Reno 1868 FC Release


Reno 1868 FC snatched a commanding grasp of third place in the USL’s Western Conference after a dominant 3-0 win over the West’s top team, Real Monarch SLC, on Tuesday at Greater Nevada Field.

With the win, Reno jumped into sole control of third place in the West while extending the club’s unbeaten streak to 14-straight (club record). It was also Reno’s first ever win over Real Monarchs SLC.

In front of a crowd of 5,125 fans, Reno dominated the Monarchs from the start staying the final third for a majority of the first half.

Reno kicked off the scoring off a Seth Casiple corner kick that was headed to defender Brent Richards who found midfielder Luis Felipe who volleyed it in to put Reno up 1-0 at the half.

The goal was Luis Felipe’s first goal this season.

The second half turned into the Brian Brown show as the forward found the back of the net off an Antoine Hoppenot assist in the 57th minute.

The goal was Brown’s first of the night and Hoppenot’s eighth assist this season, which put him in a tie for the league lead.

Brown wasn’t done as he scored an absolute beauty in the 66th minute off a Paul Marie cross to cap off Reno’s 3-0 win.

Brown’s brace put him at a team high seven goals this season, also good for third most in the USL.

Reno will aim to make it 15-straight without a loss on Sunday when the club travels to Seattle to take on Sounders 2 at 1:30 p.m. PT. Reno returns home July 14 to take on the Morelia Monarcas in the club’s Liga MX friendly.

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Reno 1868 FC Starting XI

GK (18) JT Marcinkowski, D (16) Brent Richards, D (5) Zach Carroll, D (6) Thomas Janjigian, D (11) Duke Lacroix, M (96) Luis Felipe, M (84) Seth Casiple, M (14) Chris Wehan, M (25) Tommy Thompson, F (29) Antoine Hoppenot, F (99) Brain Brown

Reno 1868 FC Subs 

GK (35) Kyle Ihn, D (4) Jordan Murrell, D (21) Paul Marie, M (22) Jerry Van Ewijk, M (10) Mfeka, F (28) Mo Thiaw, F (12) Danny Musovski


46’ Brent Richards Off….Paul Marie On, 82’ Brian Brown Off…Mo Thiaw On, 85’ Antoine Hoppenot Off…Danny Musovski On

Reno 1868 FC Goals

32’ Luis Felipe Fernandes - Left Foot - Very Close Range - Bottom Left Hand Corner - Assist: Brent Richards - Second Assist: Zach Carroll….57’ Brian Brown - Left Foot - Centre of the Box - Centre of the Goal - Assist: Jack Blake - Second Assist: Tommy Thompson…66’ Brian Brown - Left Foot - Left Side of the Box - Bottom Right Hand Corner - Assist: Paul Marie

Real Monarchs SLC Starting XI

GK (50) Jacob Leeker, D (45) Andrew Brody, D (21) Taylor Peay, D (40) James Moberg, 53 (D) Kalen Ryden, M (43) Justin Portillo, M (41) Charles Adams, M (29) Jose Hernandez, M (44) Maikel Chang, M (47) Joshua Heard, F (49) Chandler Hoffman (c)


46’ Maikel Chang Off… Juan Ignacio Mare On, 58’ José Hernández Off…Jack Blake On, 63’ Josh Heard Off… Mastanabal Kacher On

Real Monarchs SLC subs

GK (51) Andrew Punta, D (56) Konrad Pleua, D (48) Rhys Williams, M (55) Sebastian Velasquez, M (46) Mastanabal Kacher, M (57) Jack Blake, F (54) Juan Mare