HERRIMAN, Utah – (Thursday, April 25, 2019) – Real Monarchs SLC will set out on the road travelling to Austin, Texas to face off against 2019 USL Championship expansion side, Austin Bold FC. The first meeting between the two teams is set for Friday, April 26th where kickoff from Bold Stadium is set for 6:30 p.m. MT. The match can be watched live on ESPN+.
Real Monarchs SLC battled back from a 2-0 halftime deficit to earn a 3-2 win over San Antonio FC last Saturday at Zions Bank Stadium. MFs Maikel Chang and Jack Black each notched their fourth goals of the season through penalty kicks to level out the match before Utah native, FW Kyle Coffee secured the three points with a header in the 72nd minute. The win marked the first win over San Antonio FC since 2016.
Friday’s bout will be the first between the Monarchs and Austin Bold FC, as the Texas side entered into the USL Championship fray at the beginning of the 2019 season. The new side has done well so far in its inaugural season coming away with points in hand more times than not, as well as boasting a roster that as of recently includes former RSL midfielder Demar Phillips. With a clean slate on the record, anything goes as these two unfamiliar foes face off on Friday.
How to Follow Real Monarchs SLC at Austin Bold FC – Fri., April 26, 2019
· Coverage Begins: 6:30 p.m. MT
· Local TV: N/A
· Digital Streaming: ESPN+
· English Radio: N/A
· Spanish Radio: N/A
Game Notes for Saturday’s SLC @ AUS game Available Online
The link to the Adobe PDF version of the Game Guide in advance of Saturday’s contest between Real Monarchs SLC and Austin Bold 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For 2019, the Monarchs return a familiar core of players from the 2018 season as DFs James Moberg, Kalen Ryden, Konrad Plewa, Andrew Brody & Stanley Okumu lead the backline of one of the league’s most elite sides. MFs Maikel Chang, Jack Blake, Josh 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.