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League: USL Championship
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Venue: Toyota Field
Notable Players: Frank Lopez, Jack Barmby, Ever Guzman, Billy Forbes, Cristian Parano, Brian Gomez
San Antonio FC TicketsBefore the arrival of SAFC, the city of San Antonio had a long history with professional soccer. The short-lived San Antonio Thunder played in the North American Soccer League between 1975 and 1976, and the San Antonio Scorpions of the new NASL won the 2014 championship on the strength of its enthusiastic crowds. San Antonio FC replaced the Scorpions in 2016 as the city’s main soccer club. Established by the Spurs Sports & Entertainment ownership group with aspirations to join the MLS, SAFC is currently a member of USL Championship — the second tier of American soccer behind the MLS itself. San Antonio posted its best ever season in 2017 with a second place finish in the Western Conference and a berth in the conference semifinals before being eliminated on penalty kicks. Fans of the club can purchase their San Antonio FC tickets at StubHub, a leading source for live events.
Who are San Antonio’s biggest rivals?San Antonio FC plays an important series against its three fellow in-state rivals: Austin Bold FC, El Paso Locomotive FC and Rio Grande Valley FC. Known as the Copa Tejas, the annual head-to-head competition is incorporated into the USL Championship regular season. Each team has one home and away series against the other three opponents every year. The club with the most points at the end of the season receives the annual trophy. The tiebreaker is determined (in order) by number of points in head-to-head matches, the goal differential, the number of goals scored and more.
What was San Antonio’s record last season?San Antonio FC narrowly missed the playoffs by one place with 45 points and a 12-13-9 record. Frank Lopez led all scorers with 14 goals in 28 games.
What are some of the most important games for the latest San Antonio FC season?The quest for the 2020 championship begins on March 7th with a home game against the defending champion Real Monarchs SLC, followed by a March 21st home game against Phoenix Rising FC. In the annual Copa Tejas, San Antonio plays home games against Austin Bold FC on May 30th, Rio Grande Valley FC on July 25th and El Paso Locomotive on Aug. 29th; the road games take place against Rio Grande on April 18th, Austin Bold on May 3rd and El Paso on June 13th. Other critical home games include Orange County SC on July 3rd and Portland Timbers 2 on Sept. 12th. The entire regular season wraps up on Oct. 17th against the Las Vegas Lights. Outside of USL, SAFC competes in the annual US Open Cup between America’s best soccer clubs. The club plays a second round matchup on April 8th against the winner of the Louisiana Krewe FC and Corpus Christi FC match.
Who is San Antonio’s head coach?Alen Marcina is currently serving as the head coach of San Antonio FC. Following a lengthy playing career that took him to 13 clubs across seven countries, Marcina joined the San Antonio Scorpions of the North American Soccer League as an assistant for the 2012 season. He was then elevated to head coach in 2013 and led the club to the NASL Championship over Fort Lauderdale. His tenure in San Antonio was followed by brief stints with Rayo OKC in 2016 and the Des Moines Menace in 2018. Marcina joined San Antonio FC on the Pro Academy staff the same year. The club announced that he would become the second head coach in team history on Dec. 9, 2019.
What is a home game like?Toyota Field, which opened in 2013, offers one of the most exciting crowd experiences in USL. With a capacity of 8,000 spectators, the arena welcomed around 115,000 fans in 2019 — seventh-most in the league. The main supporter clubs are the Mission City Firm and the Crocketteers, which have their own particular chants and traditions. Get the San Antonio FC schedule, and more, at StubHub.
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