In their first midweek league game of the season, the San Antonio Scorpions drew 2-2 with the visiting Eddies from Edmonton. This was the last game in the two teams' head-to-head series this season, finishing it at an even 1-1-1. The Scorpions struck first as Omar Cummings added to his league leading goal total in the 17' minute to put the home side up 1-0. Edmonton would equalize on a lapse in defending by the Scorpions and they left the pitch even at 1-1 going into halftime.
San Antonio would regain the lead when halftime substitution, César Elizondo, slotted in a Billy Forbes cross in front of an empty goal. The goal came just as the video board at Toyota Field was showing a video from Julius James, who broke his leg just a few days before. The timing was perfect. Unfortunately, the good vibes didn't last. Edmonton's Cristian Raudales fired in a screamer of a shot past Sattler in the 72' minute to score the final goal of the game. There were some questionable calls by ref Mark Kadlecik in the box this game as well; in the first half, Marvin Chavez had an impressive run going into the box, was taken down, but was called for the foul - and later in the second half, Giuseppe Gentile was tripped up in the box, but Kadlecik swallowed his whistle and play continued.
In the end, the Scorpions were the better team in this game. They were more aggressive and really played hard, especially taking back possession as soon as they could. The outcome feels like a loss, but the team comes away with a point and is still only 2 points away from a playoff berth - still very much in the playoff hunt.
The team has a quick turnaround and will play Carolina on the road on Saturday. #CARvSAS
Soccer On -ASC
All things NASL
alamosoccercity.com is a soccer blog site and is in no way affiliated with Major League Soccer, the North American Soccer League, the United Soccer League, or any of their Properties, Teams, or Organizations. This site is for informational and entertainment purposes only. alamosoccercity.com is not an official web site for Major League Soccer, the North American Soccer League, or the United Soccer League.
Proudly powered by Weebly