Real Monarchs SLC at Tulsa Roughnecks FC
June 29, 2019; ONEOK Field; Tulsa, Oklahoma
6:30 p.m. MT; ESPN+
Real Monarchs SLC (5-6-3, 18 points); Tulsa Roughnecks FC (4-7-5, 17 points)
Player to Watch – Midfielder Rodrigo Da Costa has proved to be a vital cog in the middle of the park for Tulsa Roughnecks FC. Having tallied seven assists throughout the season so far, Da Costa stands second in the league leaders for assists made, as well as adding four goals to his name. The 25-year-old Brazilian created nine chances and notched an assist in his last five games, making him a playmaker to watch for Saturday’s contest.
History – Real Monarchs SLC and the Roughnecks have played eight games so far in its all-time series history. With a narrow record of 3-2-3, the Monarchs lead the series ahead of Saturday’s contest. Last season, the Monarchs got the best of Roughnecks FC on two occasions, coming away with a 3-2 win away to start the season then hosting Tulsa for another 3-2 victory. Real Monarchs now look to continue its current win streak when it visits ONEOK Field, where it has a record of 2-2-0.
Last Five – Tulsa Roughnecks FC has hit a rough patch in its last five games, running a record of 0-4-1, taking only one point with its scoreless draw on the road against Las Vegas Lights FC. In the last three games, Roughnecks have gone without a goal and conceding 13 combined against Phoenix Rising FC, El Paso Locomotive FC, and Sacramento Republic FC. As Tulsa returns home, it will be searching to break its rough run to pick up its first win since late April when it plays host to Real Monarchs SLC on Saturday.