HERRIMAN, Utah (Thursday, August 15, 2019) – Real Monarchs SLC (10-7-4, 34 points, 4 West) heads to the road to sunny California to visit Fresno FC on Friday, August 16. Kick off from Chukchansi Park is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. MT and be watched live on ESPN+.
The Monarchs jumped its competition with its thrilling 4-1 victory over Tulsa Roughnecks FC on Saturday moving into fourth in the Western Conference table. In its dominant display, Real Monarchs SLC saw FW Damian German, MFs Jack Blake and Maikel Chang, as well as DF Kalen Ryden put away goals to contribute to the win. Saturday night saw the debut of MF Cristian Calix after he subbed in late in the match to help push the Monarchs home season record to 8-2-1.
The Monarchs have an opportunity now to close the gap on the Western Conference table this Friday, when it visits third-place Fresno FC in an attempt to cut the lead. Fresno sits nine points ahead of the Monarchs after a five-game win streak starting in late June brought the California side to third in the West. Real Monarchs now head into Friday’s contest hot off the heels of a two-game win stretch as it looks to continue making a statement in the Western Conference.
How to Follow Real Monarchs SLC at Fresno FC – Fri., August 16, 2019
· Coverage Begins: 8:30 p.m. MT
· Local TV: N/A
· Digital Streaming: ESPN+
· English Radio: N/A
· Spanish Radio: N/A
· Social Media: @RealMonarchs & #FRSvSLC on Twitter
Game Notes for Friday’s SLC at FRS game Available Online
The link to the Adobe PDF version of the Game Guide in advance of Friday’s contest between Real Monarchs SLC and Fresno 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, Real Monarchs SLC has seen 16 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. Meanwhile, MF Maikel Chang and Team Captain Jack Blake continues to provide a meaningful presence in the midfield providing 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 18 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 and becoming the first player in club history to be named to a final roster for the Kenyan National Team in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. 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 40 saves in 11 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 three clean sheets and 13 saves in six 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.