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SAN ANTONIO FC DRAWS EL PASO 0-0, EXTENDS HOME UNBEATEN STREAK TO SEVEN

By San Antonio FC Communications, 06/26/19, 10:15PM CDT

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San Antonio FC (4-8-5) tied El Paso Locomotive FC (7-3-6) 0-0 at Toyota Field on Wednesday night. A strong defensive performance salvaged a point at home for the Alamo City club despite going down a man in the second half.

“I’m extremely proud and told my players thank you for giving every ounce of energy to the final whistle to earn the point,” SAFC Head Coach Darren Powell said. “We want to earn points every week and felt like tonight we had more points on the table for us, but unfortunately we played with 10 men and you can’t fault our guys for that. We’re proud of them for being resilient, tough, and creating chances against a very good El Paso team who are very well coached.”

SAFC saw their best chance of the match in the 17th minute after forward Bradford Jamieson IV was taken down in the visitors’ box. Midfielder Jack Barmby stepped up to take the penalty, but goalkeeper Logan Ketterer made the save to keep it level.

El Paso had a chance to take the lead a few minutes later, but forward Jerome Kiessewetter was denied by the woodwork.

SAFC midfielder Kai Greene earned SWBC Man of the Match honors after recording two tackles, five clearances, three interceptions, six possessions gained and a 93% passing accuracy throughout the night.

San Antonio FC will return to USL Championship play on Wednesday, July 3 at 7:30 p.m. as the club hosts Austin Bold FC in the third overall edition of the Central Texas Derby.

Disciplinary Summary:

El Paso: Yellow Card (Drew Beckie) 16’

El Paso: Yellow Card (Logan Ketterer) 45’

SAFC: Yellow Card (Eby Ackon) 45’

SAFC: Yellow Card (Jack Barmby) 59’

SAFC: Yellow Card (Jack Barmby) 64’

SAFC Red Card (Jack Barmby 64’)

El Paso: Yellow Card (Derek Gebhard) 87’

El Paso: Yellow Card (Aaron Gomez) 90’

Attendance: 6,081

SAFC Starting XI: GK: Matthew Cardone; D: Kai Greene, Eby Ackon, Joshua Yaro; M: Pecka (c) (Carson Price 81’), Jose Gallegos (Cristian Parano 58’), Jack Barmby, Ethan Bryant F: Ever Guzman (Pascal Eboussi 71’), Billy Forbes, Bradford Jamieson IV

Substitutions Not Used: Jonathan Viscosi, Johnny Fenwick, Michael Lahoud, Walter Restrepo

Postgame Notes:

  • San Antonio FC tied El Paso 0-0 at Toyota Field tonight…with the draw, San Antonio is unbeaten in their last seven USL Championship matches at Toyota Field and eight in all competitions…SAFC previously tied 0-0 with El Paso this preseason
  • San Antonio FC defender Kai Greene was named the SWBC Man of the Match after recording two tackles, five clearances and three interceptions along with six possessions gained…Greene also added a 93.1 percent passing accuracy on the night and took 85 total touches
  • On the night, San Antonio FC had eight players record a passing accuracy of at least 90.0 percent, and 10 of at least 88.0 percent…Pecka and Joshua Yaro each recorded an accuracy of 97 percent, while Carson Price, Pascal Eboussi and Ever Guzman recorded a 100 percent accuracy in their limited action
  • SAFC midfielder Jack Barmby was shown two yellow cards and a subsequent red card, marking just the second red card of the season for SAFC
  • San Antonio FC goalkeeper Matthew Cardone recorded his fourth clean sheet of the season…the San Antonio native added three saves and currently ranks third in the league in total saves

 

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