United Soccer League welcomes San Antonio Thursday

Event held at 2 pm; first head coach to be announced


SAN ANTONIO – Spurs Sports & Entertainment will announce their soccer team's first head coach in a press conference Thursday afternoon.

The event will take place at 2 p.m. at Toyota Field.

During Thursday's announcement the United Soccer League will also officially welcome San Antonio to the league for the 2016 season.

The team name, club crest and jersey design all still have to be announced in the future.

Back on Dec. 22 Spurs Sports & Entertainment, alongside Bexar County leaders, announced that they will be bringing a United Soccer League franchise to San Antonio. The announcement was also made at a press conference held at Toyota Field, the former home of the Scorpions and the new home of the still-unnamed USL team.

The deal is part of a collaborative effort by the city, county and SS&E to pursue bringing Major League Soccer to the Alamo City. Supporters say the USL is a better route to the MLS than the North American Soccer League, in which the Scorpions played.


KSAT 12 will have more information on this story as it develops.

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