Utah Royals FC UTA

4‑1‑1 , 3‑1‑0 Home

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Final
Sat, Apr 20

Washington SpiritWAS

4‑1‑1 , 2‑1‑0 Away

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Rio Tinto Stadium

Sandy, Utah

Attendance: 18,015

Utah Royals FC open their season with 1-0 win at home

Lo'eau LaBonta scored the game's only goal

Utah Royals FC  | Washington Spirit
  • A crowd of 18,015 was in attendance for the Utah Royals FC home opener at Rio Tinto Stadium as Utah beat the Washington Spirit 1-0.
  • Utah Royals FC midfielder Lo’eau LaBonta scored the first goal of the season for Utah, on a play started by Christen Press. Press stole a ball on the backline, dribbled into the box, and threaded a pass to LaBonta for the right-footed finish.
  • In the 76th minute, Spirit midfielder Rose Lavelle‘s free kick shot went just high. The game marked Lavelle’s 2019 NWSL debut after she missed the opener with an injury.
  • Utah Royals FC midfielder Mandy Laddish subbed on in the 79th minute, her first minutes after missing the last two seasons because of injury.
Key Plays

Utah Royals FC

18

Nicole Barnhart

Goalkeeper
19

Michelle Maemone

Defender
  61'
2

Rachel Corsie

Defender
4

Becky Sauerbrunn

Defender
6

Katie Bowen

Defender
11

Desiree Scott

Defensive Midfielder
21

Veronica Boquete Giadans

Midfielder
66

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir

Midfielder
9

Lo’eau LaBonta

Midfielder
  79'   10'
23

Christen Press

Striker
8

Amy Rodriguez

Striker
  59'

substitutes

13

Makenzy Doniak

Substitute
7

Mandy Laddish

Substitute
  79'
5

Kelley O'Hara

Substitute
  61'
1

Abby Smith

Substitute
24

Katie Stengel

Substitute
  59'
15

Erika Tymrak

Substitute
14

Gaby Vincent

Substitute

manager

 

Laura Harvey

Manager

Washington Spirit

1

Aubrey Bledsoe

Goalkeeper
9

Tegan McGrady

Defender
3

Samantha Staab

Defender
14

Paige Nielsen

Defender
23

Tori Huster

Defender
7

Amy Harrison

Midfielder
  63'
12

Andi Sullivan

Midfielder
4

Jordan DiBiasi

Midfielder
20

Cheyna Matthews

Striker
  26'   46'
33

Ashley Hatch

Striker
  78'
11

Mallory Pugh

Striker

substitutes

19

Dorian Bailey

Substitute
5

Megan Crosson

Substitute
  78'
8

Meggie Dougherty Howard

Substitute
  63'
17

Cali Farquharson

Substitute
10

Rose Lavelle

Substitute
  46'
2

Arielle Ship

Substitute
30

Shae Yanez

Substitute

manager

 

Richie Burke

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Utah Royals 1, Washington Spirit 0.

90'+4'

END 2

Second Half ends, Utah Royals 1, Washington Spirit 0.

90'+1'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Tori Huster.

90'+1'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Kelley O'Hara (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90'+1'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Katie Stengel (Utah Royals) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Vero Boquete.

90'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Tegan McGrady (Washington Spirit).

90'

FREE KICK WON

Vero Boquete (Utah Royals) wins a free kick on the right wing.

89'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mallory Pugh.

88'

FREE KICK WON

Aubrey Bledsoe (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88'

FREE KICK LOST

Dangerous play by Vero Boquete (Utah Royals).

88'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Rachel Corsie (Utah Royals) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Christen Press with a cross.

87'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Sam Staab.

87'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Christen Press (Utah Royals) right footed shot from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Kelley O'Hara with a cross.

86'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Megan Crosson.

85'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit).

85'

FREE KICK WON

Gunnhildur Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

84'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Megan Crosson (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andi Sullivan.

84'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rose Lavelle.

82'

FREE KICK WON

Tori Huster (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Christen Press (Utah Royals).

81'

FREE KICK WON

Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rachel Corsie (Utah Royals).

79'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Mandy Laddish replaces Lo'eau LaBonta.

78'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Megan Crosson replaces Ashley Hatch.

76'

MISS

Attempt missed. Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner from a direct free kick.

75'

FREE KICK WON

Jordan Di Biasi (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals).

74'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Katie Bowen (Utah Royals).

74'

MISS

Attempt missed. Christen Press (Utah Royals) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Lo'eau LaBonta.

71'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Christen Press (Utah Royals) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Katie Stengel.

69'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit).

68'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Becky Sauerbrunn.

68'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Becky Sauerbrunn.

66'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Utah Royals. Katie Stengel tries a through ball, but Christen Press is caught offside.

65'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Tori Huster tries a through ball, but Mallory Pugh is caught offside.

64'

MISS

Attempt missed. Katie Stengel (Utah Royals) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Gunnhildur Jonsdottir with a cross.

