Grinwis arrives to add goalkeeping depth for Real Monarchs

Real Monarchs SLC continue to add depth, bringing in Grinwis on loan.

Real Monarchs SLC have received goalkeeper Adam Grinwis on loan from Major League Soccer team Orlando City SC. The loan is for two matches with the option to keep Grinwis to the end of the 2018 season as long as both teams agree; Orlando City SC will have the right to recall the 26-year-old goalkeeper at any time.

Grinwis started receiving honors early in his soccer career when at Forest Hills Central High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan he was an all-conference selection all four years. He went on to play for the University of Michigan from 2010 to 2014, where he was named to the All-Big Ten Second Team and the Big Ten All-Tournament Team in 2012. He continued to receive recognition playing for the Michigan Bucks in the Premier Development League as the 2012 PDL Goalkeeper of the Year and PDL Rookie of the Year. He was also named Most Valuable Player of the PDL Championship Game in 2014.

The Rochester Rhinos first signed Grinwis into the United Soccer League in 2015, where he spent two seasons and helped the Rhinos win the 2015 season title and USL Cup. After the Rhinos, Grinwis was signed by Saint Louis FC in 2017 before being transferred to Orlando City SC in January of this year. While at Saint Louis FC he achieved 77.2% success in saves and managed five clean sheets.

Real Monarchs SLC will host the Tulsa Roughnecks tonight and LA Galaxy next Saturday, Aug. 25 at Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman, Utah. Grinwis has not yet played for Orlando City SC. These games and his time with the Monarchs will give him the chance to shine once more.


Erik Berggren

Erik is a writer, editor, and all-around media professional. He coaches youth soccer in upstate New York and has been a lifelong fan of the beautiful game.