Real Monarchs SLC Hosts Portland Timbers 2 Saturday in Pivotal Western Conference Clash
HERRIMAN, Utah - Real Monarchs SLC (10-9-7, 37 points, 8 West) is set to host Portland Timbers 2 on Saturday, September 14 at 1:00P MT from Zions Bank Stadium in a critical Western Conference clash.
"Princess Day" highlights the afternoon's match at Zions Bank Stadium where fans can enjoy princess churros while meeting their favorite princess characters. The first 500 fans through the gates will also receive princess tiaras. Family packs are available for Princess Day and includes four tickets and four princess churros for just $32. Regular admission tickets are also available starting at just $9. Tickets for Saturday's contest are available at RealMonarchs.com or by calling 844.REAL.TIX.
Real Monarchs enters Saturday's contest seeking three points after playing its last five games without a win. Last Saturday, the Monarchs fell to LA Galaxy II away from home after Los Dos found the back of the night twice in the first 15 minutes and then again for the final nail in the coffin in the 68th minute to secure the three points. Real Monarchs managed to pull one back through RSL man MF Justin Portillo before the end of the night with a curling left-footed kick that tucked away neatly into the top corner of the far post. GK Andrew Putna limited the damage to the net, making four massive saves against a side that had zero shots off target.
As the fifth campaign for Real Monarchs enters its final stretch, every point counts in a compact Western Conference table. The Monarchs have an opportunity to keep itself above the playoff line against a Portland Timbers 2 side that aims to get above the line and into the playoff picture. After falling at Providence Park to a 2-1 score line in late May, Real Monarchs will now host Portland Timbers 2 for the first time at Zions Bank Stadium, where on Utah soil Timbers 2 have yet to pick up the full three points.
How to Follow Real Monarchs SLC vs Portland Timbers 2 - Sat., September 14, 2019
- Coverage Begins: 1:00 p.m. MT
- Local TV: N/A
- Digital Streaming: ESPN+ w/ Landon Southwick (play by play) & David Horst (color)
- English Radio: N/A
- Spanish Radio: N/A
- Social Media: @RealMonarchs & #SLCvPOR on Twitter
Moving into the second half of the 2019, Real Monarchs SLC has seen 16 unique players tally a goal in a Monarchs jersey. The attacking front is led by Honduran International FW Douglas Martinez, who recorded the club's first hat-trick in the dominant 5-0 victory over Tacoma Defiance on July 12, pushing his goal count to 11 and six assists in 19 games played. Meanwhile, MF Maikel Chang and Team Captain Jack Blake continues to provide a meaningful presence in the midfield providing a combined 17 goals and 4 assists as of September 11.
In front goal, USL Veteran DF Noah Powder has made himself a mainstay on the backline with 23 starts and appearance so far this season. Paired with fellow defenders, Kalen Ryden, Jordan Pena, and Konrad Plewa, the Monarchs backline has begun to solidify and limiting the opposing attack to help in pushing Real Monarchs to its third consecutive playoff appearance in as many years.
In goal, U-20 USMNT star GK David Ochoa leads the Monarchs with three clean sheets and 46 saves in 13 appearances. Ochoa returned to Utah after featuring in two matches of the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup where he tallied one shutout and was named to the 2019 MLS Homegrown Game roster. GK Andrew Putna has also made appearances in goal for the Monarchs this season, tallying three clean sheets and 21 saves in nine appearances for the club.
Real Monarchs SLC season tickets, single game tickets, and family packs are on sale and can be purchased by going to RealMonarchs.com or by calling 844.REAL.TIX.
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