COLORADO SPRINGS — The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC lost 1-0 to New Mexico United behind a first-half goal from Chris Wehan Saturday afternoon at Weidner Field.
After a back and forth first half, New Mexico United took the lead just before halftime when Chris Wehan met a cross from Amando Moreno and got a slight touch to redirect the ball past Abraham Rodriguez.
After a brief lightning delay at the beginning of the second half, the Switchbacks looked to tie the game back up, but were unsuccessful losing 1-0 for their 3rd straight loss.
"To be frank, I thought we actually played well tonight," said Switchbacks FC head coach Alan Koch. "Everybody is still very very disappointed to lose, but I told them to walk out of the tent tonight, heads up high, chests up. Because, we’re building, and I know I sound like a broken record when I say that, but, it is a work in progress. You don’t go from the bottom of the league to the top in a hurry. It’s frustrating to lose, but, we have to stay true to what we’re trying to do. There were a lot of good performances, and I think the collective energy from the group tonight was significantly better than last week, and we’ll continue to push. We’re not worried about the table. We’re just focusing on one game at a time."
Colorado Springs is still looking for their first win in the restarted USL season.
"Everyone [made] a mistake in the game," added Switchbacks FC captain and midfielder Hiroki Kurimoto. "This game. Last game. Every game. Everyone. I think the most important thing is how we react."
The Switchbacks are back at Weidner Field for the next five games starting with a rematch against El Paso Locomotive FC on August 22nd.