Real Monarchs SLC Host Phoenix Rising FC in High-Profile Western Conference Clash


Monarchs Host Rising FC in Battle Between Western Conference Elite;

Monarchs Victory Could Generate Separation from Western Conference Group;

Club Looks to Remain Undefeated at Home in 2018 and Improve Upon 8-0-1 Home Record;

RSL, URFC Season Ticket Members Receive FREE Tickets to Saturday’s Match, Kids Tickets FREE by Using Promo Code XMAS at

HERRIMAN, Utah (Friday, July 27, 2018)Real Monarchs SLC (13-5-2, 41 points, 1 West) welcomes Phoenix Rising FC to Zions Bank Stadium on Saturday, July 28th in a battle between the Western Conference’s top-two clubs. Interim Head Coach Jamison Olave will look to keep his side undefeated on home soil through nine matches in 2018 to improve upon its 8-0-1 home record.

Saturday’s match affords the Monarchs the opportunity to establish a minimum four-point lead atop the Western Conference with a victory over second place Phoenix. The Monarchs can claim a four-point or higher lead atop the conference pending other results across the league in Week 20 of United Soccer League play.

The first ever “Christmas in July” match will take place in Herriman on Saturday with all Real Salt Lake & Utah Royals FC season ticket members receiving FREE tickets to the match. Additionally, children’s tickets to the match are also FREE and can be purchased by using promo code XMAS online at General admission tickets to this weekend’s high-profile bout with Phoenix start at just $9 and can be purchased online at or by calling 844.REAL.TIX.

The Monarchs and Rising FC have met on one previous occasion this season in Week 3, a match that saw MF Sebastian Velasquez notch the lone goal in the 56th minute to secure the three valuable road points in early-April. The win leveled the all-time series between the two sides for the Monarchs with five wins apiece.

Coming off a frustrating 2-4 loss at San Antonio FC last weekend, the Utah side aims to keep Zions Bank Stadium unblemished when it hosts the team with the league’s third best goal differential from Phoenix. At home this season, the Monarchs have outscored opponents 17-4 while earning six home shutouts on the year.

How to Follow Real Monarchs SLC vs. Phoenix Rising FC – Sat., July 28, 2018

  • Coverage Begins: 8:00 p.m. MT
  • Local TV: KMYU (11:00 p.m. MT Tape Delay) – Landon Southwick (play-by-play) & Chad Barret (color)
  • Digital Streaming: ESPN+ (8:00 p.m. MT)
  • English Radio: N/A
  • Spanish Radio: 104.7 / 107.1 FM – Fernando Hortal, German Hortal & Carlos Artiles

Game Notes for Saturday’s SLC v PHX 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 Phoenix Rising 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

Real Monarchs 2018 United Soccer League full regular-season schedule is as follows:

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Real Monarchs moves 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 will boast 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.