REAL MONARCHS SLC INK MIDFIELDER JACK BLAKE
ON LOAN FROM TAMPA BAY ROWDIES
Scottish National Joins Monarchs after Commencing 2018 Season with Tampa Bay Rowdies;
Central Midfielder Has Featured for Minnesota United, Jacksonville, Tampa and Scottish U-19 Contingent
HERRIMAN, Utah (Tuesday, June 19, 2018) – Real Monarchs SLC welcome MF Jack Blake on loan from the Tampa Bay Rowdies for the remainder of the 2018 season General Manager Dan Egner announced today. Blake’s arrival to the Utah club is pending league and federation approval as the terms of the loan agreement were not disclosed.
“Jack is a player we aggressively pursued in the past,” Egner said. “We continued to monitor him when he joined the Rowdies, and when the opportunity to bring him in came about, there was no way we were going to miss out. We expect him to come in and compete with the group we have and help us achieve our goal of winning the USL Cup. He’s accomplished quite a bit for someone his age, and we’re excited to see the things he’ll do in a Real Monarchs kit.”
Blake, 23, made six appearances – all starts – for the Rowdies in 2018, playing 501 minutes and scoring one goal while registering two assists. Prior to his time in St. Petersburg, Blake spent time with the Jacksonville Armada and Minnesota United of the NASL. Born in Nottingham, England, the midfielder has also spent time with the Scotland U-19s where he made five appearances.
“I’m really excited to be joining a club with such a good quality and reputation,” Blake said. “When I got the opportunity to join a club like the Monarchs I was extremely excited. I’m really excited at the chance to play with all of the quality players in the squad and help contribute to the continued success of the Monarchs.”
Blake will join his Monarchs teammates for training beginning on June 22 and will be available for selection for the club’s match against Fresno FC on June 26th.
Name Jack Blake
Weight: 174 lbs
Born: 9/22/1994 (23 yo)
Hometown: Nottingham, England
Last Club: Tampa Bay Rowdies
Jersey Number: 57