Real Monarchs SLC 1 vs New Mexico United 0
July 6, 2019; Herriman, Utah; Zions Bank Stadium
Real Monarchs SLC (7-6-3, 24 points); New Mexico United (6-4-8, 26 points)
Man of the Match: Goalkeeper David Ochoa earned the third clean sheet for Real Monarchs SLC this season, and the first since late March after making three saves throughout the night against New Mexico United. His performance between the pipes helped to solidify a critical three points on the league table and in the Four-Corners Cup, earning him Man of the Match honors.
Telling Stat: 5. The Monarchs backline was the thorn in the side of the aggressive New Mexico attack, blocking a combined total of five shots. Aided by Ochoa’s three saves, the Monarchs were able to secure the one goal lead and walk away with the win at Zions Bank Stadium.
What You Missed: In a tight affair, Real Monarchs picked up the 1-0 win over regional rival, New Mexico United, after Maikel Chang smoothly put away a penalty kick. Chang’s goal pushed his team-leading goal tally to seven, while David Ochoa notched his third clean sheet of the season.
So What: Real Monarchs SLC extended its win-streak to four-straight games after Saturday night’s match. Now sitting above the playoff line at 9th in the Western Conference, the Monarchs season record stands at 7-6-3 with 24 points. The win over New Mexico United also put the Monarchs into second place in the running for the inaugural Four-Corners Cup, just one point below leaders New Mexico United. Real Monarchs return to action on Friday when it hosts Tacoma Defiance at Zions Bank Stadium. Kickoff from Herriman is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. MT.