SANDY, Utah – Real Monarchs SLC will enter a 2017 USL Cup Playoffs on a high after recording a 20th win of a unchanging deteriorate – a 2-1 feat – opposite a LA Galaxy II during Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday evening. With a result, a Monarchs turn a second group in as many seasons to acquire some-more than 20 victories, as a New York Red Bulls II available a record-setting 21 wins on their approach to securing a 2016 USL Cup. Emilio Orozco netted a opening idea of a compare around a dilemma flog sent into a box in a sixth notation of play, while Sebastian Velasquez scored a second for a home side 13 mins later. Los Dos’ Adrian Vera cut a lead to one in a 42nd notation after rounding Monarchs goalkeeper Connor Sparrow. However, a Monarchs hold on and, as a result, finish a unchanging deteriorate with a 20-5-7 record. The Galaxy II finish their 2017 debate with an 8-19-5 altogether record.
6’ – SLC – Emilio Orozco (Diego Calvo)
19’ – SLC – Sebastian Velasquez
42’ – LA – Adrian Vera
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Three Things That Matter:
- 1. The Monarchs capped off an considerable USL unchanging deteriorate with another Western Conference win on Saturday and will now conduct into a USL Cup Playoffs undefeated in 5 games. The club, that claimed a 2017 USL Regular Season Championship by securing 67 points in 32 games this campaign, will be a No. 1 seed in a Western Conference and horde a eighth-seeded Sacramento Republic FC or OKC Energy FC this arriving weekend.
- 2. Los Dos will skip out on a postseason for a initial time given commencement play in 2014. The Galaxy II showed peculiarity in a handful of matches this year, though a bar had a tough time defending. The bar has conceded a league-high 62 goals this unchanging season, while usually recording 4 shutouts in 32 matches.
- 3. While Reno 1868 FC has been the best aggressive group during a USL unchanging season, a Monarchs have proven to be a well-oiled appurtenance on both ends of a field. The bar finishes a unchanging deteriorate with 57 goals scored and 30 goals conceded – a second-best idea differential in a league. Sacramento, a Monarchs’ intensity Western Conference Quarterfinals opponent, has scored 43 goals this debate while surrender 41, display how considerable a group has been. Netminder Connor Sparrow recorded 7 shutouts this year, while Chandler Hoffman led a side with 16 goals scored.
USLSoccer.com Man of a Match:
Sebastian Velasquez, Real Monarchs SLC – The midfielder scored a game-winning goal, finished 89.6 percent of his passes and combined dual chances for a home side.