Real Monarchs Host Switchbacks FC on Saturday

Defending USL Championship Title-Winners Seeking First Win of Abbreviated Season
SANDY Utah (Friday, July 17, 2020) – Real Monarchs are set to welcome regional rival Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC to Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday, July 18 at 2:00p MT. The match will be broadcast live locally on the KSL TV app.
The Monarchs return to the field after re-opening the 2020 season on July 11 in a 1-0 loss to 2020 expansion side San Diego Loyal SC at Rio Tinto Stadium. The loss was the second of the year for the Monarchs having dropped a 1-0 result to San Antonio FC in its opening match before the USL Championship postponed the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A limited number of fans will have the opportunity to attend Saturday’s match with tickets available for purchase at
For a full list of safety protocols put in place for the match at Rio Tinto Stadium to keep players, staff and fans safe, click here.
The Monarchs and Colorado Springs have faced one another on 14 occasions, with the Monarchs holding a 6-7-1 (19 points) record against Switchbacks FC since 2015. The Monarchs claimed victory in the previous two meetings between the sides with the Utah side topping Switchbacks FC 1-0 on August 2, 2019 after seeing a 2-1 victory on June 22, 2019.
How to Follow Real Monarchs SLC vs. Switchbacks FC – Sat., July 18, 2020
·         Coverage Begins: 2:00 p.m. MT
·         Local TV: N/A
·         Digital Streaming: KSL TV app w/ Landon Southwick (play-by-play) & Carla Swensen-Haslam (color)
·         English Radio: N/A
·         Spanish Radio: N/A
·         Social Media: @RealMonarchs & #SLCvCOS on Twitter
Game Notes for Saturday’s SLC vs. COS 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 Switchbacks 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
Head Coach Jamison Olave enters his first full season at the helm of the club as the permanent head coach after two successful stints as the interim head coach of the group. Olave – together with returning Assistant Coach Matt Glaeser – will look to replicate last season’s success during the club’s sixth season in the Championship.

For 2020, the Monarchs return a familiar core of players from the 2019 season as defenders James Moberg and Noah Powder lead the backline of one of the league’s most elite teams. Defender Andrew Brody also returns to the side having spent the 2019 season on loan with FC Pinzgau Saalfelden in the Austrian third division. Midfielders Jack Blake and World Cup veteran Ricardo Avila return carrying with them a slew of experience into 2020.
New faces in the squad include players with ample USL League One experience including the 2019 League One MVP Arturo Rodriguez and standouts Joe Gallardo and Chris Bermudez. RSL Academy products Jordan PenaDamian German and Steve Jasso also exemplify the growth pipeline between the Academy and the professional ranks for the 2020 season, each returning for their second season in a Monarchs jersey. The Monarchs also welcome rookie goalkeeper Jimmy Slayton to the roster for 2020.

Real Monarchs SLC season and single game tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by going to or by calling 844.REAL.TIX.