The Swope Park Rangers (9-7-4, 6th place) fell to Orange County SC (11-6-3, 3rd place) at Children’s Mercy Park on Wednesday night.
Sporting KC loanee Kharlton Belmar had a great run in the eighth minute that was broken up inside the box by a pair of Orange County defenders. Belmar then would have a beautiful cross in the 12th minute which Blackwood would get a touch on, but it would sail over the goal.
In the 13th minute, Darrin MacLeod would come out of the box and Orange County's Michael Seaton would put it past him to give the visitors an early 1-0 lead. Orange County would have another close chance in 17th minute, but the ball would bounce off the right goal post.
MacLeod made a great diving save in the 26th minute when Orange County's Thomas Enevoldsen took a right-footed shot from outside the box.
Sporting KC Academy product Sebastian Cruz would take a shot from the middle of the box in the 27th minute, but Orange County goalkeeper Luis Lopez would be there to make the stop. Sporting KC Academy product Jahon Rad would take a ball from a corner kick and send it toward the goal in the 31st minute, but it would go high of the crossbar.
In the 32nd minute, Bryam Rebellon would send a ball sailing toward the box from the far right side of the field, but Lopez would be there to snag the ball out of the air.
Sporting KC Academy product Wilson Harris would take a shot in the 52nd minute from the center of the box, but it would skim the crossbar.
Enevoldsen would score in the 71st minute and Giovanni Ramos Godoy would pick up the assist. Sporting KC Academy product Felipe Hernandez would take a shot in the 79th minute, but it would sail high of the crossbar.
Moments later, Ramos Godoy would find the bottom left corner of the goal, extending Orange County's lead to 3-0. In the 81st minute, a penalty was conceded and Aodhan Quinn would go to the spot to notch a fourth goal for Orange County on the night.
A flurry of chances started with Rad’s shot in the 86th minute, but it would miss to the right. Belmar would take a shot from outside the box in the 87th minute, but it would be saved by Lopez. Chase Minter would take a chance in the 88th minute, but it would be blocked. Sporting KC loanee Amer Didic would take a shot also in the 88th minute, but would miss to the left. Rebellon would take a shot in the 89th minute, but would be saved by Lopez and the score would stand at 4-0 at the final whistle.
The Rangers remain home for a match against RGVFC (2-6-10, 15th place) at 4:00 p.m. CT on Sunday at Children’s Mercy Park.
Two Sporting KC Academy products, 17-year-old Jahon Rad and 17-year-old Sebastian Cruz, had their first professional start in tonight’s match. Jahon Rad would play the full 90 minutes while Cruz would be subbed off in the 72nd minute. Rad would have a total of three shots, while Cruz would end the night with one.
Swope Park Rangers vs Orange County SC
July 18, 2018 – Children’s Mercy Park
Swope Park Rangers 0, Orange County SC 4
OC – Michael Seaton 5 (Mats Bjurman 3) – 13’
OC – Thomas Enevoldsen 11 (Giovanni Ramos Godoy 3) – 71’
OC – Giovanni Ramos Godoy 3 (Aodhan Quinn 6) – 79’
OC – Aodhan Quinn 4 (Penalty Kick) – 82’
SPR – Felipe Hernandez (Yellow Card) – 58’
Swope Park Rangers: Darrin MacLeod; Bryam Rebellon, Dakota Barnathan, Parker Maher, Amer Didic ©; Felipe Hernandez, Sebastian Cruz (Chase Minter 72’), Jahon Rad; Kharlton Belmar, Tyler Blackwood (Will Little 76’), Wilson Harris (Hadji Barry 57’)