PHOENIX – Despite a solid defensive performance, San Antonio FC would fall 0-1 to Phoenix Rising FC (20-2-5) at Casino Arizona Field on Saturday night.

The loss is the second straight for San Antonio, who fell to 13th in the Western Conference.

“Our team came in and played with the right commitment, focus, and intensity throughout the game,” SAFC Head Coach Darren Powell said. “There were a couple of moments that we’ll continue to improve on, but overall I’m proud of our players and staff for everyone’s efforts.”

Despite several good chances for both teams, the goalkeepers for both sides made some great saves to keep the match scoreless late. The lone goal of the match came off the boot of Phoenix midfielder Solomon Asante in the 87th minute.

“We need to win now,” SAFC midfielder Jack Barmby said. “It’s vital that we win, and we pick up as many points as we can towards the end of the season because it’s getting tighter and we want to be in the playoffs.”


San Antonio FC is now 9-11-7 (34 points) and will return to the pitch next Saturday at 7:30 pm Central Time at Toyota Field against OKC Emergy FC.

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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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