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Union Omaha to Compete in 2020 Wasatch Winter Cup

By Staff, 01/15/20, 2:34PM EST


League One side to face finalists from 2019 USL Championship Final in preseason tournament

Zions Bank Stadium and Real Monarchs SLC will play host to League One's Union Omaha SC as well as the Championship's Louisville City FC and Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC this February for the 2020 Wasatch Winter Cup. | Photo courtesy Real Monarchs SLC

HERRIMAN, Utah – Union Omaha will square off with top competition from the USL Championship this preseason as it heads to defending USL Championship Title-holder Real Monarchs SLC for the second edition of the Wasatch Winter Cup at Zions Bank Stadium in February.

The USL League One expansion side will face the hosts, two-time Championship winner Louisville City FC and Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC during the week-long tournament as Head Coach Jay Mims and his side prepare for their inaugural season.

Omaha will kick off the event against the Monarchs on Sunday, February 16 before meeting Louisville on Wednesday, February 19 and the Switchbacks on Saturday, February 22.

“We are excited to be hosting the Wasatch Winter Cup again here in Herriman with three very well prepared and well coached teams,” said Real Monarchs Assistant General Manager Tim Weaver. “Louisville, Colorado Springs and Omaha will all provide excellent competition for the Monarchs and one another, as we prepare to defend the USL league championship. 

“We are ­­privileged to have such world-class facilities and are honored that these clubs have agreed to come here to prepare for their respective seasons. We look forward to welcoming each team and hosting them in what is sure to be an entertaining and world-class preseason tournament.”

2020 Wasatch Winter Cup Schedule

Sunday, February 16
Real Monarchs SLC vs. Union Omaha, 5 p.m. MT
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC vs. Louisville City FC, 7 p.m. MT

Wednesday, February 19
Real Monarchs SLC vs. Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, 10 a.m. MT
Union Omaha vs. Louisville City FC, 1 p.m. MT

Saturday, February 22
Real Monarchs SLC vs. Louisville City FC, 9 a.m. MT
Union Omaha vs. Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, 11:30 a.m. MT

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