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San Antonio FC Defeats Austin FC II 2-1 in Preseason Friendly

March 2, 2024 - United Soccer League Championship (USL)
San Antonio FC News Release


SAN ANTONIO - San Antonio FC closed out its preseason slate with a 2-1 win against Austin FC II Saturday afternoon.

San Antonio sprung quick into action, with Lucas Silva netting his first goal in the opening minutes of play. Juan Agudelo doubled the lead with a header off a corner kick from Jorge Hernandez.

Austin converted a penalty out of the break to pull back within one. First-team players Kendall McIntosh, Trova Boni, Richard Windbichler, Bura Nogueira and Mohammed Abu came on to finish the second half alongside SAFC Pro Academy players.

Next Up

San Antonio FC opens the 2024 USL Championship regular season Saturday, March 9. SAFC will host Loudoun United FC, with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at SanAntonioFC.com or on the SAFC app.

SAFC Starting XI: Pablo Sisniega, Carter Manley, Kendall Burks, Mitchell Taintor, Shannon Gomez, Kevon Lambert, Mohamed Omar, Lucas Silva, Luke Haakenson, Juan Agudelo, Jorge Hernandez

Quotes:

Head Coach Alen Marcina

(On the team's second preseason win...)

"I thought we controlled the game from start to finish. You know, we were brave and confident on the ball. Our ability to provoke the pressure and the find the free player either in the wide area between the lines or beyond the last line was really, really good. I think our pressing actions can improve, but we'll get there."

(On looking ahead to the start of the regular season...)

"I love the guys. We have a great group of guys that are here and slowly the guys are entering the environment, and we're trying to get them caught up to speed. Obviously, we did a lot of stuff online, but it's definitely different than in person. All in all, I'm very pleased with where we're at. Still opportunity for growth but we're in a good place."


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