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Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC Play Intrasquad Match on Independence Day

By Cody Costra, 07/04/20, 9:15PM MDT

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Photo Courtesy of Isaiah Downing

By: Cody Costra
Colorado Springs, CO (July 4, 2020) – The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC played an intrasquad match on the Fourth of July where the gray squad defeated the black squad 2-0 from set-pieces.

The game started quickly for the black squad as Aidan Daniels fired off a shot from 25 yards out that came back off the crossbar. However, the gray squad got on the board in the 22nd minute as Luke Ferreira slotted home a penalty. In the second half, Will Vint doubled the gray teams lead with a perfectly placed free-kick over the top of the wall and into the top corner of the goal.

"It was absolutely vital tonight for all of us to go through a dry run. I think it was imperative for operations, stadium personnel, coaching staff, players, for everybody. We haven't played a home game yet," said Switchbacks Head Coach, Alan Koch. "I think we can get some of the challenges out of the way and hopefully come back and put in a good showing next week and get three points."

The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC home opener is set for July 11th when New Mexico United comes to Colorado Springs on the opening night of the return of the USL Championship.