HERRIMAN, Utah (Friday, July 26, 2019) – Real Monarchs SLC (8-6-4, 28 points, 6 West) returns to Texas to visit San Antonio FC at Toyota Field on Saturday, July 27. Kickoff from San Antonio is set for 6:30 p.m. MT. Saturday’s match can be viewed live on ESPN+.
The Monarchs picked up a hard-fought road point last Saturday when it visited 2019 expansion side El Paso Locomotive FC. From the start, Locomotive FC took control and put the Monarchs defense on its heels, but four saves through the night from GK Andrew Putna and a compact Monarchs backline did well to put off the Locos attack and pick up the third consecutive clean sheet, all while pushing its undefeated streak to six games.
Real Monarchs now returns to Texas to visit Toyota Field and San Antonio FC on Saturday where the Monarchs have never claimed victory. Mirroring the Monarchs result over the weekend, San Antonio FC is coming off the heels of a scoreless draw and will be looking to pick up the full three points to move above the playoff line in the Western Conference. The Monarchs will be looking to pick up its first win at Toyota Field and keep the hot run of form going as it begins to sets to continue to climb the Western Conference table.
How to Follow Real Monarchs SLC at San Antonio FC – Sat., July 27, 2019
· Coverage Begins: 6:30 p.m. MT
· Local TV: N/A
· Digital Streaming: ESPN+
· English Radio: N/A
· Spanish Radio: N/A
· Social Media: @RealMonarchs & #SAvSLC on Twitter
Game Notes for Saturday’s SLC vs SAN 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 San Antonio FC 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moving into the second half of the 2019 season, Real Monarchs SLC has seen 15 unique players tally a goal in a Monarchs jersey. The attacking front is led by Honduran International FW Douglas Martinez, who recorded the club’s first hat-trick in the dominant 5-0 victory over Tacoma Defiance on July 12, pushing his goal count to nine in 15 games played. MF Maikel Chang and captain Jack Blake continue to provide a meaningful presence in the midfield netting a combined 13 goals and 2 assists as of July 24.
In front goal, USL Veteran DF Noah Powder has made himself a mainstay on the backline with 15 starts and appearance so far this season. DF Stanley Okumu has made an impact of his own on the Monarchs roster, having played 10 games to become the first player in club history to be named to a final roster for an Africa Cup of Nations, featuring prominently for the Kenyan National Team in this year’s tournament. Paired with fellow defenders, Kalen Ryden, Jordan Pena, and Konrad Plewa, the Monarchs backline has begun to solidify and limiting the opposing attack to help in pushing Real Monarchs up the Western Conference with its current run of form.
In goal, U-20 USMNT star GK David Ochoa leads the Monarchs with three clean sheets and 35 saves in nine appearances. Ochoa has recently returned to Utah after featuring in two matches of the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup where he tallied one shutout and was named to the 2019 MLS Homegrown Game roster. GK Andrew Putna has also made appearances in goal for the Monarchs this season, tallying two clean sheets and 11 saves in five appearances for the club.
Real Monarchs SLC season tickets, single-game tickets, and family packs are on sale and can be purchased by going to RealMonarchs.com or by calling 844.REAL.TIX.