Real Monarchs, where the Honduran Douglas Martinez stands out, Champion was crowned yesterday of the Western Conference of the United Soccer League (USL) after beating Locomotive FC 2-1 in an exciting final that was defined in the second overtime at Zions Bank Stadium.
Douglas participated in the 120 minutes it took to define this duel. In the game the Locomotive was ahead of the 45th minute through the goal of Alex Fox.
Just started the second half, at minute 48, Kalen Ryden scored the goal of equality.
After the tie at the end of the 90 minutes, he forced the match to lengthen overtime and it was there when striker Erik Holt put on the hero's cape to score in the 120th minute, just before defining everything in a penalty shootout.
In the case of the catracho Martinez was the protagonist in several plays during the match, but could not shout goal.
Douglas, summoned by Fabian Coito to face Martinique and Trinidad and Tobago on November 14 and 17 respectively, has achieved a great campaign in the 17 goals scored.
The game of the grand final against Louisville City, champion of the other conference, still remains. In this duel Martinez would be absent because of his call to H.
With less prominence in the Real Monarchs also militate Luis Palma and Cristian Calix, who yesterday were not called for the meeting.