SANDY, Utah (Saturday, June 11, 2016)- Real Monarchs SLC (4-6-4, 16 pts) fell to Sacramento Republic FC (6-3-3 21pts) at Greater Nevada Field in Reno, Nevada Saturday night to an audience of 5,182 people. This was the second of the back-to-back games the Monarchs played against Sacramento this week, dropping both games to Sacramento, the first game being played on Wednesday. Saturday was the third “Monarchs On Tour” home game while the field at Rio Tinto Stadium was resurfaced.
In the 40th minute, the Monarchs took the lead when MF Ricardo Velazco scored his sixth goal of this season. The play began with DF Tyler Arnone playing a ball into FW Kevaughn Frater, who turned facing a defender and took a shot. Frater’s shot was deflected and Velazco got the rebound just outside the box. He then hit the ball into the far left corner of the goal finishing with his right foot for the 1-0 lead.
Sacramento responded in the second half, though. The Republic scored an equalizer when Emrah Klimenta had a give-and-go to get open on the end line. Klimenta centered the ball directly to Cameron Iwasa who was able to finish the goal in the 47th minute. In the 55th minute it was Iwasa who found himself with the ball at the end line and was able to cross into Adam Jahn, who got his head on the cross but Monarchs GK Lalo Fernandez - last week’s USL Goalkeeper of the Week - was able to deflect the header. However, Jahn was able to seal the goal off the rebound securing the 2-1 lead for Sacramento. The Monarchs would press for the equalizer, but finished with the 2-1 defeat.
The Real Monarchs are looking to bounce back after this week to finish up their 11 game road stretch strong before returning to Rio Tinto Stadium July 2, hosting Vancouver Whitecaps 2 at 7:00 p.m. MT after the Sandy venue’s field resurface is finished.
REAL MONARCHS 1:2 SACRAMENTO REPBULIC FC
SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2016
GREATER NEVADA FIELD
Goals by Period 1 2 F
Real Monarchs 1 0 1
Sacramento Republic FC 0 2 2
SLC – Ricardo Velazco (Andrew Brody) 40
SAC – Cameron Iwasa 47
SAC - Adam Jahn (Thomas Stewart) 55
SAC- Thomas Stewart (caution) 78
Real Monarchs SLC - Eduardo Fernandez; Emilio Orozco, Max Lachowecki (James Moberg 58), Alec Sundly (Amass Amankona 76), Ricardo Velazco (Andrew Brody 67), Kevaughn Frater, Tyler Arnone, Darion Copeland, Danilo Acosta, Maikon Orellana, Elder Torres (Edgar Duran 77)
Subs Not Used: Connor Sparrow, Colin Rolfe, Eti Tavares
Sacramento Republic FC - Dominik Jakubek; James Kiffe, Derek Foran, Chris Christian, Emrah Klimenta, Octavio Guzman, Agustin Cazarez, Danny Barrera (Alfonso Motagalvan 85); Cameron Iwasa (Joaquin Rivas 90+), Agustin Cazarez (Harry Williams 81), Adam Jahn (Thomas Stewart 67).
Referee: Malik Badawi
Assistant Referees: Michael Kampmeinert, Jacob Herold
Fourth Official: Turan Ozdemir