HERRIMAN, Utah (Friday, May 21, 2021) – Real Monarchs (0-1-2, 2 points) earn a point at home in a 1-1 draw against Austin Bold FC at Zions Bank Stadium.
A first-half goal from forward Jeizon Ramírez and an own goal gave each team a point.
The Monarchs started the match with a flurry of chances in the first seven minutes, but Austin Bold FC managed to keep the home side out of the net. In the 41st minute, the Monarchs found the breakthrough, forward Malik Johnson sent a right-footed crossing ball into Ramírez for the tight-angle finish for the halftime lead.
Fifteen minutes into the second half, Austin Bold FC found the equalizer. Midfielder Xavier Báez fired a long-distance shot into the box that bounced off the post and off MacMath for the own goal. Despite the Monarchs late efforts, the match ended 1-1.
UP NEXT: Real Monarchs travel to Bold Stadium in Austin to take on Austin Bold FC for the second time in five days on Wednesday, May 26 at 7:00 p.m. MT. The match can be streamed on ESPN+.
GOAL SCORING RUNDOWN:
SLC: Jeizon Ramírez (Malik Johnson), 41st minute: Monarchs forward Malik Johnson sent a right-footed crossing ball into the right side of the box. Forward Jeizon Ramírez got onto the end of it and fired a tight-angle, one-touch, shot into the bottom corner of the net.
ATX: Zac MacMath OG, 60th minute: Austin Bold FC midfielder Xavier Báez fired a long-distance shot that ricocheted around the box and off of goalkeeper Zac MacMath’s left upper thigh to equalize.
- Frankie Martinez earned his first professional start on his 18th birthday.
- Jeizon Ramírez, Zac MacMath, members of Real Salt Lake, featured in their first Real Monarchs match
Forward Malik Johnson recorded his first assist for Real Monarchs, providing service for Jeizon Ramírez’s first goal as a part of the Real Salt Lake organization, giving the team its first lead of the 2021 season
Match: Real Monarchs vs. Austin Bold FC
Date: May 21, 2021
Venue: Zions Bank Stadium; Herriman, Utah
Weather: Cloudy and 57 degrees
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
Real Monarchs 1 0 1
Austin Bold FC 0 1 1
SLC: Jeizon Ramírez (Malik Johnson) 41’
ATX: Zac Macmath OG 60’
Real Monarchs (4-4-2): Zac MacMath; Daniel Flores, Kyle Adams, Jaziel Orozco, Frankie Martinez (James Moberg, 63’); Malik Johnson, Ibrahim Bancé (Max Mata, 63’), Sam Brown, Jeizon Ramírez (Chris García, 77’); Milan Iloski, Bode Davis
Subs not used: Jimmy Slayton, Kevin Saucedo, Pearse O’Brien, Griffin Dillon
Austin Bold FC (4-3-3): Elliot Panicco; Alasanne Ates Diouf, Fabien Garcia, Gustavo Rissi, Nicholas Hinds (Collin Fernandez, 62’); Juan Pablo Torres, Xavier Báez, Amobi Okugo; Jason Johnson (Owayne Gordon, 54’), Stéfano Pinho (Roberto Avila, 62’), Sean Okoli
Subs not used: Hugo Fauroux, Kofi Sarkodie, Casey Walls, Emilio Ycaza
STATS SUMMARY: SLC / ATX
Shots: 10 / 13
Shots on Goal: 3 / 2
Saves: 3 / 2
Corner Kicks: 7 / 5
Fouls: 15 / 11
Offside: 0 / 2
SLC – Ibrahim Bancé (caution) 23’
SLC – Daniel Flores (caution) 53’
SLC – Cody Warden, Assistant Coach (caution) 61’
ATX – Ates Diouf (caution) 78’
ATX – Sean Okoli (caution) 84’
Referee: Elvis Osmanovic
Assistant Referees: Cameron Siler, Karsten Gillwald
4th Official: Jordan Downs