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Is Alen Marcina on the hot seat?


By Victoria Villarreal

The San Antonio Scorpions have yet to win a match this season. Should head coach Alen Marcina be worried for his job?

Going into tonight’s match against the Carolina RailHawks, the San Antonio club has played four games. They have lost three of those, and had a draw in the fourth game.

While the Scorpions seem to be struggling this season, the question remains, should Marcina keep his job? Though the question seems tough in the moment, a look back into club history will help give a better view on the subject.

This is only Marcina’s second season as Head Coach. He replaced Tim Hankinson in August 2013 and he’s still fairly new to coaching having played as a striker with various clubs from 2002 to 2009.

Also, the Scorpions still have to see how Brad Rusin on defense will affect the flow of the match. The center back was acquired late last month and has yet to play his first match with San Antonio.

Finally, the most important aspect to remember when questioning Marcina’s position is the fact that the Scorpions finished on the top of the table after last year’s fall season and second with the Spring and Fall combined. Most importantly, they won their first NASL Championship under Marcina just under six months ago.

Marcina’s impact was definitely felt last season and though the winning did not continue into this first half of the Spring season, don’t write Marcina off just yet. After making the Scorpions champions in his first full season as coach, he deserves more trust and respect than being booted off midway through the Spring season.

The Scorpions will host the Carolina Railhawks tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Toyota Field.

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Stephen Michael 26, is a journalist, social media coordinator, host, and entertainment reporter. Michael graduated in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts and earned a Master's Degree in Digital Media in 2020 from the University of the Incarnate Word. He has worked covering the San Antonio Rampage, Stars, and San Antonio Futbol Club. He was the host of the Project Spurs Roundtable on NBC affiliate News 4 San Antonio from 2015-17.


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