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Game Information and Match Notes - vs. Indy Eleven 10/14/23

October 13, 2023 - United Soccer League Championship (USL)
San Antonio FC News Release

At a glance...

Playoff Push: SAFC secured the team's fourth-straight playoff appearance last month, and at least one home playoff match. San Antonio can clinch a top-two finish in the Western Conference with a win on Saturday, allowing the club to host both the Western Conference Quarterfinal, and the Western Conference Semifinal, should the team advance. SAFC has won five-straight home playoff matches dating back to 2021, including a 3-0-0 run to the league title last season.

The Ones Who Hate to Lose: Under head coach Alen Marcina, SAFC is 14-1-5 in the first match back after a loss. The lone set of consecutive losses came in 2020, with SAFC going 13-0-5 since with a +21 goal differential. Last season, SAFC was 5-0-0 after a loss, with two shutouts and a +7 goal differential.

Historic Attack: San Antonio's 60 regular-season goals are already the second-most in team history, and just two behind the team record of 62.


What they had to say:

Forward Tani Oluwaseyi

(On preparations for the regular season finale...)

"I think we've kind of prepped the whole week like this is in preparation for the playoffs. We've tried to treat this Indy game as a playoff game and kind of a 'win or go home' mentality just to kind of get us in a groove of things heading into the game after that. We've done well all week, prepped really well, so hopefully we can go out there and put on a good performance for the fans and for us as well."

(On the team's response to last week's loss...)

"I think the biggest thing that I'd say is the level of work that we're putting in. I think every single guy on the field works hard but what set San Antonio apart was that we went above and beyond - we worked a lot harder than every team that we played. Everybody was giving 120%, I think these past few games, whether it's fatigue or whatever it may be, I don't think everyone's been at 120. But I think we know heading into playoffs, that's the kind of commitment and effort that we need from everybody. So it's just a matter of refocusing, and doing what needs to be done to go as far as we can in the playoffs."


USL Championship Match #34 - San Antonio FC v Indy Eleven

Date: Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023

Kickoff: 9:00 p.m. CT

Stadium: Toyota Field, San Antonio, TX

Where to Watch: ESPN+, Bally Sports Southwest Extra

San Antonio FC: 14-6-13 (55 pts; 2nd in Western Conference)

Indy Eleven: 13-11-9 (48 pts; 6th in Eastern Conference)

All-time Series: SAFC trails the all-time series 0-1-0, falling in Indianapolis last season.

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