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Match #1 Preview: Phoenix Rising FC at San Antonio FC


San Antonio FC will open the 2019 USL Championship season tonight when they welcome the reigning Western Conference champion Phoenix Rising FC to Toyota Field.

For the first time in franchise history, SAFC will open the regular season at Toyota Field and begin the 2019 campaign with a two-match homestand.

2018 saw SAFC finish with a 14-12-8 record and 50 points, finishing ninth in the Western Conference. The new season will see SAFC bring 13 new players to the roster as the local soccer club looks to return to the USL Cup Playoffs.

Last season, Phoenix finished with a 19-9-6 mark and 63 points, good enough for third in the Western Conference. Rising FC advanced all the way to the 2018 USL Cup Final but would lose to Louisville FC.

All-Time against Phoenix:

San Antonio FC is 4-2-1 all-time against Phoenix, including a 3-0-1 mark at Toyota Field.

Game Information:

Time: 7:30pm CT

Venue: Toyota Field

Where to Watch: ESPN +, USL Match Center


San Antonio FC – 2

Phoenix Rising FC – 1

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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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