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Lights FC opens third season with tie in San Diego

Lights FC began its third USL season with a 1-1 tie against the expansion San Diego Loyal SC on Saturday before an announced crowd of 6,100 at Torero Stadium in San Diego.

Junior Burgos scored from approximately 40 yards out in the fourth minute for the Lights, who held a 21-3 edge in shots and a 5-1 advantage in shots on goal.

Charles Adams weaved through traffic to score for the Loyal in the 16th minute.

Jake Fenlason had four saves for San Diego. Las Vegas goalkeeper Edward Delgado wasn’t credited with any saves.

The Lights will host the Sacramento Republic FC in their home opener March 14 at Cashman Field.

Lights remain in playoff hunt on final day of season

The Las Vegas Lights need to win Saturday and help from the teams ahead of them in the standings to qualify for the playoffs for the first time.

Lights goalies carrying team through tight games

The Las Vegas Lights are in a tie for the final playoff spot in the USL Western Conference. Their goalies have helped the team stay in games and get valuable points for the standings.

Lights benefit from fast start by a healthy Danny Trejo

Forward Danny Trejo is making up for time lost to a torn quad last season. He’s leading the USL in goals and assists and was the league’s player of the month in March.

Lights top Pittsburgh behind Trejo’s goal

Lights forward Danny Trejo scored his league-leading sixth goal in the 27th minute to put Las Vegas ahead with the game’s only goal.