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San Antonio FC Falls to El Paso Locomotive 0-1

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June 6, 2024 – United Soccer League Championship (USL)
San Antonio FC News Release

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio fell to El Paso Locomotive FC 0-1 Saturday, dropping to 4-4-5 on the season with 17 points.

After a physical first half between the rivals, El Paso struck in the 65th minute, converting a free kick from just outside the box to put the visitors up.

The loss was San Antonio’s first at home since July 22, 2023, breaking an unbeaten streak that included 15 USL Championship matches between the regular season and playoffs.

Next Up

San Antonio FC hits the road to face FC Tulsa Saturday, June 8. Kickoff from ONEOK Field is set for 7:30 p.m. CT, and the match will be broadcast on ESPN+ and Bally Sports Southwest. This season is presented by Toyota.

Scoring Summary

ELP: Brandan Craig 65′

Postgame Notes:

SAFC moves to 4-4-5 on the season with 17 points, sitting in 5th place in the Western Conference.

Forward Jake LaCava makes his club debut and first start since his transfer to SAFC Monday.

Defender Richard Windbichler makes his first start in league play.

The loss snaps a 15-match unbeaten streak at Toyota Field. SAFC is 21-3-18 at home since the start of the 2022 season.

SAFC Pro Academy product Gio Padilla and Izaiah Garza made their first-ever appearances in USL play. Padilla previously featured in SAFC’s 2022 and 2023 U.S. Open Cup runs.

Goalkeeper Kendall McIntosh made three saves in the match.

Attendance: 5,805

SAFC Starting XI: Kendall McIntosh, Richard Windbichler, Kendall Burks, Mitchell Taintor (captain), Carter Manley (Gio Padilla 9′), Luke Haakenson, Jorge Hernandez, Jake LaCava, Kameron Lacey (Izaiah Garza 84′), Hugo Mbongue (Jose Mulato 52′), Juan Agudelo

Substitutions Not Used: Eduardo Fernandez, Brandon Gongora, Landry Walker

Disciplinary Summary:

ELP: Yellow Card (Liam Rose) 23′

ELP: Yellow Card (Tony Alfaro) 30′

SA: Yellow Card (Hugo Mbongue) 53′

SA: Yellow Card (Jorge Hernandez) 78′

ELP: Yellow Card (Ricardo Zacarias) 90+6′

Quotes:

Head Coach Alen Marcina

(On the loss…)

“Yeah, we deserve more from that game. The game can be cruel at times. You know we had, going into this game, nine players out international duty and injury. You have one of our pros, Carter Manley, go down five, six minutes into the match, so we’re facing a lot of adversity, needless to say, and that’s probably roughly over six weeks and again, the guys fought over the course of the game. I felt we definitely earned more than we got tonight. So right now we just make best efforts to…

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