Real Monarchs SLC Revives Saints-And-Sinners Rivalry with Las Vegas Lights FC
HERRIMAN, Utah - Real Monarchs SLC (10-8-6, 36 points, 6 West) is set for a meeting with I-15 rival Las Vegas Lights FC in a critical Western Conference midweek match-up on Wednesday, September 4 where kickoff from Zions Bank Stadium is set for 7:00 p.m. MT.
Wednesday's contest is highlighted by "Wing Wednesday" where fans can enjoy 50c wings all night long at Zions Bank Stadium. Family Pack tickets are available for just $32 and includes four tickets and four Real Monarchs scarves. Kids can attend the match for free with the purchase of an adult ticket. Tickets can be purchased at RealMonarchs.com/tickets or by calling 844.REAL.TIX
Last Saturday, Real Monarchs played to a 2-2 draw with OKC Energy FC, splitting points after DF Konrad Plewa put away a stunning bicycle kick for a first half lead and FW Douglas Martínez tallied his 11th goal of the season in the 79th minute. OKC Energy was quick to capitalize on each goal however, responding with its own through Rafael Garcia and Deshorn Brown to split the points between the two sides at Zions Bank Stadium.
Real Monarchs now hosts Las Vegas Lights FC in an effort to keep its playoff position with just ten games left in the 2019 USL Championship season. With just 2 points separating Real Monarchs from the playoff line, every contest carries weight in the final stretch of the season. Real Monarchs fell to Las Vegas Lights FC in late-March to an early second half goal. With a critical three points on the line, Real Monarchs will look to improve on its 21-3-4 (67 points) home record since 2018 as it races to make its third appearance in the USL postseason in as many years.
How to Follow Real Monarchs SLC vs Las Vegas Lights FC - Wed., September 4, 2019
- Coverage Begins: 7:00 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 & #SLCvLV 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 18 games played. Meanwhile, MF Maikel Chang and Team Captain Jack Blake continues to provide a meaningful presence in the midfield providing a combined 13 goals and 3 assists as of July 24.
In front goal, USL Veteran DF Noah Powder has made himself a mainstay on the backline with 20 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 up the Western Conference with its current run of form.
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 15 saves in seven 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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