Monarchs Match Previews

Real Monarchs Travel to New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (Friday, September 17, 2021) – Real Monarchs visit New Mexico United at Rio Grande Credit Union Field at Isotopes Park on Saturday, September 18, seeking to earn the Club’s first-ever win in New Mexico.

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. MT and can be streamed live on ESPN+.

Real Monarchs vs. New Mexico United

Isotopes Park; Albuquerque, New Mexico

Saturday, September 18, 2021; 7:30 p.m. MT

Game Notes for Saturday’s SLC vs. NM Game Available Online

Those seeking the Adobe PDF version of the Game Guide in advance of Saturday’s contest between Real Monarchs and New Mexico United 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 the RSL Communications Department via email at

Records: Real Monarchs (4-15-4, 16 points); New Mexico United (7-8-7, 28 points)

Head-to-Head: New Mexico United has the advantage over Real Monarchs with an all-time record of 6-2-0 in 8 matches played, including a 1-0-0 record at Isotopes Park.

The previous match between the sides was played on June 30th at Zions Bank Stadium. The Monarchs stormed back from a two-goal, first-half deficit to take the full three points in a dramatic 3-2 victory. Justin Portillo, Aris Briggs and Noah Powder each recorded goals for the Monarchs in the match.

Connections: New Mexico United defender Kalen Ryden spent two seasons with Real Monarchs from 2018-2019, recording nine goals and three assists in 67 appearances. His last goal for the Monarchs was the equalizer in the 48th minute of the Western Conference Semifinals, helping the club on its way to the USL Championship Title in 2019.

In addition, New Mexico forward Devon Sandoval was selected 29th overall by Real Salt Lake in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft and recorded 11 goals and five assists in 87 appearances from 2013-2016. Sandoval also made six appearances for Real Monarchs between 2015-2016, where he added a goal and an assist.

Notes: The Monarchs will step onto the pitch for the third time in just 11 days and look to earn a result in what will be the 9th all-time regular season meeting with New Mexico United. Real Monarchs are 27-50-17 all-time on the road, while New Mexico United is 10-5-12 all-time as hosts.