Toros make history, sign 15-year-old forward to rosterSTAFF REPORTSJust 18 days after announcing their youngest USL academy signing in club history with Jose Luna (16), the RGV FC Toros made history once again, announcing the addition of 15-year-old Dylan Hernandez to its 2022 USL Championship roster. Hernandez, a Pharr native, joins the club as a USL Academy signee, making him available for selection by the Toros during the 2022 USL Championship season while retaining his NCAA eligibility. “Dylan is one of the youngest and very talented players, with a great mentality, at this moment,” Toros head coach Wilmer Cabrera said. He joins Luna, Duilio Herrera, Alexis Gonzalez and Gael Gonzalez as USL Academy signees for the Toros, each coming from the RGV FC Academy ranks and hailing from the Rio Grande Valley. He is the fifth USL Academy signing by the Toros this year, marking the most in a single season by the club.myrgv.com
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.
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
San Antonio FC steamrolls OKC Energy 4-0, remains undefeated
SAN ANTONIO San Antonio FC continued on their unbeaten streak Wednesday night with a crushing defeat over OKC Energy in the USL Championship. OKC Energy swung back in the 10th minute with a breakaway chance, but Jaime Chavezs shot clattered off the far post and back into play. Just before halftime, San Antonio extended their lead to 3-0 off of a free kick from the corner by the young Argentinian Parano that was headed home by defender Mitchell Taintor. San Antonio FC remained aggressive into the second half, counter-pressing every time they conceded possession. San Antonio currently sits atop their group in league play with 18 points, followed by FC Tulsa with 10 points.
Gallegos late goal salvages draw, San Antonio FC remains undefeated
SAN ANTONIO With San Antonio FC minutes away from losing their first game of the 2020 season, young midfielder Jose Gallegos delivered. For the first time all year, San Antonio found themselves in an unfamiliar situation: trailing on the scoreboard. Its Gallegos second career goal with San Antonio. San Antonio FC will continue their three-game home stand with a match against OKC Energy FC on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. MORE SAN ANTONIO FC COVERAGE
San Antonio FC battles FC Tulsa to scoreless draw, remains undefeated
SAN ANTONIO In a battle of undefeated teams and red-hot offenses, defense proved to be the difference. Thanks to another impressive performance from goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair, San Antonio FC battled FC Tulsa to a scoreless draw on the road on Wednesday night. San Antonio officially outshot Tulsa 13-12, with each team recording three shots on target. After posting a 2-0-1 record on their three-game road trip, San Antonio FC returns to Toyota Field for their second home game since the season resumed in July. MORE SAN ANTONIO FC COVERAGE
Parano strikes again, San Antonio FC remains undefeated with win over OKC Energy FC
With the win, SAFC remains undefeated, improves to 4-0-1 and remains atop the Group D standings with 13 points. #Defend210 pic.twitter.com/kEMGcCTTT2 San Antonio FC (@SanAntonioFC) August 9, 2020Parano struck again in the second half, this time with an assist. Ignacio Bailone added another goal in the 77th minute, his first with San Antonio, to provide the final margin. San Antonio outshot OKC 18-11. The match is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.MORE SAN ANTONIO FC COVERAGE
Paranos early goal not enough, San Antonio FC settles for draw with RGV FC
San Antonio still earns a point in USL Championship play, and moves to 1-0-1 on the season. That goal gave San Antonio the lead for the next 91 minutes until Taiberson drew RGV level in the 94th minute. #Defend210 pic.twitter.com/v4ZmyF4dNu San Antonio FC (@SanAntonioFC) July 20, 2020Goalkeeper Matt Cardone performed valiantly, saving 18 of the 19 shots he faced. Fellow San Antonio native Jose Gallegos was not part of the starting lineup and substituted in for Enrquez in the 49th minute. MORE SAN ANTONIO FC COVERAGE
San Antonio FC finding new normal as USL prepares to resume season
The USL Championship is going through that same phase right now. Last week, the USL announced that the 2020 season would resume with a shortened, 16-game World Cup format. San Antonio FC will compete in the Western Conferences Group D alongside traditional rivals OKC Energy FC, Rio Grande Valley FC, Austin Bold FC and TC Tulsa. With the season roughly two weeks away from restarting, the Alamo City club is thrilled to be back on the pitch together. All of these individual workouts and things we do on our own... theres only so much that actually translates.
San Antonio FC, USL Championship to resume play
SAN ANTONIO For months, San Antonio FC has watched and waited for official word on the status of their season. On Thursday, the USL Board of Governors voted in favor of resuming the 2020 season. Gorskie, San Antonio FC staying connected and prepared during pandemicBelow is the official press release:USL Championship Press Release (June 4, 2020): The USL Championship Board of Governors today voted in favor of returning to play for the 2020 season, with a provisional start date set for July 11. After several months of uncertainty for fans, staff, coaches and players, we are excited to have the opportunity to prepare for the return of USL Championship soccer this summer, said SAFC Managing Director Tim Holt. Our club has continued to prepare for this eventuality during the hiatus, and we are focused on delivering more memorable moments on and off the field during the 2020 season.
San Antonio FC preparing for 'two cup finals'
SAN ANTONIO - An entire season's worth of victories, comebacks, brilliant individual performances, coming-of-age storylines and tough losses all boil down to two games. Those two games -- one on the road and one at home -- and one point currently separate San Antonio FC from a berth in the USL Championship playoffs. It's basically a cup final for us, so we've got to learn from the mistakes from previous games. "Whenever you play any of the MLS 2 teams, it's always hard to predict what starting lineup they're going to have," Powell said. San Antonio will take on Portland at Providence Park Saturday at 9 p.m.