San Antonio FC opened the preseason with a 3-1 win over FC Dallas (MLS) on Saturday afternoon at Toyota Stadium.
The game was the first preseason match for SAFC after their closed-door match against the University of the Incarnate Word was canceled last week.
The visiting side opened the scoring when Billy Forbes headed in a free kick from Rafa Castillo in the first half to put SAFC up a goal. Dallas had a chance to knot the score up but a penalty shot from Pablo Aranguiz did not get on goal. San Antonio added to their lead before halftime off a set piece as Amer Didic scored to put SAFC up 2-0 at the break.
Dallas cut into the SAFC lead with a goal from Zdenek Ondrasek in the second half. The visitors finalized the scoring when a trialist took the pass from Ethan Bryant to put San Antonio up 3-1.
“It’s always good to play against quality opposition like FC Dallas who presents you with challenges,” SAFC Head Coach Darren Powell said in a statement. “We saw that throughout today’s game, but our guys responded well. We managed to get two goals in the first half but were very patient in our approach overall.”
San Antonio FC is now 1-0 in preseason play and will return to the pitch next Saturday when they welcome Saint Louis FC to Toyota Field for a closed-door preseason friendly.