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By San Antonio FC Communications, 07/03/16, 11:00PM CDT


Club Returns Home to Face OKC Energy FC on July 9

San Antonio FC beat Tulsa Roughnecks FC 2-1 at ONEOK Field thanks to goals from Michael Reed and Franck Tayou on Sunday. The team has now earned three consecutive wins for the first time in franchise history.

“Tulsa made it very hard for us to break them down,” said SAFC Head Coach Darren Powell. “Fortunately we scored off a set piece early in the second half, and Franck (Tayou) showed a good bit of improvisation to score his goal. I thought it was a very professional and very thorough performance. We are glad to take three points on the road.”

The first half of the match remained scoreless after SAFC dominated possession of the ball. Both teams created a handful of chances in the attack, but neither goalkeeper was forced to save a dangerous opportunity.

The first goal of the match came in the 56th minute when Reed capitalized off of a Rafa Castillo free kick and headed the ball into the back of the net, earning his second goal in as many matches. The midfielder nearly doubled his tally in the 72nd minute, but was unlucky finishing the chance.

“I took a chance knowing that Rafa always delivers good balls from set pieces,” said Reed. “I took a chance and went for it, and it paid off. Right place, right time.”

SAFC doubled the lead in the 80th minute when Franck Tayou buried a chance from inside the box following a through-ball from midfielder Carlos Alvarez, earning his second goal in three appearances for the club since his debut on June 18.

The Roughnecks managed to narrow the gap in the 90th minute when a shot by Matt LaGrassia deflected off SAFC defender Stephen McCarthy into the post and found Jasson Ramios Carpio’s feet for a tap-in.

San Antonio FC has now scored eight goals in their last four matches, and earned three crucial points on the road before returning home for three consecutive matches. The team will face Oklahoma City Energy FC at Toyota Field on June 9.

Scoring Summary:

SAFC: 0-1, Michael Reed ’56 (Rafa Castillo assist)

SAFC: 0-2, Franck Tayou ’80 (Carlos Alvarez assist)

Roughnecks FC 1-2, Jasson Ramos Carpio ‘90

Disciplinary Summary:

SAFC: Yellow Card (Stephen McCarthy ’23)

Roughnecks FC: Yellow Card (Henri ’43)

Roughnecks FC: Yellow Card (Bryce Taylor ’50)

Roughnecks FC: Yellow Card (Sammy Ochoa ’62)

SAFC Starting XI: GK: Josh Ford (c); D: Milton Palacios (Max Gunderson ’45), Stephen McCarthy, Biko Bradnock-Brennan, Greg Cochrane; M: Rafa Castillo, Michael Reed, Carlos Alvarez, Miguel Salazar, Fejiro Okiomah (Franck Tayou ’45); F: Jason Johnson

Substitutions Not Used: Matt Cardone, Sebastien Thuriere, Austin Dunker, Danny Garcia, Sam McBride

Postgame Notes:

  • San Antonio FC earned its third straight victory, defeating Tulsa Roughnecks FC 2-1 on the road…SAFC is now 2-0-0 against Roughnecks FC…marks the sixth time this season the club has scored multiple goals…the club record now stands at 5-5-5
  • SAFC midfielder Michael Reed scored his second goal in as many games to give the visitors a 1-0 lead…marks the second goal on the year for Reed and his second SWBC Man of the Match honor…Reed scored just one goal in 29 matches with the Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL) last season
  • SAFC goalkeeper Josh Ford lowered his GAA to 1.14 and has only allowed more than one goal in a match once this season
  • SAFC forward Franck Tayou scored for the second consecutive match…marks the second goal in just three appearances for Tayou since joining the club…his 45 minutes played are the most in a single game for him so far this season
  • SAFC midfielder Carlos Alvarez recorded his team-leading fourth assist in USL play in the game…Alvarez recorded four assists last season with the Charlotte Independence (USL) while on loan from the Colorado Rapids (MLS)
  • San Antonio FC has recorded all of their wins (5-0-1) when scoring first in a match…the club is also 5-1-0 when scoring more than one goal in a game