REAL MONARCHS FALL 4-0 TO EL PASO IN FINAL MATCH OF 2020
Real Monarchs Close out Abbreviated Season with Young Starting Group
HERRIMAN, Utah (Sunday, October 4, 2020) – Real Monarchs (3-11-2, 11 points) played its final match of the 2020 United Soccer League Season, falling 4-0 to El Paso Locomotive FC at Zions Bank Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Head Coach Jamison Olave utilized a young squad with an average age of 20 years old, including Real Salt Lake Academy products Nicholas Bellini and Daniel Flores. El Paso came out strong, taking the early lead in the 8th minute with a goal from Dylan Mares. Despite several opportunities from both sides the scoreline remained 1-0 at the half.
Once again Real Monarchs saw several opportunities at goal, but it was Locomotive FC who was able to break through to goal. In the 68th minute Aaron Gomez doubled the lead when he cleaned up a rebound right in front of goal. Ten minutes later El Paso got its third of the match when Mares sent a pass over the backline to Saeed Robinson who broke off towards goal, going one-on-one with Jimmy Slayton to earn the goal. Just minutes later Robinson secured the brace, pouncing on an errant pass from Zachary Farnsworth for the fourth and final goal of the match.
UP NEXT: None.
GOAL SCORING RUNDOWN:
ELP: Dylan Mares (Mcauley King), 8th minute: El Paso Locomotive defender Mcauley King hit a one-touch volley pass to Dylan Mares who ran onto the pass from outside the 18-yard-box, hammering home the shot to take the lead.
ELP: Aaron Gomez, 68th minute: Despite goalkeeper Jimmy Slayton making the initial save, Aaron Gomez was able to put the rebound into the back of the net to double the lead.
ELP: Saeed Robinson (Dylan Mares), 78th minute: Dylan Mares chipped a pass over the Monarchs’ backline to an oncoming Saeed Robinson who out ran Steve Jasso to go one-on-one with Jimmy Slayton. His shot hit the upper right-side of the goal for the third of the match.
ELP: Saeed Robinson, 87th minute: Saeed Robinson pounced on a forward pass from Zachary Farnsworth and hit the shot directly in the center of goal to earn the brace.
RSL Academy product Esquiel Coronel made his professional debut when he came on as a substitute in the 59th minute for Bode Davis
Real Monarchs recorded its worst season goal differential (-11) in team history.
Match: Real Monarchs vs. El Paso Locomotive FC
Date: October 4, 2020
Venue: Zions Bank Stadium; Herriman, Utah
Weather: Partly cloudy and 75 degrees
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
Real Monarchs 0 0 0
El Paso 1 3 4
ELP: Dylan Mares (Mcauley King), 8’
ELP: Aaron Gomez, 68’
ELP: Saeed Robinson (Dylan Mares), 78’
ELP: Saeed Robinson 87’
Real Monarchs (5-3-2): James Slayton; Michael Wetungu (Luis Arriaga, 69’), Nico Giminez, Steve Jasso, Zachary Farnsworth, Daniel Flores; Devin Vega (Kyle Coffee, HT), Sam Brown, Dayonn Harris, Bode Davis (Esquiel Coronel, 59’); Nicholas Bellini (Ryan Sierakowski, 59’)
Subs not used: Gavin Beavers, Gabriel Miranda, Jaziel Orozco
El Paso Locomotive FC (4-4-2): Logan Ketterer; Mechack Jerome, Eder Borelli, Yuma, Macauley King (Guillermo Diaz, 80’); Richie Ryan (Distel Zola, 86’) Dylan Mares, Chapa Herrera, Bryan Rebellon; Leandro Carrijo (Saeed Robinson, 71’) Aaron Gomez (Nick Ross, 80’)
Subs not used: Jermain Fordah, Drew Beckie, Moses Makinde,
STATS SUMMARY: SLC / ELP
Shots: 8 / 9
Shots on Goal: 0 / 9
Saves: 1 / 0
Corner Kicks: 9 / 3
Fouls: 13 / 10
Offside: 2 / 3
SLC – Bode Davis (caution) 48’
SLC – Steve Jasso (caution) 50’
ELP – Macauly King (caution) 70’
ELP – Guillermo Diaz (caution) 83’
SLC – Nico Giminez (caution) 86’
SLC – Daniel Flores (caution) 90+’
Referee: Brad Jensen
Assistant Referees: Karsten Gillwald, Robbie Kosinski
4th Official: Jordan Downs