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SAFC split preseason matches, earn first win

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San Antonio FC split two preseason matches, earning their first win as a franchise in a closed match at Toyota Field on Saturday afternoon.

The first match of the afternoon was against St. Edwards University, ending in a scoreless draw after 70 minutes.

SAFC earned a 2-0 win over St. Mary’s University in the second match of the afternoon. San Antonio got on the scoreboard when forward Jason Johnson tapped home a rebound to make it a one goal lead. SAFC added to their lead when Rafa Castillo’s free kick went off the bar and was put home by a midfield trialist.


“Today was another good exercise,” said SAFC Head Coach Darren Powell. “We had some minute progression from our first preseason game, giving the contracted players 60 to 70 minutes on the field. Our focus the last two weeks has been on defensive shape, which we did a decent job on today. Our pressure needs to improve slightly, and we will continue to work, not only on our defensive shape, but also on our use of the football.”

San Antonio FC will return to the pitch next Saturday for an intrasquad match at Toyota Field.

The team will open their first season in the Alamo City on the road April 3 against the Seattle Sounders 2 before returning home for their home opener on April 9 against the Swope Park Rangers 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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