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Defensive error proves costly for San Antonio FC in Colorado

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April 23, 2016; Colorado Springs, CO, USA; San Antonio FC midfielder Rafael Castillo (16) controls the ball against Switchbacks FC midfielder Taeseong Kim (35) in the first half at Switchbacks Stadium. Credit: Isaiah J. Downing/Switchbacks FC
April 23, 2016; Colorado Springs, CO, USA; San Antonio FC midfielder Rafael Castillo (16) controls the ball against Switchbacks FC midfielder Taeseong Kim (35) in the first half at Switchbacks Stadium. Credit: Isaiah J. Downing/Switchbacks FC

San Antonio FC has played well defensively, but not on the offensive end. SAFC concluded their three-game road trip with a strong defensive showing, but a second half blunder would prove costly.

SAFC fell 1-0 to the Colorado Springs Switchbacks inside Switchbacks Stadium on Saturday afternoon for their second straight loss.

Colorado came out of the gate strong and attacked early. San Antonio goalkeeper Josh Ford made some early saves to keep the game scoreless. The Switchbacks converted on a corner, but the goal was disallowed.


San Antonio had two solid chances from Carlos Alvarez in the 25th and 44th minutes, but Colorado keeper Billy Thompson made huge saves to keep the score locked at zero going into the second half.

The Switchbacks scored the game-winner just after halftime when Marty Maybin took advantage of a SAFC defensive error and put the ball into the open net in the 50th minute.

SAFC had scoring chances in the second half, but could not get past the Colorado defense, falling 1-0. San Antonio collected just one out of a possible nine points during their three game road trip and will play four of their next five at home.

San Antonio FC is now 1-2-2 (5 points) on the season and will return to the pitch next Saturday when they welcome the Tulsa Roughnecks FC to Toyota Field at 7:30 p.m.

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Stephen Michael 26, is a journalist, social media coordinator, host, and entertainment reporter. Michael graduated in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts and earned a Master's Degree in Digital Media in 2020 from the University of the Incarnate Word. He has worked covering the San Antonio Rampage, Stars, and San Antonio Futbol Club. He was the host of the Project Spurs Roundtable on NBC affiliate News 4 San Antonio from 2015-17.

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