For the third time in four games, the San Antonio Scorpions left the pitch without a win. The only point so far this season came last week against Minnesota United. While another point looked secured in Jacksonville, a deep-into-stoppage-time goal by Alhassane Keita sealed the first NASL home victory for the new expansion side.
The Scorpions gave up an early goal in the fourth minute but quickly equalized off a Play of the Week nominee goal by San Antonio's leading scorer, Omar Cummings. It stayed 1-1 for the rest of the game, until Keita's late winner. Like the previous three games, defense was the issue for the Scorpions. Defensive laps and being one-step behind the attacker seems to be the trend for the Alamo City boys.
The Spring season championship is surely out of reach now for the reigning NASL Champs. In order to call the Spring any sort of success, moving up the table will be a necessity - getting as many points as possible in order to make a run in the Fall. While this is a terrible start to the season, I hope that the club gives head coach Alen Marcina at least another game, if not two, to turn things around before making significant changes in leadership. I have always been behind Marcina, but there are some in the front office whom I wouldn't mind seeing removed before the Spring is up.
The Scorpions return to Toyota Field this Saturday, May 9th, to host the Carolina Railhawks.
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