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San Antonio FC Continues Unbeaten Streak at Home with 0-0 Draw vs. Orange County Sc

May 11, 2019 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - San Antonio FC News Release

SAN ANTONIO - San Antonio FC (3-5-2) tied Orange County SC (3-3-4) 0-0 at Toyota Field on Saturday night, extending the Alamo City club's unbeaten streak at home to four matches while earning their third clean sheet of the season.

"Our guys showed a lot of heart tonight," SAFC Head Coach Darren Powell said. "We wanted to make sure we preserved the clean sheet and that we created a handful of good opportunities to score. All in all we're proud of the effort from our players tonight, and getting a clean sheet is important at this stage."

SAFC goalkeeper Matthew Cardone recorded three saves and four claims on the night en route to his third shutout of the season, while defender Eby Ackon led the back line with five tackles, three clearances and eight possessions gained.

SAFC midfielder Cristian Parano earned SWBC Man of the Match honors on the night after recording two shots, two key passes, one shot on target, and recording nine successful dribbles. Teammates Brian Gomez and Billy Forbes led the attack with three shots a piece, while midfielder Jack Barmby tallied four key passes.

The match marked the first of three in the span of eight days for the Alamo City club. SAFC will return to action on Tuesday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m. as the club opens its 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup run against Laredo Heat SC at Toyota Field.

Disciplinary Summary:

SAFC: Yellow Card (Michael Lahoud) 17'

SAFC: Yellow Card (Moises Hernandez) 59'

SAFC: Yellow Card (Ever Guzman) 68'

OCSC: Yellow Card (Michael Seaton) 70'

OCSC: Yellow Card (Aodhan Quinn) 72'

OCSC: Yellow Card (Harry Forrester) 85'

Attendance: 6,073

SAFC Starting XI: GK: Matthew Cardone; D: Kai Greene, Eby Ackon, Joshua Yaro, Moises Hernandez; M: Michael Lahoud (c), Cristian Parano, Jack Barmby; F: Bradford Jamieson IV (Ever Guzman 54'), Billy Forbes, Brian Gomez

Substitutions Not Used: Jonathan Viscosi, Lance Laing, Walter Restrepo, Johnny Fenwick, Pascal Eboussi, Ethan Bryant

Postgame Notes:

San Antonio FC earned a 0-0 draw against Orange County SC at home, extending their home unbeaten streak to four matches...SAFC is now 2-3-2 all-time against OCSC and 1-1-2 at home

SAFC held their third clean sheet of the season, blanking OCSC at Toyota Field...goalkeeper Matthew Cardone owns all three shutouts for SAFC in 2019...Cardone made three saves against Orange County

San Antonio FC midfielder Cristian Parano earned SWBC Man of the Match honors after the 0-0 draw...Parano led SAFC with an 81.5 percent passing accuracy (min. five passes) while recording two key passes and winning 66.7 percent of his team-high 24 duels...Parano recorded nine successful dribbles out of 12, getting fouled five times in the process

SAFC defender Eby Ackon led the defense, recording team-highs in tackles (five), clearances (three), and possessions gained (eight)...Ackon led SAFC with 62 passes, completing 80.6 percent of them, while also winning 84.2 percent of his duels and 100 percent of his aerial duels

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