HERRIMAN, Utah (Friday, June 4, 2021) – Real Monarchs (0-3-2, 2 points) fell 1-0 to New Mexico United at Zions Bank Stadium on Friday night.
A late free-kick goal from New Mexico United forward Isidro Martinez gave the visiting side the win.
Despite New Mexico United owning the advantage in possession throughout the first-half, the Monarchs found an opportunity to break the deadlock in the 40th minute when midfielder Malik Johnson sent a through ball into the box. Defender Daniel Flores got onto the end of it and fired a shot inside the bottom left corner of the frame, but it was toe-poked out for a corner by the goalkeeper and the sides remained scoreless at the half.
The Monarchs fought hard to find the winner in the second half, but it was New Mexico United that would find the breakthrough late in the 82nd minute to steal the win.
UP NEXT: Real Monarchs welcome Sacramento Republic FC to Zions Bank Stadium on Wednesday, June 9 at 5:00 p.m. MT. The match can be streamed on ESPN+ and locally on the KSL TV app.
GOAL SCORING RUNDOWN:
NM: Isidro Martinez, 82nd minute: New Mexico United forward Isidro Martinez sent a long free-kick into the box that went untouched on its way into the back of the net.
- Irish defender Timi Sobowale and Colombian forward Brayan Gómez each earned the start in their debuts for the Real Monarchs.
Match: Real Monarchs vs. New Mexico United
Date: June 4, 2021
Venue: Zions Bank Stadium; Herriman, Utah
Weather: Mostly Sunny and 90 degrees
New Mexico United011
NM: Isidro Martinez 82’
Real Monarchs (4-3-3): Jeff Dewsnup; Daniel Flores, Kyle Adams, Jaziel Orozco, Timi Sobowale (Frankie Martinez, 79’); Ibrahim Bancé, Brayan Gómez (Griffin Dillon, 59’), Sam Brown; Malik Johnson (Christian Nydegger, 69’), Max Mata (Aris Briggs, 69’), Bode Davis
Subs not used: Fernando Delgado, Kevin Saucedo, Josimar Quintero
New Mexico United (3-4-1-2): Alex Tambakis; Austin Yearwood, Kalen Ryden, Sam Hamilton; Josh Suggs (Daniel Bruce, 70’), Andrew Tinari, Sergio Rivas, Harry Swartz; Isidro Martinez (Justin Schmidt, 86’); Ilija Ilic (Brian Brown, 59’), Devon Sandoval
Subs not used: Phillip Beigl, Rashid Tetteh, Alex Touche, Michael Azira
STATS SUMMARY: SLC / NM
Shots: 7 / 5
Shots on Goal: 3 / 1
Saves: 0 / 3
Corner Kicks: 1 / 4
Fouls: 17 / 21
Offside: 2 / 1
SLC – Daniel Flores (caution) 22’
NM – Andrew Tinari (caution) 65’
SLC – Ibrahim Bancé (caution) 82’
Referee: Lukasz Szpala
Assistant Referees: Diego Blas, Tyler Wyrostek
4th Official: Jordan Downs