Malcolm's First Hat Trick in Switchbacks History Powers Switchbacks FC in Dominant Performance
Carson, California - The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC put in a dominant performance on Saturday night to open the season with a 4-1 win over the LA Galaxy II behind Shane Malcolm's hat trick, the first in Switchbacks history.
Coming off of an undefeated preseason, the Switchbacks were looking to keep the momentum going in Los Angeles. Shane Malcolm gave the Switchbacks the early lead with a header from close range after Mike Seth played the ball back across the face of the goal.
Malcolm started the second half just as hot as the first when he found himself 1-v-1 with the keeper and his initial chipped effort fell to his feet as he put the ball into the empty net just three minutes after half time. Nearly 10 minutes later, Ish Jome played in a cross that found the head of the Switchbacks captain, Jordan Burt, who would make no mistake of the finish to extend the lead to 3-0. Shane Malcolm made Switchbacks history in the 76th minute when he scored his third goal of the game, making him the first player in Switchbacks history to score a hat trick. The Galaxy would pull a goal back in the final minutes to have the final scoreline end 4-1.
The home opener is on March 16th as the Switchbacks host the Sacramento Republic FC at 6:00 PM at Weidner Field for a St. Paddy's Day celebration with fireworks and 16oz $1 beer for the first 30 minutes after gates open at 5:00 PM. Tickets start at just $12 and are available HERE. For the price of a Switchbacks ticket and 2-5 beers, it is cheaper than buying 2-5 beers at a bar or restaurant.
Images from this story
Shane Malcolm of theColorado Springs Switchbacks
(LA Galaxy II)
• Discuss this story on the United Soccer League Championship message board...
United Soccer League Championship Stories from March 10, 2019
- Sellout Crowd Sees Legion FC Fall in Inaugural Season Home Opener - Birmingham Legion FC
- Steel FC earns three points in shutout over Legion FC to start 2019 regular season - Bethlehem Steel FC
- Sellout Crowds Smash Championship's Week 1 Attendance Record - USL
- Indy Eleven Fall to Saint Louis FC 2-1 - Indy Eleven
- Austin Bold FC Earns Draw in Inaugural Match - Austin Bold FC
- Lights FC Battle Austin Bold FC to Scoreless Draw - Las Vegas Lights FC
- Republic FC Open the Season with 1-1 Draw at Home against Real Monarchs SLC - Sacramento Republic FC
- Real Monarchs SLC Draws 1-1 with Sacramento Republic FC - Real Monarchs SLC
- Foxes Draw 1-1 at New Mexico United in USL Championship Opener - Fresno FC
- Malcolm's First Hat Trick in Switchbacks History Powers Switchbacks FC in Dominant Performance - Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
- T2 Battle Tulsa Roughnecks FC to 1-1 Road Draw Saturday Night - Portland Timbers 2
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.
Other Recent Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC Stories
- Switchbacks FC Potential U.S. Open Cup Opponents Announced
- Switchbacks FC Fall 2-0 to Reno 1868 FC on Saturday Night
- Russell Dickerson Headlines First Annual Springs Country Fest at Weidner Field, Home of the Switchbacks, on May 31st
- Switchbacks FC Drop 2-0 Result on the Road to Orange County SC
- 16-Year-Old Abraham Rodriguez Becomes the Second Youngest Player to EarnUSL Championship Player of the Week