The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC opened their 2015 inaugural USL season on the road in Austin, Texas.
In what was a well-fought match from both sides at House Park, the Aztex came out on top. The Switchbacks totaled 10 shots on goal, while the Aztex had 11. The Aztex were able to break through the Switchbacks’ defense and capitalize on two of those shots, with goals coming from forwards Sainey Touray and Trevin Caesar.
It was clear from the start just how intense the game was going to be. The Switchbacks held their ground and deflected numerous attacks in the fast-paced contest. The Switchbacks were able to find an open man on two occasions, connecting shots on both, but weren’t able to get the ball in the net.
The next match for the Switchbacks will be the Home Opener in one week on Saturday, April 4th at 1 p.m. in Colorado Springs at Sand Creek Stadium, when they take on the Oklahoma City Energy FC.
Score: Austin Aztex (1-0-0) vs. Colorado Springs (0-1-0)
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Where: House Park, Austin, TX
Weather: Sunny, Clear
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC: Samir Badr, Jamie McGuiness, Kareem Smith, J.J Greer, Kleyner Bejarano, Luke Vercollone, Davy Armstrong (Saeed Robinson, 75’), Nate Robinson (Rony Argueta, 78’), Martin Maybin, Aaron King, Shintaro Harada (Josh Phillips, 83’)
Subs Not Used: Garrick Devala, , Mike Seth, Jordan Burt, Miguel Gonzalez
Cautions: Maybin (20’), Bejarano (55’), Badr (65’)
Austin Aztex: Devin Perales, Max Gunderson, Kyle Hoffer, Kalen Ryden, Mikey Ambrose, Lance Rozeboom, Tony Rocha, Guaraci (Roushandel, 77’), Kris Tyrpak, Sainey Touray (Trevin Caesar, 57’)Brendan King.,
Subs Not Used: Cody Laurendi, Travis Golden, Andres Cuero, Mozzi Gyorio, Brian Fekete.
Cautions: King (60’)
ATX: Touray (40′)
ATX: Caesar (80’)
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