Winds FC fell 4-1 to UPSL/PDL side LA Laguna FC in an exhibition match at Santa Ana Stadium on Tuesday night, May 3.
It was a tightly contested match for about 60 minutes, with the game tied at 1 at halftime, but LA Laguna FC broke through in about the last 30 or 20 minutes of the game, scoring 3 unanswered goals on 2 counterattacks and a direct shot on goal, on a dead ball play.
Both teams are in preseason, with the recently formed LA Laguna FC preparing to start their PDL season on May 8, and Winds FC expecting to start their UPSL season in June.
LA Laguna FC was formed by merging clubs Ozzy’s Laguna and LA Misioneros, and continues to run clubs under the Ozzy’s Laguna name in the UPSL and in the Santa Ana youth soccer “Azteca League.” Laguna FC will hold 4 home games at Santa Ana Stadium in this upcoming season.
Santa Ana Winds FC take on fellow UPSL club LA Wolves FC in a warm up match for the LA club that will open their U.S. Open Cup run versus Ventura County Fusion on May 11 at Ventura College Sportsplex, at 7 pm.