Austin, Texas (June 29, 2019) – The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC were defeated by Austin Bold FC 5-0 in the club's first ever meeting on Saturday night.
After a strong start for the visitors, Austin scored three goals in the first half to take control of the game. The scoring started with a brace from Andre Lima who finished a finessed shot from the top of the box and a header to the far post seven minutes later. Francis Atuahene followed up with a precisely curled shot into the top corner, giving Switchbacks keeper Andre Rawls no chance. The hosts wouldn't let up in the second half as Xavier Baez released a screamer from 18 yards out five minutes after the break. An own goal from Jordan Burt in the 56th minute extended Austin's lead to five as the hosts would see the rest of the game out.
The Switchbacks' return to Weidner Field on July 4th as Orange County SC come to town for the biggest Fireworks show in Southern Colorado. The first 600 fans in attendance will receive a free Switchbacks blanket courtesy of Oakwood Homes. Full 16oz beers will be available for $1 for the first 30 minutes after gates open at 6:00 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.