2016 San Antonio FC season

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San Antonio FC
2016 season
OwnerSpurs Sports & Entertainment
Head CoachDarren Powell
StadiumToyota Field
USLConference: 10th
Overall: 17th
U.S. Open CupFourth Round
Top goalscorerLeague:
Rafael Castillo
Franck Tayou (5 goals)

All:
Rafael Castillo
Franck Tayou (5 goals)
Highest home attendance8,466 vs Swope Park Rangers
(April 9, 2016)[1]
Lowest home attendance2,419 vs Corinthians FC of SA
(May 19, 2016)[2]
Average home league attendance6,170
Biggest win3–0
(3 April at Seattle Sounders FC 2)
Biggest defeat0–4
(15 June at Houston Dynamo, USOC)
2017 →

The 2016 San Antonio FC season was the club's inaugural season. Including the San Antonio Thunder of the original NASL and the former San Antonio Scorpions of the modern NASL, this was the 7th season of professional soccer in San Antonio. The club played in the United Soccer League, the third tier of the United States soccer league system, and also participated in the U.S. Open Cup.

Background[edit]

San Antonio was awarded the thirty-first USL franchise on January 7, 2016. The establishment of the club, along with the concurrent purchase of Toyota Field by the City of San Antonio and Bexar County, was part of a plan by local officials to obtain an expansion franchise in Major League Soccer.[3] As a result, the San Antonio Scorpions franchise of the North American Soccer League was shut down. The club's first head coach, announced on January 7, 2016, was former Elon University men's soccer coach and Orlando City SC ProAcademy Director, Darren Powell.[4] On February 2, 2016, Carlos Alvarez became the club's first player signing.[5]

The league expanded from 24 to 29 teams where San Antonio competed in the Western Conference of the USL.[6]

Club[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head Coach England Darren Powell
Assistant Coach Wales Nick Evans
Scotland Andy Thomson
Goalkeeper Coach Mexico Juan Lamadrid
Fitness Coach Scotland Andy Thomson
Team Physician United States Eliot Young, M.D.
Athletic Trainer Jordan Harding
Assistant Athletic Trainer Chris Ramos
Equipment Manager United States Rashad Moore
Pro Academy Director Wales Nick Evans

Source: San Antonio FC

Other information[edit]

Owner United States Spurs Sports & Entertainment
Chairman United States Julianna Hawn Holt
Managing Director United States Tim Holt
Ground (capacity and dimensions) Toyota Field (8,200 / 110x70 yards)
Training Ground S.T.A.R. Soccer Complex

Source: San Antonio FC

Squad information[edit]

First team squad[edit]

As of August 15, 2016.[7]
Squad No. Name Nationality Position(s) Date of Birth (Age)
Goalkeepers
0 Matt Cardone United States GK (1993-06-18) 18 June 1993 (age 26)
1 Josh Ford United States GK (1987-11-06) 6 November 1987 (age 31)
13 Lee Johnston United States GK (1992-11-17) 17 November 1992 (age 26)
Defenders
2 Milton Palacios Honduras DF (1988-04-17) 17 April 1988 (age 31)
4 Sam McBride United States DF (1994-09-21) 21 September 1994 (age 24)
14 Biko Bradnock-Brennan Republic of Ireland DF (1993-04-24) 24 April 1993 (age 26)
15 Stepthen McCarthy United States DF (1988-07-21) 21 July 1988 (age 31)
19 Max Gunderson United States DF (1989-11-05) 5 November 1989 (age 29)
20 Greg Cochrane United States DF (1990-11-01) 1 November 1990 (age 28)
22 Austin Dunker United States DF (1992-08-27) 27 August 1992 (age 26)
23 Fejiro Okiomah United States DF (1990-11-10) 10 November 1990 (age 28)
25 Ryan Roushandel United States DF (1985-11-11) 11 November 1985 (age 33)
Midfielders
6 Sébastien Thurière Haiti MF (1990-01-06) 6 January 1990 (age 29)
7 Victor Araujo Brazil MF (1991-06-25) 25 June 1991 (age 28)
8 Michael Reed United States MF (1987-10-28) 28 October 1987 (age 31)
10 Carlos Alvarez United States MF (1990-11-12) 12 November 1990 (age 28)
11 Danny Garcia United States MF (1993-10-14) 14 October 1993 (age 25)
16 Rafael Castillo Colombia MF (1980-06-06) 6 June 1980 (age 39)
28 Miguel Salazar Mexico MF (1994-07-28) 28 July 1994 (age 25)
79 Diego Garcia United States MF (1998-01-08) 8 January 1998 (age 21)
Forwards
5 César Elizondo Costa Rica FW (1988-02-10) 10 February 1988 (age 31)
9 Manolo Sanchez Puerto Rico FW (1991-11-10) 10 November 1991 (age 27)
12 Taylor Morgan England FW (1990-10-21) 21 October 1990 (age 28)
17 Shawn Chin United States FW (1989-05-11) 11 May 1989 (age 30)
18 Jason Johnson Jamaica FW (1990-10-09) 9 October 1990 (age 28)
21 Jacques Francois Haiti FW (1992-12-11) 11 December 1992 (age 26)
24 Franck Tayou United States FW (1990-04-16) 16 April 1990 (age 29)

