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Academy forward Edgar Duran signs for Real Monarchs

While Real Salt Lake fans are sitting and waiting patiently for a signing, Real Monarchs have made one of their own: Edgar Duran, a striker from the RSL-Arizona Grande Sports Academy.

Duran, 18, has been a consistent goalscorer during his one year at the academy, scoring 24 goals in 42 matches.

In a 2-2 friendly against Real Monarchs, Duran scored both goals for the academy side, both of which were reasonably spectacular.

Duran will almost certainly not be the last from this academy group to sign with Real Monarchs, and he joins Christian Herrera in having signed in the last few weeks.

Academy connections: Real Monarchs

'93: Maikon Orellana, Eti Tavares, Ricardo Velazco

'95: Coco Navarro

'96: Edgar Duran

'97: Christian Herrera

Academy connections: Real Salt Lake

'92: Lalo Fernandez

'93: Phanuel Kavita

'97: Justen Glad, Fito Ovalle, Sebastian Saucedo