Real Monarchs SLC at Austin Bold FC
April 26, 2019; Bold Stadium; Austin, Texas
6:30 p.m. MT; ESPN+
Real Monarchs SLC (3-2-2, 11 points); Austin Bold FC (2-2-2, 8 points)
Player to Watch – Goalkeeper Diego Restrepo has made an impact on the Austin defense in the club’s first season, making the Bold FC net one of the most secure in the league, conceding only three goals across six games. Tallying four clean sheets, the USL veteran goalkeeper has made 15 saves, including three massive deflections following multiple Phoenix Rising freekicks on the night. Look for Restrepo to continue playing the role of a wall between the pipes for Austin Bold FC on Friday.
History – Austin Bold FC is in the midst of its inaugural campaign in the USL Championship, joining the fray at the beginning of the 2019 season. The history slate between Real Monarchs and Bold FC is clean as this will be the first bout between the two since Bold FC’s inception.
Last Five – Austin Bold FC has seen a mixed bag of results in the last five games walking away with 7 points out of the possible 15 and a record of 2-2-1. The latest matchup played to a scoreless draw with El Paso Locomotive FC, while its last win came a week prior when an early second-half goal secured the three points over Phoenix Rising FC. Austin Bold FC has yet to be defeated at home however, holding a record of 2-0-1 going into Friday when it plays host to Real Monarchs SLC.