Real Monarchs: Rise to Royalty

SANDY, Utah (Friday, August 4, 2017)  – Real Monarchs SLC (15-2-3, 48 points, USL #1 / West #1) hits the road this weekend seeking its sixth consecutive result with a 6:30 p.m. MT kickoff Saturday night at OKC Energy FC.  Head Coach Mark Briggs ’ team looks to improve upon its 6-2-2 road mark in 2017, and implement lessons learned from a 3-1 home victory over the fellow USL side back on July 5. Fans can watch the game LIVE HERE!

How to Follow Real Monarchs SLC at OKC Energy FC – Sat., August 5, 2017

  • Coverage Begins: 6:30 p.m. MT
  • Local Stream: Click HERE!
  • English Radio: n/a
  • Spanish Radio: n/a
  • Online: The @RealMonarchs Twitter feed provides updates



Game Notes for Saturday’s Monarchs at OKC Energy FC game Available Online 
The link to the Adobe PDF version of the Game Guide in advance of Saturday’s contest between Real Monarchs SLC and OKC Energy FC is available later today at this link. If you have any problems obtaining the document, would prefer to receive it as an attachment, or are seeking more information on the match, please contact Trey Fitz-Gerald in the RSL Communications Department via email at tfitz@rsl.com.

The scintillating 2017 Real Monarchs / USL season continues Saturday, approaching the final third of the 32-game regular season, as Head Coach Mark Briggs’ USL pacesetters – with a 15-2-3 mark and a league-leading 48 points – claim the league’s top goal differential, +24 with 44 goals scored and 20 allowed in just 20 games, occupying first place overall in the USL, eight clear of San Antonio FC and 11 ahead of the East leader, Charleston Battery, in the race for home-field advantage in the 2017 USL Cup Playoffs.

Following Saturday, three of the next four games for the Monarchs come at Rio Tinto Stadium, where the club is unbeaten in 11 straight games dating back to last season. Despite seeing its 10-game home win streak snapped with Monday’s 0-0 draw against visiting Tulsa, the Monarchs return to Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday, August 12 against Colorado Springs (7:00 p.m. MT kickoff).

The Rio Tinto Stadium box office is open Mon.-Fri., 10a-6p; more information can be found online at www.RSL.com/Tickets. Current or interested RSL Royalty Season Ticket Members can purchase extra tickets at preferred pricing or gain assistance via the Fan Relations Hotline at 801-727-2702.

Opening on August 22 of this year, the Zions Bank Real Academy training campus arrives in Herriman, Utah, approximately 20 minutes southwest of Rio Tinto Stadium. The $72 million facility – which includes five grass “TORO Fields” (sod installation begins today) – will serve as the daily training home beginning in 2018 for both of the club's professional teams – RSL (MLS) and Real Monarchs (USL) – while centralizing the club's U-18, U-16 and future U-14 development academy youth selections. The Herriman facility will provide adjacencies for an on-site charter school with STEM disciplines (Science/Technology/Engineering/Math) for nearly 300 boys and girls.

Late last year in North Logan, Utah, RSL Owner Dell Loy Hansen broke ground on the first of a half-dozen regional training centers across Utah and Arizona to be built in the next 2-3 years.  Each $5 million RTC houses a classroom, as well as an indoor and outdoor field, dedicated to fulfilling a curriculum consistent with the club's vision and mission for youth soccer training and education, and the continued development of both recreational and competitive pre-Academy (ages 7-12) initiatives across Utah and Arizona.