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Royals Attendance Tops Real Salt Lake, Orlando Game

Utah Royals FC Lo'eau LaBonta is swarmed by teammates after she scored the game winning goal against the Washington Spirit at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Saturday, April 20, 2019. (Silas Walker, Deseret News)

SANDY, Utah – Soccer in the state of Utah is in full swing with Real Salt Lake, Real Monarchs and Utah Royals FC and fans have been taking advantage of the home games.

Utah Royals FC of the National Women’s Soccer League started their second season on Saturday and had 18,015 fans at Rio Tinto Stadium as they knocked off the Washington Spirit 1-0 in their home opener.

The previous Saturday, also at Rio Tinto Stadium, Real Salt Lake had 16,770 fans in attendance as they knocked off Orlando City SC 2-1.

Out in Herriman, Utah, the Real Monarchs of the USL Championship had 1,711 fans as they beat San Antonio FC 3-2.

The Royals drew their second largest crowd in club history with the largest being in their inaugural home opener in 2018.

The Royals picked up their win off of a goal by Lo’eau LaBonta, just 10 minutes into the match.

Real Salt Lake has since won two straight games, including the win over Orlando, they beat FC Cincinnati on the road 3-0.

It’s the first time in history that all three clubs, Real Salt Lake, Real Monarchs and Utah Royals FC all won their respective games in the same weekend.

The Royals will travel to the Orlando Pride on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. RSL will travel to the Los Angeles Galaxy on Sunday at 6 p.m. and the Monarchs will face the Austin Bold on the road on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

All three games can be streamed on KSLSports.com and the KSL TV app.

RSL Schedule
08/03/2019
New York City FC
1
Real Salt Lake
3
08/10/2019
Real Salt Lake
2
Sporting Kansas City
1
08/14/2019
Seattle
0
Real Salt Lake
3
08/17/2019
Los Angeles FC
2
Real Salt Lake
0
08/24/2019 @ 8:00 pm
Colorado
Real Salt Lake
08/31/2019 @ 8:30 pm
Real Salt Lake
Portland
09/11/2019 @ 7:30 pm
San Jose
Real Salt Lake
09/15/2019 @ 3:30 pm
Real Salt Lake
Minnesota
09/21/2019 @ 5:30 pm
Real Salt Lake
New England
09/25/2019 @ 7:30 pm
Los Angeles
Real Salt Lake
Western Conf. Standings
W-L-T Pts.
Los Angeles FC
18-3-4 58
Minnesota
12-8-6 42
Los Angeles
13-11-2 41
Real Salt Lake
12-10-4 40
Seattle
11-8-7 40
San Jose
11-9-5 38
Portland
11-9-4 37
FC Dallas
10-10-7 37
Houston
9-13-4 31
Sporting Kansas City
8-11-7 31
Colorado
7-13-6 27
Vancouver
6-12-9 27