The Santa Ana Sentinel

Santa Ana Winds FC 2 – Real San José 0

Posted in Downtown, Sports, Winds FC by Omar Ian Ávalos on May 22, 2011

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Santa Ana, CA–May 21, 2011–Winds FC is victorious once again with a sixth straight win on a very hot and sunny day in Downtown Santa Ana. Real San Jose FC arrived at Eddie West Field at Santa Ana Stadium with one thing in mind and that was to drive back with a win. Real San Jose took the field with a very aggressive formation but the tempo of the match was established by Santa Ana. The Winds charged numerous times with strikers forcing San Jose defenders to work extra hard to clear the ball.

Mike Piechota broke the defense with a perfectly assisted ball to his twin brother Greg Piechota taking on the Real San Jose’s goalkeeper doing his best to stop a powerful ground shot on the 7th minute to unlock the score in favor of Santa Ana. Soon after the goal the Winds felt the heat of the sun this being their first time playing a match at 12:00 noon. The visitors from the North took advantage of this gap in the Winds concentration to finally create some ball movement of their own and with a nicely fed ball to San Jose striker George Mayer taking on Winds goalkeeper Juan Rodriguez that stood up to the challenge deflecting a laser ground shot with his leg to send the ball for a corner kick.

Coach Raul Ruiz said, “Our team took the field very determined to take the win but the heat was truly a factor this being the first time our team was exposed to the elements. The players took the foot off the pedal giving San Jose the advantage for a few minutes.” The second half saw some changes for both teams. One of them was on Santa Ana’s goal sending Tony Flores to guard the Winds’s lead. With the addition of midfielder Carlos Godinez, the Winds seemed to have more depth and ball movement. The 62nd minute finally saw the score move again with a perfect ball assisted by Carlos godinez to Adan Coronado on the left flank who put the Winds ahead 2-0 with a powerful left-footed shot. Santa Ana Winds FC travels for the first time this season to the Bay area to pay a visit to the Bay Area Ambassadors on Saturday, May 28th.

– Santa Ana Winds FC Press Department

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