs take on Portland Timbers 2 at Providence Park.