In just two exhibition games, the Las Vegas Lights have turned Cashman Field into a hot spot for soccer.
After selling out the baseball stadium for the first game against Montreal, the
USL expansion team drew another boisterous crowd 6,049 fans on Saturday for their 3-2 loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps. The fans were treated to plenty of fireworks:
-- Lights coach
Jose Luis Sanchez Sola
and Vancouver coach Carl Robinson
were ejected after getting into an argument with following a red card to Lights defender Marcelo Alatorre
But instead of leaving the field, "Chelis" went into the crowd and watched the Lights come back from two goals down to tie the game on a free kick and penalty kick three minute apart by 26-year-old
Juan Jose Calderon
-- The highlight of the evening came when Canadian teenager Alphonso Davies
picked up the ball in the Vancouver Whitecaps' penalty area, beat one Las
Vegas Lights defender and outraced two more before scoring in the 18th minute.