Real Monarchs SLC at LA Galaxy II
September 22, 2018; StubHub Center, Carson, California
8:30 p.m. MT; ESPN+
Real Monarchs SLC (17-10-3, 54 points); LA Galaxy II (9-15-6, 33 points)
Player to Watch – Forward Ariel Lassiter has been a reliable striker in recent weeks for LA Galaxy II when he steps out on the pitch. The Costa Rican played back-to-back games against Colorado and Las Vegas, marking three goals in two games to aid the Galaxy II in picking up two much needed wins. Creative in his short passing, creating space and openings for his team makes Lassiter one to keep an eye on for LA Galaxy II.
History – After a strong 4-0 performance in late August, Real Monarchs picked up the lead in the all-time series with LA Galaxy II, pushing the record to 3-2-3. The Monarchs have a straight even record of 1-1-1 at the StubHub Center and will be searching for its second ever win in Carson this Saturday against Los Dos.
Last Five – LA Galaxy II have been struggling in recent weeks as they hold a record of 2-3-0, including a loss at Zions Bank Stadium. A couple of back-to-back wins were met with double losses, as Galaxy II have come away with six of the 12 points in the five games leading up to its rematch with the Monarchs. Galaxy II are positioned with 33 points in the 13thspot in the Western Conference table. 12 points below the playoff line, every point counts for Los Dos going into its last four games, starting against the Monarchs, who are eager to clinch its own playoff appearance.