Las Vegas Lights FC concede late vs. Los Dos, lose their fourth straight match

A back-and-forth match at Cashman Field ended with Las Vegas Lights FC losing 3-2 as LA Galaxy II scored the winner in the final minute of regular time after a late Lights FC equalizer.

Key Stat

28-10 shot advantage for Los Dos. The LA Galaxy affiliate, playing on the road, got to push the tempo in the attacking half for most of the night. While they only put 9/28 shots on target, it is still indicative of Los Dos getting to play on the front foot.

Three Brightest Lights

BGN’s Man of the Match Frank Daroma: He assisted on the opening Lights FC goal with a nice ball over the top. The midfielder, Las Vegas’ most consistent player this season, also registered three tackles, three interceptions, and two clearances.

Danny Musovski: After scoring vs. Oakland last week, Musovski found another goal last night. He also created one chance.

Nathan Sepulveda: Playing alongside Daroma, he completed 32/32 passes, scored the late equalizer, and made two tackles.

Quick Kicks

  • There were some close calls last night that went in Los Dos’ favor, but to be fair, they all may have been the correct call. A potential handball (not called), a penalty shout for Vegas (not awarded), a penalty shout for Los Dos (awarded), and the ball potentially going over the end line on the winning goal (not whistled) all went the opposite of helping Lights FC.
  • Add two more second-half goals conceded by Lights FC, bringing their total to 31 on the season. They have conceded more second-half goals than 23 clubs have conceded goals total. Certainly not a recipe for success.
  • Tony Leone was shown a red card in stoppage time for “foul and abusive language”.
  • Four straight losses for Lights FC, five matches without a win. Raiders Night at Cashman Field couldn’t bring the Lights similar luck to Golden Knights Night back in 2019.
  • Tristan Weber made his debut after signing earlier this week. A former high school National Player of the Year, he joins the club with NCAA experience at Portland and San Diego State.

What’s Next?

Las Vegas Lights FC will look to end this poor run of form vs. a club that they’ve already defeated twice in 2021. On Thursday, Tacoma Defiance will host the Lights after they play at Oakland Roots SC tonight.

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.