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SAN ANTONIO FC EARNS FOURTH STRAIGHT WIN AFTER 2-1 VICTORY OVER LA GALAXY II

By San Antonio FC Communications, 08/04/18, 10:15PM CDT

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SAFC Record Second-Longest Winning Streak in Team History

San Antonio FC (9-5-7) beat LA Galaxy II (5-12-5) 2-1 at Toyota Field on Saturday night in front of 7,447 fans. Goals from defender Darnell King and forward Ever Guzman earned the club three points in their fourth consecutive win and propelled them to sixth place in the USL Western Conference standings.

“I thought we played well from start to finish,” SAFC Head Coach Darren Powell said. “The commitment to get the ball was there and we scored two good goals, which were key moments in the game. We’re all a bit disappointed that we conceded late and missed out on a shutout, but all in all it was a good performance, and everybody worked hard.”

SAFC opened the scoring in the 20th minute when King found the ball at the top of the box following chaos inside the area. The defender ran up and hit a half-volley into the top-right corner past goalkeeper Eric Lopez for the 1-0 lead. The goal marks King’s first for the club in USL play, adding to his team-leading five assists.

The Alamo City club extended their lead in the second half after Guzman found the end of a low cross from midfielder Ethan Bryant and finished from point-blank range to make it 2-0. The goal marks Guzman’s fourth for the club and third in as many appearances. The Mexican is now tied for the team-lead in goals this season with midfielder Omar Gordon.

Los Dos managed to pull back a goal in stoppage time when forward Frank Lopez finished off a cross from midfielder Jonathan Hernandez, but were unable to find an equalizing goal.

The win marks the second-longest winning streak in franchise history for San Antonio FC. The club previously recorded five consecutive wins from April 15 - May 6, 2017. San Antonio FC will return to USL action on Saturday, August 11 as they visit Seattle Sounders 2 in the first of three consecutive matches on the road.

Scoring Summary:

SAFC: 1-0, Darnell King 20’

SAFC: 2-0, Ever Guzman (Ethan Bryant assist) 50’

LA: 2-1, Frank Lopez (Jonathan Hernandez) 90’

Disciplinary Summary:

LA: Yellow Card (Julian Buscher) 63’

SAFC: Yellow Card (Mikey Lopez) 69’

SAFC: Yellow Card (Cyprian Hedrick) 73’

LA: Yellow Card (Andre Zanga) 76’

LA: Yellow Card (Jonathan Hernandez) 90’

Attendance: 7,447

SAFC Starting XI: GK: Diego Restrepo; D: Darnell King, Cyprian Hedrick, Stephen McCarthy, Greg Cochrane (c); M: Mikey Lopez, Charlie Ward, Connor Presley (Sonny Guadarrama 70’), Ethan Bryant, Omar Gordon (Kyle Murphy 56’); F: Ever Guzman

Substitutions Not Used: Matthew Cardone, Ryan Roushandel, Mike Seth, Maxi Rodriguez, Alex Bruce

Postgame Notes:

  • San Antonio FC defeated LA Galaxy II 2-1, earning their fourth straight victory…marks the first four-game win streak of the season for SAFC… San Antonio FC is now 2-1-3 against the LA Galaxy II all-time with both wins coming at Toyota Field
  • Tonight’s win marks the second-longest winning streak in the club’s history…the longest winning streak in SAFC history is five matches, recorded from 4/15/16-5/6/17
  • SAFC defender Darnell King was named the SWBC Man of the Match after he scored his first USL goal for the club and second in all competitions…the goal was his first since scoring on 5/16 at the Midland Sockers FC in the Open Cup…King also tallied three clearances, two interceptions and one tackle…King leads SAFC with five assists on the season
  • SAFC forward Ever Guzman scored his third goal in as many games, marking his fourth of the season…with the goal, Guzman is now tied with teammate Omar Gordon for the team-lead
  • SAFC rookie Ethan Bryant recorded his second assist of the season…Bryant ties former SAFC rookies Devin Vega and Jacques Francois for most assists by an SAFC rookie in a single season
  • SAFC midfielder Charlie Ward recorded a passing accuracy of 94.0 percent, marking the fifth time in his seven matches that he has recorded a passing accuracy of 90.0 percent or higher…Ward completed the most passes (50) and recorded the most touches (64) for SAFC in the match
  • SAFC defender Cyprian Hedrick recorded a game-high 11 clearances and added four tackles and two interceptions…Hedrick also recorded a 78.3 percent passing accuracy on the night

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