1868 F.C. Loses at Real Monarchs S.L.C. 2-1
Brian Brown scored an absolute screamer in the ninth minute to put Reno up 1-0.
Reno 1868 FC Release
The series sweep wasn’t meant to be as Reno 1868 FC dropped its second-straight match Wednesday night, losing 2-1 to Western Conference leader Real Monarchs SLC.
Early on Wednesday, it looked as if it was going to be Reno’s night as forward Brian Brown scored an absolute screamer in the ninth minute to put Reno up 1-0.
The goal was Brown’s ninth of the season, making him the third leading scorer in club history passing Chris Wehan.
However, a minute later, the Monarchs equalized as Chandler Hoffman found Charlie Adams in the box for a goal to make it 1-1. Reno’s struggles continued in the first half and finally came to a head in the 41st minute.
Monarchs midfielder Maikel Chang found the back of the net from close distance to make it 2-1 going into the half.
Reno came out much stronger in the second half pressing high and keeping the pace in their favor. Reno created multiple chances including two balls that hit off the post.
The first was Brown’s near equalizer in the 67th minute that ricocheted off the top crossbar. Defender Duke Lacroix nearly provided the late-game dramatics as his shot hit the woodwork on the far post in the 90th minute. In total, Reno finished with 16 total shots and four on target.
Wednesday’s loss was the first consecutive loss since April 14 and ended Reno’s 11-match unbeaten road streak.
Reno will have another bye week before hitting the road Aug. 19 to play Swope Park Rangers. Reno returns home to Greater Nevada Field on Aug. 25 to face rival Sacramento Republic FC at 7:15 p.m.
Tickets for that match can be purchased at Reno1868FC.com/tickets.
Starting XI for Reno 1868 FC
GK (18) JT Marcinkowski, D (34) Joel Quiberg, D (6) Thomas Janjigian, D (15) Jimmy Ockford, D (16) Brent Richards, M (14) Chris Wehan, M (84) Seth Casiple, M (31) Jackson Yueill, M (10) Lindo Mfeka, F (99) Brian Brown, F (29) Antoine Hoppenot
SUBS: GK (35) Kyle Ihn, F (28) Mo Thiaw, M (22) Jerry van Ewijk, M (8) Guy Abend, D (5) Zach Carroll, D (11) Duke Lacroix, F (12) Danny Musovski
Reno 1868 FC Substitutions: 64’ Jackson Yueill Off…Jerry van Ewijk On, 64’ Chris Wehan Off…Danny Musovski On, 77’ Joel Qwiberg Off…Duke Lacroix On
Goals: 9’ Brian Brown - Left Foot - Outside the Box - Top Right Hand Corner
Starting XI for Real Monarchs SLC
GK (50) Jacob Leeker, D (3) Adam Henley, D (21) Taylor Peay, D (52) Kalen Ryden, D (45) Andrew Brody, M (42) Justin Portillo, (M) 57 Jack Blake, M (41) Charlie Adams M (44) Maikel Chang, F (49) Chandler Hoffmann, 47 (F) Joshua Heard
SUBS: GK (50) Andrew Putna, M (29) Jose Hernandez, D (40) James Moberg, M (53) Michael Gallager, D (48) Rhys Williams, F (54) Juan Mare, D (56) Konrad Plewa
Real Monarchs SLC Substitutions: 19’ Taylor Peay Off…Michael Gallagher On, 70’ Charlie Adams Off…Jose Hernandez On, 90’ (+3) Maikel Chang Off… Rhys Williams On
Goals: 10’ Charlie Adams - Left Foot - Centre of the Box - Bottom Right Hand Corner - Assist: Chandler Hoffman…41’ Maikel Chang - Right Foot - Centre of the Box - Bottom Left Hand Corner - Assist: Adam Henley