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Opposition Report: Swope Park – 3/23

By David Borne, 03/19/19, 9:15AM EDT

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The Swope Park Rangers (0-1-0) dropped a 3-1 result to New York Red Bulls II in their season opener. This weekend, the Rangers will host Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (0-1-0) in their home opener at 5 p.m. on Saturday at Children’s Mercy Park.

The Season So Far

To open the season, the Rangers missed out on three points with their 3-1 loss to Red Bulls II. Swope Park struggled to slow down the opposition’s attack, allowing 15 shots on goal in the loss. The squad allowed two second-half goals in its defeat.

Player to Watch

Felipe Hernandez, only 20 years old, scored the lone goal for Swope Park in the opener on the club’s only shot on goal. He also posted two key passes in the match, second most on the club.

Strength

Tackling: Swope Park finished the match with a 61.5 percent success rate on tackles.

Weakness

Creating shot attempts: In their first match of the season, the Rangers struggled to get shots off. Despite completing 71.6 percent of its passes and having success moving the ball, Swope Park couldn’t put together the looks it needed. The club recorded just four total shots in the loss.