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USL Match Preview – #RNOvSA

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


Two contenders meet in big match in Reno

RENO, Nev. – A match that could go a long way to determining the seasons of both Reno 1868 FC and San Antonio FC takes place at Greater Nevada Field at 7:30pm this Saturday.

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Reno 1868 FC news and notes

Current record: 9-5-6, 33pts

Reno 1868 FC comes in to a big match after a thrilling 3-2 win against Tulsa Roughnecks last Saturday.

After taking a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Antoine Hoppenot and yet another goal from Dane Kelly, Tulsa came back and equalized, only for Chris Wehan to score the winner with six minutes to play.

That goal from Wehan helped him earn USL Team of the Week honors as he managed that goal and his ninth assist of the year.

Reno comes in on form, having lost just one of their last eight matches.

San Antonio FC news and notes

Current record: 11-1-8, 41pts

San Antonio FC enters another match having conceded late the week earlier, as they gave up a stoppage time equalizer in a 1-1 draw against Orange County SC last Saturday.

Kris Tyrpak scored the fastest goal in San Antonio FC history, less than two minutes in to the match, earning himself a place on the USL Team of the Week bench, but it wasn’t enough as Orange County SC managed a goal with almost the last kick of the game.

That was the third time in the last four matches that San Antonio FC had conceded a goal late in the match, and with Reno scoring late soften it sets up a thrilling match in Nevada this weekend.

Series Notes

This is the second time these sides have met, with San Antonio FC having won the previous meeting 4-0.


Reno – GK: Russ Klaybough, Matt Bersano, Andrew Tarbell; D: Thomas Janjigian, Jimmy Ockford, Brent Richards, Brenton Griffiths, Jordan Murrell, Kip Colvey; M: Marc Pelosi, Junior Burgos, Riley Hanley, Anibal Echeverria, Chris Wehan, Lindo Mfeka, Matt LaGrassa, Seth Casiple, Luis Felipe, Nick von Niederhausern, Jackson Yueill, Darwin Espinal, Jordan Roberts; F: Brian Brown, Antoine Hoppenot, Dane Kelly, Boxi Yomba, Mackenzie Pridham

San Antonio – GK: Matt Cardone, Diego Restrepo, Lee Johnston; D: Sebastien Ibeagha, Cyprian Hedrick, Ben Newnam, Stephen McCarthy, Greg Cochrane, Ryan Roushandel; M: Pecka, Billy Forbes, Michael Reed, Victor Araujo, Rafael Castillo, Kris Tyrpak, Mark O’Ojong, Devin Vega, Maxi Rodriguez, Connor Presley; F:  Cesar Elizondo, A.J. Ajeakwa, Shawn Chin, Ever Guzman, Michael Seth


Reno – Accumulation warning: Jordan Murrell, Lindo Mfeka

San Antonio – Accumulation warning: Stephen McCarthy, Ben Newnam

AR1: Adam Sanchez
AR2: Matthew Sanchez
4TH: Raffaele Geta

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San Antonio FC - @SanAntonioFC

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