San Antonio FC (2-3-4, 9pts) suffered a 1-0 loss to the Oklahoma City Energy (2-4-1, 10pts) at home on Saturday, the club's second consecutive loss at home this season.
Both teams faced a humid and muggy evening while playing on a field that was worn from the copious amounts of water the city has received in the past week. That didn't stop both squads from taking shots on goal though.
"We have to execute in these moments when they are there", said Head Coach Darren Powell after the loss.
It was ultimately the header off OKC forward Colin Bonner that was the difference in the game. He headed the ball past Josh Ford from a cross by Sebastian Dalgaard to give his team the away victory. SAFC started out the match with a great low shot across goal by Danny Garcia that went just wide of the net. There were other several chances to score, none closer than Rafa Castillo's rocket that bounced off the crossbar, denying the Colombian international of a deserved goal.
"I think when we’re in the box we need to have a more ‘kill’ mentality to score and more willingness to sacrifice," said midfielder Michael Reed. "I think right now we just need to capitalize on our moments because we’re not going to get that all the time. When we do, we can’t take it for granted and we need to just put it in the back of the net.”
The loss is SAFC's second home loss ever. The club is now 1-1-3 in their last five league matches.
The Alamo City boys return to Toyota Field on Wednesday for a rematch with Rio Grande Valley FC in the South Texas Derby. They'll be looking for a better result than the 3-2 loss they suffered just a couple weeks ago.
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