Save this content for laterSave this content on your device for later, even while offline Sign in with FacebookSign in with your Facebook account Close

Colorado Springs Switchbacks blinded by Las Vegas Lights

June 2, 2018 Updated: June 3, 2018 at 9:21 am
0
photo - The LV Lights FC versus the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC during a USL game at the Cashman Field Saturday in Las Vegas.
Photo credit: Las Vegas Lights FC
The LV Lights FC versus the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC during a USL game at the Cashman Field Saturday in Las Vegas. Photo credit: Las Vegas Lights FC 

The road woes continued for the Colorado Springs Switchbacks on Saturday at Las Vegas Lights, as Steve Trittschuh’s side lost a fourth straight league game away from Weidner Field, this one by a 4-1 scoreline.

It marked the first time this season Trittschuch’s bunch has conceded more than two goals in a single game.

Vegas, which entered with a seven-game USL winless spell,  scored the first three goals, including Freddy Adu and Sammy Ochoa’s first scores of the season, before Colorado Springs left back Josh Suggs got one back in the 77th minute.

Minutes after Suggs made it a two-goal game, Marty Maybin was shown a straight red card after getting into it with a Lights defender just moments after coming on as a substitute.

Carlos Alvarez was the first to beat Colorado Springs keeper Steward Ceus when he curled a ball inside the far post from distance. Ceus received some treatment to his left hand following the play but stayed on for the remainder.

The Lights took the 1-0 advantage to the break and quickly added to it when Freddy Adu scored his first goal for a U.S. professional team in six years, flicking a long throw-in past Ceus in the 47th minute.

Ochoa added a third before Suggs pounced on a free ball in the box and stabbed it past the Las Vegas keeper.

With the Switchbacks down a man, Matt Thomas secured the Lights’ first league win since March 31 with a goal in stoppage time.

The Switchbacks return to Weidner Field where they’ve won their last two USL matches on Saturday to host Swope Park Rangers.

Register to the Colorado Springs Gazette
Incognito Mode Your browser is in Incognito mode

You vanished!

We welcome you to read all of our stories by signing into your account. If you don't have a subscription, please subscribe today for daily award winning journalism.

Register to the Colorado Springs Gazette
Subscribe to the Colorado Springs Gazette

It appears that you value local journalism. Thank you.

Subscribe today for unlimited digital access with 50% fewer ads for a faster browsing experience.

Already a Subscriber? LOGIN HERE

Wake up with today's top stories in your inbox

Wake up with today's top stories in your inbox

or
Already a print subscriber?
Already a digital subscriber?
 
This is your last FREE article for the month
This is your last FREE article for the month

Subscribe now and enjoy Unlimited Digital Access to Gazette.com

Only 99 cents for Unlimited Digital Access for 1 month
Then $2.31/week, billed monthly, cancel anytime
Already a print subscriber?
Already a digital subscriber?

 
You have reached your article limit for the month
You have reached your article limit for the month

We hope that you've enjoyed your complimentary access to Gazette.com

Only 99 cents for Unlimited Digital Access for 1 month
Then $2.31/week, billed monthly, cancel anytime
Already a print subscriber?
Already a digital subscriber?
 

Exclusive Subscriber Content

You read The Gazette because you care about your community and the local stories you can't find anywhere else.

Only 99 cents for Unlimited Digital Access for 1 month
Then $2.31/week, billed monthly, cancel anytime
Already a print subscriber? Get Access | Already a digital subscriber? Log In
 
articles remaining
×
Thank you for your interest in local journalism.
Gain unlimited access, 50% fewer ads and a faster browsing experience.