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Real Monarchs SLC Visits California to Face LA Galaxy II on Saturday

September 6, 2019 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Real Monarchs SLC News Release

HERRIMAN, Utah - Real Monarchs SLC (10-8-6, 36 points, 6 West) heads out on the road to face LA Galaxy II on Saturday, September 7 at Dignity Health Sports Park with a scheduled kickoff time of 8:00 p.m. MT. The match can be viewed live on ESPN+.

Real Monarchs head into Saturday's contest fresh off the heels of a dramatic 2-2 finish against Las Vegas Lights FC at Zions Bank Stadium on Wednesday night. After Lights FC picked up an early goal in the 9th minute, MF Jack Blake would convert a penalty attempt before the half-time whistle to level the scoring. Lights FC found another go-ahead goal in the second half and looked to walk away with the full three points, but in the dying seconds of second-half stoppage time, Blake found the brace to level out the scoring to secure a point.

The Monarchs now prepares to play its third game in eight days as it heads to Los Angeles. The two last met in Herriman where the Monarchs dominated in a 5-0 rout behind goals from FW Lionel Etoundi, DF Steve Jasso, and MFs Ricardo Avila and Maikel Chang to help kick off the 2019 season. The last time these two sides met in California was in 2018 where Los Dos controlled the 6-1 score line. Every point counts in the final nine games for Real Monarchs as it searches to make its third consecutive playoff appearance in as many years amid the packed Western Conference table.

How to Follow Real Monarchs SLC at LA Galaxy II - Sat., September 7, 2019

- Coverage Begins: 8:00 p.m. MT

- Local TV: N/A

- Digital Streaming: ESPN+

- English Radio: N/A

- Spanish Radio: N/A

- Social Media: @RealMonarchs & #LAvSLC 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 15 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 22 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 17 saves in eight 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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