Lights Match Preview #31: OKC at LV

Lights FC will look to bounce back after a mid-week defeat.

After a wild, Wednesday loss to Orange County SC, Las Vegas Lights FC will try turn things around tonight against OKC Energy FC.

Last Time Out

Lights FC

L (5-3) vs. Orange County

Goals: Garcia, Garduno, Ochoa

Energy FC

D (0-0) vs. Republic FC

Last Time They Met

Defense was scarce in the previous matchup between these sides. Back on July 11th, Energy FC defeated the Lights 6-4 at Taft Stadium. Five different players scored for the hosts and Raul Mendiola bagged a hat trick for Las Vegas.

Opposing Players to Watch

Jose Barril: He is the creator for Energy FC. On the season, he has a club-high nine assists and 56 chances created, 30 more than second best on the team.

Hugh Alexander Dixon: The speedy midfielder has ten goals and four assists. Dixon scored twice in the previous meeting vs. Lights FC.

Christian Volesky: Tied with Dixon for the team-best ten goals, Volesky is a proven scorer in the USL. The target forward is second on the team in aerial duels won and is a tough matchup for any central defender.

The Deets

Who: Las Vegas Lights FC vs. OKC Energy FC

What: Cash the Soccer Rocker Bobblehead Night

When: TONIGHT, 8 PM Kickoff, Zappos Tailgate starts at 5:30 PM

Where: Cashman Field in Downtown Las Vegas


Top photo courtesy of Steven Christy/OKC Energy FC

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.