Real Monarchs SLC vs. Orange County Soccer Club
2018 USL Regular Season (Week 8)
Friday, May 4, 2018 | 7:00 PM (PST)
Zions Bank Stadium | Herriman, UT
IRVINE, Calif. (May 3, 2018) –Orange County SC heads to Utah to check out the new home of Real Monarchs SLC when they take on the Monarchs at Zions Bank Stadium on Friday, May 4 at 7:00 PM. A win for Orange County SC would maintain the club’s first-place position in the USL Western Conference standings. Orange County SC closed out the month of April with two players up for nomination in the USL’s Fans’ Choice Goal of the Month and Player of the Month awards. Forward Nansel Selbol was nominated for his striking finish against LA Galaxy II on April 7. In first-place in the USL, with 26 saves and 5 clean sheets, Goalkeeper Andre Rawls was nominated for Player of the Month.
Orange County SC returned to the top position following their hard-fought, one nil victory over Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC on Saturday, April 28 at Championship Soccer Stadium. Midfielder Aodhan Quinn scored the lone goal of the night off of a penalty in the sixth minute of play. Keeping their lines compact for the remainder of the game, a disciplined Orange County SC kept their opponent at bay for the remainder of the night to secure the full three points.
Friday’s match will be the first of two fixtures between the teams this season with the second match set for September 19 at Championship Soccer Stadium. The last time Orange County SC squared off against the Monarch’s, the two teams showcased their defensive skills with the match ending in a 0-0 draw. The Monarch’s head to the match following a 0-0 draw at home against Las Vegas Lights FC.
Orange County SC returns home to Championship Soccer Stadium for Fleece Blanket Night presented by Hoag and Hoag Orthopedic Institute on Saturday, May 12 at 7:00 PM (PST). Fans attending Saturday’s match are encouraged to arrive early to get their fleece blanket while they last. Tickets for Saturday’s match are available online at orangecountysoccer.com of by phone at (949) 647-GOAL.
Photo credit: Liza Rosales | Liza Rosales Photography