Switchbacks FC clinch playoff spot for first time in 5 years

Switchbacks FC win third game in a row; Barry continues consecutive goal streak
Posted at 10:18 PM, Oct 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-21 00:35:08-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — In a season that saw the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC open their brand new downtown stadium, the local USL championship affiliate has also officially clinched a playoff spot.

It is the Switchbacks FC first playoff birth since 2016 after recorded a 8W-3L-5T at the brand new Weidner Field. Colorado Springs has recorded a goal difference of +13 in 30 total games so far this season, outscoring their opponents 59 to 46.

With two matches remaining, the Switchbacks have already set a new club record in goals scored (59).

While the Switchbacks are confirmed to be in the playoffs, playoff seeding is still to be determined. The Switchbacks are currently tied with San Antonio FC on 48 points with two games remaining, setting up an intriguing matchup between the two clubs on October 30th to potentially decide who will host a Pacific Division team in the Western Conference Quarterfinal.

Switchbacks forward, Hadji Barry, recently scored his 25th goal of the season, tying the USL Championship record for goals in a single season and now has his eyes on breaking the record with two road games remaining.

The Switchbacks final games of the 2021 season start with a trip to Utah to face the Real Monarchs SLC on October 22nd and back to Texas to face San Antonio FC on October 30th.