HERRIMAN, Utah (Thursday, June 16, 2022)Real Monarchs (0-9-2, 2 points, 11th in West) are set to host San Jose Earthquakes II (4-5-2, 15 points, 8th in West) on Friday, June 17 at 7:00 p.m. MT for Star Wars Night at Zions Bank Stadium. Single game tickets this season are only five dollars and are available for purchase at rsl.com/monarchs/tickets/ or 844.REAL.TIX.

Friday’s match, as well as all Real Monarchs matches this season, will be streamed live via www.MLSnextPro.com.

Real Monarchs vs San Jose Earthquakes II
Zions Bank Stadium, Herriman, Utah
Friday, June 17, at 7:00 p.m. MT

Game Notes for Friday’s RM vs SJ game Available Online

The Adobe PDF version of the 2022 MLS NEXT Pro Game Guide in advance of Friday’s contest between Real Monarchs and San Jose Earthquakes II can be found here. Media members looking to receive the document as an attachment or have further questions are asked to please contact Meg Van Dyk in RSL Communications via email at meg.vandyk@rsl.com

2022 Records: Real Monarchs (0-9-2, 2 points); San Jose Earthquakes II (4-5-2, 15 points)

Head-to-Head: This is the first meeting between the two sides.

Real Salt Lake 14-year-old Homegrown Axel Kei made his MLS NEXT Pro debut in Sunday’s match against Colorado Rapids 2, scoring his first professional goal. Kei is the youngest player to appear in the newly-formed league, surpassing fellow RSL Academy product Luis Rivera.

Sunday’s matchup with Colorado Rapids 2 featured the most RSL Homegrowns in a single match this season. Seven of the 15 players who appeared are currently signed to Homegrown contracts and 11 of 15 were current or former RSL Academy products. Homegrown Bode “Davis” Hidalgo recorded his first assist of the 2022 season while Jude Wellings, Gavin Beavers and Julio Benitez returned to the fold from international duty and injury.

Defender Aziz Kayondo was recently called up by the Ugandan Men’s National Team for their Africa Cup of Nations qualification matches against Algeria and Niger. Kayondo started and played all 90 minutes in the Cranes’ 1-1 draw with Niger on June 6, while also being featured on the bench for Uganda’s 2-0 loss to Algeria. Kayondo will now return from international duty to the Monarchs for the Club’s upcoming match against San Jose Earthquakes II.