SANDY, Utah – Real Monarchs SLC will aim for a USL record ninth consecutive victory on Monday night when it plays host to a Reno 1868 FC side that is on a strong run of form of its own that has moved the expansion side solidly into the playoff positions as the teams meet on Monday night at Rio Tinto Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. MT.
Real Monarchs SLC news and notes
Current record: 11-1-0, 33pts
The Monarchs recorded their eighth consecutive victory last Saturday night as it claimed a 2-0 victory against the Portland Timbers 2.
Goals either side of halftime by Andrew Brody and Chandler Hoffman lifted the Monarchs to victory as the side recorded a second consecutive shutout.
Hoffman has now scored 39 goals in his USL career at an average of 0.73 goals per 90 minutes in the league.
The Monarchs victory against Portland moved it into a tie with 2014’s Orlando City SC side on eight consecutive victories, the longest in league history.
Reno 1868 FC news and notes
Current record: 5-3-3, 18pts
Reno took a 2-0 victory against Sacramento Republic FC last Saturday night at Greater Nevada Field to move into the top four in the Western Conference.
Goals by Dane Kelly and Antoine Hoppenot lifted 1868 FC to victory in its first league meeting with Republic FC.
Kelly leads the USL with 12 goals this season, and has scored in six consecutive games. His goal against Sacramento was his 60th all-time in the USL, the most in the league’s history.
1868 FC loanee Kip Colvey started on Saturday in New Zealand’s opening game of the 2017 Confederations Cup, and played 83 minutes in the All Whites’ 2-0 loss to Russia.
Real Monarchs – GK: Connor Sparrow, Andrew Putna, Lalo Fernandez; D: David Horst, Justin Schmidt, James Moberg, Kyle Curinga, Max Lachowecki, Emilio Orozco, Michael Gallagher, Taylor Peay, Riggs Lennon; M: Omar Holness, Ricardo Velazco, Sebastian Saucedo, Jose Hernandez, Charlie Adams, Nick Besler, Sebastian Velasquez, Karsten Hanlin; F: Andrew Brody, Daniel Haber, Chase Minter, Chandler Hoffman, Emmanuel Occran, Skyler Milne, Jonel Desire
Reno – GK: Russ Klaybough, Matt Bersano, Andrew Tarbell; D: Thomas Janjigian, Jimmy Ockford, Brent Richards, Brenton Griffiths, Matheus Silva, Jordan Murrell; M: Jordan Roberts, Junior Burgos, Anibal Echeverria, Chris Wehan, Lindo Mfeka, Matt LaGrassa, Seth Casiple, Luis Felipe, Nick von Niederhausern, Jackson Yueill; F: Antoine Hoppenot, Dane Kelly, Boxi Yomba, Mackenzie Pridham, Brian Brown
Real Monarchs – None
Reno – None
REF: ROBI HULLNER
AR1: TJ Zablocki
AR2: Joshua Mills
4TH: Brad Jensen
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