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San Antonio FC signs hometown native Maxi Rodriguez


Another San Antonio native is coming home to play soccer as San Antonio FC has signed Maxi Rodriguez for the upcoming 2017 season, the team announced on Wednesday night.

The 21-year-old joins SAFC after impressing the coaches in training camp and in preseason play. Rodriguez attended Warren High School and was named the 2011 Conference Player of the Year.

“Maxi is another San Antonio boy joining the club,” said SAFC Head Coach Darren Powell in a team press release. “He has worked extremely hard and shown well in preseason, and he comes from a good college program in UNC Charlotte. We are looking forward to seeing how he progresses this season.”

Rodriguez played at UNC Charlotte in his college career, scoring two goals and dishing out three assists in 60 total games. Through his four years, he led the 49ers to the NCAA Tournament a total of three times.

The signing now brings San Antonio’s roster to a total of 23 players.

San Antonio FC is currently 1-0-1 in preseason play and will travel to Florida to face MLS’ Minnesota United and USL’s Orlando City.

SAFC will open its second season in the USL on March 26 on the road against RGV Toros FC at H-E-B Center before returning home to Toyota Field on April 1 to host LA Galaxy II at 7:30 p.m.

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