HERRIMAN, Utah (Friday, July 31, 2020) – Real Monarchs are set to travel to Colorado Springs in search of their first win of the abbreviated season on Saturday, August 1 when it faces Switchbacks FC. Kickoff from Weidner Field is set for 6:00p MT and can be seen LIVE on ESPN+.

The Monarchs face Switchbacks FC on Saturday in the second consecutive meeting between the two sides after the two faced one another just two weeks ago on July 18, the last time both clubs took the field. The match ended in dramatic fashion at Rio Tinto Stadium with Switchbacks FC scoring twice in the final six minutes to steal a point and draw level at 3-3. Monarchs saw goals from forward Kyle Coffee, defenders Andrew Brody and Taylor Peay in the draw.

Colorado Springs carry a slight all-time edge over the Monarchs within the regular season having earned 23 out of a possible 45 points between the clubs, including a +1 goal differential.

Saturday’s match-up between Real Monarchs and Switchbacks FC will be the 16th all-time meeting between the clubs.

How to Follow Real Monarchs SLC vs. Switchbacks FC – Sat., August 1, 2020
·         Coverage Begins: 6:00 p.m. MT
·         Local TV: N/A
·         Digital Streaming: ESPN+
·         English Radio: N/A
·         Spanish Radio: N/A
·         Social Media:@RealMonarchs & #SLCvCOS on Twitter

Game Notes for Saturday’s SLC vs. COS game Available Online
The link to the Adobe PDF version of the Game Guide in advance of Saturday’s contest between Real Monarchs SLC and Switchbacks FC is available HERE. If you have any problems obtaining the document, would prefer to receive it as an attachment, or are seeking more information on the match, please contact Taran Meyer in the RSL Communications Department via email at tmeyer@rsl.com.

Head Coach Jamison Olave enters his first full season at the helm of the club as the permanent head coach after two successful stints as the interim head coach of the group. Olave – together with returning Assistant Coach Matt Glaeser – will look to replicate last season’s success during the club’s sixth season in the Championship.

For 2020, the Monarchs return a familiar core of players from the 2019 season as defenders James Moberg and Noah Powder lead the backline of one of the league’s most elite teams. Midfielders Jack Blake and World Cup veteran Ricardo Avila return carrying with them a slew of experience into 2020.

New faces in the squad include players with ample USL League One experience including the 2019 League One MVP Arturo Rodriguez and standouts Joe Gallardo and Chris Bermudez. RSL Academy products Jordan Pena, Damian German and Steve Jasso also exemplify the growth pipeline between the Academy and the professional ranks for the 2020 season, each returning for their second season in a Monarchs jersey. The Monarchs also welcome rookie goalkeeper Jimmy Slayton to the roster for 2020.

Real Monarchs SLC season and single game tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by going to RealMonarchs.com or by calling 844.REAL.TIX.