On Saturday, June 23rd, Shane Malcolm scored a free kick from about 25 yards out in the 86th minute to win the game 1-0 against Fresno FC in front of a full house of 5,000 fans at Weidner Field for the largest crowd in Switchbacks history. Malcolm's goal was nominated for the USL Goal of the Week voting for week 15. When the fan voting ended, Malcolm ended with 38 percent of the vote, edging out Jerry Van Ewijk's free kick from Reno 1868 FC that claimed 34 percent of the vote. Check out the other candidates and final voting here!
The Switchbacks stay home on June 30th to face San Antonio FC on World Cup Night where the first 500 fans in attendance will receive a vuvuzela courtesy of Weidner Apartment Homes. Tickets start at just $12 and are available here. Fans 21+ can get $1 beer the first 30 minutes when gates open at 5:00 PM. The Switchbacks will then have a quick turnaround when they face Orange County SC on July 3rd for Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza night where the first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive a scarf presented by Oakwood Homes. Tickets start at just $12 and are available here. Check out all of the upcoming games here!