Real Monarchs SLC Drops 3-2 Result to Austin Bold FC

AUSTIN, Texas – (Friday, April 26, 2019) – Real Monarchs SLC (3-3-2, 11 points) fell in its first trip to the Texas capitol, dropping a 3-2 result to Austin Bold FC on Saturday night.

MF Tate Schmitt picked up his first professional goal while FW Douglas Martinez tallied his first Monarchs goal in the loss.

Although the first half saw the Monarchs dominate the possession, Austin found two goals inside 12 minutes to jump to any early lead. The Monarchs would then cut the lead in half in the 19th minute as Schmitt picked up his first professional goal with a volley that Austin goalkeeper Diego Restrepo got a touch to, but deflected into the back of the net. 

Austin Bold FC again regained a two-goal lead, giving Austin the 3-1 lead at the half. Prior to the half, Austin saw red as Valerii Saramutin tackled with his studs up through MF Jack Blake, giving the Monarchs a man advantage for the second half.  

Real Monarchs found a single goal through several chances in the second half via Martinez, who picked up his first goal in the Monarchs jersey with a simple tap in. Real Salt Lake GK Alex Horwath made an appearance after suffering a season ending injury last April, playing the full 90 minutes while FW Luis Arriaga made an appearance after subbing in during the 84th minute.

The Monarchs fought to find the tying goal to steal a point away from Bold FC, but it wasn’t to be as the match ended 3-2.

UP NEXT: Real Monarchs SLC comes back home to play host to Fresno FC at Zions Bank Stadium. The Star Wars Day match-up is scheduled for May 4th where kick off from Herriman is set for 1:00 p.m. MT.

GOAL SCORING RUNDOWN

AUS: Sean McFarlane, 4th minute – After Bold FC earned a free kick, a missed clearance and a deflected save from Horwath created a mess in the penalty area, allowing for McFarlane to clean up and opening up the scoring for Austin Bold FC early.

AUS: André Lima, 11th minute – Sonny Guadarrama stripped the ball away from Pena, giving Austin the opportunity to the play the ball forward getting in close range. A fast past towards the center found the foot of Lima, who redirected it into the back of the net to double the Austin lead.

SLC: Tate Schmitt (Douglas Martinez), 19th minute – A cross into the center of the box met the head of Douglas Martinez, who pushed the ball further towards the far post where Tate Schmitt lie in wait. Schmitt took a quick volley that found the hands of Diego Restrepo, but was deflected into the back the net for Schmitt’s first professional goal.

AUS: André Lima (Sonny Guadarrama), 42nd minute – Restrepo sent a pass down to the far end of the field to set off a strong Austin attack that ended with Guadarrama passing a light ball into the open for Lima to take advantage of to tuck away into the bottom left to extend the Austin lead.

SLC: Douglas Martinez, 54th minute – Andrew Brody ran down the right side of the pitch with nothing but green in front of him before sending the cross in towards the center of the box. The ball deflected off a Bold FC defender and into the path of Douglas Martinez, who made it look easy with his first goal for the Monarchs

KEY SAVES AND DEFENSIVE STOPS
SLC: Alex Horwath, 35th minute: Sean McFarlane, from the edge of the box, rifled in a shot that looked to dip just below the crossbar to extend the Austin lead. Horwath had other ideas as he punched the ball up and over the crossbar. 

AUS: Diego Restrepo, 79th minute: A strong forward pass put Tate Schmitt in behind the defense of Austin Bold FC. As Schmitt looked to make his brace for the night, his attempt at a chip over Restrepo was read perfectly, as Restrepo made a jump to claim the ball.

NOTES:
- RSL GK Alex Horwath made an appearance in the Starting XI, getting minutes in a match for the first time since his season ending injury last April
- MF Tate Schmitt earned his first professional goal on the night with a well-placed volley to get the better of Diego Restrepo in the first half.
- FW Douglas Martinez picked up his first goal in the Monarchs jersey, smoothly converting a deflected ball within the six-yard line.

Match: Real Monarchs SLC at Austin Bold FC
Date: April 26, 2019
Venue: Bold Stadium; Austin, Texas
Attendance: 
Weather: 79 and sunny

Scoring Summary                           1       2       F
Real Monarchs SLC                         1       1       2
Austin Bold FC                                3       0       3
AUS – Sean McFarlane, 4’
AUS – André Lima, 11’
SLC – Tate Schmitt (Douglas Martinez), 19’
AUS – André Lima (Sonny Guadarrama), 42’
SLC – Douglas Martinez, 54’

Lineups:
Real Monarchs SLC (4-2-3-1): Alex Horwath; James Moberg (Luis Arriaga, 84’), Andrew Brody, Kalen Ryden, Noah Powder; Tate Schmitt, Josh Heard (Konrad Plewa, 45’), Jack Blake, Kyle Coffee (Maikel Chang, 69’), Jordan Pena; Douglas Martinez

Subs not used: Sam Brown, Masta Kacher, Evan Finney, Steve Jasso

Austin Bold FC (4-4-2): Diego Restrepo; Thomas de Villardi (Fabien Garcia, 80’), Sean McFarlane, Amobi Okugo, Jermaine Taylor; Sonny Guadarrama (Jorge Troncoso, 64’), Calum Mallace, Xavier Báez, Valerii Samutin; André Lima, Isaac Promise (Demar Phillips, 60’)

Subs not used: Kris Tyrpak, Juan David Ramírez, Josué Soto, Julian Gaines

Stats Summary: SLC/AUS
Shots:  18 / 16 
Shots on Goal: 4 / 6 
Saves: 3 / 2
Corner Kicks: 3 / 6 
Fouls: 16 / 14 
Offside: 2 / 6 

MISCONDUCT SUMMARY:
SLC – Jack Blake (caution) 3’
AUS – Valerii Saramutin (ejection) 45’+1
AUS – André Lima (caution) 45’+4
SLC – James Moberg (caution) 45’+5

OFFICIALS:
Referee: Elijio Arreguin
Assistant Referees: Mark Novosel, Joya Asadi
4th Official: Killian Richardson

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