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FCD on Loan: Sanchez shuts out Railhawks, Warshaw starts in Sweden

03 September 3:56 pm

FCD on Loan: Sanchez shuts out Railhawks, Warshaw starts in Sweden

By Daniel Robertson

(Photo Courtesy - Rosa Cavalcanti/FTL Strikers)

While FCD was off last weekend, it was another successful stretch for our loan players who saw times with their respective teams.

HIGHLIGHTS: Strikers 1, Railhawks 0

In Fort Lauderdale, goalkeeper Richard Sanchez had his second shutout in a row as the Strikers rolled to their third straight win dealing the first-place Carolina Railhawks their first loss of the season in a 1-0 result. Sanchez now has a 225 minute scoreless streak dating back to their 2-1 win over San Antonio on August 17. Forward Bradlee Baladez did not feature in Saturday's win over Carolina as he nurses a calf strain, but he is not expected to miss any more time. 

The Strikers host San Antonio on Saturday with first place in their sights.

WATCH: Warshaw scores in Sweden

Over in Sweden, midfielder Bobby Warshaw has broken into the Angelholms starting XI and opened his account for the Swedish side in a 2-2 draw vs GIF Sundsvall on August 28. The Pennsylvania-native did well to take down a deep cross and snuck a shot between the legs of the opposing keeper to score his first goal in Sweden. Warshaw built on that performance playing 65 minutes in a 4-2 win over Varberg. 

With eight games left in their season, Angelholms sit comfortably in seventh place, thirteen points behind GIF Sundsvall for the third playoff promotion spot in the Swedish Superettan but seven points above the relegation playoff zone. 

In Costa Rica, Moises Hernandez was an unused substitute for Deportivo Saprissa in their 4-1 thrashing of lowly Uruguay. After five games, Saprissa sits in first place with 13 points, five points ahead of second-placed Puntarenas.