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SAN ANTONIO FC EXTENDS UNBEATEN STREAK TO FIVE WITH 1-1 DRAW AGAINST TULSA ROUGHNECKS FC

By San Antonio FC Communications, 05/20/18, 12:00PM CDT

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San Antonio FC (3-2-5) tied Tulsa Roughnecks FC (0-4-6) 1-1 at Toyota Field on Saturday night. An early goal from Omar Gordon earned the team a point at home in front of 7,502 fans.

“We haven’t lost (in five matches), but if you go in the locker room you’ll find players that are disappointed,” SAFC Head Coach Darren Powell said. “We didn’t lose tonight, but we have a passionate group of players, which is very important, and every time they play and step on the field they have the desire to win.”

SAFC opened the scoring in the seventh minute when captain Ryan Roushandel sent a long ball to defender Greg Cochrane down the left flank. Cochrane crossed the ball into the box, where midfielder Omar Gordon buried a shot past goalkeeper Fabian Cerda for the 1-0 lead.

The goal marked the first of the season for Gordon and second overall for the club in USL play. Gordon also scored on Wednesday in the team’s first U.S. Open Cup match at Midland Odessa Sockers FC. The assist marked the first of the season and seventh overall for Cochrane since joining the club prior to its 2016 inaugural season.

The Roughnecks then leveled the score in the 51st minute after forward Joaquin Rivas collected the ball at the top of the box and beat goalkeeper Diego Restrepo from distance to equalize.

The draw extends the Alamo City club’s unbeaten streak to five matches in USL play. SAFC is 3-0-3 since April 22, when they earned a 0-0 draw at Fresno FC.

San Antonio FC will return to action in just four days as the club hosts Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC at Toyota Field in the third round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The club will then return to USL action on Saturday, May 26 as it visits Reno 1868 FC.

 

Scoring Summary:

SAFC Goal (Omar Gordon 7’)

Tulsa Goal (Joaquin Rivas 51’)

Disciplinary Summary:

Tulsa Yellow Card (Adrian Jusino 47’)

SAFC Yellow Card (Ryan Felix 69’)

SAFC Starting XI: GK: Diego Restrepo; D: Darnell King (Mike Seth 81’), Ryan Felix, Ryan Roushandel (c), Greg Cochrane; M: Pecka, Mikey Lopez, Omar Gordon, Sonny Guadarrama (Rafa Castillo 70’), Jose Escalante (Cesar Elizondo 46’); F: Alex Bruce

Substitutions Not Used: Matt Cardone, Gianluca Cuomo, Ethan Bryant, Maxi Rodriguez

Postgame Notes:

  • San Antonio FC midfielder Omar Gordon scored his first goal in USL play this season. The goal marked Gordon’s second in as many matches after the Jamaican scored last Wednesday in the club’s first match of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The goal marks Gordon’s third in all competitions for the club since joining SAFC in August, 2017.
  • SAFC defender Greg Cochrane tallied his first assist of the season to set up Gordon’s goal in the seventh minute of the match. The assist marks Cochrane’s seventh for the club in USL play and eighth in all competitions since joining prior to its 2016 inaugural season.
  • San Antonio FC defender Ryan Felix led the team with five clearances on the night, elevating his team-leading tally to 72 so far this season, which is 32 more than the second-highest on the team. Felix added one interception and three possessions gained in tonight’s match.

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