San Antonio FC has re-signed goaltender Matt Cardone for the 2020 USL Championship season, the club announced on Wednesday morning.

Cardone returns for his fourth season with the club after appearing in 33 matches, compiling 2,923 minutes played and seven clean sheets in the 2019 season and made an SAFC record 94 saves on the season.

“We are delighted to re-sign our locally grown goalkeeper Matt Cardone,” said SAFC Head Coach Alen Marcina. “Matt has demonstrated that he can compete among the league’s top goalkeepers, and he is an excellent fit for our team culture. We expect Matt to have essential leadership responsibilities and set an admirable example for our goalkeepers coming through our Elite Training Program and SAFC Pro Academy.” 

Since 2016, Cardone has appeared in 68 matches and making 67 starts while holding the club’s all-time penalty save leader with five.

“I’m really excited to return to SAFC for another year,” said Cardone. “I have been privileged to be a part of this club for the last few years, and I’m excited to continue that.”

Cardone joins returning players Cristian Parano and Ebenezer Ackon on the 2020 roster along with newcomers Connor Maloney, Hunter Gorskie and Jesus Enriquez.

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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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