Real Monarchs SLC hosted Rio Grande Valley FC at Zions Bank Stadium during Week 13 as RSL Academy MF Richard Ledezma scored the winning goal in a 2-0 Monarchs victory. The goal was his first professional strike in his fifth appearance for the Monarchs this season to land himself on the United Soccer League’s Team of the Week. Ledezma's entrance as a first-half substitute ignited a spark in the match as his goal came just eight minutes after he stepped onto the pitch.
The full USL Team of the Week is as follows: Goalkeeper Kyle Reynish, (Fresno FC); defenders Ken Tribbett, (Penn FC), Forrest Lasso, (FC Cincinnati); Josh Phillips, (Portland Timbers 2); midfielders Richie Ledezma, (Real Monarchs SLC), Joey Calistri, (Saint Louis FC), Matt Watson, (Indy Eleven), Chase Minter, (Swope Park Rangers); forwards (David Estrada), (Seattle Sounders FC 2), Heviel Cordoves, (Richmond Kickers), Leon Taylor, (Tampa Bay Rowdies).
Bench: Andre Rawls (OC), Carlos Rodriguez (SAC), Sakari Carter (SEA), Jared Stroud (NY), Matthew Real (BST), Brian Brown (RNO), Ropapa Mensah (NSH)
The Monarchs will visit Swope Park Rangers on Wednesday, June 13 at Children’s Mercy Park with kick off set for 6:30 p.m. MT.