Real Monarchs earn three points at home, NYCFC II clinches extra point in shootout victory during Wednesday doubleheader


Matchweek 3 action kicked off with a Wednesday doubleheader featuring Real Monarchs taking on MNUFC2 at home and Chattanooga FC making the trip to Belson Stadium to face off against NYCFC II.

Let's recap all the action that unfolded during Wednesday's games:

Real Monarchs (2) - MNUFC2 (1)

Real Monarchs bounced back from a Matchweek 2 loss to Whitecaps FC 2 with a 2-1 victory over MNUFC2. Despite facing an early red card, MNUFC2 fought valiantly by scoring the opening goal of the match in the 21st minute.

Carlos Harvey earned an assist off a perfectly lofted lead pass to Loïc Mesanvi, who slotted it home to give the vistors the lead.

Real Monarchs' forward Zavier Gozo dealt a decisive blow to MNUFC2's hopes of a road victory, finding the net twice in his 65 minutes on the field to give his side the three points.

NYCFC II (1) - Chattanooga FC (1) - NYCFC II win 4-2 in shootout

NYCFC II hosted a Chattanooga FC team that was eager to build on a Matchweek 2 win that earned them their first ever MLS NEXT Pro win and shutout.

After falling behind early to a Taylor Gray header, NYCFC II responded in the second half to thanks to a Jonathan Shore equalizer that sent the game to a shootout. Alex Rando stepped up a during the shootout, denying a Callum Watson kick from the mark that allowed Ronald Arévalo to seal the deal and give his team the extra point at home.