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Real Monarchs Sign Striker Days Prior To Season Opener

Jul 9, 2020, 3:25 PM
(Photo courtesy of Real Monarchs)...
(Photo courtesy of Real Monarchs)
(Photo courtesy of Real Monarchs)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Real Monarchs, Real Salt Lake’s second team, has added depth in the attacking third after they signed Ryan Sierakowski from Portland Timbers 2 just days prior to the restart of the United Soccer League (USL) season.

Real Salt Lake traded a 2023 MLS Superdraft fourth round unless Sierakowski signs for RSL after the 2023 season in which it will conveyed into an RSL second-round pick in the subsequent season of him signing to Real Salt Lake.

During Sierakowski’s stint with the Timbers, he notched 8 goals from 2,230 minutes of playing time. Sierakowski, 22, was originally drafted by the Portland Timbers with the 23rd overall pick in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft. He never made an appearance for the Timbers in Major League Soccer.

“Ryan is a player that we have admired for quite some time,” RSL Technical Director Dan Egner said. “He is athletic, great around goal, and a proven player at the USL Championship. We expect big things from Ryan and can’t wait to see him with the rest of the group.”

His signing is awaiting league and federation approval.

Additionally, the Monarchs welcome the return of defender Andrew Brody and midfielder Josh Heard following their loan stints with FC Pinzgau in Austria.

Tom Hackett is a Utah and Real Salt Lake Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the It’s Utah’s World Podcast (Utah Football themed) and The Lion’s Den Podcast (Real Salt Lake themed). Follow him on Twitter: @TomCantHackett.

 

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