LAS VEGAS (Fwrd Axis) — Despite some lengthy delays, San Antonio FC defeated Las Vegas Lights FC 2-0 at Cashman Field on Wednesday night, earning their fourth consecutive shutdown.Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
The victory is the sixth straight for San Antonio, a franchise record, and the 10th road win of the year. With the win, SAFC now leads the league in points (49) and holds a nine-point lead over San Diego Loyal SC and Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC in the USL Championship Western Conference.
SAFC also leads the league in wins and points in the race for the top overall seed.
San Antonio opened the scoring in the 34th minute when Saad Abdul-Salaam tapped in a corner kick from Justin Dhillon. The goal from Abdul-Salaam is his first in an SAFC kit in his third start with the club.
SAFC is 6-0-1 on the season when scoring, and 14-0-0 when scoring first.
“Pressing and defensive organization is an 11-man concept,” SAFC Head Coach Alen Marcina said. “Our attackers are tireless workers off the ball, which makes the lines behind them a lot easier.”
Samuel Adeniran sealed San Antonio’s three points with a goal in the 64th minute, scoring his fifth goal of the season in seven matches with SAFC.
San Antonio goalkeeper Jordan Farr held his third-straight clean sheet, giving the club a clean sheet in five of the last six matches, and four straight.
“It’s our confidence … It kind of just puts fear in other people’s hearts as well,” Farr said of the shutdown streak. “They miss chances or we make a save or someone makes a block or a cross doesn’t come in or goals just don’t come, it kind of reaffirms our stability.”
San Antonio FC is now 16-3-1 (49 points) on the season and will return to the pitch on Saturday night when they welcome LA Galaxy II (9-10-3) at 8 p.m. at Toyota Field.