SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (Monday, June 19, 2017) – The Southern California Sports Club had a huge display of effort on the field, but the team could not stop Orange County FC as the visitors left the Fairplex this Sunday (June 18) with a 2-0 win on their National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) matchup.
SoCal SC had to overcome a large list of absences to play competitive soccer this Sunday. The team missed suspended goalkeeper Tyler Wilson, defenders Max Rico and Jesus Soria and forward Roonie Moreno and injured goalkeeper Checo Torres, besides of defender Taeyoung Kim, who was absent to take part on the American Korean National Sports Festival.
With so many athletes sidelined, SoCal SC had only 17 players on its game day roster and Head Coach Samuel Bernabe was forced to use several players on positions which were not their natural ones.
The home team kept the game competitive and fought hard, but a brace from forward Staford Palmer, who scored once in each half of the game, gave the visitors the win.
With the setback, SoCal SC drops to the seventh place on the West Southwest Conference, with 14 points (four wins, two ties, seven losses). With three more matches to play, the team is eliminated from playoff contention on its second season in the league.
SoCal SC will see the field again next Saturday (June 24), when the team will face the Oxnard Guerreros FC on a road game at the Del Sol Stadium, at 5:30PM (PT).