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Switchbacks Drop Points On The Road To Phoenix

By Cody Costra, 08/25/18, 10:45PM MDT

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The Colorado Springs Switchbacks lost 4-0 on the road to the Phoenix Rising on Saturday night.

Coming off of a bye week after the 2-1 loss on the road in Tulsa, the Switchbacks were looking to get back on track against the Phoenix Rising FC. The first half was tightly contested as neither team could get ahold of the match. Phoenix had eight shots while the Switchbacks had seven shots, but each keeper only had to make a single save.

The second half was still close, with neither team wanting to make a mistake. But the game would change when Jordan Burt was shown a straight red card in the 65th minute after a 50/50 challenge on the Phoenix goalkeeper, Zac Lubin. The home side didn't take long to take advantage of being a man up as Gladson Awako took advantage of a loose ball five yards from goal just three minutes after the red card was issued. Phoenix would add a second and a third in the 74th and 80th minute through Joseph Farrell and Chris Cortez, respectively. Kevaughn Frater would add a fourth goal in stoppage time to make it a night to forget for the Switchbacks.

The Switchbacks are back at Weidner Field on Wednesday, August 29th to face the Real Monarchs. The first 500 fans in attendance will receive the last Switchbacks Poster of the 2018 series on 1980's Night courtesy of Centura Orthopedics. Tickets start at just $12 and are available here. Fans 21+ can get $1 beer the first 30 minutes when gates open at 6:00 PM.