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SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio FC and Reno 1868 FC will square off for the first time on Saturday night at Toyota Field with the hosts looking to end a three-game home stand undefeated and 1868 FC looking for its first win in club history. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. CT.
San Antonio FC news and notes
Current record: 2-0-1, 7pts
San Antonio FC saw its two-game winning streak end last Friday night as it played to a 1-1 draw with Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC in front of 6,217 fans at Toyota Field.
A highlight-reel finish by Kris Tyrpak brought the hosts level with 11 minutes to go after the Switchbacks had taken a first-half lead through Aaron King.
The contest saw the professional debut of 18-year-old San Antonio native Devin Vega, who joined the club this preseason from the FC Dallas Academy to begin his career.
SAFC has recorded five goals in its opening three games of the season, but is doing so at a shot conversion rate of 31 percent, which leads the USL.
Reno 1868 FC news and notes
Current record: 0-2-1, 1pt
Reno fell for a second time this season in its last outing as Real Monarchs SLC recorded a 5-3 victory at Rio Tinto Stadium.
1868 FC rallied late after trailing 4-1 at halftime with Dane Kelly’s first two goals of the season coming in the final 10 minutes, but the Monarchs iced the game with their fifth in stoppage time.
Kelly’s two goals made the Jamaican forward the first player in USL history to record 50 regular-season goals.
Reno returns home to Greater Nevada Field next Saturday night to play host to Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC.
San Antonio – GK: Matt Cardone, Diego Restrepo, Lee Johnston; D: Sebastian Ibeagha, Cyprian Hedrick, Kevyn McFarlane, Ben Newnam, Stephen McCarthy, Greg Cochrane, Ryan Roushandel; M: Maxi Rodriguez, Miguel Salazar, Pecka, Billy Forbes, Michael Reed, Victor Araujo, Rafael Castillo, Kris Tyrpak, Juan Nino, Devin Vega; F: Aly Hassan, Cesar Elizondo, A.J. Ajeakwa, Victor Araujo, Shawn Chin
Reno – GK: Russ Klaybough, Matt Bersano; D: Jordan Murrell, Thomas Janjigian, Jake Ward, Jimmy Ockford, Brenton Griffiths, Brent Richards, Kip Colvey, Matheus Silva; M: Nick von Niederhausern, Junior Burgos, Anibal Echeverria, Chris Wehan, Matt LaGrassa, Antoine Hoppenot, Cameron Vickers, Seth Casiple, Jackson Yueill; F: Dane Kelly, Boxi Yomba, Mackenzie Pridham, Brian Brown
San Antonio – None
Reno – None
REF: TYLER MITCHAM
AR1: Tony Obas
AR2: Kaili Terry
4TH: Benny Del Castillo
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