The Western Conference leaders add another attacking threat.
Jamal Charles, a Granadian forward playing in the Honduran National League on C.D.S. Vida, will finish the 2018 season on loan to Real Monarchs SLC. Charles has proven to be an asset for C.D.S. Vida this season, making 31 appearances, scoring 14 goals and playing 2606 total minutes. At only 22 years old, he has also made 13 appearances and scored six goals for the Granadian National Team. Charles is the son of Raphael Charles, a former soccer player who played for Fontenoy United in the Grenada Premier Division.
His national career began on the Grenada U20 team during the 2015 CONCACAF U20 Championship qualifiers, where he scored two goals against Dominica U20. He then represented Grenada in the 2015 Windward Islands Tournament in Saint Lucia, where he scored twice in the final match against Saint Lucia to secure third place in the tournament. More recently, Charles scored for Grenada during the second round of qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, beating Puerto Rico and advancing Grenada to the third round of qualifiers.
Before playing for C.D.S. Vida, Charles played on the club level for Paradise FC International in the Grenada Premier Division during 2015 and W Connection F.C. in the TT Pro League from 2015-2017. Although the details and terms of this loan have not been announced, Monarchs fans should be more than happy to receive such a valuable player into their club. In a press release from Real Monarchs SLC, Charles is quoted saying, “It feels great to be joining a club like Real Monarchs…I’m looking forward to giving it my all each and every day to help this club.”
Real Monarchs SLC currently sit in first place in the USL’s Western Conference. They return to action next Wednesday at home against Reno 1868 FC.