HERRIMAN, Utah (Sunday, September 26, 2021) – Real Monarchs (4-16-5, 17 points) played to a 0-0 draw against Eastern Conference opponent New York Red Bulls II at Zions Bank Stadium in the first-ever meeting between the two clubs.
The first half hour of the match was played evenly with the two sides sharing equal possession. The Monarchs came close to scoring in the 34th minute when midfielder Malik Johnson spun past three defenders before threading a through ball to forward Charlie Wehan inside the box, but Wehan’s shot was pushed out for a corner. In the 42nd minute, Wehan beat the defense once again, but his shot aimed at the top right corner was parried out to keep the home side off the scoreboard. Two minutes later, New York Red Bulls II were awarded a penalty for a hand ball in the box, but the ensuing penalty kick was saved by goalkeeper Jimmy Slayton and the sides entered the break scoreless.
The Monarchs began the second half on front foot, flying down the right side of the pitch on two consecutive occasions, Bode Davis crossed the ball in towards Aris Briggs, but Briggs was unable to finish either chance. In the 78th minute, Red Bulls II earned a free kick from just outside the 18-yard box, but Mandela Egbo’s kick was deflected out for a corner by Slayton in a diving effort. Johnson was shown a second yellow in the 90th minute and was subsequently dismissed from the match, leaving the home side with ten men. Despite going down a man, the Monarchs held strong in added time and the match ended 0-0.
UP NEXT: Real Monarchs head back out on the road to face El Paso Locomotive at Southwest University Park for a mid-week matchup on Wednesday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m. MT. The match can be streamed on ESPN+.
- Goalkeeper Jimmy Slayton saved a Red Bulls II penalty kick in the 45th minute of the match, officially recording the Monarchs second penalty save in as many matches after Jeff Dewsnup saved a penalty in the club’s previous match against New Mexico United on September 18.
- Midfielder Sam Brown and forward Aris Briggs both returned from injuries and appeared on the bench for Head Coach Jamison Olave in the match, with Briggs coming on as a second-half substitute.
- Missing from the match due to injury were goalkeeper Gavin Beavers, defender James Moberg and midfielder Brayan Gomez, who missed his eleventh-consecutive match.
Match: Real Monarchs vs. New York Red Bulls II
Date: September 26, 2021
Venue: Zions Bank Stadium; Herriman, Utah
Weather: Sunny and 79 degrees
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
Real Monarchs 0 0 0
New York Red Bulls II 0 0 0
Real Monarchs (5-3-2): Jimmy Slayton; Daniel Flores (Haroun Conteh, 73’), Kevin Saucedo, Kyle Adams, Jaziel Orozco, Bode Davis; Justin Portillo, Christian Nydegger (Bret Halsey, 45’); Malik Johnson, Charlie Wehan, Yekeson Subah (Aris Briggs, 45’)
Subs not used: Fernando Delgado, Timi Sobowale, Sam Brown, Seth Powder
New York Red Bulls II (4-4-2): Anthony Marcucci; Juan Castillo, Emir Tombul, Kyle Zajec, Mandela Egbo; Jake LaCava (Michael Knapp, 89’), Austin Brummett (Serge Ngoma, 63’), Daniel Edelman, Curtis Ofori (John Cortez, 54’); Luther Archimede (Jeremy Rafanello, 63’), Mathias Jorgensen
Subs not used: Samuel Joseph
STATS SUMMARY: SLC / NY
Shots: 9 / 11
Shots on Goal: 5 / 2
Saves: 5 / 2
Corner Kicks: 6 / 8
Fouls: 13 / 14
SLC – Malik Johnson (caution) 35’
SLC – Jaziel Orozco (caution) 43’
SLC – Malik Johnson (dismissal) 90’
NY – Daniel Edelman (caution) 90’+1’
Referee: Joseph Salinas
Assistant Referees: Eduardo Jeff, Robbie Kosinski
4th Official: Karsten Gillwald