OKLAHOMA CITY– Energy FC saw their eight-game unbeaten streak snapped with a 2-1 loss to San Antonio FC at Taft Stadium.
Following a scoreless first half, Energy FC took the lead in the 58th minute when Philip Rasmussen converted on a free kick from just outside the 18-yard box. He bent the ball over the top of the wall and into the short side of the net of San Antonio keeper Diego Restrepo.
San Antonio would tie the match in the 73rd minute when former Energy FC player Mike Lopez converted on a penalty kick. That is the fourth penalty awarded to an Energy FC opponent this season. They’ve converted on all four.
San Antonio took the lead in the 80th minute when Charlie Ward sent a ball goalward that found a charging Ever Guzman near the top of the six-yard box. He chipped it past Energy FC goalkeeper Bryan Byars.
A lengthy stoppage-time period resulted in several chances for Energy FC, including Christian Volesky, Drew Beckie and a header by Kalif Alhassan. The header by Alhassan was just kept out of the net by Restrepo.
The win for San Antonio is the first ever against Oklahoma City and snaps Energy FC’s eight-match string of earning at least one point. The win was also the first match in this series that didn’t end in a tie since the 2016 campaign.
Energy FC returns to action this Saturday on the road against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m.
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