Real Monarchs SLC at New Mexico United
April 13, 2019; Isotope Park; Albuquerque, New Mexico
7:30 p.m. MT; RealMonarchs.com
Real Monarchs SLC (2-1-2, 8 points); New Mexico United (2-0-4, 10 points)
Player to Watch – Defender Josh Suggs has played a powerhouse on the New Mexico United backline, helping in leading the team to its six-game undefeated streak. The New Mexico native has made an impressive 26 clearances with 11 interceptions and a 70% tackle win rate to help in securing the United goal. Suggs comes from a strong soccer background, coming from Colorado Switchbacks FC where he made 92 appearances and six goals while earning the honors of being on the 2016 USL All-League Second-Team.
History – The history slate is clean between Real Monarchs and expansion side New Mexico United, as this will be the first bout between the two since the induction of the New Mexico side. The match could still get heated as Real Monarchs aim to climb the table, while New Mexico continues to try and prove its place in the Western Conference, all while battling for supremacy in the Four Corners Cup.
Last Five – New Mexico United has so far made its mark in the 2019 season, walking away with points in hand in its last five games, with a record of 2-0-3 and 9 points. United pulled away with ties against Orange County, Phoenix Rising, and Rio Grande Valley while picking up the three points over Tacoma Defiance and Tulsa Roughnecks. One of the few teams left undefeated so far in the 2019 season, look for New Mexico United to try and continue its stride of making a powerful impact in its inaugural season.