Orange County SC hand Las Vegas Lights FC their eighth straight loss

Despite battling hard, Las Vegas Lights FC lost again last night, 3-0 vs. Orange County SC, extending their losing streak to eight matches.

Key Stat

12-1 shots on goal. Only a soft effort from Michael Yeboah late in the match went on frame for Lights FC. Meanwhile, Alex Rando was under steady pressure at the other end of the pitch.

Three Brightest Lights

Frank Daroma: The energetic midfielder completed 100% of his 44 passes, made four tackles, and intercepted three passes. He also created three chances.

Alex Rando: Yes, he conceded three goals. But, one of the OC goals was a penalty and the young goalkeeper made nine saves and kept the Lights close for much of the match.

Michael Yeboah: He provided a boost of energy off the bench, registering the only shot on target and getting up and down the right flank.

Quick Kicks

  • 3-0 looks like a blowout and while OC comfortably outplayed Lights FC, it was not absolute domination. It was only 1-0 until the final ten minutes of the match.
  • Brutal week for Mohamed Traore. The young defender made a costly mistake on Wednesday, leading to the match-winner for Oakland Roots SC in the 1-0 LV loss. Last night, he picked up two yellow cards, equaling a red card, and shouted at the ref while shoving his own teammates trying to calm the situation down.¬†Traore has been a really solid performer for most of the season for Lights FC and hopefully can move past this little rough patch.
  • Not enough in the attack for Lights FC to test the Orange County defense and also to keep the OC midfield and attack honest defensively. With little threat coming at them, OCSC were able to get out and run and consistently test Rando.
  • As the season has carried on, we’re starting to see younger and younger players featuring for the Lights. That’s exciting to see from an LAFC perspective as promising, teenage prospects like Dylan Presto, Christopher Jaime, and Armando Avila are able to get more time to develop in competitive matches, typically vs. older professionals.

What’s Next?¬†

Probably the last club you’d like to face while on a lengthy losing streak, Phoenix Rising FC will host Las Vegas Lights FC on Wednesday. Rising FC won a 4-3 shootout last night vs. Los Dos.

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.