COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Wednesday, June 29, 2016)- Real Monarchs SLC (5-7-4, 19pts) fell short to Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC for a 1-0 loss Wednesday night at Switchbacks Stadium.
The Switchbacks came out aggressive scoring in the 13th minute of play. Miguel Gonzalez had the ball outside the Monarchs 18-yard box when 3 Monarchs players crashed to defend Gonzalez. The Colorado Springs forward was able to bounce the ball to Jordan Burt who finished the ball with one touch off of his left foot for his first goal of this season.
The game heated up in the second half with three yellow card cautions being given in the first ten minutes, including Monarchs FW Devon Sandoval and DF Emilio Orozco, with three more yellow card cautions given throughout the rest of the game.
In a last moment effort to equalize the game, the Monarchs got a free kick on the offensive half taken by DF Jony Caparelli. Orozco was able to get the ball off an attempted clearance from the Switchbacks defender, and connected an on-frame shot that was headed to the far corner of the net. Luke Vercollone defended the shot with an outstretched arm, but no call was made. Sandoval got the rebound but shot over the top of the goal.
This game completes the stretch of 11 games away from Rio Tinto Stadium for the Monarchs. They return to the RioT on Saturday to host the Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 at 7:00 PM MT. Tickets are available at RSL.com.
REAL MONARCHS 0-1 COLORADO SPRINGS SWITCHBACKS FC
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016
Goals by Period 1 2 F
Real Monarchs 0 0 0
Colorado Switchbacks FC 1 0 1
COL- Jordan Burt (Miguel Gonzalez) 13’
SLC- Devon Sandoval 50’
COL- Devala Gorrick 50’
SLC- Emilio Orozco 54’
COL- Jordan Burt 67’
COL- Davy Armstrong 75’
SLC- Boyd Okwuonu 78’
COL- Taeseong Kim 89’
Real Monarchs SLC: Lalo Fernandez; Boyd Okwuonu, Emilio Orozco, Darion Copeland, Max Lachowecki (Jony Caparelli 71’); Amass Amankona (James Molberg 85’), Alec Sundly (Colin Rolfe 71’); Elder Torres, Maikon Orellana, Ricardo Velazco; Devon Sandoval.
Substitutes not used: Connor Sparrow, Eti Tavares, Phanuel Kavita, Edgar Duran
Colorado Springs FC: Dovala Gorrick; Jordan Burt (Nate Robinson, 80), Kevin Durr, JJ Greer, Josh Sugg; Rony Argueta, Davy Armstrong, Luke Vercollone (Shintard Harada 90+’); Mike Seth (Martin Maybin 61’), Saeed Robinson (Jake Cawsey 90+’), Miguel Gonzalez (Taeseong Kim, 76’)
Substitutes not used: Taewoo Kim, Jake Cawsey, Billy Thompson
Referee: A. Zarrin
Assistant Referees:Lauren Parliament, Jacob Herold
Fourth Official: Oscar Arias Ochoa