Perry Price scored 8 goals.
It was a display that many of the team won't forget.
For the first half this game was tight, cagey and there was not much to distinguish between the two teams. It started off well for Vegas with the balance of the side looking good in their 433 formation. Paul Reid and Kaleb King on the flanks started brightly with King turning neatly and sliding in Price on goal but had his shot saved early on. Vegas won a series of corners and should have or could have scored from almost every single one.
The game should have been 1-1 when Regents played some great football only for the square pass to find their midfielder with all the time in the world in the box but skied his effort over.
The breakthrough came when a corner found Perry Price at the back post deep in the box, he brought the ball down and leathered the ball high into the net. Not long after Vegas were pegged back when some decent football opened up space for the powerful Regents FC striker 25 yards from goal; he smashed an unstoppable effort past back up goalkeeper Tyreek Latif to make it 1-1.
Moments before the half the games momentum tipped Vegas' way, Moore Jones picked up a loose ball and slid a short-pass into the path of the rapid Price and (this time) he passed the ball round the goalie into the net to make it 2-1.
At half-time both side would have been pleased with their performance levels but Vegas came out with their tails up and scored 2 minutes into the second half. A corner from 16 year old Frankie McCarthy, making an impressive start to his Vegas career, was "knocked down" by Hussein Hussein for Price to slam home his hat-trick goal - in the right place at the right time.
The game drifted for 10 minute and Vegas decided to change things with wingers Reid and King replaced by Tre Thompson and 'comeback kid' Winston Fowler. Neither player was happy to come off but the team needed fresh legs for the final half an hour to ensure their intensity could stay high in wide areas.
The changes worked, Vegas quickly began to overun a demoralised Regents defence, Moore Jones and Price were opening up gaps and a quick one-two released Moore Jones one-on-one with the goalie, he was tackled but Price picked up the loose ball and lobbed a perfect effort from 25yards for his and Vegas' fourth.
Then again five minutes later a Price and Moore Jones combined again that released Price on goal and he slotted home for his 5th.
On almost every attack Vegas looked like they could score, Jacob Bond ran in on goal completely free with only the goalie to beat and selflessly, (and correctly!) squared it for Price to tap in. The seventh goal was produced by Thompson who did well in the box to create space but Price nipped in to finish off the hard work. And finally the eighth was more great work by Bond who slid in Price for a (ridiculous) 8th goal of the game.
In the end, it doesn't make a difference who scored the goals, the team on the whole performed at a high level. But when tougher tests come in the future the issues with who is scoring and who is being subbed mean diddly squat. If the team wins, the unit should be pleased. Capello out.