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Switchbacks FC falls on the road to NYCFC II in the US Open Cup

Switchbacks FC falls on the road to NYCFC II in the US Open Cup

    Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC

May 8, 2024 – United Soccer League Championship (USL)
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC News Release

Switchbacks FC falls on the road to NYCFC II in the US Open Cup
Delentz Pierre and Ronaldo Damus of Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC compete against Jovan Mijatović of New York City FC II
(Colorado Springs Switchback FC)

Colorado Springs, CO – The Colorado Springs Switchbacks entered the round of 16 of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup against New York City FC II suffering defeat by a final score of 1-0.

With the Switchbacks heading to New York just a few days after a USL Championship regular season match, the battle was tough. The match started quickly as New York City FC II player Jonathan Jimenez entered the penalty area and scored a goal in the 6′. Throughout the remainder of the match, the Switchbacks continued to press for an equalizer and had three shots on target.

Tensions were running high with just a few minutes remaining, and in the 89′ Switchbacks player #18 Aidan Rocha received a double yellow card, which turned into a red card, leaving the Switchbacks with 10 men remained. injury time.

Even behind a player, the black and blue overalls played an impressive game. During the entire 90′ ​​​​the team had a total of 14 shots, had 52.7% possession, had five interceptions and won 14 tackles. The Switchbacks are looking forward to Saturday as they have another quick turnaround and head to Hartford with kickoff at 5:00 PM MT.

Mark your calendars for May 17th when the Switchbacks return to Weidner Field to take on Rhode Island FC for Armed Forces Night!

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