HERRIMAN, Utah (Tuesday, January 22, 2019) – Real Monarchs SLC has signed FW Lionel Abate Etoundi for the 2019 USL Championship season, General Manager Dan Egner announced today. Etoundi’s signing is pending the receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC), league and federation approval.
“Lionel made his way on our radar after his performances with the Cameroon U-20 and U-23 teams,” Egner said. “He will be a nice compliment to the other forwards we have at the club, and at such a young age, we are excited to see how he develops throughout the season while on loan with us.”
Etoundi joins the Monarchs having spent time with the Cameroon U-17s, U-20s and U-23s beginning in 2015. In 2018, Etoundi has spent most of his time on the international stage with the U-23 side where he has made the greatest impact for his country.
“This year I made my decision to evolve as a player with the Real Monarchs,” Etoundi said. “In reality, Real Monarchs is a club where I see an excellent beginning of my career. That is why I decided to sign and serve with honor and bravery for this big family which is giving me the opportunity to showcase my talents. I am honored to be a part of this team at such a big club"
Name: Lionel Abate Etoundi
Weight: 165 lbs
Born: 9/25/2000 (18 yo)
Real Monarchs SLC will face Sacramento Republic FC on Saturday, March 9 to open its fifth campaign in the USL Championship. The Monarchs will then return home the following weekend to host league newcomer El Paso Locomotive FC at Zions Bank Stadium on March 16, a venue in which the Monarchs earned a league-best home record of 13-2-2 in 2018.
Real Monarchs SLC season tickets and single-match tickets are set to be announced and be available for purchase in the near future.