Real Monarchs SLC 1 vs Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC 0
August 2, 2019; Herriman, Utah; Zions Bank Stadium
Real Monarchs SLC (9-7-4, 31 points); San Antonio FC (6-14-2, 20 points)
Man of the Match: Forward Damian German slotted home the game-winning goal late in the second half to provide Real Monarchs with what could be a critical win on the Western Conference table. With his first professional goal, Damian German earned himself the Man of the Match for Friday night’s contest.
Telling Stat: 64%. Real Monarchs SLC dominated the possession from the early goings of the game, holding on to the ball for 64% of the match. Controlling the pace, the Monarchs were able to tally 16 shots towards goal, many of which found the crossbar or tested the Switchbacks goalkeeper. In the end, the Monarchs patience with the ball and perseverance paid off through the headed effort from German to take the win.
What You Missed: FW Damian German tallied his first professional goal with his 86th minute game-winning header from FW Julian Vazquez’s assist. German became the 17th unique player in the 2019 season to register a goal in the 2019 season. The Monarchs defensive side also limited the Switchbacks offense to just two shots on target, both of which GK Andrew Putna made easy saves of to tally his third clean sheet of the season and the sixth for the Monarchs in 2019.