San Antonio FC have signed midfielder Miguel Salazar and defender Sam McBride to contracts for the upcoming 2016 season, the team announced on Monday afternoon.
Salazar spent the 2015 season with Phoenix in Division I soccer, where he earned Colonial Athletic Association first team honors following his senior season.
“Miguel is a very talented player who came up in an MLS academy,” said SAFC Head Coach Darren Powell. “I’m very familiar with him from his early days at Elon. He’s a talented midfielder who can get the ball off the back four, look for good passing positions and help build the play forward.”
McBride played for Elon University under Powell. He was named to the 2015 North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association’s All-State second team.
“I’m extremely honored and excited to start my career with SAFC,” said McBride. “San Antonio is a great soccer city with potential for future success in the game. I can’t wait to get started with the team, and I am looking forward to helping out in the local community and meeting the people who have and will continue to support our club. I hope we can have a successful first season and start something special.”