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Match #27 Preview: SAFC closes road trip in Kansas City


San Antonio FC (14-2-10) will look to get even closer to the top spot in the Western Conference when they face the Swope Park Rangers (13-7-6) to close out their four-game road trip in Kansas City on Sunday afternoon.

Last time out: SAFC earned a 1-0 win over Orange County SC on Wednesday night thanks to a Ben Newnam free kick in the 55th minute of play. The victory clinched a berth in the 2017 USL Cup Playoffs, the first for San Antonio in franchise history.

Getting points: San Antonio comes into Sunday’s match on a five-game unbeaten streak. SAFC has gone 3-0-2 in their last five matches, earning 11 points out of a possible 15. The point streak has seen SAFC create distance between themselves and both Swope and Reno, who are right behind them in the standings.

Battle for No. 1: SAFC comes into today’s match with 52 points, just four points behind league-leading Real Monarchs SLC with 56. With San Antonio idle on Saturday, Phoenix Rising FC helped out the Alamo City club by defeating Real 2-0. With a win on Sunday, SAFC can climb within one point of the Monarchs.

Against Swope Park: San Antonio will face Swope Park for the final time this season. SAFC has held Swope scoreless in the previous two meetings in 2017, earning a 1-0 win and a point in a 0-0 draw. Overall, SAFC is 1-2-2 all-time against the Rangers.

San Antonio FC and Swope Park Rangers will kick things off at 4 p.m. from Swope Soccer Village.

Match predictions:

Stephen Anderson: SAFC 1-0 SPR

Samantha Garcia: SAFC 2-1 SPR

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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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