Patiño scores early, San Antonio FC wins first ever match against Birmingham Legion FC
Thanks to some offensive pressure from Jose Gallegos, Santiago Patiño scored the opening goal in the first minute of play and San Antonio FC got back in the win column with a 2-1 victory at home in their first ever match against Birmingham Legion on Saturday night.
San Antonio FC looking for returners to step up, establish culture heading into season opener
With the USL season now six days away from starting at Toyota Field, San Antonio FC is relying on the returning starters from last year's team to step up and establish the team culture in order to make another run at the playoffs.
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.
San Antonio FC’s season ends in controversial loss to New Mexico United
Unfortunately, the team’s magic carpet ride of a season came to an abrupt end on Saturday evening. San Antonio’s offense never found the back of the net in a 1-0 overtime loss to New Mexico United in the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Toyota Field. “It was a clear handball," said defender Joshua Yaro. He used his hand to touch the ball in front of him, so it’s a clear handball. It was a clear handball on their goal.
Perruzza tallies brace, San Antonio FC tops OKC Energy FC 2-0
SAN ANTONIO – Even though San Antonio FC clinched their first playoff berth since 2017 on Wednesday, the team still had plenty to play for when they took the pitch at Toyota Field to face OKC Energy FC on Saturday night. Playing in his third match since being acquired on loan from Toronto FC on Sept. 8, Perruzza scored his first two goals with the club and generated numerous chances to power San Antonio to a 2-0 victory over OKC Energy. San Antonio ends their home schedule with a perfect 8-0-0 record. For the game, San Antonio dominated offensively, outshooting OKC 21-9, with seven shots on target. San Antonio native Matt Cardone notched three saves to record the club’s seventh clean sheet this season.
Gallegos scores game-winner, San Antonio FC clinches first playoff berth since 2017
SAN ANTONIO – Last week, San Antonio FC let an opportunity to clinch a playoff berth slip away. San Antonio improves to 9-1-3 on the season and leads the entire USL Western Conference standings with 30 points. Midfielder Cristian Parano found his fellow Argentinian cutting into the box and he buried a shot into the back of the net to give San Antonio a 1-0 lead. #Defend210 pic.twitter.com/Y9QMhvaHMX — San Antonio FC (@SanAntonioFC) September 17, 2020Now, for the second time in club history, San Antonio can start preparing for a playoff run. San Antonio FC will wrap up their home schedule with a match against OKC this Saturday at 8 p.m.
San Antonio FCs Alen Marcina named USL Coach of the Month
SAN ANTONIO As the only remaining undefeated team in the USL, it is natural that San Antonio FC would garner national recognition. Wednesday afternoon, the USL Championship named Marcina the Coach of the Month for August after he led the Alamo City club to a 5-0-2 record. The August Coach of the Month award goes to @SanAntonioFC's Alen Marcina! More https://t.co/hiuEF7yLKr USL Championship (@USLChampionship) September 9, 2020Its an honor to receive this award, Marcina said. The match is scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m. CT.MORE SAN ANTONIO FC COVERAGE
Solignac scores fastest goal in club history, San Antonio FC tops RGV FC 3-2
SAN ANTONIO – For the first time since March, fans were allowed into Toyota Field to watch San Antonio FC play a match. With the win, San Antonio improves their record to 8-0-3. His team-leading sixth goal of the season is also the fastest goal in SAFC history -- tied for the fastest in USL history -- and it gave San Antonio a 1-0 lead. It’s Gorskie’s first goal as a member of San Antonio FC. Next, San Antonio will hit the road to face El Paso Locomotive FC, their first non-Group D opponent since their season-opener against Real Monarchs SLC.
