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Match #24 Preview: SAFC opens month long road trip in Salt Lake City


San Antonio FC (12-2-9) opens up a month long road trip tonight when they take on Real Monarchs SLC (17-3-4) in Salt Lake City in a Western Conference battle.

Last time out: SAFC earned a 1-0 win over Vancouver Whitecaps 2 at Toyota Field. Kris Tyrpak scored the winning goal in the first half. San Antonio’s game against Portland Timbers 2 was postponed due to Hurricane Harvey, meaning the boys got extra time off to rest and prepare.

Race for first: Tonight’s match with Real Monarchs is a must win for San Antonio, who are currently 10 points Real for the top spot in the Western Conference. A loss or draw would likely ensure SAFC’s shot at grabbing the top spot are slim.

Magic number: SAFC’s magic ‘number’ for clinching a playoff berth currently sits at 13. San Antonio can reduce that number with a win or draw.

Against Real Monarchs: SAFC will face Real Monarchs SLC for the final time this season. Earlier, San Antonio earned a point in a 2-2 draw at Toyota Field. Overall, SAFC is 0-1-1 all-time against Real Monarchs.

San Antonio FC and Real Monarchs SLC will kick things off at 8 p.m.

Match predictions:

Stephen Anderson: SAFC 1-1 Real Monarchs

Samantha Garcia: SAFC 0-1 Real Monarchs

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Stephen Michael 26, is a journalist, social media coordinator, host, and entertainment reporter. Michael graduated in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts and earned a Master's Degree in Digital Media in 2020 from the University of the Incarnate Word. He has worked covering the San Antonio Rampage, Stars, and San Antonio Futbol Club. He was the host of the Project Spurs Roundtable on NBC affiliate News 4 San Antonio from 2015-17.


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