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USL Match Preview – #SAvSLC

By Staff, 07/21/17, 9:19AM EDT


SAFC hosts Monarchs in major tilt at top of West

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio FC and Real Monarchs SLC will square off for the first time this season on Saturday night at Toyota Field as the Western Conference-leading Monarchs look to break San Antonio’s 10-game home undefeated streak. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. CT.

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San Antonio FC news and notes

  • Current record: 10-1-6, 36pts

  • San Antonio played to a 1-1 draw last Friday night against OKC Energy FC in the USL Game of the Week on ESPNU.

  • The second-largest crowd in Toyota Field history of 8,131 was on hand, and San Antonio took the lead through Billy Forbes early in the second half, only for Miguel Gonzalez’s stoppage-time equalizer to earn the visitors a point.

  • San Antonio was overtaken for second place in the Western Conference on Thursday night by the Swope Park Rangers, and sit seven points behind the Monarchs in first place.

  • SAFC has conceded only eight goals this season, the fewest in the USL.

Real Monarchs SLC news and notes

  • Current record: 14-2-1, 43pts

  • The Monarchs enter on a two-game winning streak after defeating Seattle Sounders FC 2 in their last outing on July 8 at Rio Tinto Stadium.

  • Chandler Hoffman had a goal and two assists in the 4-1 victory, and now has 11 goals and five assists this season.

  • Real is off to the second-best 17-game start in USL history, with only Orlando City SC’s 14-0-3 start to the 2014 season collecting more points in that span.

  • The Monarchs are the only side in the league to have three players with at least five assists this season, with Hoffman joined by Sebastian Velasquez and Charlie Adams.

Series Notes

  • The Monarchs took a 2-0 victory in the only meeting between the teams in 2016. This is the first meeting at Toyota Field.


  • San Antonio – GK: Matt Cardone, Diego Restrepo, Lee Johnston; D: Sebastien Ibeagha, Cyprian Hedrick, Ben Newnam, Stephen McCarthy, Greg Cochrane, Ryan Roushandel; M: Miguel Salazar, Pecka, Billy Forbes, Michael Reed, Victor Araujo, Rafael Castillo, Kris Tyrpak, Mark O’Ojong, Devin Vega, Maxi Rodriguez, Zach Herivaux; F: Aly Hassan, Cesar Elizondo, A.J. Ajeakwa, Shawn Chin

  • Real Monarchs – GK: Connor Sparrow, Andrew Putna, Lalo Fernandez; D: Reagan Dunk, Justin Schmidt, Aaron Maund, Danilo Acosta, Chris Schuler, James Moberg, Kyle Curinga, Max Lachowecki, Emilio Orozco, Michael Gallagher, Taylor Peay, Riggs Lennon; M: Sebastian Saucedo, Jose Hernandez, Charlie Adams, Nick Besler, Sebastian Velasquez, Karsten Hanlin; F: Andrew Brody, Daniel Haber, Chase Minter, Chandler Hoffman, Skyler Milne, Jonel Desire 


  • San Antonio – Accumulation warning: Ben Newnam

  • Real Monarchs – None



  • AR1: Tony Obas

  • AR2: Estefania Estrada

  • 4TH: Kyle Phillips

Game hashtag:

  • #SAvSLC

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