Real Monarchs SLC 1 vs Sacramento Republic FC 1
March 9, 2018; Sacramento, California; Papa Murphy’s Park
Real Monarchs SLC (0-0-1, 1 point); Sacramento Republic FC (0-0-1, 1 point)
Man of the Match: 18-year-old goalkeeper David Ochoa came up big throughout the night for the Monarchs in their season opener, making five clearances and four massive saves to keep the Sacramento attack at bay. Ochoa shut down Villyan Bijev early in the seventh minute after he got space on the left side, preventing the early lead.