San Antonio FC (12-2-9) opens up a month long road trip tonight when they take on Real Monarchs SLC (17-3-4) in Salt Lake City in a Western Conference battle.
Last time out: SAFC earned a 1-0 win over Vancouver Whitecaps 2 at Toyota Field. Kris Tyrpak scored the winning goal in the first half. San Antonio’s game against Portland Timbers 2 was postponed due to Hurricane Harvey, meaning the boys got extra time off to rest and prepare.
Race for first: Tonight’s match with Real Monarchs is a must win for San Antonio, who are currently 10 points Real for the top spot in the Western Conference. A loss or draw would likely ensure SAFC’s shot at grabbing the top spot are slim.
Magic number: SAFC’s magic ‘number’ for clinching a playoff berth currently sits at 13. San Antonio can reduce that number with a win or draw.
Against Real Monarchs: SAFC will face Real Monarchs SLC for the final time this season. Earlier, San Antonio earned a point in a 2-2 draw at Toyota Field. Overall, SAFC is 0-1-1 all-time against Real Monarchs.
San Antonio FC and Real Monarchs SLC will kick things off at 8 p.m.
Stephen Anderson: SAFC 1-1 Real Monarchs
Samantha Garcia: SAFC 0-1 Real Monarchs