Hillsboro, Oregon (Sunday, April 24, 2022) – Real Monarchs (0-2-2, 2 points) earned its first road result with a 1-1 draw at Timbers 2, but were unable to secure the extra point in the shootout, coming up short with 4-2 on kicks from the penalty mark.Captain Pedro Fonseca netted his fourth goal of the season, while goalkeeper Tomas Gomez made nine saves in goal, but neither were enough to secure all three points on the road.

Both teams came out swinging early, with each getting their fair share of opportunities as they looked to secure their respective first wins of the season. The Monarchs started off on the offensive foot in the third minute when Pierre Reedy’s header off a Bode Davis cross skipped just wide left of the goal. Three minutes later Jack Imperato forced the first save of the match from Timbers 2 goalkeeper, Hunter Sulte, when he blasted a left-footed shot on target, connecting on a cross from Terron Williams.

Timbers 2 responded with multiple chances of their own, but were denied on all of them as Monarchs goalkeeper Tomas Gomez recorded five saves in the first half, keeping the score knotted at 0-0 heading into the break.

Real Monarchs came out of halftime aggressive and were the first to break the deadlock in the 51st minute when Fonseca stripped the ball from a Timbers 2 defender. The Brazilian forward cut in towards goal from the left side to set up a right-footed shot that tucked its way into the far-right post. Timbers 2 responded quickly with a goal of their own in the 55th minute on a right-footed shot from Blake Bodily to tie the match 1-1.

Both sides continued to press, looking for the game winner, forcing Gomez to come up big on multiple occasions, successfully holding Portland’s staunch offense at bay. Second-half substitute Tyrone Mondi set up a tight-angled shot in the 87th minute for the team’s final chance at goal, but Sulte made the save, sending the match into a shootout to determine the recipient of the second point.

Despite a save from Gomez in the shootout, a save from Hunter Shulte and a miss from Bode Davis saw Portland walk away with the extra point.

UP NEXT: Real Monarchs will return to Zions Bank Stadium this Friday, April 29 to face 2023 Major League Soccer expansion side St. Louis City 2 at 7:00 p.m. MT.

GOAL SCORING RUNDOWN:

RM: Pedro Fonseca 51st Minute: Fonseca stripped the ball from a Timbers 2 defender, cutting in towards goal from the left side to set up a right-footed shot. From the left edge of the box, Fonseca tucked his shot into the far-right post.

POR: Blake Bodily (Selmir Miscic) 55th Minute: Miscic received the ball out wide and sent the ball towards the back post where Bodily’s right-footed shot sent it into the back of the net.

NOTES:

-Midfielder Pedro Fonseca scored his fourth goal of the 2022 season, tied for the second-most in MLS NEXT Pro with Tacoma Defiance’s Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez and Minnesota United FC 2’s Justin McMaster. Fonseca is currently averaging a goal every 90 minutes.

-RSL Academy product Gershon Henry and midfielder Tyrone Mondi made their professional debuts. Henry started the match at centerback, while Mondi came on as a second-half substitute.

-Real Salt Lake Homegrowns Bode Davis and Chris Garcia started the match, with RSL goalkeeper Tomas Gomez playing in between the pipes. This was the first Monarchs match of the season for Davis and Garcia, and a Club debut for Gomez.

Match: Real Monarchs at Timbers 2

Date: April 24, 2022

Venue: Hillsboro Stadium

Weather: Sunny and 70 degrees

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F P

Real Monarchs 0 1 1 2

Timbers 2 0 1 1 4

RM: Pedro Fonseca 51’
POR: Blake Bodily (Selmir Miscic) 55’

Lineups:

Real Monarchs (4-3-3): Tomas Gomez; Bode Davis, Bobby Pierre (Abokye Bikyeombe 52’), Gershon Henry, Pierre Reedy; Christian Nydegger, Pedro Fonseca, Izzy Amparo (Yekeson Subah 46’); Jack Imperato (Tyrone Mondi 46’), Chris Garcia (Marcus Vazquez 69’), Terron Williams (Gabriel Oksanen 82’)

Subs not used: Blake Kelly, Jude Wellings, Leo Torres,

Timbers 2 (4-3-3): Hunter Sulte; Pablo Bonilla, Carlos Vivas, Julion Bravo, Dylan Akau; Blake Bodily, Victor Griffith, Dawson McCartney (Tega Ikoba 79’); Nathan Fogaca, Diego Elizalde (Ian Shaul 60’), Selmir Miscic

Subs not used: Jamin Gogo Peters, Charles Matsumoto, Volodymyr Kubrakov, Noah Lawrence, Abraham Villalobos, Ismalia Jome,

Stats Summary: POR / RM

Shots: 19 / 13

Shots on Goal: 10 / 4

Saves: 3 / 9

Corner Kicks: 4 / 5

Fouls: 17 / 17

MISCONDUCT SUMMARY:

POR: Victor Griffith (caution) 22’
RM: Terron Williams (caution) 27’
RM: Chris Garcia (caution) 40’

RM: Marcus Vasquez (caution) 77’

POR: Victor Griffith (ejection) 84’

RM: Pedro Fonseca (caution) 86’

POR: Ian Shaul (caution) 90’

RM: Gershon Henry (caution) 90+3’

OFFICIALS:

Referee: Corbyn May

Assistant Referees: Jeremy Davis, Baboucarr Jallow

4th Official: Dion Cox