San Antonio FC defeated FC Dallas 2-0 in the club’s second preseason match on Sunday afternoon. Goals from SAFC forward Ever Guzman and midfielder Kris Tyrpak on the back of two Jose Escalante assists ensured the win for the Alamo City club.
“We wanted the players to compete from the first whistle to the final whistle and we felt like every player did that,” said SAFC Head Coach Darren Powell. “It was a preseason match and we showed progress from last weekend to today, so now that needs to continue as we prepare to play next seek and for opening night.”
SAFC opened the scoring in the first half after Escalante made a run down the left hand side and cut back a pass for Guzman to smash past the FC Dallas keeper. San Antonio doubled its lead in the second half after Escalante recovered a Dallas turnover and whipped a first time cross into the box where Tyrpak headed home. SAFC played well on both sides of the ball throughout the duration of the match, keeping their first clean sheet of the preseason and creating a number of attacking opportunities on their way to the victory.
The club will now travel to Phoenix, AZ for a week of training prior to facing the New England Revolution in the Mobile Mini Sun Cup in Tucson next Saturday.
SAFC Starting XI: GK Restrepo (Cardone 60’); D King (Seth 60’), Hedrick, Trialist (Trialist 60’), Cochrane (Castillo 60’); M Roushandel (Pecka 60’), Escalante (Presley 60’), Lopez (Rodriguez 60’), Trialist (Elizondo 60’), Tyrpak (Gordon 60’); F Guzman (Bruce 60’)