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USL Match Preview – #SPRvOC

By USLSoccer.com Staff, 08/11/17, 5:30PM EDT

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Swope Park host Orange County in vital match for hopes of both teams

Kansas City, Mo. – Both Swope Park Rangers and Orange County SC seek a result that would give a big boost to their seasons, Swope Park looks to move in to second while Orange County looks to jump in to the playoffs, the match at Children’s Mercy Victory Field kicks off at 7:30pm

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Swope Park Rangers news and notes

Current record: 12-5-3, 39pts

Swope Park Rangers come in to this match after a scoreless draw in Saint Louis last Saturday, and will seek to get back in to scoring form.

It could have been a 1-0 loss for Swope Park as Octavio Guzman saw his penalty saved by Darrin MacLeod to keep the match scoreless.

Swope will have been disappointed to get only a point as they had the bulk of possession in the match (51.9%) and dominated the aerial duals (64.3%).

Orange County SC news and notes

Current record: 7-6-5, 26pts

Orange County SC comes in to this match hurting, following a 4-0 loss at home to Colorado Springs Switchbacks on Tuesday.

The result was made all the more frustrating considering that Orange County dominated possession, with 62% but still conceded four goals for the second time this season.

Orange County is now three matches without a win, with just two wins in their last six matches, starting to fall away from the playoffs.

Series Notes

This will be the first meeting of the two sides since Swope Park triumphed in extra time in the 2016 USL Playoffs.

Squads

Swope Park – GK: Adrian Zendejas, David Greczek, Darrin MacLeod; D: Amer Didic, Parker Maher, Oumar Ballo, Liam Doyle, Joe Amico, Colton Storm, Tyler Pasher, Erik Palmer-Brown, Dakota Barnathan, Will Little; M: Felipe Hernandez, Lebo Moloto, Daniel Salloi, Christian Duke, Robert Mirosavic, Kevin Oliveira, Wan Kuzain Wan Kamal; F: Cameron Iwasa, Kharlton Belmar, Nansel Selbol, Diego Kostner, Mark Anthony Gonzalez, Max Rugova

Orange County – GK: Charlie Lyon, Casey Beyers, Michael Suchy; D: Oscar Sorto, Joe Franco, Alberto Navarro, Salomon Wbias, Oluwanisola Abolaji, Juan Pablo Ocegueda, Roy Meeus, Jeannot Esua; M: Victor Pineda, Richard Chaplow, Gustavo Villalobos, Carlos Alvarez, Jerry van Ewijk, Dusan Stevanovic, Amirgy Pineda, Kevin Jeon, Zachary Kobayashi, Frank Olijve, James Baxendale; F: Monday Etim, Duke Lacroix, Wuiilito Tavares Fernandes

Discipline

Swope Park – Accumulation warning: Liam Doyle

Orange County – NONE

Officials
REF: ELVIS MAHMUTOVIC
AR1: Don Tebeau
AR2: Kyle Armstrong
4TH: Joseph Macht

Game hashtag:

#SPRvOC

Twitter social handles

Swope Park Rangers - @SwopeRangers

Orange County SC - @orangecountysc

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