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San Antonio FC Falls to Indy Eleven 0-2 in U.S. Open Cup

May 8, 2024 - United Soccer League Championship (USL)
San Antonio FC News Release

INDIANAPOLIS - San Antonio FC fell to Indy Eleven 0-2 Wednesday, eliminating the team from the 2024 U.S. Open Cup in the Round of 32.

SAFC held Indy Eleven scoreless for the final 80 minutes of the contest, but the first 10 minutes proved to be crucial as the hosts jumped on top with two early goals to secure the win.

San Antonio had a 6-3 edge in shots on target while holding 57% possession in the match.

Next Up

San Antonio FC returns to USL Championship play this Saturday, hosting Las Vegas Lights FC. Kickoff from Toyota Field is set for 7:30 p.m. CT, and the match will be broadcast on CBS Sports Golazo Network. This season is presented by Toyota.

Postgame Notes:

Richard Windbichler and Kendall McIntosh make their first SAFC career starts on the night.

Kevon Lambert takes up the captain's armband for the third straight match.

Gio Padilla and Eduardo Fernandez make their first appearances for the first team this season, having also featuring in San Antonio's 2022 and 2023 Open Cup campaigns.

Recent SAFC academy signing Izaiah Garza makes his first professional appearance.

San Antonio FC's U.S. Open Cup run comes to an end with the 0-2 loss.

SAFC Starting XI: Kendall McIntosh, Trova Boni, Kendall Burks, Richard Windbichler (Bura 51'), Kevon Lambert (captain) (Gio Padilla 61'), Shannon Gomez, Mohamed Omar, Jorge Hernandez (Eduardo Fernandez 61'), Kameron Lacey (Izaiah Garza 68'), Machop Chol, Juan Agudelo (Jose Mulato 61')

Substitutions Not Used: Brandon Gongora, Dalziel Ozuna

Disciplinary Summary:

SAFC: Yellow Card (Jorge Hernandez) 20'

SAFC: Yellow Card (Machop Chol) 41'

IND: Yellow Card (Sebastian Guenzatti) 58'

SAFC: Yellow Card (Kendall Burks) 66'

SAFC: Yellow Card (Kameron Lacey) 69'


Head Coach Alen Marcina

(On the loss...)

"Although tonight's result is not what we hoped for, I'm proud of the guys' efforts and resilience in times of adversity. The first 10 minutes were extremely difficult. We'll learn and grow from this experience. Now it's about learning, putting this behind us and our sole focus on the grind of the regular season and having a great display in front of our fans against Las Vegas.

(On the different lineup...)

"We got the opportunity to play our young players who work incredibly hard in training and have earned these minutes, and we felt when they came on, they brought a lot of energy and fight and I'm proud of them. All in all, we'll learn and put this behind us, and our sole focus is on the league now."

Goalkeeper Kendall McIntosh

(On the loss...)

"It was obviously not the way we wanted it go. I think that in so many ways, each one of us can and should be better. I think that moving forward we have to come together and really defend for our lives, attack for our lives and put our hearts out there, put our pride out there and make sure something like this doesn't happen. I think that this weekend we're going to bring the fight, and that's all we can do."

(On the bouncing back in a short week...)

"It's just about having a short memory. Games like these, if you dwell on them, they can hurt for a while, but for us, it's all about the bounce back. I think that each one of us is going to be extraordinarily motivated to show that this is not who we are and to prove to ourselves, the league and everybody around that's watching that we can dominate this league, and we can be the players that we believe we are. I think come Saturday, we're going to have the right energy, the right mentality, and we're just going to push and give everything."

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