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USL Match Preview – #SLCvTUL

By Staff, 07/30/17, 9:01AM EDT


Monarchs, Roughnecks meet for second time this season

SANDY, Utah – Real Monarchs SLC will look to reverse one of only two losses it has suffered this season when Tulsa Roughnecks FC visits Rio Tinto Stadium on Monday night as both teams look to build on victories in their last outings. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. MT.

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Real Monarchs SLC news and notes

  • Current record: 15-2-2, 47pts

  • The Monarchs extended their undefeated streak to four games with a 2-1 victory against Rio Grande Valley FC last Wednesday night at H-E-B Park.

  • Chandler Hoffman scored the game-winning goal from the penalty spot, and is now tied for second in the USL with 13 goals this season, one off his total for the 2016 season with Louisville City FC.

  • The Monarchs are on a 10-game home winning streak dating back to the 2016 season, three games short of Orlando City SC’s 13-game streak in the 2014 USL season which currently holds the league record.

  • Wednesday night’s game saw the return from injury of Sebastian Velasquez, who has notched six goals and six assists this season. Velasquez played the final 27 minutes as a substitute.

Tulsa Roughnecks FC news and notes   

  • Current record: 8-8-1, 25pts

  • The Roughnecks ran their undefeated streak to four consecutive games with a 3-0 victory against Phoenix Rising FC last Saturday night at ONEOK Field.

  • Ian Svantesson scored his team-leading eighth goal of the season as Tulsa won its third game in the four-game run in front of a season-high crowd at home.

  • Christian Thierjung marked his debut for the Roughnecks with a goal, scoring five minutes before full time after coming on as a substitute in the 80th minute.

  • The Roughnecks’ run of 10 points in four games is the side’s best so far this season, and equals the club’s best sequence in its history. The side went on a pair of 3-0-1 runs in the 2015 season.

Series Notes

  • The Roughnecks took a 2-0 win at ONEOK Field on July 1, giving the side a 2-1-2 edge in the all-time series.


  • Real Monarchs – GK: Connor Sparrow, Andrew Putna, Lalo Fernandez; D: Reagan Dunk, David Horst, Justin Schmidt, Aaron Maund, 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 

  • Tulsa – GK: Donovan Ricketts, Bryan Byars, Fabian Cerda; D: Paris Gee, Modou Jadama, Jorge Corrales, Francisco Ugarte, Bradley Bourgeois, Kosuke Kimura, Matej Dekovic; M: Jonathan Levin, Joey Calistri, Collin Fernandez, Joaquin Rivas, Brady Ballew, Jaime Ayala, Jacori Hayes; F: Juan Caffa, Ian Svantesson, Pavel Kondrakhin, Christian Thierjung


  • Real Monarchs – None

  • Tulsa – Accumulation warning: Jorge Luis Corrales



  • AR1: Jonathan Weiner

  • AR2: Allen Pickett

  • 4TH: Trevor McDowell

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  • #SLCvTUL

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