HERRIMAN, Utah (Thursday, June 8, 2023) – Real Monarchs have signed attacking midfielder Darón Iskenderian to an MLS NEXT Pro professional contract. Iskenderian is available for selection in the team's upcoming match against LA Galaxy II at Zions Bank Stadium on Friday, June 9 at 8:00 p.m. MT.
“Daron is a young, dynamic attacking player that can contribute in multiple positions in the front half of the field” said Assistant General Manager Tony Beltran. “We welcome his addition to the Real Monarchs roster, and look forward to his continued development on our campus.”
Iskenderian, 21, joins Real Monarchs from Las Vegas Lights of the USL Championship where he appeared in 26 matches in the 2022 season, recording a goal and an assist during that time. Born in Los Angeles, California, Iskenderian has been a part of the Armenia Youth National Team, most recently appearing in UEFA U-21 Championship qualification against Serbia.
TRANSACTION: Real Monarchs sign midfielder Darón Iskenderian to an MLS NEXT Pro professional contract on June 7, 2023
Name: Darón Iskenderian
Date of Birth: March 19, 2002
Age: 21 Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
How Acquired: Signed on June 7, 2023
Real Monarchs are currently 4-7-0 (12 points) 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.