Real Monarchs SLC vs Tulsa Roughnecks FC
August 10, 2019; Zions Bank Stadium; Herriman, Utah
8:00 p.m. MT; ESPN+
Real Monarchs SLC (9-7-4, 31 points); Tulsa Roughnecks FC (4-11-7, 19 points)
Player to Watch – Midfielder Rodrigo Da Costa has been crucial on the attacking front for Tulsa Roughnecks FC. The Brazilian has tallied four goals in six games, including the early 7th minute strike against Real Monarchs back in June. Leading his side with eight goals and seven assists so far in 2019, Da Costa is both a playmaker and clinical finisher to help secure points in the tough stretch of games Roughnecks FC has seen as of late.
History – The two sides met at the end of June in a contest that saw the Monarchs pick up its first back-to-back win of 2019 after goals from DF Konrad Plewa, FW Douglas Martinez, and Masta Kacher secured the club’s second road victory of 2019. The 3-1 victory saw the Monarchs extend its all-time series lead over Tulsa to 4-2-3 (15 points). The Monarchs will be aiming to sweep the 2019 series against Tulsa Roughnecks FC on Saturday in the tenth all-time match between the two sides when it hosts at Zions Bank Stadium.
Last Five – Since falling 3-1 to the Monarchs at the end of June, Tulsa has played five games with a record of 0-3-2. Tulsa pulled out 1-1 draws with Portland Timbers 2 and OKC Energy FC, but have fallen to Switchbacks FC, Rising FC, and LA Galaxy II. Without a win since April, Roughnecks FC now heads to Zions Bank Stadium in an attempt to improve its 1-6-5 road record against a Monarchs side that has performed well at home, holding a record of 7-2-1 on Utah soil in 2019.