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SAFC’s Cristian Parano named to USL Championship Team of the Week

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San Antonio FC midfielder Cristian Parano has been named to the USL Championship Team of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday.

Parano earns the honor after scoring a pair of goals in SAFC’s 4-1 win over second-place Reno 1868 FC last Saturday.

“I’m thrilled to be named the USL Championship Player of the Week, but this wouldn’t have happened without my teammates and coaches who have helped me reach this level,” said Parano in a press release. “I hope to continue playing well and continue working hard.”


In addition to his two goals, the Argentinian midfielder also added four shots and completed 30 of his 36 total passes.

The 19-year-old is the fourth SAFC player to earn the honor after Matthew Cardone (2016), forward Cesar Elizondo (2017) and forward Ever Guzman (2017).

San Antonio FC returns to league action this Saturday when they face rivals RGV FC at Toyota Field with kickoff scheduled for 7:30 pm Central Time.

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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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