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Real Monarchs reportedly sign Elder Torres, Jun Gyeong Park, take Jean Scott on trial

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Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

Real Monarchs look to have picked up a duo of young players with varying resumes, with the most notable being one Elder Torres from Honduras.

You heard that name right — Elder Torres. More accurately, it's Élder Eduardo Torres Guatemala, a 20-year-old Honduran midfielder. It's a name befitting Utah if there ever was one. Torres has been a member of the Honduran U-20s and U-23 teams.

Reports from Honduras started coming fast and furious yesterday afternoon that Torres was joining Real Salt Lake, but RSL Communications confirmed that the player was with Real Monarchs. That, of course, doesn't rule out signing for RSL and being loaned to Monarchs for a year.

Beyond Torres, Real Monarchs look to have also signed Jun Gyeong Park; presumably, he's a South Korean player, given all his tweets are in Korean, as are his agents' (or agent's? It's hard to tell right now. Anyone specialize in researching Korean players?) He'll wear the number 13, it appears. Don't go building expectations too much right now, because there's simply not a lot of room to, given it's hard to find any concrete information on him at all.

Update: It looks like Park may have played for FC Seoul's reserves and academy.


Finally, young forward Costa Rican Jean Scott, 21, is reportedly on trial with the Monarchs, who are currently in Costa Rica for preseason. Scott played for Herediano, who RSL fans might remember as the team that knocked them out of the CONCACAF Champions League group stage in 2012.

Let's close out with a video of Park — because it's really essential viewing at this point.