SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio FC (10-1-3) completed the home portion of their 2020 USL Championship schedule with a 2-0 victory over OKC Energy FC (1-6-6) at Toyota Field on Saturday night.
The victory saw SAFC complete their regular season with a perfect record within the friendly confines of Toyota Field, making it the first unbeaten season at home in club history.
“OKC needed points to remain in the playoff picture, so it was difficult because tonight was like a playoff match,” SAFC Head Coach Alen Marcina said. “They threw everything at us, and they made it very difficult. We could have had more than just two goals because we created some big chances, but that’s a part of the game. I’m proud of the guys, I’m proud that we remained undefeated in the regular season at home and I’m also proud one of our young players made his debut tonight.”
The match was tight in the first half but San Antonio broke the scoreless tie just before halftime as a newcomer had his first tally in an SAFC kit. Forward Jordan Perruzza took the pass from Connor Maloney and fired a shot far-post, putting the home side up a goal in the 45th minute.
“The short time I’ve been here I’ve already started to gel with the players,” Perruzza said. “They have been treating me well in training. It’s a good group of guys ever since I got here.”
OKC came out firing in the second half but San Antonio’s backline stood up to the challenge and defended well. SAFC goalkeeper Matt Cardone came up with some big stops and earned another clean sheet.
Perruzza was aggressive for much of the second half and sealed the win for SAFC with a goal in the 52nd minute off a beautiful feed from midfielder Jose Gallegos.
“We wanted to put our best foot forward and compete and try to remain undefeated at home in the regular season,” Marcina said. “We’ve achieved that objective, but we will continue to take it one game at a time and keep improving, learning and progressing as a team.”
San Antonio FC is now 10-1-3 (33 points) on the season and will return to the pitch next Saturday when they travel to face FC Tulsa (3-2-7) at 7 p.m.