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Gonzo's Late Heroics Earn OKC 1-1 Draw

By George Darkow, 07/14/17, 11:00PM CDT

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Miguel Gonzalez nets unlikely goal in second half stoppage time

SAN ANTONIO — Miguel Gonzalez scored the game-tying goal in the fourth minute of a five-minute stoppage time period to earn OKC Energy FC a 1-1 draw with San Antonio FC Friday night at Toyota Field. The match was broadcast nationally on ESPN U.

OKC’s Alex Dixon sent a cross into the San Antonio box that was headed on goal by Luis Martinez, but saved by San Antonio keeper Diego Restrepo. On the rebound, Gonzalez stepped to the middle of the San Antonio six and sent a leaping shot through traffic for his second goal of the season, evening the match at a goal apiece.

San Antonio held a 1-0 lead since the 52nd minute, when Devin Vega sent a short pass through the OKC box to Billy Forbes on a San Antonio break, and Forbes chipped a shot from the left side of the OKC box past charging goalkeeper Cody Laurendi.

Energy FC had a chance to even the match in the 81st minute after a video assistant referee review revealed San Antonio’s Cyprian Hedrick committed a handball foul in the box on a shot by OKC’s Anthony Wallace. On the ensuing penalty kick, Energy FC defender Coady Andrews drove a shot off the crossbar, preserving the San Antonio lead.

OKC’s unbeaten streak against San Antonio extended to five games, as OKC is 1-0-4 all-time against San Antonio.

The draw moved OKC to 5-8-4 on the season, with San Antonio moving to 10-1-6.

Energy FC next returns home for a 7:30 p.m. start on Saturday, July 22, when the club takes on Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC at Taft Stadium.