63'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Meggie Dougherty Howard replaces Amy Harrison.

61'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Kelley O'Hara replaces Michelle Maemone.

60'

FREE KICK WON

Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katie Stengel (Utah Royals).

59'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Katie Stengel replaces Amy Rodriguez.

53'

MISS

Attempt missed. Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tori Huster.

49'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Tori Huster.

START

Second Half begins Utah Royals 1, Washington Spirit 0.

45'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Rose Lavelle replaces Cheyna Matthews.

45'+2'

END 1

First Half ends, Utah Royals 1, Washington Spirit 0.

45'+1'

FREE KICK WON

Jordan Di Biasi (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45'+1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Desiree Scott (Utah Royals).

44'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Vero Boquete (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Desiree Scott.

43'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit).

43'

FREE KICK WON

Lo'eau LaBonta (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

42'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lo'eau LaBonta (Utah Royals) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Gunnhildur Jonsdottir.

41'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit).

41'

FREE KICK WON

Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Amy Harrison with a through ball.

33'

FREE KICK WON

Sam Staab (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Amy Rodriguez (Utah Royals).

29'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Christen Press (Utah Royals).

29'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Christen Press (Utah Royals) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Vero Boquete.

28'

FREE KICK WON

Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Christen Press (Utah Royals).

26'

YELLOW CARD

Cheyna Matthews (Washington Spirit) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

26'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Cheyna Matthews (Washington Spirit).

26'

FREE KICK WON

Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Cheyna Matthews (Washington Spirit).

22'

FREE KICK WON

Rachel Corsie (Utah Royals) wins a free kick on the left wing.

17'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit).

17'

FREE KICK WON

Lo'eau LaBonta (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Sam Staab.

12'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Tori Huster.

10'

GOAL

Goal! Utah Royals 1, Washington Spirit 0. Lo'eau LaBonta (Utah Royals) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Christen Press.

8'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Nicole Barnhart.

3'

MISS

Attempt missed. Christen Press (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Michelle Maemone.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

UTA
KO HT FT 90+
46
Lavelle 10
Matthews 20
59
Stengel 24
Rodriguez 8
61
O'Hara 5
Maemone 19
63
Dougherty Howard 8
Harrison 7
78
Crosson 5
Hatch 33
79
Laddish 7
LaBonta 9
10
goal

Lo’eau LaBonta 9

Assisted by: Christen Press 23

26
yellow card

Cheyna Matthews 20

WAS

Goals & Assists

10′ Utah Royals FC
Lo’eau LaBonta
Assisted by: Christen Press

Disciplinary

26′ Washington Spirit
Cheyna Matthews

Substitutions

46′ Washington Spirit
  Rose Lavelle
  Cheyna Matthews
59′ Utah Royals FC
  Katie Stengel
  Amy Rodriguez
61′ Utah Royals FC
  Kelley O'Hara
  Michelle Maemone
63′ Washington Spirit
  Meggie Dougherty Howard
  Amy Harrison
78′ Washington Spirit
  Megan Crosson
  Ashley Hatch
79′ Utah Royals FC
  Mandy Laddish
  Lo’eau LaBonta


UTA

Match Statistics


WAS

12
Shots
6
4
Shots On Goal
2
4
Shots Blocked
2
6
Corners
3
14
Crosses
11
1
Offsides
1
10
Fouls
8
0
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
474
Total Passes
519
83.1%
Passing Accuracy
84.8%
48%
Possession
52%
32
Duels Won
36
9
Tackles Won
12
2
Saves
3
15
Clearances
17

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
19 D Michelle Maemone 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 D Rachel Corsie 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
4 D Becky Sauerbrunn 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
6 D Katie Bowen 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
11 DM Desiree Scott 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
21 M Veronica Boquete Giadans 90 0 0 1 0 4 0 1 1
66 M Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
9 M Lo’eau LaBonta 79 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 2
23 F Christen Press 90 0 1 5 1 2 1 3 0
8 F Amy Rodriguez 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
13 S Makenzy Doniak 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 S Mandy Laddish 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 S Kelley O'Hara 29 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1 S Abby Smith 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 S Katie Stengel 31 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0
15 S Erika Tymrak 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 S Gaby Vincent 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
18 G Nicole Barnhart 90 0 6 2 0 0 0 0
9 D Tegan McGrady 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
3 D Samantha Staab 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
14 D Paige Nielsen 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 D Tori Huster 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
7 M Amy Harrison 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 M Andi Sullivan 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
4 M Jordan DiBiasi 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
20 F Cheyna Matthews 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
33 F Ashley Hatch 78 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
11 F Mallory Pugh 90 0 0 2 2 2 1 0 1
19 S Dorian Bailey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 S Megan Crosson 12 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
8 S Meggie Dougherty Howard 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
17 S Cali Farquharson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 S Rose Lavelle 45 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
2 S Arielle Ship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 S Shae Yanez 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Aubrey Bledsoe 90 1 12 3 0 0 0 1

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