San Antonio FC defeated Minnesota United FC (MLS) 2-0 in a preseason friendly match in Melbourne, FL on Sunday. Goals from defender Cyprian Hedrick and midfielder Devin Vega were enough to give the Alamo City side the victory in their fourth preseason match.
“I thought today was a very competitive match for us,” said SAFC Head Coach Darren Powell. “We are still early in the process and we rotated a number of players through the team today. The team competed well, but there is still a lot to work on. We want to thank Minnesota United for playing us today and wish them the best in their inaugural MLS season.”
SAFC opened the scoring at the end of the first half when a free-kick from Rafa Castillo found Hedrick who headed home past the United keeper. SAFC took the lead into the break thanks to Hedrick and some fine saves from goalkeeper Matt Cardone.
After a wave of substitutions and many attacking chances for both sides in the second half, San Antonio FC sealed the victory when defender Ben Newnam slotted Vega in who calmly place the ball in the net. The final whistle immediately followed the goal, giving San Antonio the 2-0 victory.
The match marks the first of two preseason games for the club during its week-long stay in Melbourne. SAFC will face USL side Orlando City B on Saturday March 4, before returning to San Antonio.
San Antonio FC: GK: Cardone; D: Newnam, Hedrick (McCarthy), Ibeagha, Cochrane; M: Reed (Nino), Pecka (Rodriguez), Castillo, Tyrpak (Ajeakwa), Chin (Vega); F: Elizondo (Trialist)