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Real Monarchs collapse late, concede thrice in final minutes to draw 3-3

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Real Monarchs collapsed late against LA Galaxy II, doing just enough to retain a point after leading 3-0 earlier in the match.

Right back Tyler Arnone opened the scoring with a goal from outside the box (a bit like Luke Mulholland's, you have to say) that bounced twice in the box without interference.

Maikon Orellana doubled the Monarchs' lead in the 25th minute when he sent a shot to the goalkeeper that, we have to say, was pretty easy to save — but instead of saving the shot, he parries the shot up, and the ball loops back over the goalkeeper's head — and he stands there, trying to figure out what's happening (or maybe hoping the ball is going out for a Monarchs corner), and the ball simply drops behind him and into the goal. It was a weird, weird goal — but also one that the Monarchs earned through some good swashbuckling attacking play.

To round out the first-half goal spree, Colin Rolfe opened his Real Monarchs account with a stoppage time goal, getting his foot onto a low cross from Orellana after a superb run.

The collapse came late, with Monarchs conceding three times in the final few minutes of the match, with the first in the 81st minute, the second coming in the 88th minute, and the final sealing a draw in stoppage time.