Colorado Springs Switchbacks Win 2-0 over The Miami FC
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO (July 1st, 2023) – The Colorado Springs Switchbacks arrived back at home territory with a bang. The team earned a victory with a score of 2-0 against The Miami FC.
The team dominated possession in the first half at 53.2% , constantly keeping the ball away from the opposing team. Through the first half, the good guys were strategic with their defense and allowed no goals for The Miami FC.
The first goal of the night was in the 59′ from #11 Deshane Beckford with a beautiful assist from #20 Patrick Seagrist, who short passed it to Beckford, who was then able to take the ball all the way up to the corner of the 18, and pop it into the corner of the net. This goal set the tone for not only the Switchbacks FC but also for The Miami FC.
As the game went further on, the intensity of who was going to score the next goal was high up in the air. In the 74′ #9 Romario Williams made our second goal with another assist from Seagrist. Another tight pass from Seagrist, put the ball right on R. Williams’ foot as he was right in front of the net, making for a good tip in.
The Miami FC was on our trail in the second half, and with the help of our Goalie #1 Christian Herrera, stayed behind as he completely blocked all 11 shots that were thrown his way. A notable save occurred in the 78′ from Herrera who blocked a close call shot from an offensive free kick from a Miami player.
The Colorado Springs Switchbacks are set to complete their double header this Tuesday, July 4th against Monterey Bay FC. For tickets to that match, and all others, head HERE.
Post Match Quotes:
Head Coach Hogan:
“Coming out we had game plan but they gave us so many options out wide that we actually didn’t take control of it so Alan [McCann] was getting frustrated and then put a game plan out for the second half and we got two goals from it. It was actually quite fundamental. Overall, I thought we defended quite well. I thought [James] Musa had a great game for his first real game back. Great save from Christian [Herrera], that was big! I was happy with that”
On the missed chances, and the team’s resolve:
“I think the weakness, what Chambo [James Chambers] and Alan [McCann] are so good at it, is they find a weakness [in the team] quickly. But that was the weakness, [missing chances]. But it was so simple in terms of getting the message across, we just weren’t executing it. We were trying to go through the middle too much.
On the team’s momentum with a short turn around:
“I think Monterey are very good. This has to be a three point game, which we have to plan accordingly because of the turn around. It’s a massive game because, can we jump them if we beat them, I think so, we will have to check the results of tonight’s match. It’s now coming into the second half of the season, and we are going to talk about each and every opponent, and how we can take over some of them”
On his first goal of the season:
“It was a good feeling, indescribable feeling. I’ve been wanting it, and to be honest I’ve been wanting it at home in front of my friends, and I’ve prayed, and I was working for it, and it just came down to the right time.”
On the set up for his goal:
“At halftime, the coaching staff told me to be aggressive going forward, so that’s what I did.”
On bouncing back from a difficult road series:
“This is a team I really believe in, and they have a lot of heart. Its a sport sometimes we are bad but on glory days we are grateful and ready.”
On getting the clean sheet:
“I think it shows the team is mature and we are growing. I am very happy about it overall. Attackers were scoring, and defenders we defending, and overall a good team result. “
On making the big saves:
“Felt amazing! The saves are my job, its just what I got to do. Hearing the fans after every save, its just amazing to know that I have the support.”
On preparing against Monterey:
“Same thing, we watch the film and we learn from it, we commit to each other for 90 -95 minutes or whatever it is. We try to put up a strong performance.”
On the meaning behind the results:
“It meant everything. We’ve been working hard all week, we deserve it, and we played it like we wanted to win.”
On opening up opportunities of play:
“We just moved the ball really quick to open it up. We shifted side to side and places in the middle eventually opened up and we got our chances to play how we wanted to play.”