REAL MONARCHS FALL TO EL PASO LOCOMOTIVE FC 1-0
Monarchs Kept off Scoresheet in Physical Match; Monarchs Return to the Field Wednesday Against New Mexico
HERRIMAN, Utah (Saturday, August 15, 2020) – Real Monarchs dropped a 1-0 result at home to El Paso Locomotive FC on Saturday night in front of a socially-distanced sell-out crowd of 522 fans at Zions Bank Stadium.
A second half goal from Nick Ross in the 51st minute was enough to give Locomotive FC the victory.
After a slow start to the match, both sides picked up the pressure late in the first half. Midfielder Luke Mulholland had a shot saved in the 35th minute, while Locomotive FC midfielder Omar Salgado had a header miss just wide in the 43rd minute. The Monarchs dominated possession in the midfield throughout the first half and earned four corners but to no avail as the sides went into the break scoreless.
Locomotive FC started the second half on the front foot. In the 50th minute, midfielder Aarón Gómez crossed a ball into the box that was gathered up by midfielder Nick Ross and buried into the bottom right corner of the net for the breakthrough goal. With their backs against the wall, the Monarchs pushed forward. The Monarchs best chance of the match came in the 85th minute when forward Julian Vázquez’s shot on frame was saved by goalkeeper Logan Ketterer to preserve the road win for El Paso.
UP NEXT: Real Monarchs are back at home for the first of two matches against New Mexico United on Wednesday, August 19 at 8:00 p.m.
GOAL SCORING RUNDOWN:
ELP: Nick Ross (Aarón Gómez), 50th minute: Aarón Gómez sent a low cross inside the box to Nick Ross who then fired a left footed shot into the right corner of the net.
- This was the Monarchs first match at Zions Bank Stadium in 2020.
- Luis Arriaga got the start in his first appearance of the season.
- Luke Mulholland and Julian Vázquez each returned to the field for the first time since return to play.
- A socially-distanced sell-out crowd of 522 fans attended the match in Herriman.
Match: Real Monarchs vs. El Paso Locomotive FC
Date: August 15, 2020
Venue: Zions Bank Stadium; Herriman, Utah
Weather: Clear and 84 degrees
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
Real Monarchs 0 0 0
Locomotive FC 0 1 1
ELP: Nick Ross (Aarón Gómez) 50’
Real Monarchs (3-4-2-1): James Slayton; James Moberg, Taylor Peay, Nicolás Giménez; Noah Powder, Sam Brown, Jack Blake, Andrew Brody; Luis Arriaga (Julian Vázquez, 64’), Luke Mulholland (Bode Davis, 75’); Kyle Coffee (Ryan Sierakowski, 75’)
Subs not used: Steve Jasso, Zack Farnsworth, Gavin Beavers, Ricardo Avila
Locomotive FC (4-2-3-1): Logan Ketterer; Andrew Fox, Chiró N’Toko, Mechack Jerome, Bryam Rebellón; Nick Ross (Macauley King, 61’), Yuma Monsalvez; Louis Herrera, Dylan Mares (Guillermo Diaz, 90+4’), Omar Salgado (Saeed Robinson, 78’); Aarón Gómez
Subs not used: Jermaine Fordah, Matt Bahner, Distel Zola
STATS SUMMARY: SLC / ELP
Shots: 10 / 8
Shots on Goal: 4 / 2
Saves: 1 / 4
Corner Kicks: 7 / 7
Fouls: 12 / 7
Offside: 0 / 2
ELP – Louis Herrera (caution) 34’
SLC – Sam Brown (caution) 44’
SLC – James Moberg (caution) 65’
SLC – Jack Blake (caution) 76’
SLC – Noah Powder (caution) 80’
ELP – Logan Ketterer (caution) 89’
Referee: Brad Jensen
Assistant Referees: Karsten Gillwald, Bennett Savage
4th Official: Jordan Downs