US Open Cup Second Round Preview: Houston Dutch Lions v San Antonio FC

The Houston Dutch Lions (Photo: Houston Dutch Lions)

Match Details: US Open Cup Second Round – Houston Dutch Lions v San Antonio FC, Dutch Lions Soccer Facility, Conroe, TX, Wednesday May 17th 2017, 7pm

San Antonio FC Form: DWWWW

Houston Dutch Lions Form: WWWWW

San Antonio FC 2017 League Record: 7-2-0-23pts – 1st

Houston Dutch Lions 2017 League Record: Yet to play

San Antonio FC USOC 2017 Record: 1R – Bye

Houston Dutch Lions USOC 2017 Record: 1R – def. NTX Rayados 3-1

Houston Dutch Lions Last Match Summary (v Brazos Valley Cavalry, Friendly):

Details of a friendly between two elite amateur clubs are hard to come by, but by all reports the Dutch Lions won the match 1-0 after an early 9th minute goal.

Statistical Note: San Antonio FC has never lost to a lower division opponent in the US Open Cup, defeating Corinthians FC SA and Des Moines Menace last year.

Key to the Match: Squad rotation, San Antonio FC are dealing with injuries and as such they will have to balance the work load, the issue with that is they also need to not take the Dutch Lions lightly, remembering their near loss to Des Moines last year. Darren Powell will have some tough decisions to make on Wednesday.

Prediction: Houston Dutch Lions 0 San Antonio FC 2

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