San Antonio FC has added 16-year-old Ethan Bryant to the club’s roster, the team announced on Wednesday. With Bryant registering with SAFC as a USL Academy Player, this allows him to play in competitive matches without jeopardizing future college eligibility, according to the team.
Bryant stood out as part of SAFC’s Elite Training Program. The 16-year-old was training with the club’s first team throughout the 2017 season and has participated in the 2018 preseason with the club.
“We are excited for Ethan to join us on a full-time basis,” said SAFC Head Coach Darren Powell through a team press release. “He has shown well over the last year both in our Elite Training Program and in our first team sessions, so this is the next logical progression for him. There are many more steps he needs to take, but we are excited that he is the first player that has come through the identification process with SAFC Pro Academy Director Nick Evans and his staff.”
Bryant’s addition to the club brings the roster to 21.
San Antonio FC will open their third season in the Alamo City on Saturday, March 17 in Sacramento before returning to Toyota Field to host Saint Louis FC on March 24 at 7:30 p.m. for the clubs home opener.