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Switchbacks FC Move on to Next Round of Open Cup with Win over FC Denver

May 16, 2019 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC News Release

lorado Springs, CO - The lorado Springs Switchbacks FC defeated FC Denver 1-0 in the second round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday night.

ming off of the loss in Las Vegas, the Switchbacks were looking to jump-start their 2019 season in the Open Cup on Wednesday night. Matt Hundley created multiple chances in the first half but he couldn't beat FC Denver keeper, Jacob Peterson, in the first half. Just before halftime, Kwasi Donsu turned and fired a shot from 30 yards into the bottom left corner to give the Switchbacks the lead. The Switchbacks controlled the tempo of the game in the second half to see out the 1-0 result and move on to the next round.

"First of all, I want to thank God and our supporters. They always support us," said Switchbacks midfielder, Kwasi Donsu. "It was a good game for me because it was my first goal for the Switchbacks. I'm very happy I scored a goal and we won."

The Switchbacks will either travel to Phoenix Rising FC or host New Mexico United in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup on May 29th, depending on who wins their matchup later Wednesday night.

The Switchbacks next league game is on Saturday, May 18th when New Mexico United comes to town on vuvuzela giveaway night to the first 500 fans in attendance, courtesy of General Dynamics. 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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