Real Monarchs

Real Monarchs Shut Out At Home

HERRIMAN, Utah (Friday, April 14, 2023) – Real Monarchs (1-3-0, 3 points) dropped its second home match of the season, falling to Sporting Kansas City II 4-0. 

The visitors wasted little time to open up the scoring as Sebastian Cruz struck a shot from long range, finding the top right corner of the goal in the 6th minute, catching Gavin Beavers off his line.

Kansas City continued to apply pressure following the goal, testing the Monarchs defense. Beavers showed off his reflexes in the 18th minute, saving a header from just in front of the net. The U.S. Youth International keeper was called upon again five minutes later, shutting down a 1v1 opportunity after a Kansas City player was through on goal. 

SKC II controlled a majority of the possession throughout the first half, leaving no room for the Monarchs to connect in the attacking third. The visitors nearly doubled their lead in first half stoppage time with a header on goal, but the shot sailed above the bar and Kansas City carried a 1-0 lead into the break. 

The second half was a continuation of the first, as SKC II continued to dominate possession. In the 54th minute in similarly impressive fashion to the first goal, Kansas City defender Lucas Rosa struck a volley off the ground from well beyond the 18-yard-box, finding the top right corner for the 2-0 lead. 

In the 69th minute Sporting Kansas City II added another goal as Andrew Draper dribbled down the touchline, centered a pass to Ethan Bryant who tapped it home. Just two minutes later Pau Vidal found the end of a pass inside the box, giving SKC II a 4-0 lead with 20 minutes to play. 

Despite creating a handful of looks on net in the final minutes of the game, the Monarchs were unable to score a consolation goal, dropping the contest 4-0 for the second straight home loss to begin the season. 

UP NEXT: Real Monarchs will travel south to the Lone Star State next weekend to face North Texas SC on Friday, April 21 at 6:30 pm M.T. at Choctaw Stadium. The following week, the squad will return to Herriman to take on division opponents Portland Timbers 2 on Sunday, April 30 at 4:00 pm M.T. 


SKC II: Sebastian Cruz 6th minute: Sebastian Cruz found space in the center outside of the box, took one touch and fired a 25-yard shot into the back of the net, giving Gavin Beavers no chance at saving it. 

SKC II: Lucas Rosa 54th minute: Defender Lucas Rosa took a touch to settle a bouncing ball and volleyed a rocket off the ground, finding the top right corner to double the lead. 

SKC II: Ethan Bryant (Andrew Draper) 69th minute: Andrew Draper ran uncontested along the touchline, sending a centering pass to a crashing Ethan Bryant who tapped the ball in the net. 

SKC II: Pau Vidal 71st minute: Vidal found the end of a centering pass inside the box and slid the ball past Beavers for the fourth SKC II goal of the match. 


Real Monarchs (4-2-3-1): Gavin Beavers; Luis Rivera, Delentz Pierre, Nicholas Nobles, Luis Rivera, Gennaro Nigro (Jah’mani Stapleton 33’); Izzy Amparo (Dunacan Jarvie 46’), Moses Nyeman; Tyrone Mondi, Griffon Dillon, Bertin Jacquesson; Terron Williams 

Subs not used: Braydan Morrell, Marcelo Mondragon, Angel Morales, Marcus Vazquez, Fernando Delgado

Sporting Kansas City II (4-3-3): Ethan Bandré; Ethan Bryant (Danny Flores 85’), Nati Clarke, Mo Abualnadi, Lucas Rosa (Jake Davis 77’); Josh Coan (Ozzie Cisneros 67’), Enzo Mauriz, Jahon Rad; Andrew Draper, Pau Vidal (Michael Lenis 85’), Sebastian Cruz (Yeison Mejía 77’)

Subs not used: Jacob Bartlett, Carlito Saylon, Alljaz Dzankic

Stats Summary: RM/SKC IIShots: 1/12

Shots on goal: 0/6

Saves: 2/0

Corner Kicks: 1/4

Fouls: 9/2


RM: Griffin Dillon (caution) 45’+2’

RM: Nicholas Nobles (caution) 53’

SKC II: Mo Abualnadi (caution) 82’