Monarchs Match Previews

Monarchs Visit Austin FC II for First Time

HERRIMAN, Utah (Thursday, June 1, 2023) - Real Monarchs (4-6-0, 12 pts., 11th in West) continue its 2023 campaign on Friday, June 2 at Parmer Field against Austin FC II (5-3-3, 19pts., 3rd in West) to begin MLS NEXT Pro Matchday 11. Real Monarchs own a 3W-11L-2D all-time road record in MLS NEXT Pro competition.  The Monarchs have collected all three all-time road wins this season, with the first road win in MLS NEXT Pro play coming against San Jose  Earthquakes II on April 9th. 

Real Monarchs have never visited Austin, Texas before and it will be the team's first experience with the Los Verdes this season. The Monarchs are no stranger to claiming wins in hostile environments after claiming a 1-0 victory over rivals Sporting Kansas City II last week in a fierce back-and-forth battle for possession with both teams being awarded multiple cards and fouls. Jamison Olave and the Monarchs will look to continue their impressive road form this weekend and snatch three points away from Austin.

Kickoff between Real Monarchs and Austin FC II begins at 7:00pm MT on Apple TV's MLS Season Pass. 

Head-to-Head: Friday's matchup is the first meeting between Real Monarchs and Austin FC II.  The Austin side was founded 5 months ago to compete in MLS NEXT Pro as Major League Soccer side Austin FC's reserve team. Despite this being Austin FC II's inaugural MLS NEXT Pro campaign the team has boasted an excellent 5W-3L-3D record and sits just behind Colorado Rapids 2 and Vancouver Whitecaps 2 in the Western Conference. Austin FC II has posted a 3W-1L-1D record at Parmer Field this season and has outscored opponents at home by 8 goals this season. All of the