Irvine, California (April 6, 2019) – The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC lost to Orange County SC 2-0 on Saturday night in California.
Coming off of the dramatic 2-2 draw with the Phoenix Rising FC last weekend, the Switchbacks were wanting to keep the 2019 season going with a third consecutive result on the road. The best chance of the first half for the Switchbacks fell to a sliding Mike Seth to reach a ground cross but his effort was put over the crossbar. Orange County took the lead going into half time as Darwin Jones got his head on the end of a free kick in the 42nd minute.
Orange County doubled their lead in the 57th minute as Jones' shot from outside the box was deflected and found its way inside the far post for Jones' second goal of the game. The Switchbacks would create some chances at the end of the game but it was too little, too late for the visitors as the game ended 2-0.
The Switchbacks return to Weidner Field on Saturday, April 13th to face Reno 1868 FC on poster giveaway night with the Gazette, where draw-string bags will also be given away to the first 500 fans courtesy of Capelli Sport. Full 16oz beers will be available for $1 for the first 30 minutes after gates open at 5:00 PM. Tickets start at just $12 and are available HERE. For the price of a Switchbacks ticket and 2-5 beers, it is cheaper than buying 2-5 beers at a bar or restaurant.