AUSTIN, Texas (Wednesday, May 26, 2021) – Real Monarchs (0-2-2, 2 points) fell 2-0 on the road to Austin Bold FC at Bold Stadium on Wednesday night.
A first-half penalty and a stoppage time goal were enough to give the home side the victory.
The Monarchs had several chances to take the lead in an evenly-possessed first half, but Austin Bold FC struck first. Following a foul in the box by the Monarchs defense, Sean Okoli converted the penalty to give the Bold the lead at the break.
The closest chance of the night for Real Monarchs came late in the 74th minute. Following a free kick into the box by defender Noah Powder, defender Jaziel Orozco’s shot hit the right corner of the crossbar to deny the equalizer. Austin doubled the lead in the fourth minute of stoppage time with a goal from Jorge Troncoso and the match finished 2-0.
UP NEXT: Real Monarchs travel to Connecticut to take on Hartford Athletic at Dillon Stadium on Saturday, May 29 at 5:00 p.m. MT. The match can be streamed on ESPN+.
GOAL SCORING RUNDOWN:
ATX: Sean Okoli (PK), 40th minute: Following a foul in the box by the Monarchs, Austin forward Sean Okoli stepped up to the spot and converted the penalty.
ATX: Jorge Troncoso (Nick Hinds), 90+4’: Austin defender Nick Hinds crossed the ball into the center of the box and Jorge Troncoso fired a right-footed shot into the back of the net.
- Colombian defender Kevin Saucedo earned the start in his debut match for the Real Monarchs.
- Goalkeeper Jeff Dewsnup was slotted into the starting lineup after a late scratch to Jimmy Slayton.
Match: Real Monarchs vs. Austin Bold FC
Date: May 26, 2021
Venue: Bold Stadium; Austin, Texas
Weather: Cloudy and 85 degrees
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
Real Monarchs 0 0 0
Austin Bold FC 1 1 2
ATX: Sean Okoli (PK) 40’
ATX: Jorge Troncoso (Nick Hinds) 90+4’
Real Monarchs (3-5-2): Jeff Dewsnup; Kevin Saucedo (Frankie Martinez, 61’), Kyle Adams, Jaziel Orozco; Noah Powder, Ibrahim Bancé (Pearse O’Brien, 80’), Sam Brown, Bode Davis (Chris García, 61’), Malik Johnson (Jeizon Ramírez, 61’); Max Mata (Aris Briggs, 69’), Milan Iloski
Subs not used: Jimmy Slayton, Griffin Dillon
Austin Bold FC (4-3-3): Elliot Panicco; Collin Fernandez (Nicholas Hinds, 72’), Gustavo Rissi, Fabien Garcia, Amobi Okugo; Emilio Ycaza, Juan Pablo Torres (Omar Ciss, 82’), Xavier Báez; Owayne Gordon, Stéfano Pinho (Alasanne Ates Diouf, 62’), Sean Okoli (Jorge Troncoso, 72’)
Subs not used: Hugo Fauroux, Kofi Sarkodie, Jermaine Taylor
STATS SUMMARY: SLC / ATX
Shots: 12 / 9
Shots on Goal: 3 / 4
Saves: 2 / 3
Corner Kicks: 3 / 3
Fouls: 14 / 9
Offside: 1 / 7
SLC – Kyle Adams (caution) 39’
SLC – Jaziel Orozco (caution) 45+3’
ATX – Sean Okoli (caution) 46’
SLC – Frankie Martinez (caution) 90’
Referee: Melvin Rivas
Assistant Referees: Stephen McGonagle, Ricardo Ocampo
4th Official: Hector Hernandez