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By San Antonio FC Communications, 08/23/17, 10:30PM CDT


Club Hosts Portland Timbers 2 at Toyota Field on Saturday

San Antonio FC (12-2-9) earned a 1-0 win against Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 (4-13-7) at Toyota Field on Wednesday night. A goal from Kris Tyrpak was enough to clinch the hosts three points at home in front of 6,037 fans.

“We’ve been probing and trying different things, and the guys who came in tonight did a wonderful job,” SAFC Head Coach Darren Powell said. “The good thing tonight was that we created several opportunities. You just want to maintain your focus and this is one of the times where you hope you can hit the back of the net on a more regular basis.”

Tyrpak scored the lone goal of the match in the 14th minute when defender Greg Cochrane sent in a cross from the left flank, which Tyrpak headed across the mouth of the goal from about 16 yards out and past goalkeeper Sean Melvin for the 1-0 lead.

The goal marked Tyrpak’s sixth of the season, putting him just one goal short of tying Billy Forbes’ current single-season lead in goals scored for the club. Cochrane recorded his third assist of the season and is now tied for second-most this season along with Tyrpak and Cesar Elizondo.

SAFC goalkeeper Diego Restrepo earned his tenth clean sheet of the season, marking the 13th overall for the team. With the shutout, Restrepo is now just three clean sheets short of the USL single-season shutout record, which was set by Brandon Miller in 2015 with the Rochester Rhinos.

San Antonio FC midfielder Connor Presley and forward Mike Seth made their club debuts after both signed for the club on August 10, while midfielder Ryan Roushandel made his second USL start of the season and completed 82 percent of his 47 total passes.

SAFC will return to action in just three days as they host Portland Timbers 2 at Toyota Field on Saturday, August 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Scoring Summary:

SAFC: 1-0, Kris Tyrpak (Greg Cochrane assist) 14’

Disciplinary Summary:

SAFC: Yellow Card (Diego Restrepo 90’)

Attendance: 6,037

SAFC Starting XI: GK: Diego Restrepo; D: Ben Newnam, Cyprian Hedrick, Sebasiten Ibeagha, Greg Cochrane; M: Maxi Rodriguez, Ryan Roushandel, Devin Vega (Victor Araujo 83’), Kris Tyrpak (Connor Presley 70’), Omar Gordon (Mike Seth 77’); F: Billy Forbes

Substitutions Not Used: Lee Johnston, Mark O’Ojong, Stephen McCarthy, Shawn Chin

Postgame Notes:

  • San Antonio FC earned their first victory since 7/29 at Phoenix and their 12th overall…San Antonio remains unbeaten at home (6-0-6) this season and has not lost at Toyota Field since September of 2016…should SAFC not lose to Portland on Saturday, the club will go a calendar year without losing at home
  • San Antonio held its 13th clean sheet of the season, which still ranks first in the USL…goalkeeper Diego Restrepo earned his 10th shutout between the pipes, which leads the league and is just three shy of the USL all-time single season record behind Brandon Miller who kept 13 clean sheets in 2015 with the Rochester Rhinos…tonight’s shutout marks two consecutive clean sheets for San Antonio for the first time since 6/3-6/10
  • SAFC midfielder Kris Tyrpak scored his sixth goal of the season and third in his last six games…Tyrpak ranks second on the club in goals, just one behind leader Billy Forbes…with his sixth goal, Tyrpak is now the second-highest scorer in a single season for SAFC, eclipsing both Rafa Castillo and Franck Tayou (five goals) from the 2016 season
  • SAFC defender Greg Cochrane recorded his third assist of the season, matching his total from the 2016 season in USL play…Cochrane is tied for second with three assists for San Antonio on the season and his six all-time USL assists for the club rank second behind Carlos Alvarez (seven)…Cochrane also recorded one assist in U.S. Open Cup play in 2016
  • SAFC defender Ryan Roushandel made his first start for the club in midfield and second overall this season, playing 90 minutes and completing an impressive 87.2 percent of his passes…the 31-year-old who primarily plays as a centerback, also recorded one shot, one key pass and gained possession nine times
  • SAFC midfielder Connor Presley and forward Mike Seth made their debuts for the club, both coming on as second-half substitutes…midfielder Omar Gordon also made his home debut, starting and playing 77 minutes in the match and recording six shots, which is the most in a single match by an SAFC player this season