Real Monarchs SLC Looks to Snap Road Skid Saturday at OKC Energy FC

REAL MONARCHS SLC LOOKS TO SNAP ROAD SKID SATURDAY AGAINST OKC ENERGY FC

Real Monarchs SLC Return from Bye Week Seeking First Win at Taft Stadium

HERRIMAN, Utah (Friday, May 17, 2019) – Real Monarchs SLC (3-4-2, 11 points, 15 West) return from its bye week when it visits Taft Stadium in Oklahoma City to play OKC Energy FC. The contest is set for Saturday, May 18 with the evening kickoff from Oklahoma City is set for 6:30 p.m. MT.

Two weeks ago, Real Monarchs saw its 2019 undefeated home streak come to an end as Fresno FC walked away from Zions Bank Stadium with the three points on a 4-2 score line. After the Monarchs got on the board early through a rifled shot from MF Maikel Chang, Fresno responded quickly slipping a ball in to put the scoring even going into the break. Soon after the opening whistle of the second half, the Monarchs dropped two goals, before responding with a flurry of opportunities and a goal from MF Josh Heard that nearly pushed the Monarchs level. Fresno FC dashed the Monarchs attempts however, scoring a fourth and final goal in the 90th minute.

The Monarchs entered bye week, taking a week to rest and recuperate after the loss to Fresno FC, and now go on the road to face OKC Energy FC in the first meeting between the two clubs in 2019. The last meeting saw the Monarchs down Energy FC, 2-1, after a pair of goals from MF Sebastian Saucedo secured the win for the Utah side in early October. The win extended the home record against OKC Energy for the Monarchs to a record of 3-0-0. Real Monarchs now looks to snap its road skid at Taft Stadium, a venue the Monarchs have yet to walk away with points in hand, holding a record of 0-4-0.

How to Follow Real Monarchs SLC @ OKC Energy FC – Sat., May 18, 2019

·         Coverage Begins: 6:30 p.m. MT

·         Local TV: N/A

·         Digital Streaming: ESPN+

·         English Radio: N/A

·         Spanish Radio: N/A

·         Social Media: @RealMonarchs & #OKCvSLC on Twitter

Game Notes for Saturday’s SLC v OKC 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 OKC Energy FC is availableHERE. 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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