On February 9th, the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC won their first preseason game of 2019 comfortably 5-1 over the Pride Soccer Club ECNL u19's.
The first half was primarily Switchbacks players under contract as they're gearing up for the 2019 USL Championship season. Rony Argueta set up Mike Seth to get the game started for the Switchbacks. Jordan Burt doubled the Switchbacks lead with a left footed shot from 20 yards out. Switchbacks newest signing, Ismaila Jome, played a ground cross to Mike Seth for his second goal of the game. Seth turned into the provider when he played in Jordan Schweitzer, who scored to make it 4-0 going into the half.
The second half the Switchbacks fielded a team that comprised of Colorado Rapids academy players, trialists, and invited players from the open tryouts a couple weeks ago. Each team scored in the second half to end the day with a 5-1 Switchbacks victory.
The next preseason game scheduled for the Switchbacks is against Harpo's FC at Metro State University on February 13th.
The Switchbacks will kick off their 2019 USL Championship season on the road to the Los Angeles Galaxy II on March 9th. The home opener is on March 16th as they host the Sacramento Republic FC at 6:00 PM at Weidner Field for a St. Paddy's Day celebration with fireworks and $1 beer for the first 30 minutes after gates open at 5:00 PM. Tickets start at just $12 and are available HERE.