Real Monarchs SLC vs Orange County SC
October 8, 2019; Zions Bank Stadium; Herriman, Utah
7:00 p.m. MT; ESPN+
Real Monarchs SLC (13-10-7, 46 points, 6 West); Orange County SC (13-9-9, 48 points, 5 West)
Player to Watch – Forward Michael Seaton is the leading goal-scorer for Orange County SC having tallied 12 goals and five assists across 28 appearances. Paired with Darwin Jones, the Jamaican forward provides a dangerous attacking power. In early September, the two paired to each earn a goal and an assist in the 2-1 win over Portland Timbers 2. Watch for Seaton to be clinical in front of goal and pair with Jones when the two visit Zions Bank Stadium on Wednesday.
History – Real Monarchs SLC and Orange County SC have ten games between them in a series that sees the Monarchs trail with a record of 3-6-1. Wednesday’s contest will be the sixth on Utah soil, where the two split an even record of 2-2-1. The last time the two met the Monarchs fell 3-1 in California while the last meeting in Herriman saw the Monarchs kickoff its 11-game winning streak at Zions Bank Stadium with a 2-1 win.
Last Five – Orange County SC has seen a strong run of form having earned a 4-1-0 record in its last five games. Last Saturday, OCSC punched its playoff ticket with a 2-0 clean sheet over OKC Energy FC. The one loss on the record came a week before when it fell on the road without a goal against Rio Grande Valley FC. Now with a road record of 4-6-5, Orange County visits Real Monarchs SLC, a team that is still looking to secure its spot in the USL Championship playoffs and would do so with a victory on Wednesday.