The Lights defeated the Swope Park Rangers 2-1 in front of an announced crowd of 7,888 at Cashman Field on Saturday night.
Ben Gotz came to the Review-Journal in May 2016 after graduating from the University of Minnesota. He covers the Lights FC, high school sports and anything else sports-related that comes into town. He also hosts segments in the video studio on soccer and high school sports. 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 to Lights FC midfielder Carlos Alvarez about the team’s start to the season, his relationship with technical director Jose Luis Sanchez Sola and his wife Renae Cuellar training with the club.
The Lights will play their second match of a season-long four-game homestand at 8 p.m. Saturday at Cashman Field against the Swope Park Rangers.
The Lights weren’t able to take advantage of a late man advantage and drew with their rivals in front of 9,019 fans at Cashman Field on Saturday.
The expansion Lights play Reno 1868 FC at 8 p.m. Saturday at Cashman Field in their home opener in the United Soccer League.
The Lights FC continued to make moves ahead of its home opener Saturday, launching a mobile app and announcing the start of its Pink Scarf Initiative on Thursday.
The Las Vegas midfielder earned a spot on the United Soccer League’s Team of the Week after scoring a goal Saturday against Fresno FC.
The Las Vegan scored 70 seconds into the team’s first game Saturday at Fresno FC, setting a United Soccer League record for the fastest goal by an expansion team.
The Lights won their inaugural game 3-2 at Fresno FC on Saturday behind goals from Matt Thomas, Alex Mendoza and Joel Huiqui.
The Lights will open their United Soccer League regular season at 7 p.m. Saturday at Fresno FC.
Review-Journal reporter Ben Gotz talks to Lights FC goalkeeper Angel Alvarez about the end of the preseason