The Orange County Blues' second meeting of the 2016 season against the Colorado Springs Switchbacks is here, and with it a new opportunity to get the better of the Rocky Mountain opponent, this time in Colorado.
The Blues were dealt a tough blow in their last meeting against Switchbacks FC, losing 3-0 at home on Mother's Day, the start of a slide in which they've only notched one point in their last three games. While the tradition in this series is that when Colorado Springs wins against OC, they win big, the Blues have picked up a road win so far this season, so they have to get back to basics and play the opponent tight.
But Colorado Springs are flying high at the moment, sitting in second place in the conference standings and perfect at home so far this season. Make no mistake, it's a tough challenge for the Blues, but while they have been inconsistent this season, they have shown at times the quality to beat any team. They just have to make that happen.
Tale of the Tape:
OC Blues: 11 points (3-4-2), 10th place in Western Conference; Goal Difference: -5 (7/12); Last five games: L-D-L-W-W
CO Springs Switchbacks: 18 points (6-2-0), 2nd place in Western Conference; Goal Difference: 8 (14/6); Last five games: W-W-W-L-W
How to watch Colorado Springs Switchbacks vs. OC Blues: The game will kick off at 6 pm PT at Switchbacks Stadium. You can watch the game stream below or on USL's matchcenter.
What do you think? Leave a comment below!