HERRIMAN, Utah (Saturday, September 12, 2020) – Real Monarchs dropped all three points in a 2-0 loss against New Mexico United at Zions Bank Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Forward Amando Moreno scored two goals in the New Mexico United victory.
The first half was a physical forty-five minutes that resulted in chances for both sides. In the 16th minute, Monarchs goalkeeper David Ochoa was forced into a diving save to keep the score level. New Mexico United would eventually get on the board in the 40th minute with a Moreno shot from close range. The Monarchs responded with its best chance of the half in the 45th minute, but defender James Moberg’s shot missed by inches to the right.
Continuing their momentum from the first half, forward Chris Wehan sent a long through ball towards Moreno who then rounded the keeper and tapped the ball into the net to double the lead in the 65th minute and secure the 2-0 victory for New Mexico United.
UP NEXT: Real Monarchs host Portland Timbers 2 at Zions Bank Stadium on Wednesday, September 16 at 8:00 p.m.
GOAL SCORING RUNDOWN:
NM: Amando Moreno, 40th minute: Amando Moreno cleaned up the loose ball in the box with a right-footed shot into the net from close range.
NM: Amando Moreno (Chris Wehan), 65th minute: Following a Chris Wehan through ball, Amando Moreno rounded the goalkeeper and scored on a left-footed shot inside the box.
With the result the Monarchs are now 8 points out of second place in USL Championship Group C with 5 games left on the season and a game in hand.
Match: Real Monarchs vs. New Mexico United
Date: September 12, 2020
Venue: Zions Bank Stadium; Herriman, Utah
Weather: Sunny and 73 degrees
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
Real Monarchs 0 0 0
New Mexico United 1 1 2
NM: Amando Moreno 40’, 65’
Real Monarchs (4-4-2): David Ochoa; Noah Powder, Nicolás Giménez, James Moberg, Andrew Brody; Luis Arriaga (Chris Bermudez, 85’), Jack Blake, Sam Brown, Dayonn Harris (Bode Davis, 45’); Julian Vázquez (Zack Farnsworth, 79’), Kyle Coffee (Ryan Sierakowski, 45’)
Subs not used: James Slayton, Taylor Peay, Ricardo Avila
New Mexico United (3-4-3): Cody Mizell; Austin Yearwood, Kalen Ryden, Rashid Tetteh; Josh Suggs, Andrew Tinari (Daniel Bruce, 68’), Juan Guzmán, David Najem (Saalih Muhammad, 68’); Chris Wehan (Joris Ahlinvi, 74’), Devon Sandoval (Romeo Parkes, 81’), Amando Moreno (David Estrada, 74’)
Subs not used: Phillip Beigl, Ryan Williams
STATS SUMMARY: SLC / NM
Shots: 12 / 10
Shots on Goal: 1 / 7
Saves: 5 / 1
Corner Kicks: 5 / 2
Fouls: 17 / 14
Offside: 2 / 5
SLC – Nicolás Giménez (caution) 23’
NM – Andrew Tinari (caution) 30’
SLC – Julian Vázquez (caution) 54’
SLC – James Moberg (caution) 67’
NM – Juan Guzmán (caution) 90+2’
Referee: Elvis Osmanovic
Assistant Referees: Bennett Savage, Karsten Gillwald
4th Official: Jordan Downs