Real Monarchs SLC Cross the Rockies to Face Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC


Monarchs Face Colorado Springs Seek First Road Win Since Mid-June;

 Utah Side with Nine Matches Remaining in 2018 Regular-Season

HERRIMAN, Utah (Tuesday, August 28, 2018)Real Monarchs SLC (17-6-2, 53 points, 1 West) head to Colorado Springs on Wednesday, August 29th to face Switchbacks FC for the first time in the 2018 season. Interim Head Coach Jamison Olave will look to lead the current Western Conference leaders to its first road victory since June 16th when the match kicks off at 7:00 p.m. MT.

Last Saturday the Monarchs defeated LA Galaxy II by a resounding 4-0 score line at Zions Bank Stadium, a game that secured an 11th consecutive home win for the Monarchs. Scoring all four goals in the first half, the match saw FW Chandler Hoffman notch a first half brace while MF Charlie Adams and Maikel Chang each contributed a goal apiece. The win saw the Monarchs grow its near-perfect home record at Zions Bank Stadium.

The Monarchs and Switchbacks FC have yet to meet in the 2018 season, but last year’s matches saw the Monarchs claim two victories after Switchbacks FC claimed the season’s first contest. The Monarchs outscored Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC 8-4 with 5-2 and 2-0 victories after a 1-2 loss.

How to Follow Real Monarchs SLC @ Switchbacks FC – Wed., August 29, 2018

  • Coverage Begins: 7:00 p.m. MT
  • Local TV: N/A
  • Digital Streaming: ESPN+
  • English Radio: N/A
  • Spanish Radio: N/A

Game Notes for Saturday’s SLC v COS game Available Online

The link to the Adobe PDF version of the Game Guide in advance of Wednesday’s contest between Real Monarchs SLC and Switchbacks 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 moved away from the home of Real Salt Lake and Utah Royals FC at Rio Tinto Stadium in April to 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.