Photo courtesy David Calvert / Reno 1868 FC
RENO, Nev. – Two of the top three teams in the USL Western Conference a season ago will square off this preseason at Greater Nevada Field, with Reno 1868 FC set to host 2017 USL Regular Season-champion Real Monarchs SLC in a preseason exhibition on Wednesday, March 7.
Kickoff is slated for 5:45 p.m. PT and marks the second visitor to Reno this preseason from a fellow USL club with 1868 FC set to host Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC four days earlier on March 3 at 4 p.m. PT.
The Monarchs currently lead the all-time series between the Western Conference powers, having swept to three victories in the 2017 regular season that included a 3-0 win at Greater Nevada Field that helped pave the way late in the season to Real’s first silverware.
“We’re excited to bring in another very talented Western Conference club to add to our slate of preseason matchups,” Reno GM Andy Smith said.
Reno 1868 FC will open the 2018 USL regular season at Greater Nevada Field on March 17 against the Swope Park Rangers at 4 p.m. PT. Tickets for the 2018 regular season go on sale Feb. 3 with pre-sale beginning Tuesday, Jan. 30.