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SAN ANTONIO FC ELIMINATED FROM OPEN CUP BY AUSTIN BOLD FC

By San Antonio FC Communications, 05/29/19, 10:15PM CDT

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San Antonio FC fell 2-4 to Austin Bold FC at Bold Stadium on Wednesday night, ending the team’s 2019 run in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Goals from Walter Restrepo and Jack Barmby along with two penalty saves from goalkeeper Jonathan Viscosi were not enough to keep the Alamo City club’s campaign in the tournament alive.

“We’re disappointed with the outcome of the game,” SAFC Head Coach Darren Powell said. “We were able to play some young players who earned valuable experience and now know what it’s like to play at this level. It was a very open game with plenty of chances both ways, but the bottom line is we need to regroup and prepare for our league game on Saturday.”

The hosts opened the scoring 10 minutes into the match when midfielder Sonny Guadarrama found Kleber in on goal with a through ball, which the striker finished for the early lead. Guadarrama then added one of his own in the 39th minute to double the Bold’s lead after he rebounded a Viscosi penalty save back into the net.

Austin added their third of the night when Andra Lima headed in a Guadarrama set piece. SAFC answered with a goal of their own just one minute later after Restrepo finished off a rebound shot inside the box to make it 1-3.

The Bold then extended their lead again in the 62nd minute after Lima added his second goal of the night, while SAFC midfielder Jack Barmby narrowed the gap in the 90th minute with a chip into the net over Bold goalkeeper Diego Restrepo just before the final whistle.

Despite the result, Viscosi ended the night with five saves including his two saved penalties, which marked the first time an SAFC goalkeeper has saved two from the spot in a single match. SAFC rookies and San Antonio natives Carson Price and Jose Gallegos also made their first career starts after debuting in the club’s second-round Open Cup clash.

San Antonio FC will return to USL Championship action on Saturday, June 1 at 10 p.m. as the team travels to face Sacramento Republic FC at Papa Murphy’s Park.

Scoring Summary:

Bold FC: 1-0, Kleber (Sonny Guadarrama assist) 10’

Bold FC: 2-0, Sonny Guadarrama 39’

Bold FC: 3-0, Andre Lima (Sonny Guadarrama assist) 43’

SAFC: 3-1, Walter Restrepo 44’

Bold FC: 4-1, Andre Lima (Isaac Promise assist) 62’

SAFC: 4-2, Jack Barmby 90’

Disciplinary Summary:

SAFC: Yellow Card (Rafa Castillo) 37’

SAFC: Yellow Card (Lance Laing) 41’

Bold FC: Yellow Card (Jermaine Taylor) 57’

SAFC: Yellow Card (Jose Gallegos) 60’

Bold FC: Yellow Card (Valerii Saramutin) 72’

Bold FC: Yellow Card (Kleber) 84’

SAFC: Yellow Card (Jack Barmby) 90’

Attendance: 2,555

SAFC Starting XI: GK: Jonathan Viscosi (c); D: Carson Price, Johnny Fenwick, Pascal Eboussi, Lance Laing (Kai Greene 87’); M: Rafa Castillo, Ethan Bryant (Jack Barmby 58’), Billy Forbes, Walter Restrepo, Jose Gallegos; F: Bradford Jamieson IV (Ever Guzman 65’)

Substitutions Not Used: Matthew Cardone, Joshua Yaro, Ever Guzman, Michael Lahoud, Cristian Parano

Postgame Notes:

  • San Antonio FC failed to advance from the third round of the Open Cup for just the second time…the loss to the Austin Bold is San Antonio’s second in all competitions in 2019
  • San Antonio FC midfielder Walter Restrepo scored his first goal for the club in all competitions in 2019…SAFC midfielder Jack Barmby scored his fourth goal in all competitions for SAFC
  • Tonight’s third round matchup ended in 90 minutes breaking a streak of two straight third round matches going to penalty kicks for SAFC…SAFC was defeated in 2017 in PK’s buy the Tulsa Roughnecks before advancing to the fourth round with a PK win over the Colorado Springs Switchbacks in 2018
  • SAFC defender Carson Price and midfielder Jose Gallegos made their first professional starts in the match tonight
  • SAFC goalkeeper Jonathan Viscosi started and made five saves on the night…Viscosi made two penalty saves in the game, setting a record for an SAFC goalkeeper in any competitive match

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