Samuel Adeniran Scores First Goal with San Antonio FC
SAN ANTONIO (June 18, 2022) – San Antonio FC drew Oakland Roots SC 1-1 tonight, earning the team’s first draw of the season to move to 10-3-1 on the season. With the point, SAFC is just two points back of Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC for first in the USL Championship Western Conference.
Oakland scored first, finding the back of the net in the 29th minute. In first half stoppage time, Samuel Adeniran scored his first goal with San Antonio to tie the match. The goal came off an assist from PC, the midfielder’s third assist in the last two matches and giving him a team-leading four on the season.
Despite SAFC outshooting Oakland 8-2 in the second half, the score held for the team’s first draw of the season.
SAFC is on the road next week, traveling to play Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC on Friday, June 24 in a matchup featuring the two top teams in the Western Conference. Kickoff is set for 8:00 p.m. CT, and the match will be broadcast on ESPN+.
OAK: 0-1, Joseph Nane (Assisted by Juan Carlos Azocar) 29’
SAFC: 1-1, Samuel Adeniran (Assisted by PC) 45+’
OAK: Yellow Card (Joseph Nane) 15’
OAK: Yellow Card (Dariusz Formella) 37’
SAFC: Yellow Card (Jasser Khmiri) 44’
SAFC: Yellow Card (Mitchell Taintor) 86’
SAFC: Yellow Card (Jordan Farr) 90+2’
OAK: Yellow Card (Matias Fissore) 90+6’
OAK: Yellow Card (Jose Hernandez) 90+7’
SAFC Starting XI: GK: Jordan Farr; D: Mitchell Taintor, Jasser Khmiri (Shannon Gomez 45’), Fabien Garcia, Diedie Traore, Connor Maloney; M: PC (captain), Mohammed Abu, David Loera (Santiago Patiño 70’); F: Justin Dhillon (Deshane Beckford 86’), Samuel Adeniran (Ignacio Bailone 76’)
Substitutions not used: Jude Bosshardt, Nicky Hernandez, Ates Diouf
- SAFC moves to 10-3-1 on the season with 31 points.
- Samuel Adeniran’s goal in first half stoppage time was his first with SAFC, coming in his second match with the club.
- PC’s assist on Adeniran’s goal was his third in the last two matches and fourth of the season.
- PC’s four assists on the season lead the team and extend a career best.
- SAFC moves to 1-3-1 when failing to score first this season
- SAFC remains 10-0-1 on the season when scoring.
Head Coach Alen Marcina
(On the result…)
“We were definitely the aggressors with and without the ball. Disappointed we
didn’t get the three points, I felt we earned the three points, I felt we dominated from start to finish. Our pressing actions were fantastic. We created a number of clear-cut opportunities. Yes, we’d like to execute. We’ll learn from this. But all in all it’s a point. Definitely a very, very positive performance … just we’ve got to continue to work on that final action.”
(On the result…)
“I think we played very well, we dominated the game … controlled it well. need to
improve on set pieces of course, and we need to be better on finishes too. I think
we did a pretty good job to control the game, control the ball, but inside both 18s
we need to be better.”
Forward Sam Adeniran
(On scoring his first goal with SAFC…)
“I’m very grateful. Grateful to God, grateful to the coaching staff for believing in me, telling me to come out here. It’s just amazing, it’s surreal to be able to be able to do it in front of these amazing fans in this amazing stadium, so I’m just very happy.”