San Antonio FC has got their league history off to a perfect start as they managed an impressive 3-0 win over Seattle Sounders 2 at Starfire Sports Complex on Sunday evening. Two goals came early from Jason Johnson and that allowed San Antonio to cruise to the win in Tukwila, WA.
It took just three minutes for San Antonio to open the scoring after some strong work from the visitors, passing it around well. That allowed Greg Cochrane to get a delicate touch on, playing Jason Johnson through on goal. Johnson rode a challenge and got clean through in the box, he shot the ball across the face, out of the reach of the keeper and in to the back of the net.
Before ten minutes were on the clock San Antonio FC were able to double their lead, and again it was Johnson who was at it. After a clearance was misjudged by the Seattle defender, Johnson stole possession and easily rounded the keeper before passing the ball in to the back of the net to double San Antonio’s lead.
With such a big lead, San Antonio was able to settle more defensively throughout the rest of the half. That allowed Seattle opportunities to control possession a little more but most of that possession was in their defensive half as they struggled to have a real impact on the San Antonio FC defense, who took a 2-0 lead in to half-time.
The second half saw Seattle come out much more offensively as they went for the match, looking to take the match to San Antonio. But again for all of that they just could not get the chances away, with all their territory being deep in their own half.
Seattle was made to pay for not taking advantage of their big possession, as San Antonio managed to make it three with just over ten minutes to play. After coming on to the field two minutes earlier, Fejiro Okiomah made his presence felt after Rafael Castillo’s shot was deflected and fell to Okiomah who buried the chance, sealing San Antonio the 3-0 win.