Sounders FC 2 and Real Monarchs are on opposite ends of the USL playoff picture, with the team from Utah mathematically eliminated and Seattle only needing five points to tie up a playoff berth. But even though the Monarchs are bottom of the West, they haven't been a pushover team of late.
S2 are on the second stop of a three-game road trip, after an unfortunate trip to LA Galaxy II. Jack McBean scored the only goal in the match just before half, and S2 couldn't find the equalizer. Instead, Giulano Frano found a red card in the 57th minute, keeping the midfielder out of the lineup tonight.
S2 have failed to score in three of their last four, partly because Pablo Rossi is in a bit of a scoring slump. Rossi did, however, score the lone goal when the Monarchs came to Starfire, so maybe this is the night he puts on the right scoring boots.
Kick is at 6 p.m., and the match will stream live on YouTube. Follow along with us right here.
Referee: Adam Zarrin
How to Watch-
Match Date/Time- 6 pm Friday August 28th
Venue- Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah
Local TV- None
Online- YouTube (or right here!)
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