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Switchbacks FC Start Two Teenagers For First Time In Team History

By Cody Costra, 04/04/19, 8:00AM MDT

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On March 30th, 2019, the Switchbacks played the Phoenix Rising FC to a 2-2 draw at Casino Arizona Field. The Switchbacks earned a point on the road thanks to Abraham Rodriguez's heroic performance in goal and Ish Jome's free-kick at the death. But the Switchbacks also made history on the night by starting two teenagers for the first time in club history. Abraham Rodriguez (16 years old) and Matt Hundley (18 years old) both started and played 90 minutes and 86 minutes, respectively. Rodriguez recorded 11 saves and was later named the USL Championship Player of the Week. Hundley made his first start of the season and saw his shot get deflected in the 26th minute that set up Jordan Burt's opening goal of the game. You can watch the highlights HERE!