COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. The Switchbacks FC beat San Antonio FC 1-0 on Saturday night behind Cesar Romero's debut goal just four minutes from the final whistle.
Coming off of their first loss of the season against the Sacramento Republic FC last weekend, the Switchbacks were looking to regain their winning record at Weidner Field. The best opportunity of the first half came from Saeed Robinson's strike from distance that rebounded back off the crossbar.
Chances in the second half were far and few between until the stage was set in the 82nd minute when Mike Seth came off for Cesar Romero, the Switchbacks latest signing. Just four minutes later, Jordan Schweitzer played a ball into Jordan Burt who dummied the pass right to Romero. Romero took a touch to set up his right-footed strike from nearly 30 yards out that curled inside the far post to win the game for the Switchbacks.
"We know he's not 90-minute fit. He just got here on Tuesday and started training with us on Wednesday," said Switchbacks Head Coach, Steve Trittschuh. "I was wanting to use him, we saw that spark when he came in and he did the job. He's a goal scorer and that's what it's all about."
The Switchbacks are now on the road for the next two matches to face the Phoenix Rising FC on March 30th and Orange County SC April 6th. The Switchbacks return to Weidner Field on Saturday, April 13th to face Reno 1868 FC on poster giveaway night with the Gazette, where draw-string bags will also be given away to the first 500 fans courtesy of Capelli Sport. Full 16oz beers will be available for $1 for the first 30 minutes after gates open at 5:00 PM. Tickets start at just $12 and are available HERE. For the price of a Switchbacks ticket and 2-5 beers, it is cheaper than buying 2-5 beers at a bar or restaurant.