San Antonio FC jumped out to an early 2-0 lead against the Monarchs on the road on Saturday, but two penalties and three second-half goals earned the Salt Lake City club all three points. SAFC is now 3-2-1 all-time against the Monarchs, and the loss snaps a three-game winning streak the Alamo City club owned against Saturday’s foe.
These are The Notables:
- San Antonio FC midfielder Brian Gomez scored his first two goals of the season, recording the first brace of 2019 for San Antonio against the Monarchs on Saturday. Gomez also recorded three shots and one key pass on the night.
Between the Pipes
- San Antonio FC goalkeeper Matthew Cardone recorded a season-high six saves on the night, and only conceded one goal from open play. The goalkeeper was beaten by the Monarchs on two penalties in the match. The six saves mark the most for Cardone since October 13, 2018 against RGV FC.
Steady in the Middle
- San Antonio FC midfielder Michael Lahoud led the club with a 94.1 percent passing accuracy in the match against the Monarchs. The captain also recorded one interception, one clearance and nine possessions gained. Lahoud has recorded a passing accuracy of at least 87 percent in all five of his matches with SAFC this season.