The Lights’ on-field boss will have to sit out the team’s next seven games after making physical contact with a match official in last Friday’s loss to San Antonio FC.
Ben Gotz came to the Review-Journal in May 2016 after graduating from the University of Minnesota. He covers the Vegas Golden Knights. Before coming to Las Vegas, he wrote about college hockey, college football and high school sports during stops at the Star Tribune, Pioneer Press and Minnesota Daily back home in Minnesota.
Review-Journal reporter Ben Gotz talks with Lights FC midfielder Alex Mendoza about his start to the season and his mentality when it comes to starting or coming off the bench.
Technical director Jose Luis Sanchez Sola and coach Isidro Sanchez were both suspended by the United Soccer League for Monday’s game at Real Monarchs SLC and any additional punishment will be announced this week.
The Lights played shorthanded for all but 18 minutes on Monday but still came away with a point during the first Monarchs match at Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman, Utah.
Review-Journal reporter Ben Gotz talks about the Lights FC’s game against San Antonio FC on Friday and its unusual schedule to start the season.
The Las Vegas native was taken No. 3 overall by Los Angeles FC in the Major League Soccer SuperDraft in January.
The Lights are in a three-way tie for the most yellow cards in the United Soccer League with 18 despite also being tied for the fewest matches played.
The forward played parts of three seasons for the Sharks before getting picked up by the Golden Knights on waivers in December.
Review-Journal reporter Ben Gotz talks about the Lights FC’s second bye in three weeks and its growing yellow card total.
Season-ticket holders get first dibs on seeing the Lights’ first game in the tournament at 7:30 p.m. May 16 at UNLV’s Peter Johann Soccer Field.