San Antonio will enter USL Match Day Two on the road in Colorado to face the Colorado Springs Switchbacks. Both teams enter the match winning their first game of the season and will look for three points to begin separating themselves from the USL Western Conference pack.
San Antonio FC is coming off a 1-0 win over Real Monarchs where SAFC dominated possession for much of the match and played an aggressive style of play. Montgomery scored in the 67′ with an assist for Solignac. Defense stepped up and and played a disciplined game with only one yellow from Blake Smith that was questionable on a supposed handball.
Colorado Springs won their match of the season with a 2-1 victory over Oklahoma City Energy at Taft Stadium in Oklahoma. Switchbacks scored early with a goal from Christian Volesky, who came in from Pittsburgh Riverhounds, in the 15th minute. OKC struck back and tied up in the 58′ by team captain Atiba Harris on a header from a free kick. The match winner was scored on an own goal in the 77′ minute as a pass was deflected by Energy’s Tucker Stephenson.
Players to Look Out For
San Antonio FC –
Jose Gallegos, Blake Smith, Luis Solignac
Colorado Springs Switchbacks –
Christian Volesky, Sean Melvin, Sebastian Anderson
Head to Head
Colorado Springs leads the overall series with 3 wins 2 losses and 4 draws. Colorado Springs is undefeated at home versus SAFC with a 3-0-1 record. San Antonio has only scored one goal in Colorado Springs since 2016.
Last time these two clubs met was on on October 19th 2019, on the last day of season. SAFC needed a win to clinch a playoff spot and seemly were in control up 2-0 and the Switchbacks down a man at the 67 minute. An own goal by Ackon in the 68′ and the tying goal in the 82′ by Tucker Bone sealed SAFC’s fate of being eliminated and missing out on a playoff spot in three of the four years of existence.
Colorado Springs leads in goals total 9 to 8.
Colorado Springs Switchbacks v San Antonio FC from Weidner Field
Saturday, March 14th at 4:30 PM
Live streamed on ESPN+
USL Match Center: https://www.uslchampionship.com/coloradospringsswitchbacksfc-sanantoniofc-2047022