USL West’s Two-Horse Race So Far


Image: Jesus Miguel Garcia, Pitch Black News

After San Antonio FC spent over a month and a half in the top spot of the United Soccer League Western Conference standings, Real Monarchs SLC finally usurped them on Saturday after being hot on their heels the whole time.

Early on in the season, it was evident there would be a two-horse race for the USL West pedestal. Both clubs now sit on 30 points, 13 ahead of both Seattle Sounders FC 2 and Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, who sit in third and fourth place, respectively. Real Monarchs own the top spot by virtue of having more wins, while SAFC is still undefeated.


That the two clubs are neck-and-neck at the top is fitting given a number of similarities in their schedules so far.

Both clubs started off their seasons with two wins. They also swapped opponents in the third and…

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