September 22, 2018

Samba FC San Antonio Picks Up First Away Win Ever And Beat UPSL 2018 Spring Division Champs

Katy, Texas - Samba FC San Antonio can finally put the road woes behind them. After failing to win a single UPSL game away from home during the Spring 2017 season, Samba FC (2-0-0, 6 points) picked up a victory and 3 points on the road in their first away game of the 2018 Fall season, beating Atletico Katy the UPSL 2018 Spring South Division champions.

The win on the road proved to be a milestone for Samba FC and one week prior they knocked off Armadillos FC 2-1 on September 09 in their UPSL season opener at Wheatley Heights Sports Complex.

The Game:

Samba FC San Antonio made the most of a counter attack in the twenty third minute to get on the board early. Julian Lopez centered a ball from the right flank in the goalkeepers box to Francis Wilson, who then headed the ball upper 90 past the Atletico Katy FC Goalkeeper and to give Samba FC San the 1-0 lead. Score would remained 1-0 in favor for Samba FC when both teams headed to the locker rooms at halftime.

In the second half the game took a turn in the 57th minute in favor for the home team when Atletico Katy FC tied the score 1-1 from a defensive breakdown buy Samba FC. Both teams continued to show great ball movement and creating several scoring opportunities for each other. The level and fast pace from both teams throughout the 90 minutes gave the fans a treat to watch.

Samba FC San Antoni would scored their second goal at the 57 minute from a rebound by a free kick taken from Lubomir Bogdanov. Bogdanov sent the ball in the box and the Atletico Katy FC goalkeeper was not able to hold on to it and forward Selvin Escobar grab the rebound and kicked it in for a goal.

Samba FC ice the game at the minute 71 when Escobar repaid the favor and crossed a pass to Bogdanov who out ran the Atletico Katy defenders and hechipped the ball over the goalkeeper for Samba's third and final goal. Atletico Katy FC would never recover and receiving their first home loss for the UPSL 2018 Fall season.

Samba FC heads to Houston on Saturday, September 22 and will face off against Bay Area Oilers FC at Jacinto College. The game is scheduled for 6:00 PM.