Izahi "Izzy" Amparo Inks First Professional Contract

HERRIMAN, Utah (Saturday, December 2, 2023) – Real Monarchs have signed attacking midfielder Izahi Amparo to a MLS Next Pro professional contract. Amparo joins players like Zavier Gozo and Luca Moisa who are moving through the pathway Real Salt Lake Academy has established to develop professional players.

Amparo, 17, joins Real Monarchs from the RSL Academy where he appeared in U17 matches during the 2022-23 season. The dual-nationality midfielder is a home grown talent for the club, first appearing for RSL AZ’s U12/U13 teams before being invited to join the Real Salt Lake Academy at the beginning of the 2020/21 season. In Amparo’s first year with the club, the U15s won the inaugural MLS Next Cup where Amparo recorded an assist 15 minutes into the final match.

“It is with great pride that the Real Monarchs welcome Izzy as a professional,” said Tony Beltran, RSL’s Assistant General Manager. “Since joining our campus Izzy has shown a professional maturity well beyond his years. His work ethic, character and devotion to his craft remain an inspiration to both staff and players. Congratulations to Izzy and the Amparo family on this step forward. We look forward to the time ahead and his continued development with our Club.” 

Amparo made his pro debut appearing for the Monarchs in 2022 during a MLS NEXT PRO regular season match. Since then, Amparo has appeared in 10 matches for the squad, five of them being starts. 

TRANSACTION: Real Monarchs sign midfielder Izahi Amparo to an MLS NEXT Pro professional contract on December 2, 2023

Player Information

Name: Izahi Amparo

Position: Attacking Midfield

Height: 5' 6"

Date of Birth: November 23, 2006

Age: 17

Birthplace: Yuma, AZ

Citizenship: United States & Mexico

How Acquired: RSL Academy

Real Monarchs concluded the season at 8-5-15 (31 points) in their second season in MLS NEXT Pro under the leadership of Head Coach Jamison Olave. The Monarchs look to build on their late success of the 2023 season in 2024 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.