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Real Monarchs sign Andrew Brody, Colin Rolfe

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Real Monarchs officially announced the addition of Andrew Brody to theroster today, and they've also snuck in an announcement about signing former Houston Dynamo draft pick Colin Rolfe.

Brody, a 20-year-old attacking midfielder who typically plays out wide, joins the Monarchs from Louisville, where he played after an exciting career for the Real Salt Lake-Arizona academy.

Rolfe, a 25-year-old forward, is another former Louisville product, and in 2012, he was drafted by Houston Dynamo in the 18th overall spot. He never played in an MLS match for the team, then went on to play for Rochester Rhinos.

In a press release, RSL general manager Craig Waibel described an opportunity for Brody to continue growing at Real Salt Lake.

"Andrew is a two-way, left-sided winger that continues to improve our attack," Waibel said. "He made a lot of progress at the collegiate level and this will be a great opportunity for him to continue that growth as we continue to evolve our player development."

Additionally, the press release quotes Louisville coach Ken Lolla, who praised Brody's work ethic and creativity.

"He's elusive, he's quick, he's pretty good with the ball," Lolla said, "He can't only do it as a wide guy, but centrally between the lines he's gotten much, much better."

In addition to playing for Real Salt Lake's reserves during his academy days, Brody, born in Orlando, played for the Orlando City U-23s.