SANDY, Utah (Friday, April 26, 2018) – Utah Royals FC is set for its first regular season match of the 2019 NWSL season away from home as it travels to Orlando, Florida to face the Orlando Pride on Saturday, April 27. Kickoff from Orlando City Stadium is set for 5:30p MT and be seen live KMYU and the KSL TV app.
URFC began its second season in the NWSL with a 1-0 shutout victory over the Washington Spirit last Saturday at Rio Tinto Stadium. MF Lo’eau LaBonta scored her first goal for URFC and GK Nicole Barnhart finished with two saves in the shutout victory in front of 18,015 fans in Sandy.
Utah Royals FC has faced Orlando on three occasions, posting a 0-1-2 record against the Pride. The Utah club returns to the site of its inaugural match in 2018, a match that saw MF Gunny Jónsdóttir score the first goal in team history just three minutes into the match. Saturday’s match will be the second visit to Orlando City Stadium for Utah Royals FC as it seeks its first win in Orlando.
URFC returns core players for 2019 including DF’s Becky Sauerbrunn, Rachel Corsie, Kelley O’Hara, Becca Moros, Samantha Johnson, and Katie Bowen. On the attacking side, FW’s Christen Press, Amy Rodriguez, and Katie Stengel were all retained for the 2019 season. MF Veronica “Vero” Boquete will also be essential to the Utah Royals FC roster withstanding departures for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The NWSL will witness a World Cup year in 2019, with URFC expecting seven players to make appearances with their respective international teams for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup held in France. The World Cup dates are set for June 7 to July 7 with international team members scheduled to return prior to the end of the NWSL regular season.
How to Follow Utah Royals FC @ Orlando Pride – Sat., April 27, 2019
· Coverage Begins: 5:30 p.m. MT
· Local TV: KMYU
· Digital Streaming: KSL TV App
· English Radio: N/A
· Spanish Radio: N/A
Game Notes for Saturday’s URFC @ ORL game Available Online
The link to the Adobe PDF version of the Game Guide in advance of Saturday’s contest between Utah Royals FC and the Orlando Pride 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.
Utah Royals FC finished the club’s inaugural season at 9-7-8 (35 points), just two points removed from a playoff berth.
Season tickets for the 2019 Utah Royals FC season are now on sale via UtahRoyalFC.com or by calling 844.REAL.TIX.