Real Monarchs claimed Team of Matchday 6 honors following their impressive display last Sunday. Led by head coach Jámison Olave, the team showed great resilience as they bounced back from a 1-0 deficit to score five unanswered goals and secure a convincing 5-1 victory over Timbers2. Their attacking prowess and clinical finishing were on full display during the match, justifying their selection for Team of Matchday 6.
USMNT U-20 team standout Diego Luna was the star of the show for the Monarchs, leading the charge with two goals in the second half, including the equalizer in the 65th minute and a beautifully crafted goal in the 74th minute.
Luna's brace was instrumental in turning the game around. His quick feet and dribbling ability were too much for the Timbers2 defense to handle, earning him the Man of the Match award.
GOAL: Diego Luna, Real Monarchs - 65th minute
Ilijah Paul and Tyrone Mondi also played pivotal roles in the victory with the duo making important contributions to their team's attacking efforts.
The Gilbert, Arizona native, Ilajah Paul was a constant threat down the middle, providing a goal and an assist during his 90 minutes on the pitch.
GOAL: Ilijah Paul, Real Monarchs - 80th minute
Tyrone Mondi’s intelligent movement and awareness helped him get into dangerous scoring positions throughout his time on the field, finishing the game with a goal and an assist to his name.
GOAL: Tyrone Mondi, Real Monarchs - 95th minute
The Real Monarchs' defense also deserves credit for their solid performance, as they clamped down the Timbers2 offense and limited their scoring opportunities after conceding an early goal.
Overall, it was an impressive team performance from Real Monarchs, who showed great character to come from behind and score five goals in the second half.
With Sunday’s result, Real Monarchs have now earned back-to-back victories and will look to make it three wins in a row next weekend when they host Tacoma Defiance on May 5th.