EL PASO, Texas (Saturday, September 19, 2020) – Real Monarchs (3-9-1, 10 points) fell 1-0 to El Paso Locomotive FC at Southwest University Park on Saturday night.
El Paso defender Eder Borelli scored the lone goal of the match for Locomotive FC in the 1-0 victory.
In what was largely a possession-filled first half, the final five minutes of the half ended wildly. In the 45th minute following a Real Monarchs corner kick, midfielder Ricardo Ávila collected the ball in the box and fired a shot on frame, but it was deflected away and out. Three minutes later in added time, Locomotive FC defender Eder Borelli buried a header back across the face of goal and inside the far post to El Paso the lead at halftime.
Locomotive FC looked to double the lead in the 80th minute, but David Ochoa punched the ball out with a jumping save to keep the Monarchs within striking distance. Despite several chances for the away side late in the second half, the match ended 1-0.
UP NEXT: Real Monarchs travel to Colorado Springs to face Switchbacks FC at Weidner Field on Saturday, September 26 at 6:00 p.m.
GOAL SCORING RUNDOWN:
ELP: Eder Borelli (Guillermo Diaz), 45+3’: Following a crossing ball in from Guillermo Diaz, Eder Borelli headed the ball back across the face of goal and into the top right corner of the net.
- Locomotive FC now have a +4 goal difference over Real Monarchs SLC in regular season head-to-head matches all-time.
Match: Real Monarchs vs. El Paso Locomotive FC
Date: September 19, 2020
Venue: Southwest University Park; El Paso, Texas
Weather: Sunny and 82 degrees
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
Real Monarchs 0 0 0
Locomotive FC 1 0 1
ELP: Eder Borelli (Guillermo Diaz) 45+3’
Real Monarchs (4-3-3): David Ochoa; Steve Jasso, Nicolás Giménez, James Moberg, Zac Farnsworth; Ricardo Ávila, Jack Blake, Sam Brown; Luis Arriaga (Devin Vega, 90+2’), Ryan Sierakowski (Julian Vázquez, 68’) (Kyle Coffee, 76’), Dayonn Harris (Bode Davis, 68’)
Subs not used: Jimmy Slayton, Michael Wetungu, Daniel Flores
Locomotive FC (4-3-1-2): Logan Ketterer; Andrew Fox (Eder Borelli, 38’), Drew Beckie, Mechack Jerome, Guillermo Diaz (Macauley King, 90+1’); Distel Zola (Richie Ryan, 57’), Yuma Monsalvez, Louis Herrera; Saeed Robinson (Dylan Mares, 57’); Omar Salgado, Aarón Gómez (Leandro Carrijó, 90’)
Subs not used: Jermaine Fordah, Brent Kallman
STATS SUMMARY: SLC / ELP
Shots: 6 / 13
Shots on Goal: 0 / 1
Saves: 0 / 0
Corner Kicks: 5 / 7
Fouls: 22 / 12
Offside: 0 / 1
SLC – Jack Blake (caution) 47’
SLC – James Moberg (caution) 78’
ELP – Richie Ryan (caution) 79’
SLC – Ricardo Ávila (caution) 87’
SLC – Sam Brown (caution) 89’
Referee: Ismir Pekmic
Assistant Referees: Eric Wood, Chris Canales
4th Official: Marco Vega