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May 11, 2024 – United Soccer League Championship (USL)
San Antonio FC News Release

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio pushed its unbeaten streak at Toyota Field to 15 straight matches with a 1-1 draw against Las Vegas Lights FC Saturday.

The teams battled in a physical first half before Machop Chol put the home side up in the final minute before the break, taking a pass from Juan Agudelo and slotting the ball past the Lights’ goalkeeper.


SAFC went down a man early in the second half with Jorge Hernandez earning two yellow cards in quick succession. Las Vegas capitalized on the advantage with an equalizer in the 59th minute to split points for the sides.

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San Antonio FC will have a bye week before traveling to face New Mexico United Saturday, May 25. Kickoff is set for 8:00 p.m. CT, and the match will be broadcast on ESPN+. This season is presented by Toyota.

Scoring Summary:

SA: Machop Chol (Assisted by Juan Agudelo) 45+2′

LV: Valentin Noel (Assisted by Coleman Gannon) 59′

Postgame Notes:

SAFC moves to 3-2-4 on the season with 14 points, sitting in 5th place in the Western Conference.

San Antonio is now 6-2-3 all-time against Las Vegas.

SAFC captain Mitchell Taintor and midfielder Luke Haakenson make their first appearances back from injury after missing Week 9 against Oakland.

Machop Chol’s second goal of the season moves him into a five-way tie for most on the team.

SAFC goalkeeper Kendall McIntosh made his first start in league play, making five saves on the night to preserve the draw.

Attendance: 7,218

SAFC Starting XI: Kendall McIntosh, Trova Boni, Mitchell Taintor (captain), Kendall Burks, Kevon Lambert, Shannon Gomez, Mohamed Omar, Jorge Hernandez, Machop Chol (Luke Haakenson 68′), Kameron Lacey (Bura 59′), Juan Agudelo (Jose Mulato 84′)

Substitutions Not Used: Eduardo Fernandez, Izaiah Garza, Brandon Gongora, Gio Padilla

Disciplinary Summary:

LV: Yellow Card (Emrah Klimenta) 13′

SAFC: Yellow Card (Kendall Burks) 38′

LV: Yellow Card (Gennaro Nigro) 45′

SAFC: Yellow Card (Jorge Hernandez) 47′

SAFC: Second Yellow Card (Jorge Hernandez) 48′

Quotes:

Head Coach Alen Marcina

(On the draw…)

“We’ve been going through some adversity with such few bodies. It’s three games in eight days with limited player availability, and then you know to go down a man and concede on an individual error, it’s difficult, but the guys fought hard to preserve the point so it’s something to continue to build on.”

(On the upcoming off week…)

“Yeah, it’s very necessary. Again, hopefully some…

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