Real Monarchs 0 vs. Tacoma Defiance 2
May 15, 2022; Starfire Sports Complex, Tukwila, Washington
Real Monarchs (0-5-2 2 points); Tacoma Defiance (3-2-3, 14 points)

Man of the Match: Midfielder Pedro Fonseca once again provided the Real Monarchs offensive threat against Tacoma Defiance. The Brazilian led the team in shots and created two clear chances at goal that nearly beat Tacoma goalkeeper Andrew Thomas. He ended the game with a 90% passing accuracy, the highest between the two sides.

Telling Stat: Out of the halftime break the Real Monarchs outshot Tacoma and maintained the majority of the possession. The team finished the game with 51.2% possession, while outshooting the Defiance 8-7, including three shots on target.

What You Missed: In the second of two meetings between the two sides, Real Monarchs suffered a 2-0 defeat to Tacoma Defiance. Forward Benjamin Rodriguez made his club debut, while Jaziel Orozco made his first appearance for Real Monarchs this season. The Club was without midfielder Christian Nydegger, who was absent due to suspension, as well as Terron Williams and other RSL Academy players who are at the MLS NEXT Flex tournament in Maryland.

What’s Next: *Real Monarchs will return to Zions Bank Stadium for Pride Night, facing North Texas SC on Friday, May 20 at 7:00 p.m. MT. The Monarchs will finish its two-game homestand just five days later on Wednesday, May 25 at 7:00 p.m. MT against Houston Dynamo 2. Tickets can be purchased for just $5 at https://www.rsl.com/monarchs/tickets/.