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The Real Questions: April 18, 2019

RSL is back in the win column, URFC have their first match, and Real Monarchs have the worst loss of their season so far.

Lucas Muller - RSL Soapbox

Real Salt Lake : What does Real Salt Lake need to do to get a result in Cincinnati?

To get a result in Cincinnati, RSL needs to play like they did for the first 65 minutes of the Orlando game. The first 65 of that game was some of the best soccer we have seen from Real Salt Lake this year except for maybe at LAFC. FC Cincinnati is 1-1-1 at home so far this season, they haven’t been dominating at home. If Real Salt Lake comes out and plays their soccer and is better defensively than they’ve been in road games so far this season, a tie, or hopefully even a win isn’t completely out of the question.

Utah Royals FC : What does Utah Royals FC need to do in their first match?

Utah Royals FC needs to win in this match. Starting their season a week later than everyone against a Washington Spirit team that scored just 12 goals last season and ended in 8th place, Utah needs to win. Starting the season off with a win is crucial. Every match matters in this league and especially knowing URFC will be losing their World Cup players after next week, getting 3 points against Washington could potentially be the make or break in the end of the season.

Real Monarchs SLC : Should we be worried?

The short answer to this question is no. Real Monarchs had a rough week in New Mexico, facing a talented New Mexico side and losing 5-1. This result was bad, but likely just an off day. This is the first time all season RMSLC let in more than one goal. It’s not time to hit the panic button just yet, if we start stringing together results like this, especially with RMSLC being back home this weekend, maybe then we become concerned. But for now, it seems like the Monarchs just had an off night.