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San Antonio FC releases Franck Tayou from contract

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San Antonio FC has released Franck ‘The Tank’ Tayou after a mutual agreement to terminate his contract, the club announced on Thursday.

Tayou joined SAFC in June of 2016 and became a fan favorite. He was known as ‘The Tank’ to fans after his quick impact on games. The 26-year-old was re-signed by San Antonio early in the offseason, but he failed to show up for training camp and has spent time playing in the in-door soccer league.

“We appreciate Franck’s contributions to the club during the 2016 season, and wish him the best in his future professional soccer endeavors,” said SAFC Managing Director Tim Holt in team press release. “Ultimately, Franck’s decision not to participate in the first several weeks of SAFC preseason resulted in the club moving in a different direction to best prepare for the upcoming campaign.”


The release of Tayou brings San Antonio’s roster down to 22 players.

San Antonio FC is currently 1-1-1 in preseason play and will return to the pitch this weekend when they travel to Florida for a pair of games against Minnesota United (MLS) and Orlando City (USL).

SAFC will open its second season in the USL on March 26 against RGV FC Toros at H-E-B Park before returning home to host LA Galaxy II at 7:30 p.m. 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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