San Antonio FC Ends Season with 2-2 Home Draw vs. Colorado Springs
SAN ANTONIO - San Antonio FC (12-13-9) tied Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC (7-21-5) 2-2 at Toyota Field on Saturday night as the club hosted its second-largest crowd in franchise history with 8,406 fans in attendance. Following results around the league, the team was eliminated from playoff contention on the final match day of the USL Championship season.
"We had chances to put the game away and we didn't," SAFC Head Coach Darren Powell said. "Credit to Colorado because they came in and fought and created opportunities, and we didn't take full advantage of playing against 10 men. For us it's hard to take and everyone is disappointed."
SAFC opened the scoring in the 30th minute after midfielder Pecka converted a penalty following a foul on Brian Gomez inside the visitors' box. The goal marked the Brazilian's second of the season and third for the club since the 2017 campaign.
The Alamo City club doubled its lead in the 49th minute when midfielder Jack Barmby converted the team's second penalty of the night following a foul on forward Ever Guzman inside the box. The goal marked Barmby's eighth for the club.
The Switchbacks narrowed the gap in the 68th minute after forcing an SAFC own goal before midfielder Tucker Bone found the end of a cross and scored with a header to level the score at 2-2, after which SAFC was unable to find the winning goal.
SAFC: 1-0, Pecka (penalty) 30'
SAFC: 2-0, Jack Barmby (penalty) 48'
COS: 2-1, Own Goal (Eby Ackon) 68'
COS: 2-2, Tucker Bone (Ismaila Jome assist) 82'
SAFC: Yellow Card (Moises Hernandez) 8'
COS: Red Card (Abdul Rwatubyaye) 28'
SAFC: Yellow Card (Walter Restrepo) 39'
COS: Yellow Card (Matthew Hundley) 45'
SAFC: Yellow Card (Brian Gomez) 45'
SAFC: Yellow Card (Eby Ackon) 63'
SAFC: Yellow Card (Pecka) 72'
COS: Yellow Card (Abraham Rodriguez) 85'
SAFC: Red Card (Walter Restrepo) 90'
SAFC Starting XI: GK: Matthew Cardone; D: Kai Greene, Eby Ackon, Moises Hernandez; M: Pecka (c), Michael Lahoud, Jose Gallegos (Rafa Castillo 50'), Jack Barmby F: Walter Restrepo, Brian Gomez, Ever Guzman (Frank Lopez 67')
Substitutions Not Used: Jonathan Viscosi, Johnny Fenwick, Pascal Eboussi, Ryan Roushandel
San Antonio FC tied Colorado Springs, ending their season after results around the league...with the draw, SAFC has now finished 2 spots or less away from the playoffs in three of their four seasons...SAFC finished 2nd in the West in 2017
San Antonio FC midfielder Pecka scored his second goal of the season and third in his SAFC career in the draw
SAFC finished the 2019 USL Championship regular season with a 12-13-9 record, including a 9-2-6 record at home and 3-11-3 record on the road...the club scored a team-record 62 goals while conceding 57
San Antonio FC midfielder Jack Barmby scored his eighth goal for the club tonight, marking the second most on the SAFC roster and tied for the first most by a player in an SAFC uniform in 2019
SAFC defender Kai Greene started and played 90 minutes for the 34th straight league match, making him the first SAFC player in team history to play every minute of the 2019 regular season...his 3,060 minutes played are an SAFC record, and he is the first SAFC player to cross the 3,000 minute threshold...Greene is one of just two players to play every minute for their team this season (also, Phanuel Kavita)
San Antonio FC 2019 season leaders were as follows: Goals: Guzman, Lopez, Barmby (8); Assists: Restrepo (8); Games: Greene (34); Minutes: Greene (3,060); Yellow Cards: Hernandez (9); Red Cards: Four Players (1)
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