REAL MONARCHS SLC TROUNCES TULSA ROUGHNECKS FC 4-1
Real Monarchs Extends Home Win Streak to Five Games
HERRIMAN, Utah (Saturday, August 10, 2019) – Real Monarchs SLC (10-6-4, 34 points) claimed three points with a 4-1 win over Tulsa Roughnecks FC on Saturday night in front of a home crowd of 2,221 fans.
FW Damian German scored his second goal in as many games while MFs Jack Blake and Maikel Chang extended their scoring tallies in 2019. DF Kalen Ryden became the 18th player to score for the Monarchs in 2019 and MF Cristian Calix made his Monarchs debut in the 82nd minute.
Postgame Quotes From Real Monarchs vs Tulsa Roughnecks FC
The Monarchs controlled the game from the outset, putting away the opening goal early in the 17th minute through German, who redirected his shot from a quick series of passing from Chang and FW Luis Arriaga. The Monarchs remained in control for the rest of the first half, but ultimately wasn’t able to extend its league before the referee blew the whistle for the break.
Momentum began to swing towards Tulsa Roughnecks in the second half, but the Monarchs defense stood strong, keeping Roughnecks FC to just one shot on target throughout the night. Blake extended the Monarchs lead with a freekick that beat out Roughnecks goalkeeper Sean Lewis before Chang tied up the race for the Monarchs Golden Boot with his ninth goal of the season by cleaning up a rebounded shot off the post. Ryden put away a deflected ball of his own with a headed effort to help secure the Monarchs win. Tulsa Roughnecks FC took the last goal of the night after Tobenna Uzo snuck in shot from a cross in second-half stoppage time.
UP NEXT: Real Monarchs SLC goes heads to the road to visit Fresno FC at Chukchansi Park in Fresno. The contest is scheduled for Friday, August 16 and is set for 8:30 p.m. MT. The match can be watched live on ESPN+
GOAL SCORING RUNDOWN
SLC: Damian German (Luis Arriaga, Maikel Chang), 17th minute: As Real Monarchs began to crowd around the attacking third, MF Maikel Chang put a cross in that found Arriaga at the near post. Arriaga sent the pass over to German on the far side of Roughnecks goalkeeper Sean Lewis, who redirected the ball to open the scoring.
SLC: Jack Blake, 56th minute: After earning the freekick just on the other side of the penalty area, Blake stood up to take the opportunity. Blake’s shot curved perfectly into the top corner of the near post, beating the Roughnecks goalkeeper, doubling the Monarchs lead.
SLC: Kalen Ryden, 76th minute: After Coffee made the run forward into a dangerous spot near the Roughnecks goal, his shot took a wild deflection that flew into the air. Ryden was there to meet the end of the ball, heading in the shot which Lewis got a touch to, but was just not enough to stop.
SLC: Maikel Chang, 90th minute: After Jack Blake blasted a shot in towards goal that bounced off the post, Chang was quick to make the recovery for the Monarchs. Rushing in towards the ball, Chang took one touch to clean up and put away the fourth and final goal for the Monarchs.
TUL: Tobenna Uzo (Cristhian Altamirano) 91st minute: Almost immediately after the whistle blew again from Chang's previous goal, Roughnecks FC found a way to pull a goal back. Altamirano got the ball into the attacking third on the right side and sent a high cross towards the middle where Uzo made a jump to get a foot in to push the ball past GK David Ochoa for the only Roughnecks goal.
KEY SAVES AND DEFENSIVE STOPS
TUL: Sean Lewis, 32nd minute: During a mounting attack from the Monarchs, Jack Blake found an opportunity to rifle a shot that looked like it was going to be the second Monarchs goal. Lewis came up big with a diving save however to deflect the shot and keep the Monarchs with the one goal lead.
TUL: Luca Lobo, 75th minute: Monarchs Jack Blake nearly had the brace after finding a wide open space on the far post from Luis Arriaga’s cross. As Blake took his shot, from nowhere with recovery speed, Lobo slide
- FW Damian German tallied his second goal in as many games after picking up his first professional goal last week against Colorado Springs.
- MF Cristian Calix made his debut after subbing on to the pitch for the 82nd minute for FW Luis Arriaga.
- Real Monarchs remain undefeated at Zions Bank Stadium in its last it’s last five games in Herriman, with a record of 5-0-0 and moving its overall home record to 8-2-1 in 2019.
Match: Real Monarchs SLC vs Tulsa Roughnecks FC
Date: August 10, 2019
Venue: Zions Bank Stadium; Herriman, Utah
Weather: 84 degrees with bright blue skies
Scoring Summary 1 2 F
Real Monarchs SLC 1 3 4
Tulsa Roughnecks FC 0 1 1
SLC: Damian German (Luis Arriaga, Maikel Chang), 17’
SLC: Jack Blake, 56’
SLC: Kalen Ryden, 76’
SLC: Maikel Chang, 90’
TUL: Tobenna Uzo (Cristhian Altamirano), 90’+1
Real Monarchs SLC (4-2-2-2): David Ochoa; Steve Jasso, Noah Powder, Kalen Ryden, Erik Holt; Luis Palma (Julian Vazquez 79’), Jack Blake, Maikel Chang, Luis Arriaga (Cristian Calix, 82’), Luke Mulholland; Damian German (Kyle Coffee, 72’)
Subs not used: Evan Finney, Konrad Plewa, Jordan Pena, Sam Brown
Tulsa Roughnecks FC (4-4-2): Sean Lewis; Mallan Roberts, Luca Lobo, Matt Sheldon, Brayan Reyes; Manny Gonzalez, Rodrigo Da Costa, Cristhian Altamirano, Matt Rogers (AJ Ajeakwa, 62’); Fredlin Mompremier (Jeff Addai, 46’), Janu Silva (Tobenna Uzo, 69’)
Subs not used: Mason Stajduhar, Frantzly Zephirin, Walid Yacoubou
Stats Summary: SLC/TUL
Shots: 23 / 8
Shots on Goal: 8 / 1
Saves: 0 / 4
Corner Kicks: 3 / 4
Fouls: 10 / 9
Offside: 0 / 3
SLC – Steve Jasso (Caution) 58’
SLC – Luke Mulholland (Caution) 69’
Referee: Elvis Osmanovic
Assistant Referees: Diego Blas, Noah Kenyawani
4th Official: Scott Jones