Real Monarchs Sign Defender Taylor Peay


Peay Rejoins Monarchs After 2019 Season Spent with Louisville City FC; Utah Native Helped Monarchs to 2017 Regular Season Title, Played for Real Salt Lake in 2018

HERRIMAN, Utah (Friday, December 6, 2019) – Real Monarchs SLC announced it has signed DF Taylor Peay from USL Championship side Louisville City FC today. Peay’s signing is pending league and federation approval while the terms of his signing have not been disclosed.

“Taylor is a player we are familiar with, he is familiar with the club, and we are ecstatic to bring him back,” RSL Technical Director Dan Egner said. “With his MLS and USL Championship experience, we envision him playing a big part in 2020. His leadership is another big aspect of bringing him back. He is a great role model for our younger players to look up to and learn from. We have no doubts that he can return to the form he previously enjoyed with RSL and Monarchs”

The Salt Lake City native marks his return to Real Monarchs having spent the 2019 season with Louisville City FC where he made 21 appearances, 16 of which were starts. Peay previously featured for Real Monarchs throughout the 2017-18 seasons, where he tallied 27 appearances and two goals while helping lift the Utah side to the 2017 USL Championship Regular Season Title. Prior to the 2018 season, the Brighton High School graduate signed with Real Salt Lake where he made six appearances. In 2015, the towering defender won MLS Cup with the Portland Timbers where he made 18 total appearances across three seasons in the Rose City.

“I’m beyond excited to be back in Salt Lake with the Monarchs,” Peay said. “I can’t wait to get home and get back to work with the club in an effort to win another USL Championship Title next year.”

Player Information

Name: Taylor Peay
Position: Defender
Height: 6’3”
Weight: 181 lbs
Born: 9/5/1991 (28 yo)
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
Last Club: Louisville City FC

Real Monarchs SLC’s roster headed in 2020, listed alphabetically by position, is below:

Goalkeepers (0):

Defenders (4): Steve Jasso, James Moberg, Taylor Peay, Noah Powder

Midfielders (3): Ricardo Avila, Sam Brown, Jordan Pena

Forwards (3): Kyle Coffee, Joe Gallardo, Damian German

Transaction: Real Monarchs SLC signs DF Taylor Peay from Louisville City FC.