1868 FC remains tied for second place in Western Conference after 1-1 draw in Emerald City
Reno’s season-high six-game winning streak ended on Saturday night with a 1-1 draw in Seattle.
The 1-1 draw moved 1868 FC to 14-5-7 and kept the club in a tie with San Antonio for second place in the Western Conference, still seven points back of first-place Salt Lake. Seattle, which lost 6-0 at Greater Nevada Field in May, is now 9-15-3.
Seattle’s Zach Mathers opened up scoring in the first minute of play. Mathers’ goal came off a set piece following an early foul call.
Jamaican Brian Brown capitalized off a Reno set piece in the 38th minute to knot things up at 1-1 headed into halftime.
The goal moved Reno to within two of setting a new USL record for most goals in a single season.
Reno’s defense remained firm despite several attacks and counters by Seattle in the second half and Reno walked away with another point on the season.
Now six points from clinching a playoff spot in its inaugural season, Reno wraps up a season-long four-game road trip next Saturday at Rio Grande Valley FC (7-13-7).
Reno beat Rio Grande 3-2 at Greater Nevada Field on June 7.