HERRIMAN, Utah (Tuesday, August 1, 2023) – Real Monarchs have signed 16-year-old United States Youth Men’s National Team midfielder Sean Petrie from FC Barcelona’s Residency Academy in Casa Grande, Arizona.
Petrie, 16, spent two years in the Barca Residency Academy during which he received an invitation to train at FC Barcelona’s historic La Masia for a two-week training stint. This past December he was named by MLS NEXT as a Player to Watch for the MLS NEXT Fest.
On the international stage Petrie has earned several call-ups to the United States Youth National Team, most recently competing with the U-16 squad in the International Dream Cup where he scored the game winner in a 2-1 win over Japan.
TRANSACTION: Real Monarchs sign midfielder Sean Petrie to an MLS NEXT Pro professional contract on July 27, 2023.
Name: Sean Petrie
Date of Birth: May 21, 2007
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Citizenship: United States
How Acquired: Signed on July 27, 2023
Real Monarchs are currently in their second season in MLS NEXT Pro. Under the leadership of Head Coach Jamison Olave, the team finished the 2022 season with an eight-game unbeaten run at home, empowered by the league’s youngest roster (by average age) in the entire league. Tickets for Real Monarchs can be purchased by calling 844.Real.Tix or visiting www.RSL.com/tickets.