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Gameday preview: Lights FC vs. Switchbacks FC


Who: Lights FC (3-4-2) vs. Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC (2-5-2)

What: United Soccer League regular-season match

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Cashman Field

TV: KVCW-DT (Channel 12). Streaming: ESPN+

Radio: Spanish only, KENO-AM (1460)

Tickets: Starting at $15 at LightsFC.com/Tix or at La Bonita Supermarkets

Promotion: All moms driving minivans receive complimentary parking and 50 percent discount on women’s merchandise.

Lights FC outlook: This is the Lights’ second home game in a row in a stretch where they play eight home matches in 11 dates. … They are coming off a 4-2 victory last Saturday over the Sacramento Republic FC. … They play at home again Tuesday in a second-round match in the U.S. Open Cup against Cal FC. … The Lights are 12th in the Western Conference standings, one point out of a playoff spot. … Irvin Parra leads the team with five goals. He scored once and assisted on two goals against Sacramento. … They are undefeated at home (3-0-1). Defenders Kevin Garcia Lopez and Bryan de la Fuente will be sidelined with injuries.

Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC outlook: The Switchbacks are winless since March 23, losing four matches and tying two others. … They are 1-2-2 on the road. … They are led by Jordan Burt and Shane Malcolm, who each have three goals. … Their first seven games featured 16-year-old goalkeeper Abraham Rodriguez, who was the second-youngest player to be named USL Championship Player of the Week.

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