Real Monarchs SLC vs Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
Friday, August 2, 2019; Zions Bank Stadium; Herriman, Utah
8:00 p.m. MT; ESPN+
Real Monarchs SLC (8-7-4, 28 points); Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC (6-13-2, 20 points)
Player to Watch – Defender Jordan Burt has proven to be a versatile player on the Switchbacks FC roster. Making a home on the backline, the 28-year-old Indiana native has also made appearances in the midfield and on the attacking front. Leading his team with five goals so far this season, look for the Switchbacks FC captain to generate an impactful performance from wherever he is on the pitch.
History – Real Monarchs and Colorado Springs met in early June, in a match that the Monarchs mount a comeback to score two unanswered goals through FW Kyle Coffee and MF Justin Portillo to pick up its first road win of 2019. The win at Weidner Field saw the Monarchs cut back on the Switchbacks lead in the all-time series between the two, bringing the record to 7-5-1. Real Monarchs now hosts Switchbacks FC at Zions Bank Stadium, looking to continue leveling out the all-time record with another three points.
Last Five – Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC has a record of 2-3-0 in its last five games, picking up six points out of the possible 15. After falling 5-0 to 2019 expansion side Austin Bold FC, Colorado Springs fell 2-1 at home to Orange County SC before picking up back-to-back 1-0 wins at home over Tulsa Roughnecks FC and OKC Energy FC. It’s latest match came on the road against Reno 1868 FC, where Colorado Springs fell 4-0. Switchbacks FC will now look improve its 1-7-2 (5 points) 2019 road record against the Real Monarchs formidable 6-2-1 (19 points) home record at Zions Bank Stadium.