Real Monarchs 0 vs. Houston Dynamo 2 1
May 25, 2022; Zions Bank Stadium; Herriman, Utah
Real Monarchs (0-7-2, 2 points); Houston Dynamo 2 (7-1-1, 22 points)

Man of the Match: In his first start in four matches, forward Yekeson Subah made an immediate impact against Houston Dynamo 2. The young forward led the Monarchs in shots with two before suffering an injury in the 53rd minute. Subah also had the most dangerous opportunity for the Club when he nearly found the net on a header off of a corner from fellow forward Chris Garcia. 

Telling Stat: Real Monarchs out-shot and out-possessed Houston Dynamo 2 seven to six including two on frame. The Monarchs have led in shots and possession in each of its last four matches, despite not being able to find the back of the net. 

What You Missed: Real Monarchs fell to Western Conference leaders Houston Dynamo 2 1-0 after the Texas side found a second-half goal off a corner kick. Midfielder Benjamin Rodriguez made his first start for the Monarchs, while defender Chris Kablan made his MLS NEXT Pro debut. 

Whats Next: Real Monarchs will be on the road for the next two matches, beginning with a trip across the border to face Whitecaps FC 2 on Sunday, June 5th with kickoff set for 6:00 p.m. MT. The Monarchs will then travel to the other side of the Rockies to face Rocky Mountain Rival Colorado Rapids 2 on June 12th at 7:00 p.m. MT. The team will finally return to Zions Bank Stadium on June 17th to face San Jose Earthquakes II at 7:00 p.m. MT.