Real Monarchs SLC Welcomes Rio Grande Valley FC to Herriman for Pups at the Pitch Night

HERRIMAN, Utah (Friday, June 7, 2019) – Real Monarchs SLC (3-6-3, 12 points, 15 West) returns home to Herriman, Utah to host Rio Grande Valley FC at Zions Bank Stadium. The match is set for Saturday, June 8th where the evening kickoff is set for 8:00 p.m. MT.

Pups at the Pitch night will take place during Saturday’s contest, where fans can bring their dogs to Zions Bank Stadium to watch the match. Tickets that include a seat for one human and one dog are available for $20 and must be purchased in advance. Dog owners will receive a collapsible dog bowl upon arrival into the stadium. For more information about Pups at the Pitch, visit RealMonarchs.com/pups. Tickets are available at RealMonarchs.com or by calling 844.REAL.TIX.

After a tough 2-1 loss on the road at Providence Park against Portland Timbers 2 on May 29, the Monarchs saw its winless skid continue, having lost four games in its last five. The Monarchs struck first toward the end of the first half as FW Douglas Martinez expertly put away a shot into the top right corner of the net. Portland responded with a second-half rally that saw the home side notch two goals and shut down a late offensive push from the Monarchs to hold on to the full three points at the end of the night.

The Monarchs return home to host Rio Grande Valley FC Toros in the first 2019 contest between the two. Throughout the 2018 season, the two sides met twice in matches that saw both teams pick up three points. The Monarchs earned a 2-0 win over the Toros at Zions Bank Stadium, before dropping a 2-1 result on the road in Texas later in the year. As the Monarchs look to improve its standing in the Western Conference, it will play RGVFC at home where it holds a record of 2-1-0 over Saturday’s visitors.

How to Follow Real Monarchs SLC vs Rio Grande Valley FC Toros – Sat., June 8, 2019

·         Coverage Begins: 8:00 p.m. MT

·         Local TV: N/A

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

·         English Radio: N/A

·         Spanish Radio: N/A

·         Social Media: @RealMonarchs & #SLCvRGV on Twitter

Game Notes for Saturday’s SLC vs RGV 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 Rio Grande Valley FC Toros 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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