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San Antonio FC opens season with road win over RGV FC

Katy Red Raiders competed in the 15 and under division at the Texas Showdown National Championship 7on7 14th and 15th in Round Rock.


San Antonio FC kicked off the 2017 USL season with a 1-0 win over the Rio Grande Valley Toros FC inside the brand new H-E-B Park on Sunday night for their first win in the South Texas Derby series.

SAFC came out aggressive and it paid off as the visiting side put it an early goal. Midfielder Billy Forbes took the pass from Cesar Elizondo and put home a shot in the right corner of the net to put San Antonio up 1-0 in the 15th minute.

RGV picked up their play in the second half, sending more balls to the net. However, SAFC goalkeeper Matt Cardone stood tall as he made several key saves to keep his team out in front. Toros midfielder Kyle Murphy had a open net, but shot it wide. San Antonio would hold on for the win, their first in team history over RGV.

“Every time San Antonio and RGV meet the games are very close and very tight, and tonight was no different,” SAFC coach Darren Powell said. “Hats off to RGV for playing a good game, but again, I’m very proud of the guys for their resilience and character which got us out on top today.”

Player of the match:

Matt Cardone is RB90’s Player of the Match: His saves in the second half were key to San Antonio’s win. With help from his backline, Cardone stopped four consecutive shots in just over three minutes as RGV applied pressure.

Perfect Sunday: San Antonio FC remained perfect in Sunday matches in their history, improving to 3-0-1.

Up next: San Antonio FC is now 1-0-0 (3 points) on the season and will return home to begin a three game homestand beginning next Saturday against LA Galaxy II at Toyota Field at 7:30 p.m.

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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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