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Real Monarchs sign three: Hoffman, Haber, Minter

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An ever-changing roster got its first additions of the offseason today.

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Real Monarchs just bolstered their roster in what’s become an ongoing theme of transition and fairly rapid change, bringing in three players, one of which is former MLS player Chandler Hoffman, according to a club-issued press release.

Hoffman, a 26-year-old goalscorer, scored 13 goals for LA Galaxy II in 2014 and 14 goals for Louisville City in 2016. He was signed in 2012 by Philadelphia Union as the 13th overall MLS SuperDraft pick, and he played seven matches during his rookie season.

He later joined LA Galaxy for 2013–2014, and he was more of an impact for their USL side than anything, playing only eight matches for the first team. In 2015, he joined Houston Dynamo, where he played in five matches.

Daniel Haber, a 24-year-old forward, is a Canadian-born forward who last played for Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2, although his pre-USL time is considerably more interesting. He started his professional career at Israeli club Maccaba Haifa in 2013, joined Apollon FC in Cyprus from 2013 to 2015, and played at Israeli outfit Hapoel Nir Ramat HaSharon in 2015 and 2016.

Chase Minter, a 24-year-old midfielder, played six matches at Sacramento Republic and three at Tulsa Roughnecks in 2016.

From the press release:

“As we evaluated our club in 2016, we had a need for a top-flight goal-scorer and to add players with professional experience to our roster,” Real Salt Lake General Manager Craig Waibel said. “Chandler Hoffman has been a consistent scorer in this league that we feel can raise our level of play. Daniel Haber has played here and overseas and comes with a lot of potential to make an impact on the wings and Chase Minter is a guy that can increase the level of competition for starting midfield spots.”