San Antonio FC to participate in preseason tournament against MLS clubs
SAN ANTONIO – This time last season, San Antonio FC was in limbo awaiting word from the United Soccer League on when they would resume their season amidst the burgeoning COVID-19 pandemic. On Friday afternoon, the club announced that they would compete in a brand new, three-game preseason tournament that will include round-robin matches against MLS clubs from around the state of Texas. Collectively, the clubs have dubbed this tournament ‘La Copita.’After their preseason opener against North Texas SC this Saturday, San Antonio will begin play in the tournament with a home-and-home series against FC Dallas starting at Toyota Field on March 27. AdPRESEASON SCHEDULEDate Opponent Location March 20 vs. North Texas SC Toyota Field, San Antonio March 27 vs. FC Dallas* Toyota Field, San Antonio April 2 at FC Dallas* Frisco April 10 at Austin FC* Austin April 24 vs. Rio Grande Valley FC Toros Toyota Field, San Antonio* La Copita tournament gamesDue to ongoing health and safety protocols, all preseason matches will be closed to the public. Unlike last season, which featured a shortened, regionalized schedule, San Antonio FC will be part of the traditional Mountain Division for the 2021 campaign, alongside Austin Bold FC, El Paso Locomotive FC, New Mexico United, RGV FC, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC and Real Monarchs.