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It’s never easy being a backup goalkeeper. Despite all the hard work you put in during training, you sit on the bench for weeks, months, even years at a time waiting for your chance, then you’re between the pipes and called upon to be the last line of defense in the blink of an eye.
That’s where Matt Cardone found himself for San Antonio FC a few weeks ago after SAFC’s usual starting goalkeeper Josh Ford was sent off and subsequently suspended three games for his aggressive actions against Oklahoma City Energy FC on July 9.
For the first time in their history, SAFC would have someone other than Ford getting a run of games in goal. Finally, Cardone had a chance to truly apply all the hard work he does in training.
Cardone did have one appearance before this recent stretch…
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