San Antonio FC Punished by bad Penalty Call

USL Orange County FC vs San Antonio FC

SAFC players celebrate Kris Tyrpak’s goal (Photo: Darren Abate/USL)

San Antonio FC was left frustrated again on Saturday night as a controversial penalty at the death gave Orange County SC a 1-1 draw at Toyota Field.

The penalty came in stoppage time, and was similar to the decision for San Antonio last week, although even more controversial. As Gustavo Villalobos appeared to run in to Michael Reed, who wasn’t stopping to block him but rather defending normally. But despite Villalobos initiating the contact, the referee pointed to the spot, allowing Jerry van Ewijk to step up and bury the penalty for the equalizer.

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Ever Guzman Joins San Antonio FC

Ever Guzman

San Antonio FC has completed the signing of experienced Mexican-American forward Ever Guzman, the team announced on Friday afternoon.

Guzman is the first man with a FIFA title to be in the San Antonio FC squad, as he was a vital part of Mexico’s Under 17 World Cup winning squad in 2005. Guzman routinely came off the bench to score, managing four goals in the tournament, the second highest, including scoring the third goal in the final against Brazil.

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Controversial Penalty gets San Antonio FC past Phoenix Rising

San Antonio FC needed a penalty six minutes from time to claim a 1-0 win over Phoenix Rising in an end-to-end match at Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex on Saturday night.

In the 84th minute a controversial call was made as Josh Cohen was called for a penalty after clattering in to Cesar Elizondo, in what seemed a 50/50 challenge. That allowed Rafael Castillo to step up and bury the chance sending Cohen the wrong way.

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San Antonio Survive for draw in Sacramento

San Antonio try and defend (Photo: Sacramento Republic)

San Antonio FC has recovered from their first loss of the season as they managed a 1-1 draw with Sacramento Republic at Papa Murphy’s Park on Saturday night.

After the red card to Diego Restrepo, Lee Johnston was given the start in goal, his first professional start. Interestingly San Antonio FC also went without a goalkeeper on the bench, a risky move, which, thankfully they didn’t need.

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San Antonio FC Finally Lose First Match of the Season

Colorado Springs Switchbacks celebrate their goal (Photo: Colorado Springs Switchbacks)

San Antonio FC’s unbeaten start to the 2017 season came to an end at Weidner Field on Saturday, as they fell to Colorado Springs Switchbacks 1-0 ending a 14 match unbeaten run.

“We have to respond after tonight…There were instances in the game that made it difficult but you can’t be more proud of the players. They kept working until the final whistle to get a tying goal but unfortunately we were unable to find it.” Said San Antonio FC head coach Darren Powell.

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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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