Real Monarchs SLC Hosts Tacoma Defiance on Friday

HERRIMAN, Utah (Thursday, July 11, 2019) – Real Monarchs SLC (7-6-3, 24 points, 9 West) is set to host Tacoma Defiance onFriday, July 12 at Zions Bank Stadium for the USL Championship Game of the Week. The evening Kick off from Herriman is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. MT and can be seen LIVE nationally on ESPN3.

In its last outing, the Monarchs hosted New Mexico United and came away with a 1-0 win courtesy of a penalty kick conversion from MF Maikel Chang in the second half. The closely contested match saw both sides go into the half-time break without a goal having traded possession and opportunities. After FW Douglas Martinez was brought down in the penalty area, Chang stepped up to put the Monarchs on the board in the 59th minute. Paired with three saves from GK David Ochoa, the Monarchs earned its third clean sheet of the season, while picking up three points to move above the playoff line.

Real Monarchs SLC remains at home as it hosts Tacoma Defiance. Friday’s contest will be the first between the two in the 2019 USL Championship season. Last season, the two sides faced off twice in match-ups that saw the Monarchs pick up the 3-1, and 2-0 wins. As the Monarchs finds its stride in search of its fifth consecutive win, Tacoma Defiance is still seeking just its third win of the season.

How to Follow Real Monarchs SLC vs. Tacoma Defiance – Fri., July 12, 2019

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

·         Local TV: N/A

·         Digital Streaming: ESPN3 w/ Mike Watts (play-by-play) & Devon Kerr (color)

·         English Radio: N/A

·         Spanish Radio: N/A

·         Social Media: @RealMonarchs & #SLCvTAC on Twitter


Game Notes for Saturday’s SLC vs. TAC game Available Online


The link to the Adobe PDF version of the Game Guide in advance of Friday’s contest between Real Monarchs SLC and Tacoma Defiance 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


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 products Jordan 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 or by calling 844.REAL.TIX.