Real Monarchs Looking to Bounce Back Saturday at Sacramento Republic FC


Monarchs Close Two-Match Road Stretch with 9:00 p.m. MT Kickoff from Papa Murphy’s Park;

Match Can be Seen LIVE on ESPN+ with Coverage Starting at 9:00 p.m. MT;

Club Looking to Build on 2-0-1 “Bounce-Back” Record in Matches After a Loss in 2018;

Post-SAC Visit Sees Monarchs Return to Zions Bank Stadium for Jul. 14 Visit by Sounders FC 2 with RSLvMIN Watch Party on 700 Square Foot Indoor Screen Prior to Kick off

HERRIMAN, Utah (Friday, July 6, 2018)Real Monarchs SLC (12-4-1, 37 points, 1 West) will look to rebound from Tuesday’s loss at Reno 1868 FC when it visits Sacramento Republic FC on Saturday, July 7th in its first visit to Papa Murphy’s Park in 2018. Kick off from Sacramento is set for 9:00 p.m. MT while the match can be seen LIVE on ESPN+.

After suffering its worst loss of 2018, Interim Head Coach Jamison Olave will be looking to lead the club in a rebound effort where the club currently carries a 2-0-1 record in matches after a loss in 2018. Having only lost four matches in the opening half of the season and Saturday’s opponents – Sacramento Republic FC – looking to close the points gap in the standings with the Monarchs, this weekend’s match at Papa Murphy’s Park becomes all that more intriguing.

Real Monarchs SLC hosted Fresno FC at Zions Bank Stadium on June 26 as DF Andrew Brody notched the lone goal in the club’s second 1-0 victory over the Foxes this season. With the goal, Brody became the 12th player to score for the Monarchs this season as he earned a spot on the United Soccer League’s Team of the Week for Week 16.

Currently, the USL league-leaders are coming off a forgettable 0-3 loss to Reno 1868 FC on Tuesday, a match that saw GK Jake Leeker save his USL-leading third penalty kick of the year. Leeker also made five other key saves in the match to help limit the damage in the midweek match for the Monarchs.

How to Follow Real Monarchs SLC @ Sacramento Republic FC – Sat., July 7, 2018

  • Coverage Begins: 9:00 p.m. MT
  • Local TV: N/A
  • Digital Streaming: ESPN+
  • English Radio: N/A
  • Spanish Radio: N/A

Game Notes for Tuesday’s SLC @ SAC 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 Republic 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

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Real Monarchs moved away from the home of Real Salt Lake and Utah Royals FC at Rio Tinto Stadium and christen the new, 5,000 seat Zions Bank Stadium on the campus of the $78 million Zions Bank Real Academy in Herriman, Utah. The state-of-the-art venue boasts a full-service press box and broadcasting booth as well as concessions on either side of the stadium. Officially opening April 2018, the Monarchs will host 17 regular-season matches at Zions Bank Stadium in the first year at the league’s newest venue starting with an April 30 match against Las Vegas Lights FC for the first ever “Saints-and-Sinners/I-15” Rivalry.

The Herriman facility provides adjacencies for an on-site charter school in conjunction with the Jordan School District, which opened last August, focusing on STEM disciplines (Science/Technology/Engineering/Math) for nearly 300 boys and girls, kicking off a new era for both sports and education in Utah.

Last December in North Logan, Utah, RSL Owner Dell Loy Hansen christened the opening of the first of a half-dozen regional training centers across Utah and Arizona to be built in the next 2-3 years.  Each $5 million RTC houses a classroom, as well as an indoor and outdoor field, dedicated to fulfilling a curriculum consistent with the club's vision and mission for youth soccer training and education, and the continued development of both recreational and competitive pre-Academy (ages 7-14) initiatives across Utah and Arizona.