CARSON – San Antonio FC earned a road point in their playoff hunt as they played to a 1-1 draw with LA Galaxy II (10-9-10) at Dignity Health Sports Park on Friday night.
The result saw SAFC remain in the final playoff spot in the Western Conference for the time being pending other weekend results.
“Our players played good soccer at times tonight and got into good positions,” SAFC Head Coach Darren Powell said. “You have to admire their character to earn a point after going down a man for the last 30-plus minutes of the game.”
The home side opened the scoring just eight minutes into the match when Los Dos midfielder Jorge Hernandez sent a high arching shot past SAFC goalkeeper Matt Cardone in the eighth minute. San Antonio answered right back when Rafa Castillo headed a pass to Frank Lopez, who put it home for his 13th goal of the season and seventh for the club.
The second half saw no goals but saw Pecka get ejected from the match.
San Antonio FC is now 10-11-8 (38 points) on the season and will return to the pitch next Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. to face the Tulsa Roughnecks (6-13-9).