San Antonio FC (6-7-7, 25pts) left the California capital with only a point in their hands as their victory was lost in the depths of second-half stoppage time on Saturday night. Sacramento Republic FC (9-7-6, 34pts) were playing catch-up for the better part of 75 minutes until a questionable penalty kick allowed SRFC's Octavio Guzman to step up to the spot and put the ball past Ford to equalize for the home side.
The match started out brightly for both sides, but it was the visitors who struck first. Sébastien Thurière let off a long-range shot that was initially saved by Republic's goalkeeper, Evan Newton, but he couldn't hold on to the ball. The rebound fell neatly at the feet of SAFC forward César Elizondo who easily tapped it in for his first in a SAFC kit and ninth with teams from San Antonio.
The home side were more aggressive in the second-half and proved the idea that they are a second-half team. They tested Josh Ford in goal, who matched his personal record of six saves. The team captain was playing in his first match after serving his three match suspension.
San Antonio concludes this three match away trip in the desert when they visit Arizona United FC for the first time. The next two matches will be back-to-back against Arizona United, both home and away.
Alamo Soccer's Man of the Match: César Elizondo (1 goal)
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