HERRIMAN, Utah (Friday, January 29, 2021) – The Real Monarchs have signed Canadian winger Malik Johnson ahead of the 2021 United Soccer League Championship season, pending league approval.
“The Club is very proud to announce the addition of Malik to the Monarchs roster,” Real Salt Lake Assistant General Manager Tony Beltran said. “Malik has proven himself a capable winger at the USL level and is someone our staff believes has a very high ceiling. We look forward to his continued development within our pathway.
Johnson, 22, joins the Monarchs after spending the past two seasons with USL Championship side Tampa Bay Rowdies, helping the club to an Eastern Conference title in 2020. He appeared in 33 matches for the Rowdies, totaling 5 goals and 11 assists.
Prior to joining the Rowdies, Johnson spent his first four professional seasons in his hometown of Toronto as a member of Toronto FC II. He tallied 7 goals and 3 assists in 73 appearances for TFCII, earning two promotions and first-team appearances for Toronto FC in the 2016 and 2018 Canadian Championship competitions.
Johnson grew up in Toronto, Ontario and has represented the Canadian National Team with six appearances at the U-17 and U-20 levels. In February 2020, the midfielder was named to the Canadian U-23 provisional roster ahead of the CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship.
Name: Malik Johnson
Weight: 157 lbs
Real Monarchs current roster as of 1/29/21
Goalkeepers: Jimmy Slayton
Defenders: Kyle Adams, James Moberg, Kevin Saucedo
Midfielders: Sam Brown, Brayan Gomez, Josimar Quintero
Forwards: Malik Johnson, Max Mata, Juan Vidal