A Light Preview: Match #5 vs. San Antonio FC

Lights FC travel to Texas to tangle with SAFC.

For the first time in the 2019 USL Championship season, Las Vegas Lights FC will enter a match coming off of a victory. After defeating Real Monarchs SLC at home last week, the club travels to take on San Antonio FC tomorrow night.

Looking at the Lights (1-2-1):

Playing in front of the best crowd, in my opinion, in club history, Lights FC finally secured three points last weekend when they defeated Real Monarchs. It was a similar formula for the club, score on a header coming from a set piece and defend well. Alex Harlley was the goalscorer and he continues to show his potential.

The Lights need to continue to improve at putting shots on target and playing through the middle of the pitch. This week, Sammy Ochoa was cleared to return to soccer, according to the below tweet. Whenever he is ready, it will be fun to watch an attacking trio of Ochoa, Harlley, and Irvin Parra.

Who you should know: San Antonio FC (0-3-1)

The trio of Amer Didic-Kai Greene-Josh Yaro: Before the season, this trio was expected to give San Antonio one of the best backlines in the USL Championship. Didic has starred for Swope Park, Greene for RGVFC, and Yaro was a second overall SuperDraft pick by Philadelphia Union in 2016. They will make things difficult for a Lights side that has not scored multiple goals in a match yet this season.

Pecka: Playing in the defensive midfield, the Brazilian has completed 88% of his passes, 97% in his own half, and has an assist on the year. He helps control the pace for SAFC.

Ever Guzman: He leads the club in shots and shots on target. He’s scored once this season and had 11 goals and three assists for San Antonio in 2018.

The Deets

Tonight, 4/6, at 5:30 PM Pacific Time

Las Vegas Lights FC at San Antonio FC

Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers 2

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.