BY Malik Basurto
SANTA CLARITA, CA – The Santa Clarita Storm poured it on as they came from behind to defeat Deportivo Coras U.S.A U23 on their home grounds 4-2 for the second match of their United Premier Soccer League Admiral Cup fixture. It was a slow start for the Storm as it took them a half to get their level of intensity up after falling behind 1-2 early.
The scoring started for the Storm when they began to develop their counter attack taking advantage of a DCU side that brought bench players for the road trip. The inexperience showed in DCU as they gave up two penalty kicks that the Strom converted. The Storm showed their heart, pace, and composure rebounding to maintain possession giving chances to attack they converted.
Chasing the game from the onset saw the Storm surge when head coach Oscar Moreno changed his lineup to get the team fresh legs finding the spark his men desperately needed. The Storm will use the game as a building experience, looking at this result that saw the team give a strong performance
The Storm win feels good however they will regret their slow set up as they were eliminated from the Admiral Cup chase after losing the first leg of the fixture to DCU 1-4. The Storm will regroup in preparations for their pending UPSL regular season set to kick off next month.