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USL Match Preview – #OKCvSLC

By Staff, 08/04/17, 9:14AM EDT


Monarchs visits Energy FC with hosts looking to build on win

OKLAHOMA CITY – USL Western Conference-leader Real Monarchs SLC will look to maintain its eight-point lead at the top of the conference when it visits an OKC Energy FC team that is looking to build on a big midweek victory when the teams meet on Saturday night at Taft Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. CT.

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OKC Energy FC news and notes

  • Current record: 7-8-5, 26pts

  • Energy FC took a 1-0 victory against Reno 1868 FC on Wednesday night in the USL Game of the Week at Taft Stadium to extend its undefeated streak to four games.

  • Forward Jose Angulo scored the only goal of the game as the win moved Energy FC into the eighth and final playoff place in the Western Conference.

  • Angulo’s goal was his third since arriving in OKC on loan from Saint Louis FC, and his seventh overall this season.

  • Energy FC has hit the post or crossbar a league-high 12 times this season, with Miguel Gonzalez and Alex Dixon both having hit the woodwork three times apiece.

Real Monarchs SLC news and notes

  • Current record: 15-2-3, 48pts

  • The Monarchs were held to a 0-0 draw on Monday night by Tulsa Roughnecks FC at Rio Tinto Stadium, the first time Real had been held scoreless at home this season.

  • The draw brought to an end Real’s 10-game home winning streak, but moved the side eight points clear of second-place San Antonio FC at the top of the Western Conference.

  • Attacking midfielder Sebastian Velasquez made his first start against the Roughnecks since suffering an injury in late May.

  • Monarchs forward Chandler Hoffman was one of the nominees for USL Player of the Month for July after recording five goals and two assists over the month.

Series Notes

  • The Monarchs evened the all-time series between the teams at two wins apiece with a 3-1 victory on July 5.


  • OKC – GK: Cody Laurendi, C.J. Cochran, Jacob Lissek; D: Kyle Hyland, Sam Fink, Mickey Daly, Michael Harris, Anthony Wallace, Coady Andrews, Richard Dixon; M: Chad Bond, Juan Pablo Guzman, Miguel Gonzalez, Alex Dixon, Daniel Gonzalez, Jose Barril, Luis Martinez; F: Jose Angulo, Andy Craven

  • Real Monarchs – GK: Connor Sparrow, Andrew Putna, Lalo Fernandez; D: Reagan Dunk, David Horse, 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


  • OKC – Accumulation warning: Coady Andrews

  • Real Monarchs – Accumulation warning: Michael Gallagher



  • AR1: Brandon Queri

  • AR2: Matthew Corrigan

  • 4TH: Benjamin Moore

Game hashtag:

  • #OKCvSLC

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