Orange County SC take to the field to shore up their USL Cup Playoffs hopes on Saturday, as they face Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC in Colorado. With just four games left in the season and OC in the first spot out of the playoffs, they absolutely need to take full points to keep their quest to reach the postseason alive.
But the Switchbacks won’t be an easy opponent. Not only did they blow Orange County away in the teams’ only meeting so far this season, but they sit one spot and two points behind OC in the Western Conference standings, and so if they win, they’ll move above the California outfit and keep their own playoff hopes alive.
So this is a massive, massive game for both sides. Orange County have played better lately and are in better form than Colorado Springs, but the Switchbacks will be at home. Oscar Sorto is suspended for the game, but given the rotation of fullbacks all season by Logan Pause, that is not the concern it might otherwise be in another position.
Can Orange County get the victory in a must-win game? Will their playoff hopes die tonight? We’ll find out this evening.
Tale of the Tape:
Orange County SC: 37 points (9-9-10), 9th place in Western Conference; Goal Difference: -3; Last five games: D-W-L-W-D
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC: 35 points (9-12-8), 10th place in Western Conference; Goal Difference: 0; Last five games: L-D-L-D-L
How to Watch Switchbacks FC vs. Orange County SC: The game is scheduled to kick off at 5 pm PT in Colorado Springs. You can watch the stream below or in USL’s matchcenter.
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