In front of roughly 150 fans, the Davis Legacy men’s soccer team opened up its USL League Two campaign with a 2-2 draw against the San Francisco Glens Wednesday night at the Davis Legacy Soccer Complex.
Riley Cooper and Ethan Hord provided the goals for the hosts, who scored in the 12th and 70th minutes to take a 2-0 lead before a pair of goals in the last 10 minutes to draw the game level.
“I’m proud of the boys tonight, it does feel like a loss, but in the end, I’m very happy with the way we played,” head coach Mark Torguson said. “We just have to learn that extra bit to turn games like tonight into wins.”
The game was the first for the club in the USL League Two, a league affiliated with the USL Championship, where teams like Sacramento Republic FC play. Legacy joined USL League Two this year after several successful seasons in the UPSL.
“We’re going to play some quality teams in USL League Two so we just have to make sure to finish our games,” Torguson added. “It always feels like a loss when you’re up 2-0 but the way the whole rest of the evening went was perfect for us.”
The draw put Legacy in seventh place in the Southwest Division, though Davis has games in hand on every other team in the table, where it competes with several other California-based sides such as Project 51O, the reserve team for the Oakland Roots, and Marin FC Legends, the men’s team for another Northern California-based youth club.