HERRIMAN, Utah (Tuesday, October 15, 2019) – Real Monarchs SLC (15-10-7, 52 points, 4 West) is set to host 2019 expansion side Austin Bold FC for the first time on Wednesday, October 16th at Zions Bank Stadium. Kickoff from Herriman is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. MT and can be viewed live on ESPN+.
“Wizard Day” highlights Wednesday’s contest as Real Monarchs celebrates all things magical. Fans who arrive at Zions Bank Stadium dressed in a Witch or Wizard costume can get into the match for free, with the first 500 fans to enter the stadium receiving free wands. General admission tickets start at just $9 while a family four pack of tickets starting at just $32 and comes with four tickets and four turkey legs. Tickets are available for purchase at RealMonarchs.com or by calling 844.REAL.TIX.
Real Monarchs head into Wednesday’s match carrying a three game win-streak where it has topped three playoff teams in its race to secure the right to host a match in the USL Championship Playoffs. Most recently, the Monarchs earned a statement victory in the West after beating out the 2019 Regular Season winners Phoenix Rising FC, 2-1. MF Maikel Chang converted a penalty for this 13th goal of the season as GK Andrew Putna and the Monarchs backline shut down the Rising FC offense. FW Kyle Coffee’s stoppage-time winner sealed the critical three points for the club in the West race.
With two games left for the Monarchs in the 2019 USL Championship season, Real Monarchs continues its fight for 4th in the West. The Monarchs currently hold the spot with 52 points, one point over 5th place Orange County SC. A Monarchs win would see the club clinch a top-four finish for the third consecutive season. Bold FC will make its first trip to Zions Bank Stadium, where the Monarchs boast a 10-2-3 (24 points) record in 2019. The two sides last met in late April in a contest that saw the 2019 expansion side claim a 3-2 victory, despite the Monarchs having a man advantage through the second half.
How to Follow Real Monarchs SLC vs Austin Bold FC – Wed., October 16, 2019
· Coverage Begins: 7:00 p.m. MT
· Local TV: N/A
· Digital Streaming: ESPN+ w/ Landon Southwick (play-by-play) & David Horst (color)
· English Radio: N/A
· Spanish Radio: N/A
· Social Media: @RealMonarchs & #SLCvAUS on Twitter
Game Notes for Wednesday’s SLC vs AUS game Available Online
The link to the Adobe PDF version of the Game Guide in advance of Wednesday’s contest between Real Monarchs SLC and Bold 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 final two 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 12.
In front goal, USL Veteran DF Noah Powder has made himself a mainstay on the backline with 26 starts and 27 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, GK Andrew Putna leads the Monarchs with four clean sheets and 32 saves in 12 appearances for the club. U-20 USMNT star GK David Ochoa has also featured prominently for the Monarchs in goal, earning 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.
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