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Switchbacks win last home game of the season 1-0

The Switchbacks FC finished off the Sacramento Republic FC 1-0 at their last home game at Weidner Field on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. The Switchbacks will face the Tulsa Roughnecks FC in Oklahoma on Saturday, Oct. 14 to finish out the regular season.

Switchbacks forward Shawn Chin, right, dribbles past a Republics forward Vilyan Bijev at Wiedner Field on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. The Switchbacks finished their last home game of the season with a win.  (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

Switchbacks forward Shawn Chin, right, dribbles past a Republics forward Vilyan Bijev at Weidner Field on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. The Switchbacks finished their last home game of the season with a win. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Switchbacks midfielder Tony Argueta takes a penalty kick as blue smoke from a recent goal fills the stands behind him at Wiedner Field on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. The Switchbacks defeated the Republics 1-0.(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

Switchbacks midfielder Tony Argueta takes a penalty kick as blue smoke from a recent goal fills the stands behind him at Weidner Field on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. The Switchbacks defeated the Republics 1-0. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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A woman unties the game ball from a drone at the opening of the match between the Switchbacks and the Republic at Wiedner Field on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

A woman unties the game ball from a drone at the opening of the match between the Switchbacks and the Republic at Weidner Field on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Switchbacks midfielder Tony Argueta walks onto the pitch with the captain's armband and an admirer for the opening ceremony before the match against the Sacramento Republic at Wiedner Field on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

Switchbacks midfielder Tony Argueta walks onto the pitch with the captain's armband and an admirer for the opening ceremony before the match against the Sacramento Republic at Weidner Field on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Switchbacks forward Kevaughn Frater kicks in a goal against the Sacramento Republics at Wiedner Field on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. Frater took the lead for the team in the first half.(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

Switchbacks forward Kevaughn Frater kicks in a goal against the Sacramento Republics at Weidner Field on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. Frater took the lead for the team in the first half. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Switchbacks midfielder Luke Vercollone dribbles past Republics defender Derek Foran at Wiedner Field on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. The win brought the Switchbacks' record to 10 wins, 12 losses and 8 draws.(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

Switchbacks midfielder Luke Vercollone dribbles past Republics defender Derek Foran at Weidner Field on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. The win brought the Switchbacks' record to 10 wins, 12 losses and 8 draws. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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The Colorado Springs Switchbacks defeated the Sacramento Republic 1-0 at Wiedner Field on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

The Colorado Springs Switchbacks defeated the Sacramento Republic 1-0 at Weidner Field on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Security guards watch the Colorado Springs Switchbacks play the Sacramento Republic as the sun sets at Wiedner Field on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

Security guards watch the Colorado Springs Switchbacks play the Sacramento Republic as the sun sets at Weidner Field on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Switchbacks keeper Dan Jackson drop kicks the ball upfield at Wiedner Field on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

Switchbacks keeper Dan Jackson drop kicks the ball upfield at Weidner Field on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Switchbacks defender Sean McFarlane battles a Republics player for the ball at Wiedner Field on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

Switchbacks defender Sean McFarlane battles a Republics player for the ball at Weidner Field on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Republic forward Christian Chaney traps the ball against his chest at Wiedner Field on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

Republic forward Christian Chaney traps the ball against his chest at Weidner Field on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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The Colorado Springs Switchbacks defeated the Sacramento Republic 1-0 at Wiedner Field on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

The Colorado Springs Switchbacks defeated the Sacramento Republic 1-0 at Weidner Field on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Switchbacks forward Masta Kacher watches his teammates before a corner kick as fans wave team flags at Wiedner Field on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

Switchbacks forward Masta Kacher watches his teammates before a corner kick as fans wave team flags at Weidner Field on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Switchbacks forward Masta Kacher hugs his teammate Luke Vercollone after defeating Sacramento Republic FC 1-0 at Wiedner Field on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

Switchbacks forward Masta Kacher hugs his teammate Luke Vercollone after defeating Sacramento Republic FC 1-0 at Weidner Field on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Switchbacks midfielder Luke Vercollone argues with Republics defender James Kiffe after players from both teams went down at Wiedner Field on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

Switchbacks midfielder Luke Vercollone argues with Republics defender James Kiffe after players from both teams went down at Weidner Field on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Switchbacks forward Shawn Chin, center, takes control of the ball against the Sacramento Republic at Wiedner Field on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

Switchbacks forward Shawn Chin, center, takes control of the ball against the Sacramento Republic at Weidner Field on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Colorado Switchbacks midfielder Masta Kacher heads the ball as the team took on Sacramento Republic FC at Weidner Field in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday October 7, 2017. The Switchbacks won the game 1-0. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Sacramento Republic midfielder Villyan Bijev and Colorado Springs Switchbacks Taeseong Kim head the ball at Weidner Field in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday October 7, 2017. The Switchbacks won the game 1-0. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Colorado Switchbacks midfielder Luke Vercollone and Sacramento Republic defender Peter McGlynn fight for the ball at Weidner Field in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday October 7, 2017. The Switchbacks won the game 1-0. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Sacramento Republic defender Chris Christian kicks the ball against the Colorado Switchbacks at Weidner Field in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday October 7, 2017. The Switchbacks won the game 1-0. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Colorado Switchbacks midfielder Luke Vercollone, left, and Sacramento Republic midfielder Hayden Partain fight for the ball at Weidner Field in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday October 7, 2017. The Switchbacks won the game 1-0. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Colorado Switchbacks defender Josh Suggs attempts to slide tackle the ball from Sacramento Republic forward Gabe Gissie at Weidner Field in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday October 7, 2017. The Switchbacks won the game 1-0. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Colorado Switchbacks midfielder Rony Argueta calls out to his teammates as they took on Sacramento Republic FC at Weidner Field in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday October 7, 2017. The Switchbacks won the game 1-0. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Sacramento Republic midfielder Villyan Bijev and Colorado Switchbacks Luke Vercollone met for a header during the game at Weidner Field in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday October 7, 2017. The Switchbacks won the game 1-0. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Colorado Switchbacks goalie Dan Jackson blocks the ball as the team took on Sacramento Republic FC at Weidner Field in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday October 7, 2017. The Switchbacks won the game 1-0. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Colorado Switchbacks FC took on Sacramento Republic FC at Weidner Field in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday October 7, 2017. The Switchbacks won the game 1-0. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Colorado Switchbacks defender Pascal Eboussi is tripped up as the team took on Sacramento Republic FC at Weidner Field in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday October 7, 2017. The Switchbacks won the game 1-0. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Colorado Switchbacks FC took on Sacramento Republic FC at Weidner Field in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday October 7, 2017. The Switchbacks won the game 1-0. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Colorado Switchbacks FC took on Sacramento Republic FC at Weidner Field in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday October 7, 2017. The Switchbacks won the game 1-0. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Colorado Switchbacks FC took on Sacramento Republic FC at Weidner Field in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday October 7, 2017. The Switchbacks won the game 1-0. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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