Nick Besler at Tulsa 0701
Lori Scholl

Real Monarchs End Unbeaten Streak at 10

Tulsa, OK (Saturday, July 1, 2017) – Real Monarchs (12-2-1, 37 points) fell 2-0 to the Tulsa Roughnecks at ONEOK Field in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Saturday, ending the USL side’s 10-game unbeaten streak that included a USL-record nine-game winning streak.

Joaquin Rivas scored early in the second half and Ian Svantesson added a late tally as the Roughnecks controlled possession throughout the match.  The Monarchs forced six saves out of Tulsa goalkeeper Fabian Cerda and Monarchs GK Lalo Fernandez had seven saves of his own in a back-and-forth affair. 

The Monarchs almost took the lead in the 14th minute when a back-post cross by MF Charlie Adams from the left found FW Chandler Hoffman, but Cerda made a great save to keep the Monarchs off the board.  The Roughnecks took the lead two minutes into the second half, however, as Joey Calistri seized on a loose ball on top of the penalty area, drove into the box and cut back a perfect pass for Rivas to finish. The Roughnecks added to their lead as Ian Svantesson flicked home a header from a free kick by Caffa in the 79th minute to wrap up an impressive victory.

UP NEXT: The Monarchs will return home to meet Oklahoma City Energy on Wednesday (7 p.m. MT) and Seattle Sounders FC 2 on Saturday (7 p.m. MT) at Rio Tinto Stadium.  The Monarchs are a perfect 7-0-0 at home this season.


TUL: Joaquin Rivas (Joey Calistri) 47’ – Rivas took a right-footed shot from the center of the box to the center of the goal.
TUL: Ian Svantesson (Juan Pablo Caffa) 87’ – Svantesson scored on a header from the center of the box to the bottom right corner off of a cross from Juan Pablo Caffa.


- Real Monarchs are 5-2-1 on the road this season.
- The Monarchs ended a 10-match unbeaten streak, dating back to April 15.
- RSL DF Chris Schuler, GK Lalo Fernandez and MF Jose Hernandez all played on loan. 

Match: Real Monarchs at Tulsa Roughnecks
Date: July 1, 2017
Venue: ONEOK Stadium; Tulsa, Oklahoma

Scoring Summary:                                 1               2               F
Real Monarchs                                       0               0               0
Tulsa Roughnecks                                 0               2               2


Real Monarchs (4-2-3-1): Lalo Fernandez; Kyle Curinga, Taylor Peay, Chris Schuler (Michael Gallagher 46‘), Max Lachowecki; Nick Besler, Charlie Adams (Karsten Hanlin 72‘); Daniel Haber, Jose Hernandez (Jonel Desire 65’), Andrew Brody; Chandler Hoffman
Subs not used: Connor Sparrow, Chase Minter, James Moberg, Skyler Milne

Tulsa Roughnecks: (4-2-3-1): Fabian Cerda; Kosuke Kimura, Bradley Bourgeois, Modou Jadama, Jorge Luis Corrales; Collin Fernandez, Jacori Hayes; Joey Calistri (Brady Ballew 87’), Juan Pablo Caffa, Joaquin Rivas (Paris Gee 79’); Ian Svantesson (Jaime Ayala 81’)
Subs not used: Bryan Byars, Pavel Kondrakhin

Stats Summary: TUL / RM

Shots: 20 / 13
Shots on Goal: 9 / 6
Saves: 6 / 7
Corner Kicks: 5 / 6
Fouls: 11 / 17
Offside: 6 / 0


RM — Kyle Curinga (Caution) - 17’
RM – Jose Hernandez (Caution) – 22’
RM – Max Lachowecki (Caution) 81’
TUL – Fabian Cerda 92+’
TUL – Jaime Ayala 93+’

Referee: Marco Vega