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SAN ANTONIO FC LOSES FOR JUST THE SECOND TIME THIS SEASON; FALL TO RENO 0-2

By San Antonio FC Communications, 08/13/17, 12:00AM CDT

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Club Travels to OKC Next Weekend

San Antonio FC fell 0-2 on the road against Reno 1868 FC on Saturday night. The loss marks just the second this season for the Alamo City club in USL play.

“Tonight was a very competitive game,” SAFC Head Coach Darren Powell said. “You always have to go on to the next one, that’s something we’ve been preaching all year, and now our job is to go back home to San Antonio, get rested, and prepare ourselves to face OKC on Saturday.”

Reno opened the scoring in the 25th minute after a corner kick resulted in chaos inside the visitors’ box. Midfielder Luis Felipe then found a loose ball and buried it past goalkeeper Diego Re-strepo for the 1-0 lead.

The hosts widened their lead in the 70th minute after forward Brian Brown picked Restrepo’s pocket and found himself in on an open net. SAFC had a chance to equalize 13 minutes later after forward Cesar Elizondo was taken down in the opposition’s box, but midfielder Billy Forbes was denied by the crossbar from the penalty spot.

The match marked SAFC defender Greg Cochrane’s 50th USL appearance for the club. Cochrane is the first player to reach the milestone for the Silver and Black, featuring in 4,423 USL minutes for the team since their 2016 inaugural season.

San Antonio FC will return to USL action on Saturday, August 19 as they travel to face Oklahoma City Energy FC for the third matchup between the two sides this season.

Scoring Summary:

Reno: 1-0, Luis Felipe 25’

Reno: 2-0, Bryan Brown 70’

Disciplinary Summary:

SAFC: Yellow Card (Sebastien Ibeagha 23’)

SAFC: Yellow Card (Ben Newnam 59’)

SAFC: Yellow Card (Kris Tyrpak 60’)

SAFC: Yellow Card (Maxi Rodriguez 67’)

SAFC: Yellow Card (Cesar Elizondo 79’)

SAFC: Yellow Card (Mark O’Ojong 80’)

SAFC: Yellow Card (AJ Ajeakwa 90’)

Attendance: 5,847

SAFC Starting XI: GK: Diego Restrepo; D: Ben Newnam, Sebastien Ibeagha, Stephen McCarthy, Greg Cochrane; M: Pecka (Cesar Elizondo ’45), Mark O’Ojong, Rafa Castillo (Maxi Rodriguez 41’), Kris Tyrpak, Billy Forbes; F:  Victor Araujo (AJ Ajeakwa 72’)

Substitutions Not Used: Lee Johnston, Cyprian Hedrick, Shawn Chin, Michael Reed

Postgame Notes:

  • San Antonio FC lost just their second game of the season and first since June 24 at Colorado Springs…marks the first loss on the year by more than one goal for San Antonio…SAFC is now 1-1-0 against Reno this season after defeating them 4-0 back in April
  • SAFC defender Greg Cochrane made his 50th USL appearance for the club on Saturday…Cochrane is the first player to hit that mark for SAFC…the defender has played 96.4 percent of all of San Antonio’s USL minutes in club history (4,423 if 4,590)
  • Saturday was just the third time SAFC has conceded more than one goal in a single USL match this season (also 4/25 at Seattle, 7/22 vs. Real Monarchs)
  • SAFC midfielder-forward Victor Araujo made his first start of the season, playing 72 minutes in the match…the game was the fourth appearance for Araujo in USL play this season
  • San Antonio FC midfielder Billy Forbes missed a penalty in the match, marking the first penalty miss on the season for the club…Rafa Castillo had scored all three penalty kicks for SAFC so far this season