San Antonio FC stays unbeaten with 4-2 victory over Austin Bold FC
AUSTIN After watching their two-goal lead evaporate in the second half of a critical early-season road game, San Antonio FC didnt blink. Midfielder Cristian Parano gave the Alamo City club the lead for good with a blast from outside the box in the 74th minute of play, and San Antonio defeated their South Texas rivals Austin Bold FC 4-2 at Bold stadium Saturday night. Cristian Parano #Defend210 pic.twitter.com/O0eBUg3YEO San Antonio FC (@SanAntonioFC) August 2, 2020After Austin equalized on an own goal in the 54th minute of play, both teams remained deadlocked on the scoreboard until Paranos shot. Prior to Saturday, San Antonio had only scored one goal in each of the previous three matches. San Antonio will continue their three-game road trip against the second-ranked team in Group D, OKC Energy FC on Saturday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m.MORE SAN ANTONIO FC COVERAGE
San Antonio FC looking to stay undefeated against Austin Bold FC
SAN ANTONIO With three games under their belt, San Antonio FC has already established themselves atop the Group D standings with seven total points. That task will be difficult as SAFC heads up the road to face their South Texas rivals Austin Bold FC on Saturday. This will be the first of four meetings between San Antonio and Austin this fall. A similar situation happened with San Antonio FCs first match against Rio Grande Valley FC, but that match was only delayed two days. Obviously, hes been performing with and without the ball, and it will only get better from here.Parano and the rest of San Antonio FC will square off against Austin on Saturday at 8 p.m.MORE SAN ANTONIO FC COVERAGE
San Antonio FC hangs on, earns second victory over RGV FC
SAN ANTONIO Last Sunday, San Antonio FC felt like they gave two points away. This was SAFCs first home match since their 1-0 victory over Real Monarchs SLC in March. With the win, San Antonio improves to 2-0-1 overall, remains unbeaten in regulation and sits atop the Group D standings. That was the big difference for us.San Antonio FC will now hit the road for their next match on Saturday, Aug. 1 against Austin Bold FC. The match is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.MORE SAN ANTONIO FC COVERAGE
San Antonio FCs match against RGV FC rescheduled to Sunday
SAN ANTONIO It didnt take long for San Antonio FC to find a makeup date for their match with RGV FC. The game, initially slated for July 17, was postponed out of an abundance of caution after an undisclosed member of the RGV FC staff tested positive for COVID-19. This is the first of two straight matches that SAFC will play against RGV FC. The Alamo City club will take on the Toros again the following weekend at Toyota Field on Saturday, July 25. MORE SAN ANTONIO FC COVERAGE
San Antonio FC’s match against RGV FC postponed due to positive COVID-19 test
SAN ANTONIO – UPDATE: San Antonio FC’s match against RGV FC has been rescheduled for Sunday, July 19. Unfortunately, San Antonio FC fans will have to wait a little longer to see the team make their return to the pitch. Thursday evening, the Alamo City club officially announced that Friday’s match with RGV FC has been postponed. The decision was made “out of an abundance of caution following a positive COVID-19 test” from an undisclosed member of the RGV FC organization. MORE SAN ANTONIO FC COVERAGE
Marcina: San Antonio FC “incredibly excited” for season restart
SAN ANTONIO – SECOND UPDATE: San Antonio FC’s match against RGV FC has been rescheduled for Sunday, July 19. UPDATE: San Antonio FC’s match tomorrow has been postponed due to a positive COVID-19 test from an undisclosed member of the RGV FC organization. Tomorrow night, San Antonio FC will take the pitch for a regular season match for the first time since their season-opening victory over Real Monarchs SLC in March. ⬛️🟥 #Defend210 pic.twitter.com/W0lQiFwejv — San Antonio FC (@SanAntonioFC) July 16, 2020Their opponent has already made their return to USL Championship action. We support each other and the guys who are playing while also waiting to step up when our name is called to make the most of any opportunity.”SAFC and RGV FC take the pitch at H-E-B Park tomorrow night at 8 p.m.MORE SAN ANTONIO FC COVERAGE
Boernes Blake Smith developing leadership role with San Antonio FC
SAN ANTONIO Its weird how much you miss something when you cant have it.When San Antonio FC officially restarted full workouts earlier this month, no one was happier than Boerne native Blake Smith. Ive been able to spread out.Words cannot express how blessed I am to be back in San Antonio! Its crazy that Im actually the oldest player on the team, Smith said. Were making huge gains in a short amount of time to get prepared for next weekend.Smith and San Antonio FC take the pitch at H-E-B Park in Edinburg for their second season opener against RGV FC next Friday, July 17. Both matches are currently scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.MORE SAN ANTONIO FC COVERAGE