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San Antonio FC Acquires Diedie Traore from Sas Epinal

February 24, 2022 - United Soccer League Championship (USL)
San Antonio FC News Release

SAN ANTONIO - San Antonio FC has acquired defender Diedie Traore via transfer from French side SAS Epinal pending league and federation approval, the club announced today. Per team policy, terms of the transfer were not disclosed.

"We are thrilled to welcome Diedie to the team," said SAFC Head Coach Alen Marcina. "He is a powerful and explosive left-wingback who excels in attacking and defending one vs. one duels - an ideal fit for our game model. Diedie is an exceptional talent who is highly motivated and has the potential to have a breakout season."

Prior to spending 2021 with SAS Epinal, the native of France spent time in MLS with the LA Galaxy. Traore joined the club after a strong showing at an open tryout in January of 2018, splitting time between LA Galaxy II and the club's U-19 academy team. In May of 2019, Traore earned an MLS contract and made his first-ever MLS start on April 28 against Real Salt Lake.

The defender made two more starts with the Galaxy in 2019, appearing in four total matches with 220 minutes played, while2020 saw Traore appear in six matches with the Galaxy. Overall from 2018-20, Traore appeared in 18 matches (16 starts) for LA Galaxy II, tallying six assists and a goal over that span.

Traore will wear No. 15 for SAFC, and fans can see him for the first time at Toyota Field on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 1p.m. for a preseason friendly against FC Tulsa. The regular season kicks off on Saturday, March 12 against Detroit City FC. Tickets for the match, which starts at 7:30 p.m. at Toyota Field, are available online at

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