HERRIMAN, Utah – (Wednesday, February 4, 2020) – Real Monarchs announced today the signing of defender Nicolas Gimenez, pending league and federation approval. The terms of the signing have not been disclosed.
"We are excited to welcome Nicolas to the RSL family," RSL Technical Director Dan Egner said. "Although only 22 years old, he comes to us with experience in the Argentinian first and second divisions. He is physically imposing, calm on the ball, and has good vision up the field. We are excited for him to get to work with Jamison and the rest of the staff, and we expect him to make an impact in 2020."
Gimenez, 22, joins the 2019 USL Championship Title-Winners from the Argentinian top flight, having played with Rosario Central for three seasons and San Martín de Tucumán in the 2019-20 season. The young center-back played his youth career with Rosario Central before earning his professional debut in 2017 in the Argentine Primera División as a late-game substitution.
Real Monarchs finished the 2019 season having won its first USL Championship Title after finishing 4th in the Western Conference at 16-10-8 (56 points). The Monarchs begins their title defense on the road against San Antonio FC on March 7 before returning to Zions Bank Stadium to begin its Four-Corners Cup defense against Phoenix Rising FC on Saturday, March 14, at 3:00 p.m. MT.
Name: Nicolas Gimenez
Position: Center Back
Weight: 165 lbs
Born: 4/17/1997 (22 yo)
Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Last Club: San Martín de Tucumán
Real Monarchs SLC’s roster headed in 2020, listed alphabetically by position, is below:
Goalkeepers (1): Jimmy Slayton
Defenders (5): Nicolas Gimenez, Steve Jasso, James Moberg, Taylor Peay, Noah Powder
Midfielders (6): Ricardo Avila, Christopher Bermudez, Jack Blake, Sam Brown, Jordan Pena, Devin Vega
Forwards (3): Kyle Coffee, Joe Gallardo, Damian German
Transaction: Real Monarchs SLC signs DF Nicolas Gimenez from San Martín de Tucumán.