San Antonio FC rallied from a two-goal deficit to earn a 3-3 draw with the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer at Kino Sports Complex in Arizona on Saturday afternoon.
SAFC opened the scoring in the first half when the visiting side was awarded a penalty kick. A trialist converted on the PK to put San Antonio up a goal. New England responded with three consecutive goals from two from Teal Bunbury and one from Antonio Delamea.
The second half saw San Antonio tie things up to earn the draw. Ever Guzman scored twice, earning a brace of his own. He scored off assists from a trialist.
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Here’s what went good and bad for SAFC in their match Saturday:
- Ever Guzman looks like he hasn’t missed a beat since the end of last season. He quickly has gotten into form, scoring two of the three San Antonio goals on the afternoon.
- The trialists seem to be fitting into Darren Powell’s system quite well, getting two assists and converting on the PK.
- With their three goals on Saturday, SAFC has now scored eight goals through three preseason matches. That is a great sign for the offense, which struggled in the latter part of the regular season in 2017.
- Diego Restrepo was not as sharp in this preseason match. He allowed three goals in the first half. However, San Antonio’s backline from a year ago returns in 2018. So you can expect SAFC to be near the top of the league in defense this season.
- Speaking of defense, defensive anchor Stephen McCarthy missed Saturday’s match. It is rumored to be due to an injury suffered in training. Let’s hope its nothing that will keep him out long term.
San Antonio FC is now 2-0-1 in preseason play and will return to Toyota Field to host UT RGV and St. Edwards University in a split preseason match next Saturday.