REAL MONARCHS SLC EARN 2-0 VICTORY OVER SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC 2
Monarchs Remain Undefeated at Home This Season, Moving to 8-0-1 Through Nine Matches;
Club Now Owns Ten Shutouts Through 19 Matches Played;
MFs Charlie Adams, Sebastian Velasquez Return to the Scoresheet in Victory;
Monarchs Back in Action Next Saturday, July 21st at San Antonio FC
HERRIMAN, UTAH (Saturday, July 14, 2018) – Real Monarchs SLC (13-4-2, 41 points, 1 West) returned to winning ways by earning a 2-0 victory over Seattle Sounders FC 2 on Saturday night at Zions Bank Stadium. Goals from MF Charlie Adams and MF Sebastian Velasquez helped the club seal the victory on a hot evening in Herriman. The win sees Interim Head Coach Jamison Olave's side remain undefeated on home soil this season.
As the Monarchs felt out the match in the first half, physical play ensued before Adams broke the deadlock after 27 minutes when his rebounded effort easily found the back of the net. The Monarchs would register several more chances in the opening half but couldn’t find a second goal before the interval.
In the second half, the Monarchs took control of the game in an effort to find a second goal. The goal came when a perfect entry ball into the box from DF James Moberg found the feet of Velasquez who took a touch to open up space to shoot before he found the bottom corner of the net. The match became heated near the end of the second half as frustrations boiled over from the S2 side that stays winless on the road this season. Despite the extracurriculars, the Monarchs held on for the victory to earn its 10th shutout of the season.
UP NEXT: The Monarchs head back to the road this time for a date with San Antonio FC on July 21st. Kick off from Toyota Field is set for 6:30 p.m. MT.
GOAL SCORING RUNDOWN:
SLC: Charlie Adams, 27th minute: A well timed run and ball played low across the face of the box forced the Seattle goalkeeper into parrying the ball out into the middle of the area. Adams read the rebound well, running onto the ball to slam it home with one touch for his second of the year.
SLC: Sebastian Velasquez (James Moberg), 70th minute: Near the top of the box, Moberg played an entry ball into the path of Velasquez who did well to hold off a defender and control the pass. Velasquez turned and fired a right footed effort into the bottom corner of the net to double the Monarchs advantage.
- The Monarchs have now earned 10 shutouts in 2018 and currently sit second place in the league behind Pittsburgh in the category.
- DF Konrad Plewa made his first start for the Monarchs in the win to help the club to its 10th shutout on the year.
- Monarchs remain undefeated at home this season, now owning an 8-0-1 record in nine home matches played this year.
Match: Real Monarchs SLC vs. Seattle Sounders FC 2
Date: July 14, 2018
Venue: Zions Bank Stadium; Herriman, Utah
Weather: Sunny and 94 degrees
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
Real Monarchs SLC 1 1 2
Seattle Sounders FC 2 0 0 0
Real Monarchs SLC (4-3-3): Jake Leeker; James Moberg, Konrad Plewa, Michael Gallagher, Andrew Brody (Kalen Ryden, 77’); Justin Portillo, Charlie Adams (Jack Blake, 86’), Sebastian Velasquez; Maikel Chang, Chandler Hoffman (Juan Ignacio Mare, 82’), Masta Kacher
Subs not used: Rafael Guerrero, Rhys Williams, Jose Hernandez, Josh Heard
Seattle Sounders FC 2 (4-2-3-1): Calle Brown; Denso Ulysse, Rodrigue Ele, Tony Alfaro, Khai Brisco (Ibrahim Usman, 77’); Antonee Burke-Gilroy, Jesse Daley (Gio Migiletti,, 71’), David Estrada; Henry Wingo, Shandon Hopeu, Felix Chenkham (Cameron Martin, 46’)
Subs not used: Sam Fowler, David Olsen, Nick Hinds, Gabe Threadgold
Stats Summary: SLC/SEA
Shots: 10 / 4
Shots on Goal: 4 / 3
Saves: 3 / 2
Fouls: 9 / 11
Offside: 1 / 2
SLC – Charlie Adams (caution) 17’
SEA – Jesse Daley (caution) 57’
SLC – Masta Kacher (caution) 73’
SEA – Antonee Burke-Gilroy (caution) 80’
SLC – Maikel Chang (caution) 84’
Referee: Farhad Dadkho
Assistant Referees: Daniel Spicer-Escalante, Mitch Lillywhite
4th Official: Hamed Sadeghi