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Josh Ford and Stephen McCarthy to miss rest of season with injuries


In an injury plagued inaugural season, San Antonio FC has done their best to stay in the playoff race. Unfortunately, they will have to add two more names to the injury list.

Goalkeeper Josh Ford and defender Stephen McCarthy will miss the rest of the 2016 USL season after suffering season-ending injuries in Wednesday’s game against Arizona United SC.

Ford suffered a broken scapula during pre-match warmups, he was replaced in net by MacArthur High School graduate Matt Cardone. McCarthy suffered a broken elbow and is expected to have surgery to repair the injury.

McCarthy has appeared in 19 matches with SAFC, tallying two goals and recorded an assist in a total of 1,571 minutes.

Ford appeared in 17 matches with San Antonio, making 53 saves and posting a 0.89 goals against average. He allowed more than one goal in just one match he started this season.

SAFC is currently fighting to get into the playoffs, sitting two points behind the final playoff berth with eight games to go in its regular season.

San Antonio FC is 7-8-7 (28 points) on the season and will return to the pitch tomorrow night against the Seattle Sounders 2 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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