Real Monarchs SLC Hosts El Paso in 2019 Home Opener

HERRIMAN, Utah (Friday, March 15, 2018) – Real Monarchs SLC opens the home portion of the 2019 USL Championship season Saturday, March 16 when it hosts 2019 expansion side El Paso Locomotive FC at Zions Bank Stadium. Kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m. MT as Head Coach Martín Vasquez looks to earn his first victory at the helm of Real Monarchs.

“Family Four Pack” ticket special highlights match day proceedings in Herriman where fans can purchase four tickets and four corndogs for just $32 at RealMonarchs.com. General admission tickets start at just $9 with fans able to purchase premium seating at the match for just $12 per seat.

The Monarchs opened its 2019 campaign last Saturday, playing to a 1-1 draw against Western Conference rival Sacramento Republic FC. The Monarchs lone goal came from MF Jack Blake who earned and dispatched a first-half penalty to help the Utah club earn a point on the road. The match also saw seven players make their team debuts for the Monarchs as DFs Donny ToiaErik Holt, MFs Ricardo AvilaLuis Palma, and FWs Douglas Martinez, and Lionel Abate Etoundi all made their first appearances for the Monarchs in the draw.

How to Follow Real Monarchs SLC vs. El Paso Locomotive FC – Sat., March 16, 2019

·         Coverage Begins: 1:00 p.m. MT

·         Local TV: N/A

·         Digital Streaming: ESPN+

·         English Radio: N/A

·         Spanish Radio: N/A

·         Social Media: @RealMonarchs on Twitter

Game Notes for Saturday’s SLC vs. ELP game Available Online

The link to the Adobe PDF version of the Game Guide in advance of Saturday’s home opening contest between Real Monarchs SLC and El Paso Locomotive 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 tmeyer@rsl.com.

For 2019, the Monarchs return a familiar core of players from the 2018 season as DFs James MobergKalen RydenKonrad PlewaAndrew Brody & Stanley Okumu lead the backline of one of the league’s most elite sides. MFs Maikel ChangJack BlakeJosh Heard and Masta Kacher all return carrying with them a slew of experience into their second season in the midfield with the Monarchs.

New faces in the squad include players with ample USL Championship experience like DF Noah Powder, FW Douglas Martinez. Panamanian international MF Ricardo Avila highlights the season’s newcomers as the World Cup veteran is joined by FW Lionel Etoundi, MF Damian German and Honduran youth international FW Luis Palma. RSL Academy productsJordan Pena and Steve Jasso also exemplify the growth pipeline between the Academy and the professional ranks for the 2019 season. GKs Todd Morton and Evan Finney round out the list of new faces set to contribute to the Monarchs during the 2019 season.

Real Monarchs SLC season tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by going to RealMonarchs.com or by calling 844.REAL.TIX.

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