Las Vegas Lights FC give away lead, lose their 10th straight match

Despite scoring first, Las Vegas Lights FC went on to lose 4-1 vs. San Diego Loyal SC. It was the tenth consecutive defeat for the LAFC affiliate.

Key Stat

Three second-half goals conceded. A troubling trend for Lights FC throughout the season has been conceding an alarming amount of goals in the second half of matches. Last night’s match was tied at the break before the visitors scored three goals in the second half at Cashman Field.

Three Brightest Lights

Danny Trejo: He scored his first professional goal and finished with four total shots plus a chance created.

Julian Vazquez: Coming off the bench in the second half, Vazquez was an immediate spark, assisting on Cal Jennings’ goal and forced a save on a shot of his own.

Cal Jennings: He pulled a goal back for the Lights in the second half with a lovely header over the San Diego keeper. He added three key passes.

Quick Kicks

  • The scoreline doesn’t do the performance by the Lights any justice. This was one of their better performances in the losing streak and they pushed Loyal SC to the limit at times.
  • Trejo finally broke through on his first professional goal and created a nice tandem with Jennings in the attack. He also had a solid effort on a second-half bicycle kick.
  • LAFC loanee Tony Leone wore the captain’s armband in this one and made two tackles and three clearances on the LV backline.
  • Alex Rando made four saves on the day, none more impressive than a second-half stop where he got off the ground and ran back to slap the ball off the goal line.

What’s Next?

Las Vegas Lights FC will take their double-digit losing streak on the road to face Oakland Roots SC on Saturday. Roots SC lost last night vs. Orange County SC, 2-1.

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.