Real Monarchs SLC Face Rio Grande Valley FC on Saturday Night


Monarchs Look to Claim First Win Away from Zions Bank Stadium Since June 16;

Race for the Playoffs Heats Up as Monarchs PHX Level on Points atop West Standings;

Utah Side 1-0-1 All-Time at RGVFC

HERRIMAN, Utah (Friday, September 7, 2018)Real Monarchs SLC (17-8-2, 53 points, 1 West) heads to South Texas to face Rio Grande Valley FC on Saturday, September 8 at 7:30 p.m. MT. Interim Head Coach Jamison Olave looks to lead his side to the victory away from Zions Bank Stadium for the first time since June 16.

The Monarchs are coming off the back of its first home loss of 2018 – the second home loss in the last two seasons – to San Antonio FC 1-2 on Monday night. Moving to 12-1-1 at home on the season, DF Konrad Plewa scored the lone goal for the Monarchs, registering his first goal for the Monarchs since arriving in the offseason.

The Monarchs and RGVFC have met once in 2018, a match that ultimately fell in favor of the Monarchs courtesy of a 2-0 scoreline. Former RSL Academy man Richard Ledezma notched the winning goal in the victory before MF Masta Kacher added the second goal in the second half.

How to Follow Real Monarchs SLC @ Rio Grande Valley FC – Sat., September 8, 2018

  • Coverage Begins: 7:30 p.m. MT
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  • Digital Streaming: ESPN+
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Game Notes for Saturday’s SLC @ RGV game Available Online

The link to the Adobe PDF version of the Game Guide in advance of Monday’s contest between Real Monarchs SLC and RGVFC 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 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.