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Who you might not recognize from RSL's 2-1 preseason loss to New England Revolution

Coco Navarro, new Real Monarchs signing
Coco Navarro, new Real Monarchs signing
Courtesy of Marquette University

The first scrimmage of the preseason is in the box as Real Salt Lake lost 2-1 to New England Revolution in a 80 minute matchup.

New England scored twice in the first 48 minutes, but a Sebastian Jaime goal from an Olmes Garcia shot gave RSL a chance at the match (of which the result wasn't important, but we still do quite prefer to win.)

There are plenty of names you might not recognize, so we'll go over every player that hasn't had senior minutes for Real Salt Lake.

Dalyan Hawes — Hawes, a goalkeeper, attends Lindsey Wilson College and is currently a guest goalkeeper, but he could end up as a Monarchs trialist. With RSL having only Jeff Attinella in camp (Rimando is out with the national team and Lalo Fernandez is recovering from an offseason surgery but should be ready bi Irvine) bringing in more players was important — but by the same token, Real Monarchs will need a goalkeeper or two of their own.

Jordan Murrell — Murrell is our third-round draft pick out of Syracuse, and he played center back on the day.

Phanuel Kavita — A homegrown player and from the great Salt Lake City region (he went to Highland High). He's a central defender.

Boyd Okwuonu — Our second round draft pick, Okwuonu can play at right back and center back.

Fito Ovalle — An academy kid and an intensely bright prospect. He's involved with Chilean youth teams and is a Layton kid. We'd do very, very well to sign him to a contract, because this kid, it would seem, is going places.

Pecka — Our Brazilian box-to-box midfielder that can back-up Beckerman and anyone in a more box-to-box position.

Lucas Baldin — A Brazilian-Mexican attacking midfielder drafted in the fourth round. He has some interesting experience — Cruz Azul and Toluca youth academies, as well as Seattle Sounders U-23s.

Eti Tavares — Tavares is an academy graduate who, at last count, was attending Arizona Western College.

Coco Navaro — Our first official-ish Real Monarchs signing, Navarro is a forward who scored buckets at the academy, and for a bit of time, held a nice record for the most goals scored in three years. Then Sebastian Saucedo came along and would definitely have shattered his record if we hadn't signed him for the first team.