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Switchbacks FC Inches Away from Last Second Equalizer After Second Half Fireworks

July 5, 2019 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC News Release

Colorado Springs, CO - A wild second half saw the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC lose 2-1 to Orange County in front of 5,606 fans at Weidner Field, the largest crowd in Switchbacks' history.

The Switchbacks were looking to get back on track in the teams first game under Interim Head Coach Wolde Harris. The Switchbacks got on the board in the first minute of the second half when Rony Argueta picked up a loose ball and fired a low and driven shot just inside the far post. However, Orange County turned the result around with a pair of counter-attack goals. The first came just three minutes after the Switchbacks took the lead as Michael Seaton got in behind the defense and held off a defender as he slotted the ball by Andre Rawls. The game-winner was a product of two substitutes for Orange County as Kevin Coleman assisted Giovanni Ramos Godoy's tap in.

Orange County's defender Walker Hume was shown a straight red card after a hard challenge to the face of a defenseless Matt Hundley to force the visitor's to play down a man for the final five minutes. The Switchbacks' nearly took advantage in the third minute of stoppage time as Abdul Rwatubyaye's header hit the underside of the crossbar before Logan Dorsey's rebound was punched off the line by Patrick McLain as he was falling backward into the goal to preserve the win for Orange County SC.

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The Switchbacks are back at Weidner Field on July 13th to take on the Tulsa Roughnecks FC on Movie Night. The first 500 fans in attendance will receive a free Switchbacks poster courtesy of the Better Business Bureau. Full 16oz beers will be available for $1 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.

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