HERRIMAN, Utah (Saturday, June 26, 2021) – Real Monarchs (1-5-4, 7 points) drew 1-1 with San Antonio FC at Zions Bank Stadium on Saturday night, the second draw between the two sides this season.
Douglas Martínez scored his first goal of the season for the Monarchs in the first half and Justin Dhillon recorded the game-tying goal in the second half for San Antonio FC.
Both sides started the first half with a flurry of chances, but the defenses stood strong. In the 39th minute, Martínez received the ball at the top of the box and fired a right-footed shot past the keeper to give the Monarchs the lead at the break.
In the second half, the game began to open up defensively for the Monarchs. Eventually, San Antonio FC found the equalizer on a goal from Dhillon in the 77th minute. Despite the home side looking likely to find a second, the San Antonio defense held and the match ended 1-1.
UP NEXT: The Real Monarchs play its fourth match in twelve days when they host New Mexico United at Zions Bank Stadium on Wednesday, June 30 at 8:00 p.m. MT. The match can be streamed on ESPN+ and locally on the KSL TV app.
GOAL SCORING RUNDOWN:
SLC: Douglas Martínez (Sam Brown), 39th minute: Following a San Antonio foul in the midfield, Sam Brown quickly restarted play with a ball into the box towards forward Douglas Martínez. The forward gathered the ball and buried a right-footed shot into the bottom right corner of the net.
SA: Justin Dhillon (Ollie Wright), 77th minute: Midfielder Ollie Wright sent a through ball into the center of the box that was gathered by forward Justin Dhillon. The attacker sent the left-footed shot past the keeper and into the center of the net.
- Real Monarchs goalkeeper Gavin Beavers became the youngest keeper in USL Championship history with his professional debut.
- RSL Academy player Griffin Dillon earned his first professional start for the Monarchs in the match.
- Monarchs defender Jaziel Orozco is currently training with the Mexican National Team and will miss at least five games as he spends the next month away.
Match: Real Monarchs vs. San Antonio FC
Date: June 26, 2021
Venue: Zions Bank Stadium; Herriman, Utah
Weather: Partly cloudy and 81 degrees
Scoring Summary:1 2 F
Real Monarchs 1 0 1
San Antonio FC 0 1 1
SLC: Douglas Martínez (Sam Brown) 39’
SA: Justin Dhillon (Ollie Wright) 77’
Real Monarchs (4-2-3-1): Gavin Beavers; Noah Powder, Kyle Adams, Kevin Saucedo, Frankie Martínez (Timi Sobowale, 88’); Josimar Quintero (Charlie Wehan, 59’), Sam Brown; Milan Iloski, Griffin Dillon (Christian Nydegger, 78’), Malik Johnson; Douglas Martínez
Subs not used: Mirza Harambasic, Juan Vidal, Max Mata, Aris Briggs
San Antonio FC (3-5-2): Matt Cardone; Liam Doyle, Axel Sjoberg (Joaquin Varela, 45’), Mathieu Deplagne; Sam Gleadle, Emil Cuello (Ollie Wright, 70’), Cam Lindley, Jose Gallegos (Shandon Hopeau, 86’), Marcus Epps (Nathan, 57’); Justin Dhillon, Santiago Patino
Subs not used: Carlos Mercado, Leo Torres, Fabrizio Bernal
STATS SUMMARY: SLC / SA
Shots: 15 / 20
Shots on Goal: 7 / 6
Saves: 5 / 6
Corner Kicks: 5 / 8
Fouls: 8 / 13
Offside: 0 / 4
SA – Mathieu Deplagne (caution) 61’
SLC – Christian Nydegger (caution) 85’
Referee: Katja Koroleva
Assistant Referees: Eduardo Jeff, Kali Smith
4th Official: Robbie Kosinski