Real Monarchs SLC Hosts Fresno FC

HERRIMAN, Utah (Friday, May 2, 2019) – Real Monarchs SLC (3-3-2, 11 points, 6 West) welcomes Fresno FC to Zions Bank Stadium on Saturday, May 4. Kickoff from Herriman, Utah is set for 1:00 p.m. MT as Head Coach Martín Vasquez looks to keep the home undefeated streak alive for the Real Monarchs.

A special “May the 4th Star Wars Day” at Zions Bank Stadium highlights match day festivities with lightsaber colored churros. A photo booth will be available throughout the match for fans to get a picture taken alongside characters from Star Wars. A Real Monarchs Family Pack of 4 tickets and 4 churros are available for just $32 at RealMonarchs.com or by calling 844.REAL.TIX. Additional family pack tickets can be purchased for $8.

Real Monarchs SLC saw its road skid continue as it dropped a 3-2 result on the road in Texas against Austin Bold FC. After an early 2-0 deficit, FW Tate Schmitt tallied his first professional goal to half the Austin lead. Austin Bold FC recovered quickly however, going into the break with a 3-1 score line. With a man advantage in the second half, the Monarchs found a second goal through FW Douglas Martinez, but ultimately it was not enough to overcome the early deficit.

Saturday’s contest will be the first of the season between Real Monarchs and Fresno FC. The two sides met three times in 2018, which saw the Monarchs come away with a 1-0 victory in each of the three matches. The two last met to close out the 2018 Regular Season in October, in a match that saw the Monarchs secure a top four spot on the table. The bout on Saturday will see two undefeated streaks be tested as the Monarchs have yet to be defeated at Zions Bank Stadium in 2019, while Fresno FC stands as the lone undefeated team in the Western Conference.

How to Follow Real Monarchs SLC vs Fresno FC – Sat., May 4, 2019

·         Coverage Begins: 1:00 p.m. MT

·         Local TV: N/A

·         Digital Streaming: ESPN+ w/ Landon Southwick (play-by-play) & Spencer Warne (color)

·         English Radio: N/A

·         Spanish Radio: N/A

·         Social Media: @RealMonarchs & #SLCvFRS on Twitter

Game Notes for Saturday’s SLC v FRS 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 Fresno 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 tmeyer@rsl.com.

For 2019, the Monarchs return a familiar core of players from the 2018 season as DFs James MobergKalen RydenKonrad PlewaAndrew Brody & Stanley Okumu lead the backline of one of the league’s most elite sides. MFs Maikel ChangJack BlakeJosh 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.

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