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San Antonio FC sees cup dreams end in Houston

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San Antonio FC saw their U.S. Open Cup dreams come to an end with a 0-4 defeat to the Houston Dynamo inside BBVA Compass Stadium on Wednesday night.

Things were kept even just before halftime, that is when Houston took the lead for good. Mauro Manotas received the ball in the box and beat goalkeeper Josh Ford in the 39th minute to make it a 1-0 game. In stoppage time, David Rocha added another to make it a two goal lead for the home squad at halftime.

The Dynamo added two more goals in the second to seal the deal. Raul Rodriguez and midfielder Leonel Miranda each picked up a marker to seal the 4-0 win, eliminating SAFC.


“Houston Dynamo just went through a coaching change, and when that happens you expect a very competitive, strong team put together,” said SAFC Head Coach Darren Powell. “Hopefully the guys can learn from tonight, and we’ll get better come the weekend.”

Up next: San Antonio FC returns to USL action on Saturday when they face the Colorado Switchbacks FC at 7:30 p.m. at Toyota Field.

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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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