HERRIMAN, Utah (Friday, October 11, 2019) – Real Monarchs SLC (14-10-7, 49 points, 4 West) heads south to Arizona to play Phoenix Rising FC in its final match away from home in 2019 on Saturday, October 12. Kickoff from Casino Arizona Field is set for 8:30 p.m. MT and can be viewed live on ESPN+.
Real Monarchs clinched its third consecutive playoff appearance in as many years with its 2-0 win over Orange County SC at Zions Bank Stadium on Wednesday. A second half surge spurred by DF Tate Schmitt who generated an OCSC own goal to give the Monarchs the lead before MF Maikel Chang’s goal in the 83rd minute following a counterattack spearheaded by Chang and MF Jack Blake solidified the points. In goal, GK Andrew Putna earned his fourth shutout and the seventh of the season for Real Monarchs with three saves to secure the Monarchs goal.
With three games remaining for Real Monarchs in the 2019 regular season, the Utah club is still fighting to claim the right to host the quarterfinal match in the USL Championship playoffs by securing fourth in the West. It’s first opportunity comes against Phoenix Rising FC, a side that saw a historic 20-game win streak earlier in the year and has yet to lose at its home of Casino Arizona Field this season.
How to Follow Real Monarchs SLC at Phoenix Rising FC – Oct., October 12, 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 & #PHXvSLC on Twitter
Game Notes for Saturday’s SLC at PHX game Available Online
The link to the Adobe PDF version of the Game Guide in advance of Saturday’s contest between Real Monarchs SLC and Phoenix Rising 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 email@example.com.
Moving into the final three games of the 2019, Real Monarchs SLC has seen 20 unique players tally a goal in a Monarchs jersey. The attacking front is led by Honduran International FW Douglas Martinez, who has recorded 15 goals and 6 assists across 20 appearances as well as earning the club’s first hat-trick in the dominant 5-0 victory over Tacoma Defiance on July 12. Meanwhile, MF Maikel Chang and Team Captain Jack Blake continues to provide a meaningful presence in the midfield providing a combined 20 goals and 6 assists as of October 9.
In front goal, USL Veteran DF Noah Powder has made himself a mainstay on the backline with 27 starts and 28 appearances so far this season. 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 to its third consecutive playoff appearance in as many years.
In goal, U-20 USMNT star GK David Ochoa leads the Monarchs with three clean sheets and 51 saves in 15 appearances. Ochoa 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 four clean sheets and 27 saves in 11 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