ANOTHER BUSY WEEKEND IN THE NPSL
San Diego Flash and Deportivo Coras USA finished in a 0-0 draw on Sunday.
“We’re always looking for the three points, but we defended well and were comfortable the entire game,” DCU defender Cody Shelton commented.
Deportivo Coras USA continued their trend of getting off to a good start by dominating possession and creating several chances in the match’s first 20 minutes. DCU’s Mingyu Wee had another excellent game and looked dangerous throughout the match. A defensive-minded San Diego Flash side kept the first half scoreless.
The second half saw a similar story in which DCU saw a lot of the ball, but could not convert on their chances. The Flash put in a great defensive performance and made sure they had numbers behind the ball at all times.
“Teams are sitting on us more now so we would have liked to have had a bit more quality in the final third,” DCU head coach David Trevino concluded. “The pass count drastically favored us, so from a possession standpoint it was a great performance. Ultimately we were unlucky not to get the win, but another solid defensive performance in which we weren’t in any real danger.”
Injuries continued to haunt Deportivo Coras USA as left back Steven Henry had to come off early in the second half with a calf problem. That changed the game for Coras as center forward Shane Shelton had to come down to play in midfield. The 2nd half was a very open game that was entertaining for all of those in attendance. San Diego picked up the pressure as the game wore on, forcing GK Alonso Lara into a series of saves and keeping the home side honest.
DCU remains undefeated in league play and holds a head-to-head advantage over the Flash thanks to an earlier victory.
FC Wichita also came away with a 1-0 win over Liverpool Warriors on Sunday. The match was scoreless until the 78th minute when Wichita’s Kevin Ten Eyck scored off an incredible header, giving FCW their first-ever road win.
“It was a good win on the road,” Ten Eyck added. “We took advantage of the opportunity we had and won the game. It was good to take three points.”