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SAFC signs defender Mitchell Taintor for 2020 USL Championship Season

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San Antonio FC has signed defender Mitchell Taintor for the 2020 USL Championship, the club announced on Wednesday afternoon.

Taintor comes to the Alamo City after spending the past two seasons with the Sacramento Republic, where he played 2,561 minutes. He tallied two goals and two assists to go along with a team-leading 115 clearances and 86 aerial duels won.

“As a staff, we are excited to welcome Mitchell Taintor to the SAFC family,” said SAFC Head Coach Alen Marcina. “Mitchell is an experienced USL defender with great on-field communication. His characteristics as a person and player match our team’s culture and strategy.”


Over the course of his two seasons in Sacramento, the 25-year-old posted three goals, three assists, 258 clearances and 146 duels won.

“I’m very excited,” said Taintor. “The opportunity came up, and I’m excited that this is the city and club that wanted to have me. This has always been one of my favorite places to play while I was in Sacramento. It’s a great group, I believe in what is going on here and I’m looking forward to a good year.”

Taintor joins newcomers Luis Solignac, Zachary Herivaux, Gonzalo Di Renzo, Victor “PC” Giro, Hayden Partain, Connor Maloney, Hunter Gorskie and Jesus Enriquez as well as returning players Jose Gallegos, Leo Torres, Kai Greene, Josh Yaro, Matt Cardone, Cristian Parano and Ebenezer Ackon.

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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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