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San Antonio FC suffers first loss of season in Colorado


You grow as a team and learn from defeat. Up until Saturday night, San Antonio FC had gone 14 matches without a loss – but all that changed in Colorado.

San Antonio FC suffered a 0-1 loss to the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC on Saturday night at Weidner Field, ending their unbeaten streak at 14 matches.

The lone goal of the match came late in first half stoppage time. Sean McFarlane put home a header past SAFC goalkeeper Diego Restrepo to put the Switchbacks ahead for good just before halftime.

SAFC came close to getting the equalizer on multiple occasions, but some of the shots were just off target. Restrepo’s night came to an end in the 77th minute when he was shown a red card for a hard tackle on a play. This means he will be suspended for San Antonio’s next match. Reserve keeper Lee Johnston filled in and made a key save to keep it a one goal game.

“We have to respond after tonight,” SAFC Head Coach Darren Powell said. “I’m proud of the players, their performance was strong. There were instances in the game that made it difficult but you can’t be more proud of the players. They kept working until the final whistle to get a tying goal but unfortunately we were unable to find it.”

Up next: San Antonio FC is now 10-1-4 (34 points) on the season and will return to the pitch next Saturday when they close out their road trip in Sacramento.

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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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