A Light Preview: Match #10 vs. Colorado Springs

Las Vegas Lights FC will host Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC after a big win over Republic FC.

Another Saturday night in downtown Las Vegas will feature a Las Vegas Lights FC match. Sin City’s soccer team has held it down well at home and will look to keep that going against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC.

Looking at the Lights (3-4-2)

Things are good at Cashman Field for Las Vegas Lights FC. After falling behind 1-0 to Sacramento Republic FC last week, they flipped the script and scored four unanswered goals to win 4-2. Over the last two home matches, the club has nine goals.

The club has an especially important player at each level. In the attack, Irvin Parra leads the Lights with five goals and has three assists. Pablo Cruz is incredibly valuable in the midfield. When he has a lot of touches and gets forward, the club tends to do well. On the backline, Gabe Robinson has two goals, has done well to limit opposing players, and his long throws are a unique weapon. Then, obviously, Thomas Olsen is the stalwart in goal. He has four shutouts on the season, three of which have come at home.

Who you should know: Colorado Springs Switchbacks (2-5-2)

Abraham Rodriguez: The 16-year-old goalkeeper burst on the scene with an eleven save performance vs. Phoenix Rising FC. He is capable of making big saves, but he also has recorded zero clean sheets in his four starts. He was on the bench last week behind Clint Irwin.

Shane Malcolm: He’s tied for the club-high in goals with three. Malcolm leads the club in shots with 13 and ten of those have been on target.

Rony Argueta: A proven veteran, the midfielder has completed 89% of his team-high 466 passes. He’s added nine key passes on the campaign.

The Deets

Tomorrow night, 7:30 PM Pacific Time, at Cashman Field

Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC at Las Vegas Lights FC

Carson A Merk

Reporting live from Sin City, I have covered both RGVFC and Las Vegas Lights FC since their inceptions. I also write profiles to highlight players from the NCAA to USL to NWSL and everywhere in between.