Real Monarchs SLC 5 vs Rio Grande Valley FC Toros 3
June 8, 2019; Herriman, Utah; Zions Bank Stadium
Real Monarchs SLC (4-6-3, 15 points); Rio Grande Valley FC Toros (4-6-4, 16 points)
Man of the Match: Forward Douglas Martinez lead the impressive Monarchs attacking front throughout the night. Martinez notched a brace on the night, with his first goal coming early with a chip that floated over the RGV goalkeeper before he rifled in a shot to the far post in the second half. Martinez also acted as a playmaker, assisting Josh Heard in his goal while creating an additional three key chances in the night. With his performance, Douglas Martinez earned the title of Man of the Match.
Telling Stat: 21. With a staggering 21 shots towards the Rio Grande Valley FC goal, the Monarchs showed they were determined to secure the three points at home at Zions Bank Stadium. The Monarchs offense came together to test the RGV back line and secured five goals to come away with a long-awaited win.
What You Missed: Real Monarchs SLC dominated the match by tallying five goals while limiting RGV to just three in the night. Maikel Chang added to his goal tally and now leads the team with six. Noah Powder tallied his first goal for the Monarchs with a world-class freekick. Douglas Martinez notched a brace and an assist on the night.
So What: After seeing five games without a win, the Monarchs snapped its skid at Zions Bank Stadium. The Monarchs continues to hold on to the 15th spot on the Western Conference table with 15 points as it heads into a week-long break before returning to action again in the Four-Corners Cup. The next match-up is scheduled for Saturday, June 22 where kick off from Weidner Field in Colorado against Colorado Spring Switchbacks FC is set for 7:00 p.m. MT. The game will be available for streaming live on ESPN+.