Futbol Club Santa Clarita

The Santa Clarita Storm



Published Sep 9, 2018

North Hills, California- FCSC traveled to Heritage Christian High School in North Hills Saturday to complete their Pre-Season play in a rematch with Valley United SC. a month ago the two faced each other and ended in a 1-1 tie. This rematch ended in FCSC favor with a 4-1 scoreline.

Both teams using this friendly to look at players before the UPSL season begins next weekend.

The game seemed about even as it started off in the 17th minute while on the attack Valley United was fouled in the keeper's box giving them a penalty kick and the early opportunity to gain the lead. However, between the pipes for Santa Clarita is returning keeper Kyle Cunningham who was just honored with UPSL's selection to the National Starting XI honor list.

(The Starting XI is selected among all dominations from teams nationally and selected by the League and it's Media)

Cunningham demonstrated his ability with a save of the penalty kick to keep the game scoreless.

It was the 23rd minute while FCSC was on the attack and in front of the net.  Making a series of passes and while attempting to defender Valley scored an own goal to give the visiting FCSC a 1-0 lead.

In the 43rd minute, Valley United broke through FCSC defense and even things up at one apiece just before the halfway mark.

The second half of the game was all Santa Clarita as they scored three goals two from Christian Esnal with an assist on one from Jose Torres and a goal by John Lopez assisted by Kris Hernandez to finish the game and complete the pre-season play.

FCSC will open the season facing Sporting San Fernando next Saturday, September 15th time and Location TBA.


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