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Canadian forward Emery Welshman signs with Real Monarchs

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Real Monarchs have signed Emery Welshman, a 23-year-old Canadian-born striker who has been on trial with Real Salt Lake since the early days of the 2015 preseason, according to a tweet from the player.

Welshman, drafted 16th overall in 2013 by Toronto FC, struggled to find minutes with the Canadian side, and he was released in the 2014 preseason. He played only one MLS match, and he started in a Canadian Championship match against Montreal Impact.

Welshman received his first call-up to the Guyana national team in January, as he is eligible through his parents. His debut, which came against Barbados, saw him score his first international goal.

He last played at Sigma FC, a semi-professional side in Canada's third division, League1 Ontario. Before being drafted into MLS, Welshman attended Oregon State University, transferring there from Siena College, a private Catholic college with a Division I soccer team.