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Real Monarchs Sign Colombian International Center-Back Kevin Saucedo
Dec 16, 2020, 4:49 PM
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Real Monarchs have added a bright, young center back to its 2021 roster with the signing of Kevin Saucedo from Colombian Categoria Primera A side Millonarios F.C.
Saucedo’s signing is pending league and federation approval, as well as the approval of his P-1 visa. The terms of the signing have not been disclosed.
Defensive core beginning to take shape 💪
Welcome to Utah, Kevin Saucedo!
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— Real Monarchs (@RealMonarchs) December 16, 2020
“We are excited to announce the addition of Kevin to our Monarchs roster for 2021 as his profile and playing style already make him a formidable defender,” Assistant General Manager Tony Beltran said. “We believe that under the guidance of Jamison and our coaching staff, Kevin has the talent potential to mature into a special player.”
Saucedo, 20, has made several appearances with the Colombian U-20 team. Saucedo was also a part of the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup squad that represented Colombia in Poland where he helped his side to a quarterfinal appearance.
Saucedo’s signing marks the fifth player signed by the Monarchs ahead of the 2021 season. Goalkeeper Jimmy Slayton; defender James Moberg; and midfielders Sam Brown and Josimar Quintero are also signed to the Monarchs roster for the 2021 season.
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