Las Vegas Lights FC concede in the final seconds to lose vs. Orange County SC

In the final away match of 2021 for Las Vegas Lights FC, a last-second goal from Orange County SC’s Ronaldo Damus gave the hosts a 2-1 win.

Key Stat

27 shots, 12 on target for OC. While this match was decided late, OCSC gave themselves a lot of chances to test Alex Rando in goal. You won’t find many clubs getting a result when they allow this type of action to come their way.

Three Brightest Lights

Danny Trejo: He scored the lone goal of the match for Lights FC and was active throughout in the attack.

Alex Rando: Under constant attack from the OC attack, Rando made nine saves, including some huge stops at close range.

Dylan Presto: The Lights’ right-back created two chances, registered the assist on Trejo’s goal, and finished with five clearances and six interceptions.

Quick Kicks

  • As they have all season, Lights FC continued to battle until the final whistle. Down a goal and down a player, they found an equalizer as Presto put the ball on a platter for Trejo to finish.
  • It looked like Trejo’s goal would allow the Lights to steal a point on the road, but they couldn’t slow down an OC counter-attack that saw Damus tap the ball in for the late winner.
  • Rough night for Dekel Keinan, who wore the captain’s armband. He committed a reckless early foul, accidentally blocked a clearance into his own net, and was sent off after another yellow card late in the second half. The 37-year-old defender also struggled with dealing with Sean Okoli.
  • The Lights finish their road schedule with a 3-12-1 record in 2021. Surprisingly, that’s not bad compared to 0-6-2 in 2020 and 2-11-4 in 2019.

What’s Next?

The 2021 season finale for Las Vegas Lights FC is coming up on Saturday as they host the Tampa Bay Rowdies, the top club in the USL Championship. The Rowdies defeated Loudoun United FC last night.

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.