Monarchs add Arnone, Orozco after inaugural match

March 26th, 2015 | by Sean Walker
Tyler Arnone played four seasons at the University of Michigan. (Photo: Joy VanBuhler/flickr)

Tyler Arnone played four seasons at the University of Michigan. (Photo: Joy VanBuhler/flickr)

Just one game into the club’s inaugural season, Real Monarchs SLC head coach Freddy Juarez is already adding to his roster.

The Monarchs announced a pair of signings Thursday afternoon in former Michigan midfielder Tyler Arnone and one-time Tigres UANL and Chivas USA defender Emilio Orozco. Arnone will wear No. 19 and Orozco will don the No. 20 jersey for the Monarchs in USL play.

Arnone, a native of Hicksville, N.Y., was invited to this season’s MLS SuperDraft Combine in January after three-straight All-Big Ten selections for the Maize-and-Blue. The 5-foot, 10-inch  midfielder was the 2013 Big Ten midfielder of the year and was Michigan’s co-captain as a junior and senior.

Arnone also played for fourth-division Detroit City FC of the National Premier Soccer League.

Oxnard, Calif.-native Orozco played for UANL Tigres in Mexico’s Liga MX and the Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the North American Soccer League while also finding time on Chivas USA’s roster in 2013. The 22-year-old defender becomes the fifth defender signed to the Monarchs’ roster, alongside a slew of RSL loanees such as center backs Phanuel Kavita and Aaron Maund.

Orozcon has spent time with the U.S. U-17 and U-20 national teams, and he also spent time at U.S. Soccer’s IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.

Both players are expected to be eligible for selection for Sunday’s road match at Portland Timbers 2 at 7 p.m. MT. Monarchs forward Emery Welshman will miss the match while he spends time with the Guyanese national team.

Sean Walker

Sean Walker

Salt City FC editor-in-chief Sean Walker has been covering soccer at all levels since 2007. He began his career in Las Vegas, and has since written for publications from the Intermountain West to Central New York, where he attended graduate school in 2012. Currently, Sean covers Real Salt Lake and Major League Soccer for KSL.com. A struggling Evertonian by birth, Sean follows European soccer through the blue lens of the Toffees, and has strong feelings toward the UEFA Europa League.

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