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USL Match Preview – #SLCvCOS

By USLSoccer.com Staff, 08/11/17, 5:30PM EDT

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League leaders look to bounce back against Colorado Springs

SANDY, Utah – After a shock loss one week ago, Real Monarchs SLC will have a tough test as they welcome the Colorado Springs Switchbacks to Rio Tinto Stadium for a match which kicks off at 7:00pm on Saturday.

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Real Monarchs SLC news and notes

Current record: 15-3-3, 48pts

Real Monarchs SLC is coming in to this match off just their third loss of the season as they fell to OKC Energy FC 2-0.

The Monarchs are in perhaps their worst run of the year as they have won just one of their last three matches, and see their lead at the top of the league closing.

Real Monarchs managed just one shot on target in the match, and will be concerned about their recent lack of finishing touch.

To make things worse for Real Monarchs, they will be without Sebastian Velasquez, and Alex Caparelli who are suspended for this match.

A bright note in the shock loss was goalkeeper Connor Sparrow, who managed to save a penalty to avoid a bigger goal difference hit.

Colorado Springs Switchbacks news and notes

Current record: 9-8-6, 33pts

The Colorado Springs Switchbacks will come into this match high in confidence after managing a 4-0 win over Orange County SC on Tuesday.

It was the second straight match that Colorado Springs scored four goals and marked the third straight win for the club.

Four different players scored in the match for Colorado Springs with Luke Vercollone, Shane Malcolm, Masta Kacher, and Kevaughn Frater all scoring.

Series Notes

This match decides the season series with both teams having won one of the earlier matches this year.

Squads

Real Monarchs – GK: Connor Sparrow, Matt van Oekel, Andrew Putna, Lalo Fernandez; D: Reagan Dunk, David Horst, Justin Schmidt, 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, Karsten Hanlin; F: Andrew Brody, Daniel Haber, Chase Minter, Chandler Hoffman, Skyler Milne, Jonel Desire

Colorado Springs – GK: John Berner, Justin Luthy, Dan Jackson, Moise Pouaty; D: Josh Phillips, Pascal Eboussi, Josh Suggs, Davy Armstrong, Diego Gutierrez, Sean McFarlane, Kortne Ford, Conner Bevans, Jordan Burt; M: Luke Vercollone, Eddy Prugh, Damen Marcu, Rony Argueta, Jake Cawsey, Ricardo Perez, Taesong Kim; F: Jun Gyeong Park, Masta Kacher, Kevaughn Frater, Aaron King, Shane Malcolm, Jack Jones

Discipline

Real Monarchs – Suspended: Sebastian Velasquez, Alex Caparelli Accumulation warning: Michael Gallagher

Colorado Springs – Accumulation warning: Josh Phillips, Taesong Kim

Officials
REF: JOSEPH DICKERSON
AR1: TJ Zablocki
AR2: Kali Smith
4TH: Paul Burgess

Game hashtag:

#SLCvCOS

Twitter social handles

Real Monarchs SLC - @RealMonarchs

OKC Energy FC - @SwitchbacksFC

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