2015 spring season
The Rowdies played a great spring season. They finished with a 5-4-1 record, their only loss coming from the spring champion New York Cosmos. They nearly won the spring ending up only one point behind the Cosmos. The last time that the Scorpions and Rowdies met was the opening game of the 2015 season back in April. The Rowdies came into Toyota Field and thrashed the defending champs 1-3, with Omar Cummings scoring a consolation goal in stoppage time.
The Scorpions' spring season couldn't be more opposite than their next opponent. The Scorpions, coming off their first NASL championship in 2014, were looking to be the first club in the modern-era NASL to repeat. That dream is still alive, but barely. After starting the spring 0-1-3, the Alamo eleven ended the spring on a 3-2-1 run, an improvement to say the least. The defense has let the team down; with 19 games to go, the Scorpions are only 5 goals away from giving up as many goals as they did the entire 2014 season. Couple that with plenty of missed goal scoring opportunities and you have the make up for a middle to bottom of the table team.
Players to watch.
Omar Cummings was the league's goal scoring leader until Lance Laing usurped him in the Eddies' beat down of the Scorpions last Sunday. Cummings had a few one-on-one opportunities with the Eddies' goalie Van Oekel, but couldn't convert. The Scorpions go as Omar goes. If he can start to score again, San Antonio will have a shot of getting at least a point against the league leaders.
Forward Corey Hertzog will be a player that San Antonio will need to look out for. The 24 year old scored in the season opening win against San Antonio and has tallied 3 total goals this season. He's played the most minutes out of all the forwards on the Rowdies' roster. He can and will give our defense a run for their money.
The Rowdies are coming off a 2-1 win over Atlanta and the Scorpions are coming off a 0-4 defeat to Edmonton to start the fall campaign. With no real signs of improvement over the course of the season and summer break, it is hard to give the nod to the Alamo boys - they will be underdogs in most, if not all of their remaining fall games. It'll be a 2-1 win for the visiting Rowdies, giving them their second win at Toyota Field this season.
The game is this Saturday, July 11 at 7:30 pm CST at Toyota Field. #SASvTBR
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