San Antonio FC Defeats Rivals RGV FC 1-0 at Home
SAN ANTONIO - San Antonio FC (2-0-1) beat RGV FC (0-3-2) 1-0 at Toyota Field on Saturday night. A goal from forward Gonzalo Di Renzo secured the Alamo City club its first home win since the USL Championship season resumption.
"We did a good job managing the game," said SAFC Head Coach Alen Marcina. "To get three points at home is always a good moment."
SAFC scored the lone goal of the match in the 65th minute when midfielder Cristian Parano picked the pocket of an RGV FC player and fed Di Renzo in on goal with a through-ball, which the Argentina native slotted between the legs of RGV FC goalkeeper Paul Blanchette to take the lead.
With the assist, Parano has tallied one goal and one assist in just two matches this season. The reigning USL Championship Young Player of the Year also tallied four chances created and an 84.6 percent passing accuracy on the night.
San Antonio FC defender Mitchell Taintor earned SWBC Man of the Match honors after recording 90 percent duels won, 85.7 percent aerial duels won, four clearances, four interceptions, and a team-leading 76 successful passes.
With the win, SAFC sits atop group D with seven points and remains undefeated in the 2020 season, with an all-time home record of 36-10-21. The club will return to action on Saturday, Aug. 1 as they travel to face Austin Bold FC at 8 p.m.
SAFC: 1-0, Gonzalo Di Renzo (Cristian Parano assist) 60'
RGVFC: Yellow Card (David Rocha) 9'
SAFC: Yellow Card (PC) 36'
RGVFC: Yellow Card (Kevin Rodriguez) 45'
SAFC Starting XI: GK: Dayne St. Clair; D: Connor Maloney, Mitchell Taintor, Hunter Gorskie (c), Joshua Yaro, Blake Smith; M: Zach Herivaux (Kai Greene 81'), PC, Cristian Parano (Jesus Enriquez 88'); F: Gonzalo Di Renzo (Jose Gallegos 65'), Luis Solignac (Ignacio Bailone 88')
Substitutions not used: Matthew Cardone, Callum Montgomery, Tabort Etaka Preston
San Antonio FC carried their unbeaten streak to three league matches after defeating RGV FC 1-0 at Toyota Field...marked the first game in 140 days in San Antonio following the COVID-19 pandemic...SAFC is now 36-10-21 in league play at Toyota Field all-time
SAFC defender Mitchell Taintor was named the SWBC Man of the Match after helping lead his team to a clean sheet against RGV...Taintor recorded game-highs in touches (103), successful passes (76) and possessions gained (10)...also recorded team-highs in clearances (4) and interceptions (4), while adding an 84.4 percent passing accuracy and 90 percent duels won
SAFC midfielder Cristian Parano recorded his first assist of the season to go with four key passes...Parano scored his first goal of the season last weekend also against RGV
San Antonio FC goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair recorded a clean sheet while saving 100 percent of his shots faced (two saves)...with the shutout, SAFC has now had at least two goalkeepers record clean sheets in a single season in every season except 2019...Matt Cardone recorded a clean sheet on 3/7 against the Monarchs this season
SAFC forward Gonzalo Di Renzo scored his first goal for SAFC on the night...Di Renzo also recorded two shots, two shots on target and one key pass in the win
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