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San Antonio FC drew the New England Revolution of MLS 3-3 in a preseason match on Saturday at Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona.
SAFC drew first blood after midfielder Jose Escalante was brought down for a penalty kick in the 11th minute. Sonny Guadarrama, a midfielder on trial with SAFC, converted the spot kick a minute later.
While SAFC normally doesn’t disclose the names of trialists, the broadcast’s starting lineup graphic and commentators both used the trialists’ names, and the scorer’s is believed to be Sonny Guadarrama.
SAFC looked to double their lead as midfielder and newly-named captain Ryan Roushandel put the ball in the net off a corner kick in the 16th minute, but it was pulled back for an offside call.
They would rue that chance as the Revs began to turn the match around in the 22nd minute off an SAFC defensive mixup.
The Revs continued to apply pressure for the rest of the first half and got their reward in the 41st minute, again through the foot of Bunbury.
Once more before talftime, just three minutes later, the Revolution scored, making it 3-1.
With numerous changes on either side early in the half, it was two SAFC starters who linked up in the 59th and 61st minutes to level the score. Guadarrama continued to make a difference in the match as he assisted forward Ever Guzman twice.
The sides battled back and forth as the match wore on, but neither managed to find a winning goal.
SAFC remains undefeated in preseason play with two wins and one draw. They held a week-long camp in Arizona leading up to Saturday’s match and will return to San Antonio before facing St. Edward’s University and the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley in back-to-back preseason matches on Feb. 24.
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