Real Monarchs SLC visited Fresno FC in the final week of the 2018 United Soccer League regular season where it toppled the Foxes 1-0. Keeping the shutout and making six saves in goal for the Monarchs was GK Andrew Putna who helped the Monarchs secure the fourth seed in the Western Conference ahead of the commencement of the playoffs.
The full USL Team of the Week is as follows: Goalkeeper Andrew Putna, (Real Monarchs SLC); defenders Paco Craig, (Louisville City FC), Sean Reynolds, (Saint Louis FC), Adrian Diz Pe, (Portland Timbers 2), and Carter Manley (Las Vegas Lights FC); midfielder Jared Stroud, (New York Red Bulls II), Corben Bone, (FC Cincinnati), Matthew Harding, (Sacramento Republic FC), and Wan Kuzain, (Swope Park Rangers); forwards Cameron Lancaster, (Louisville City FC) and Daniel Rios, (North Carolina FC) and Brandon Allen, (Nashville SC).
Bench: Caleb Patterson-Sewell (TOR), Neveal Hackshaw (CHS), Giuseppe Gentile (RIC), Antoine Hoppenot (RNO), Alec Diaz (SEA), Lagos Kunga (ATL), Sammy Ochoa (LV)
The Monarchs host Reno 1868 FC in the Western Conference Quarterfinal to open the 2018 USL Cup Playoffs. The match at Zions Bank Stadium kicks off at 3:00 p.m. MT and tickets can be purchased by going to RealMonarchs.com.