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SAN ANTONIO FC FALLS TO REAL MONARCHS IN SALT LAKE CITY

By San Antonio FC Communications, 09/14/16, 11:00PM CDT

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Club Returns to Toyota Field for Final Regular Season Home Match on Saturday

San Antonio FC fell 0-2 to Real Monarchs SLC on Wednesday night at Rio Tinto Stadium in the first and final encounter between the two clubs this season.

The first half of the match remained scoreless despite both teams creating chances in the attack. SAFC conceded a penalty early in the half, but goalkeeper Matt Cardone came up big to make his team-leading third penalty save of the season.

Real Monarchs then opened the scoring in the 74th minute when Charlie Adams collected the ball after chaos in the box and slotted it into the open net. Forward Pedro Báez added a second for the hosts eight minutes later after he capitalized on a one-on-one against Cardone.

San Antonio FC defender Ryan Roushandel made his club debut against the Monarchs. Roushandel was included in the starting lineup and played the full 90 minutes of the match, making his first appearance since signing for SAFC in May 2016.

San Antonio FC will return to action at Toyota Field on Saturday, Sept. 17 as they host the last regular season home match of their inaugural season against Tulsa Roughnecks FC. The team will then travel to face Rio Grande Valley FC on Sept. 24 in their final regular season match of the season.

Scoring Summary:

SLC: 1-0, Charlie Adams ’73 (Ricardo Velazco assist)

SLC: 2-0, Pedro Baez ’82 (Charlie Adams assist)

Disciplinary Summary:

SAFC: Yellow Card (Sebastien Thuriere ’35)

SLC: Yellow Card (Max Lachowecki ’43)

SLC: Yellow Card (Ricardo Velazco ’77)

SLC Yellow Card (Boyd Okwuonu ’86)

Attendance: 1,963

SAFC Starting XI: GK: Matt Cardone; D: Fejiro Okiomah Sam McBride, Ryan Roushandel, Greg Cochrane (c); M: Sebastien Thuriere (Rafa Castillo ’67), Miguel Salazar, Carlos Alvarez, Jason Johnson, Taylor Morgan (Danny Garcia ’75); F: Shawn Chin (Franck Tayou ’61)

Substitutions Not Used: Lee Johnston, Austin Dunker, Diego Garcia, Max Gunderson

Postgame Notes:

  • San Antonio FC lost their second consecutive match as well as their second consecutive match on the road…the 0-2 scoreline in favor of Real Monarchs marks only the second time SAFC have lost by more than one goal in USL play, however both have come in the club’s last two matches
  • San Antonio FC goalkeeper Matt Cardone made his third penalty save of the season, which is a team-best…Cardone has now saved three of the four penalties he has faced this year…Cardone recorded three saves on the night
  • SAFC midfielder Carlos Alvarez led the team in shots with three, marking the second time in three matches that he has led the team in shots
  • San Antonio FC are now 0-9-4 when their opponent scores first, and 2-7-3 when outshot by their opponents in USL play…Monarchs outshot San Antonio 10-9 and the Alamo City club is now 5-11-3 when allowing 10 or more shots in a game