San Antonio FC get back in to Scoring Groove

USL Tulsa Roughnecks FC vs San Antonio FC

Kris Tyrpak celebrates his opener with Billy Forbes (Photo: Darren Abate/USL)

The scoreless streak for San Antonio FC came to an electric end as San Antonio FC managed a 3-1 win over Tulsa Roughnecks to get some measure of revenge for their US Open Cup exit.

“I thought tonight was a very interesting game, I think it took a little bit of time to see what each team was doing,” said San Antonio FC head coach Darren Powell. “Obviously we got off to a fantastic start with a goal within five minutes, and everyone just takes a big sigh of relief… I still think we have improvement to do.”

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Scoreless Draw Extends San Antonio FC Unbeaten run

Ben Newnam on the ball (Photo: San Antonio FC)

San Antonio FC has continued to get the job done, extending their undefeated streak, all be it in unspectacular fashion as they managed a scoreless draw against Oklahoma City Energy FC at Taft Stadium on Saturday night.

The result takes San Antonio FC’s undefeated streak to 13 matches, and extends goalkeeper Diego Restrepo’s clean sheet streak to seven matches. Restrepo now has gone over 10 hours of play without conceding a goal, but the team is still struggling at the other end of the park.

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Week 12 Preview: Oklahoma City Energy FC v San Antonio FC

Photo: Oklahoma City Energy FC

Match Details: Oklahoma City Energy FC v San Antonio FC, Taft Stadium, Oklahoma City, OK, June 10th 2017, 7:30pm

Oklahoma City Energy FC: WWWLW

San Antonio FC Form: DDWWW

Oklahoma City Energy FC 2017 Record: 4-1-5-13pts – 11th

San Antonio FC 2017 Record: 9-3-0-30pts – 2nd

Oklahoma City Energy FC last match report (v Phoenix Rising):

Oklahoma City Energy FC played an impressive match against Phoenix Rising in the midweek game of the week earlier this week. It was a strong second half performance from the Energy, scoring two of their goals as they were the stronger side throughout the match.

In the latter stages Oklahoma City Energy FC tired and left the door open for Phoenix Rising to get the bulk of the possession. Despite that Oklahoma City Energy FC managed to hold off Phoenix’s late charge in the match to seal a win that gave them plenty of hope.

Statistical Note: Should San Antonio FC win the match it will be the United Soccer League (USL) record road winning streak for a single season, and equalize the record for being spread over multiple seasons.

Key to the Match: Replacing Greg Cochrane will be crucial for San Antonio FC in this match, as they deal with the absence of a vital defender due to his red card last week. When the red card happened San Antonio FC had already used all three substitutions so there was not much of a chance to view how they will play without him. The San Antonio FC defense has been so consistent and injury free it is hard to predict who will come in for Cochrane, one likely option is Cyprian Hedrick who could play in the position and has strong experience at this level. In his appearance for San Antonio FC this year he has managed to perform well.

Preview from 210 Alliance:

Prediction: Oklahoma City Energy 1 San Antonio FC 2

Reduced to ten San Antonio FC hold Swope Park Scoreless

Photo: San Antonio FC

San Antonio FC has remained undefeated but dropped to second place in the league as they could only manage a scoreless draw with Swope Park Rangers at Toyota Field on Saturday night.

“It’s tough when you play the same team twice in a week, and taking four points from the series, we would have taken that at the start of the series.” Said San Antonio FC Head Coach Darren Powell after the match.

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San Antonio FC Remain Perfect on the Road in Swope win

Greg Cochrane competes for possession (Photo: San Antonio FC)

San Antonio FC has remained the only undefeated side in North America as they managed a 1-0 win over Swope Park Rangers, their first against the club, in Kansas City on Friday night.

The goal came in the 53rd minute with Kris Tyrpak managing another assist for the season as he played in the cross. Tyrpak’s cross went to the far post finding midfielder Mark O’Ojong who scored his first goal for the club with a strong header.

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Week 10 Preview: Swope Park Rangers v San Antonio FC

Photo: Rio Grande Valley FC Toros

Match Details: Swope Park Rangers v San Antonio FC, Children’s Mercy Victory Field, Kansas City, MO, Friday May 26th 7:30pm

San Antonio FC Form: WWDWW

Swope Park Rangers Form: WLLWL

San Antonio FC 2017 Record: 8-2-0-23pts 1st

Swope Park Rangers 2017 Record: 4-0-3-12pts 7th

Swope Park Rangers Last Match Summary (v RGV FC Toros)

Swope Park lost 1-0 to RGV FC in the first match where they failed to score all 2017, a record longer than San Antonio. Swope Park started the match well, but conceded in the 18th minute after a sweet back heel from Eric Bird.

After that goal Swope Park Rangers really were the stronger side but they just couldn’t break through with a packed defense from RGV FC keeping them at bay effectively.

Statistical Note: San Antonio FC has never defeated Swope Park Rangers, Swope Park Rangers have never been caught offside by San Antonio FC.

Key to the Match: Squad rotation. Swope Park Rangers do not have the burden of a US Open Cup match coming up and as such they can play a full strength squad. San Antonio FC do have a busy schedule coming up and as such they need to start thinking about resting people in the coming matches, this is a tough decision for Darren Powell.

Prediction: Swope Park Rangers 1 San Antonio FC 1

San Antonio FC set new Undefeated Streak record

SA v PHX

SAFC players celebrate with the bench after the goal (Photo: Josh Jordan/USL)

Didier Drogba may not have made an appearance but San Antonio FC certainly showed up as they defeated Phoenix Rising 1-0 at Toyota Field on Saturday night. By winning the match San Antonio FC set a new San Antonio pro-soccer undefeated streak record of 10 league matches and 11 in all competitions.

“I’m very proud of our guys, they worked hard, it goes to show the strength we have and the depth in our squad.” Said San Antonio FC head coach Darren Powell after the match. “It’s good to look back on these things (the record) at the end of the season, but right now we’re in the thick of it.”

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