Phoenix Rising FC at Real Monarchs SLC
Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017
Kickoff: 3:00 p.m., Arizona
Stadium: Rio Tinto Stadium (Sandy, UT)
TV-Arizona Cox Channels 7 & 1007 (HD) or online at PHXRisingFC.com
Watch party at the Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill in Tempe Marketplace (2000 East Rio Salado Parkway #1041, Tempe, AZ 85281)
The match comes off the heels of Phoenix Rising FC’s historic home opener on March 25. An all-time club record 6,890 fans watched as Phoenix Rising FC fell to Toronto FC II, 1-0. The match marked the opening of the Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex, the first soccer-specific stadium in the club’s four-year history.
Real Monarchs SLC are coming off a road win to begin their 2017 campaign. Behind goals from midfielders James Moberg and Nick Besler, the Monarchs downed Portland Timbers 2, 2-1. Midfielder Charlie Adams notched the assist for both goals.
This will be the eighth matchup between the two clubs. In two previous seasons, Phoenix Rising FC is 4-3-0. The teams aren’t just evenly matched in terms of records. The matches themselves have been very close with six of the seven matches decided by one goal. The only time a contest was decided by more than a goal came on July 22, 2016, a 3-0 win for Phoenix Rising FC.
Phoenix Rising FC: 0-1-0, 0 pts
Real Monarchs SLC: 1-0-0, 3 pts
All-time Series: Phoenix Rising FC is 4-3-0 in its all-time series with Real Monarchs SLC, and has won three of the last four meetings including the last two trips to Utah.