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Real Monarchs SLC FW Luis Palma Named to Honduras FIFA U-20 World Cup Roster

May 15, 2019 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Real Monarchs SLC News Release

NDY, Utah - Real Monarchs SLC forward Luis Palma has been named to the Honduras U-20 roster by Head Coach Jorge Alexy Jiménez Espinal for the upcoming FIFA U-20 World Cup held in Poland .

While in Poland, Honduras will face New Zealand on May 24 followed by Uruguay on May 27 before finishing the Group C stage against Norway on May 30. Palma will return to the club at the conclusion of the tournament. Honduras were the fourth and final CONCACAF nation to win through to the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup having qualified last November.

"We're ecstatic that Luis has made the final roster for Honduras," Real Monarchs SLC General Manager Dan Egner said. "This is a major milestone in his career and development, and everyone at the club will be pulling for him and Honduras at the World Cup. He has the quality to help this squad make some noise in Poland. He has worked tirelessly to return from his injury in order to be a part of the World Cup, and has earned this opportunity."

Palma, 19, has featured and started in two matches for Real Monarchs this season, totaling 111 minutes. Palma was acquired by Real Monarchs SLC in February on loan from C.D.S. Vida in Honduras for the 2019 season.

Real Monarchs SLC returns to action on May 18 when it visits OKC Energy FC at 6:30p MT. The team then returns home to face Phoenix Rising FC on Saturday, May 25 for Military Appreciation Night at Zions Bank Stadium. Tickets to the match can be purchased at RealMonarchs.com or by calling 844.REAL.TIX.


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