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Erin Rodgers

Monarchs Sign Three Players to Round Out 2016 Roster

SANDY, Utah (Monday, March 21, 2016) – Real Monarchs SLC today announced the signings of three international players to round out the 2016 opening-day roster, adding Jamaican FW Kevaughn Frater, Honduran DF/MF Elder Torres and Argentinean DF Jonathan Caparelli.  

Frater hails from Jamaica and is on loan for the 2016 season from Harbour View F.C. of the Red Stripe Premier League.  He comes to the Monarchs on a six-game goal streak and has featured with numerous Jamaica Youth National Teams, as well as inclusion with the senior “Reggae Boyz” squad.

“Frater’s a young, exciting player who is strong, fast, has tons of individual skill.  I think it’s now just us teaching him, helping him to apply that on a consistent basis in matches,” Real Monarchs Head Coach Freddy Juarez said.  “He’s a player I think that will be getting better as the season goes on if he has the right mentality.  He does have a long-range shot and he can hit the ball, it’s just a matter of technically and consistently whether he can put it on frame to give himself a chance to score a goal.”

Torres joins the Monarchs on loan for the 2016 USL season from Honduran side Club Deportivo Social Vida.  Torres featured for the Honduras Olympic Qualifying team that played in Rio Tinto Stadium last season and helped his side secure a berth in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, after featuring as a prominent member of the Honduras U-20 squad.

“He’s a technical player, like most Central Americans, who can also play as a center mid and as a 6 or an 8 position.  He’s technical, he’s intelligent, he fits into our style,” Juarez continued.  “He has all the tools for us to hopefully cultivate, and he can contribute to the team with some of his international experience.”

Caparelli spent the 2015 season training with the Monarchs and participating in Monarchs exhibition matches, after spending time in various academies in Mexico, as well as with the Chivas USA Academy.

“Jony we see as one of the most technical players for sure on the Monarchs and maybe along the whole club.  He’s been around soccer his whole life.  I think if we can help him develop in the mental aspect of the game, the sky’s the limit for him,” Juarez said about Caparelli.  “He’s been in and out of other countries , tasting the different cultures and soccer brands and being on his own for a little bit.  We want to bring him along the right way. “ 

The Monarchs open their second season at Rio Tinto Stadium against St. Louis FC on Saturday, the club ending its inaugural season with a flourish, as a five-game winning streak to finished the campaign 7-13-8.

Real Salt Lake players Yura Movsisyan, Sunny and Joao Plata will sign autographs for fans in the America First Credit Union Pavilion from 5:45 pm to 6:45 pm. Jordan Allen, Justen Glad and Jeff Attinella will sign autographs in the Budweiser Club after the conclusion of the match.

The general public sale for 2016 Monarchs season tickets is ongoing.  In addition, Real Salt Lake season ticket members can join the Crown Club ( by adding Real Monarchs season tickets for as low as $66, including exclusive Crown Club benefits.  The Rio Tinto Stadium box office is open Tues.-Fri., 10a-6p; more information can be found online at or via the Fan Relations Hotline at 801-727-2702.

The complete 2016 Real Monarchs SLC Roster follows:

