The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC defeated Phoenix Rising FC in a 75 minute preseason game 3-1 in Arizona Saturday morning.
Michee Ngalina got on the board early for the Switchbacks with his third goal in preseason so far. A trialist on the Switchbacks doubled the lead in the 30th minute. Phoenix got a goal back from the penalty spot, but the Switchbacks trialist scored again in the final moments to extend the lead to 3-1.
"Today was a very good building block for us, the whole group is very happy with the performance today against a top team," said Switchbacks Head Coach, Brendan Burke. "It is a preseason game in the end but our identity is forming and becoming more clear each week."
Saturday's win takes the Switchbacks preseason record to 3-2-0 ahead of the final Friendly against Orange County SC in the first ever game at the new Weidner Field on April 24.
The Switchbacks will begin its seventh season in the USL Championship on Saturday, May 1 at San Antonio FC with the Grand Home Opener at Weidner Field set for May 21 vs New Mexico United. The full Switchbacks 2021 schedule can be found HERE.
This will be the Switchbacks' first season in the new 8,000-seat state of the art stadium in Downtown Colorado Springs. Weidner Field is set to be the highest elevated professional stadium in the USL Championship and the United States at 6,035 ft.
Season tickets are the only way to confirm your tickets today and they can be purchased HERE or call 719-368-8480 to ensure your spot as a new era begins in Colorado Springs history.