Las Vegas Lights FC continue their slide after a home loss vs. Oakland

Las Vegas Lights FC opened the scoring last night before conceding three straight goals in a loss vs. Oakland Roots SC at Cashman Field.

Key Stat

Three goals conceded in the second half. A trend for the Lights this season, they’ve struggled with allowing goals in the second half of matches. In this week alone, they conceded seven goals in just the second half of their two losses.

Three Brightest Lights

BGN’s Man of the Match Bryce Duke: He created four chances last night, including a lovely one touch assist over the top to Danny Musovski. He also won four fouls, had two shots, and made three tackles.

Danny Musovski: The LAFC striker poked the ball between the legs of Oakland GK Paul Blanchette, scoring the lone LV goal on one of his two shots on target. He added one key pass and two tackles.

Frank Daroma: He completed 65/73 passes, made two tackles, and intercepted a pass. His header was the hockey-assist that started the goalscoring sequence for LV.

Quick Kicks

  • The Lights had won back-to-back matches at home before last night’s defeat.
  • An interesting note, Lights FC’s last win came on 7/27 vs. Orange County SC. That was also the last match that Danny Crisostomo played with the club before signing with LAFC.
  • Nathan Sepulveda has filled in next to Frank Daroma since Crisostomo’s departure and has played well (five tackles and 83.3% passing accuracy last night). But, the club is clearly missing their former captain in the middle of the park.
  • Not good enough defending on the counter-attack or in 1-v-1 situations near goal from Las Vegas.
  • Zero clean sheets for the Lights in their last nine matches (1-0 vs. Tacoma on 7/3).

What’s Next?

Las Vegas Lights FC will host LA Galaxy II at Cashman Field on Friday. Los Dos lost vs. Roots SC in their most recent match back on 8/14.

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.