  2016 REAL MONARCHS SLC ROSTER (as of March 21, 2016)


#    Player    Pos.    Ht.    Wt.    Birthdate    Hometown    College    Status

16    Amass Amankona    MF    5-7    150    08/02/1995    Kumasi, Ghana    Dayton

19    Tyler Arnone    DF    5-10    168    11/01/1991    Hicksville, NY    University of Michigan

17    Andrew Brody    FW    5-10    135    05/03/1995    Orlando, FL    Louisville

21    Jony Caparelli    DF    5-9    148    06/25/1995    Long Beach, CA    --     Int’l

 5    Lennon Celestino    MF    6-1    182    10/02/1991    Sao Paulo, Brazil    --    Int’l 

22    Darion Copeland    DF    6-2    188    03/08/1993    Dutchtown, GA    Alabama-Birmingham

20    Edgar Duran    MF    5-6    148    05/31/1996    Las Vegas, NV    --

 9    Kevaughn Frater    FW    5-11    173    12/14/1994    Portmore, Jamaica    --     Int’l

18    Max Lachowecki    DF    5-10    155    06/30/1992    Evansville, IN    Notre Dame

 4    Riley McGovern    DF    6-2    175    10/17/1991    Farmington, NM    New Mexico

11    Maikon Orellana    FW    5-8    170    11/12/1993    Provo, UT    --

12    Emilio Orozco    DF    6-0    170    04/29/1992    Oxnard, CA    --

24    Eric Osswald    GK    6-1    195    11/03/1991    Powell, OH    Xavier

14    Colin Rolfe    FW    6-0    185    02/15/1990    Canton, MI    Louisville

28    Chris Schuler    CB    6-4    205    09/06/1987    Chicago, IL    Creighton

30    Connor Sparrow    GK    6-2    175    05/10/1994    Saint Louis, MO    Creighton

 6    Alec Sundly    MF    6-0    170    07/08/1992    San Clemente, CA    California

 7    Eti Tavares    FW    5-11    155    07/24/1993    Windor, CA    Arizona Western

15    Elder Torres    MF    5-7    145    04/14/1995    La Ceiba, Honduras    --     Int’l

10    Ricardo Velazco    MF    5-8    150    05/26/1993    Casa Grande, AZ    Louisville


#    Player    Pos.    Pronunciation    Place of Birth    Last Club                                              

 4    Riley McGovern    DF        Bartlesville, OK    Univ. of New Mexico

 5    Lennon Celestino    MF    SELL-us-TEEN-oh    Sao Paulo, Brazil    Uniao Barbarense (Brazil)

 6    Alec Sundly    MF        San Clemente, CA    Rochester Rhinos (USL)

 7    Etiandro Tavares    FW    eh-TEE-ann-droh    Guinea Bissau, West Africa    Arizona Western

 9    Kevaughn Frater    FW    kuh - VONN    UWI, Jamaica    Harbour View (Jamaica)

10    Ricardo Velazco    MF        Casa Grande, AZ    FC Tucson (PDL)

11    Maikon Orellana    FW    OR – ay – YAWN - uh    Chalatenango, ELS    Alianza, FC

12    Emilio Orozco    DF    or – OSS - coh    Ventura County, CA    Chivas USA (MLS)

14    Colin Rolfe    FW        Spokane, WA    Rochester Rhinos (USL)

15    Elder Torres    MF        La Ceiba, Honduras    CDS Vida (Honduras)

16    Amass Amankona    MF    uh-MOSS ah-mon-KOH-nuh    Kumasi, Ghana    Univ. of Dayton

17    Andrew Brody    FW        Las Vegas, NV    Univ. of Louisville

18    Max Lachowecki    DF    LACK-oh-WECK-ee    Evansville, IN    Univ. of Notre Dame

19    Tyler Arnone    DF    arr - KNOWN    Long Island, NY    Univ. of Michigan

20    Edgar Duran    MF        Oregon City, OR    RSL-AZ Academy

21    Jony Caparelli    DF    JOHNNY    Buenos Aires, ARG    Chivas USA Academy

22    Darion Copeland    DF        Brooklyn, NY    Alabama-Birmingham    

24    Eric Osswald    GK    OZZ-wald    Powell, OH    Xavier Univ.

28    Chris Schuler    CB    SHOE-lurr    Saint Louis, MO    Real Salt Lake (MLS)

30    Connor Sparrow    GK        Saint Louis, MO    Creighton Univ.


Owner: Dell Loy Hansen (Logan, UT)

President: Rob Zarkos (Bellevue, WA)

General Manager: Elliot Fall (Salt Lake City, UT)

Head Coach: Freddy Juarez (Las Cruces, NM)

Asst. Coach: David “Bingy” Lara (Mesilla, NM)

Asst. Coach: Jeff Ginn (San Juan Capistrano, CA)

Dir., Sports Science/Performance: Dan Barlow (Silver Spring, MD)

Strength/Conditioning Coach: Pressley Okobia (Newark, NJ)

Team Administrator: Taymour Roushdi (Salt Lake City, UT)

Equipment Manager: Alex Caparelli (Buenos Aires, ARG)

Head Athletic Trainer:Marshall Stoddard (Logan, UT)
Team Physicians: Dr. Andrew Cooper (Salt Lake City, UT),

                 Dr. Joe Albano (Syracuse, NY), 

          Dr. Stephen Kirk (Sandy, UT),

          Dr. John Edwards (Provo, UT)

Team Chiropractor: Monte Layton, D.C. (Midvale, UT)

Press Officers: Trey Fitz-Gerald (Albuquerque, NM);

  Matt Gaschk (Gig Harbor, WA);

  Stacey Taggart (North Ogden, UT)     

Team Videographers: Nick Lamping (Batesville, IN)

      Tyler Gibbons (San Diego, CA);

    Christian Madsen (Salt Lake City, UT)

Team Photographer: Ray Taggart (Salt Lake City, UT)

Team Chaplain: John Prim (Cottonwood Heights, UT)