Player movement[edit]

In[edit]

Pos Player Transferred From Fee Date Source
MF United States Carlos Alvarez United States Colorado Rapids Undisclosed February 2, 2016 [8]
DF United States Stephen McCarthy Finland KuPS Undisclosed February 3, 2016 [9]
GK United States Matt Cardone United States San Antonio Scorpions Undisclosed February 4, 2016 [10]
DF United States Max Gunderson United States Austin Aztex Undisclosed February 4, 2016 [10]
MF Brazil Victor Araujo United States Trinity Tigers Undisclosed February 4, 2016 [10]
MF Colombia Rafael Castillo United States San Antonio Scorpions Undisclosed February 4, 2016 [10]
DF United States Fejiro Okiomah United States Pittsburgh Riverhounds Undisclosed February 10, 2016 [11]
DF Honduras Milton Palacios United States San Antonio Scorpions Undisclosed February 10, 2016 [11]
MF United States Danny Garcia United States FC Dallas Undisclosed February 11, 2016 [12]
GK United States Josh Ford United States Orlando City SC Undisclosed February 12, 2016 [13]
MF Mexico Miguel Salazar United States Elon University Undisclosed February 15, 2016 [14]
DF United States Sam McBride United States Elon University Undisclosed February 15, 2016 [14]
FW Jamaica Jason Johnson United States Chicago Fire Undisclosed February 16, 2016 [15]
MF United States Michael Reed United States Atlanta Silverbacks Undisclosed February 17, 2016 [16]
FW United States Shawn Chin United States Fort Lauderdale Strikers Undisclosed February 18, 2016 [17]
MF Haiti Sébastien Thurière United States Charleston Battery Undisclosed February 18, 2016 [17]
DF United States Greg Cochrane United States Chicago Fire Undisclosed February 25, 2016 [18]
FW Puerto Rico Manolo Sanchez United States New York Red Bulls Undisclosed February 25, 2016 [18]
DF United States Austin Dunker United States Seattle Sounders FC U-23 Undisclosed March 18, 2016 [19]
GK United States Lee Johnston United States West Virginia University Undisclosed March 18, 2016 [19]
DF Republic of Ireland Biko Bradnock-Brennan United States UNC Charlotte Undisclosed March 29, 2016 [20]
FW Haiti Jacques Francois United States UNC Greensboro Undisclosed March 29, 2016 [20]
DF United States Ryan Roushandel United States Austin Aztex Undisclosed May 5, 2016 [21]
FW United States Franck Tayou Mexico Soles de Sonora Undisclosed June 16, 2016 [22]
FW England Taylor Morgan United States Tulsa Roughnecks FC Undisclosed June 22, 2016 [23]
MF United States Diego Garcia United States Lonestar SC Academy U-17/18 Undisclosed July 7, 2016 [24]
FW Costa Rica César Elizondo Costa Rica Pérez Zeledón Undisclosed July 11, 2016 [25]

Out[edit]

Pos Player Transferred To Fee Date Source

Loan In[edit]

Pos Player Loaned From Start End Source
DF Republic of Ireland Bobby Moseley England Stoke City F.C. March 23, 2016 June 11, 2016 [26][27]

Loan Out[edit]

Pos Player Loaned To Start End Source
DF United States Ryan Roushandel United States Wilmington Hammerheads FC July 30, 2016 July 30, 2016 [28]

Pre-season[edit]

The pre-season match against Rayo OKC was announced by Rayo OKC on February 2, 2016.[29] Remaining pre-season matches were announced on March 4, 2016 by SAFC.[30]

Competitions[edit]

Overall[edit]

Final position in the Western Conference

Competition Started round Final
position / round
First match Last match
United Soccer League 10th April 3, 2016 September 24, 2016
Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Second Round Fourth Round May 18, 2016 June 15, 2016

Last updated: September 25, 2016
Source: Competitions

Overview[edit]

Competition Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
United Soccer League 30 10 8 12 36 36 +0 033.33
U.S. Open Cup 3 2 0 1 5 6 −1 066.67
Total 33 12 8 13 41 42 −1 036.36

Last updated: September 25, 2016
Source: Competitions

United Soccer League[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
8 Orange County Blues 30 12 4 14 39 41 −2 40 Conference Playoffs
9 Portland Timbers 2 30 12 4 14 38 42 −4 40
10 San Antonio FC 30 10 8 12 36 36 0 38
11 Real Monarchs 30 10 6 14 31 41 −10 36
12 Seattle Sounders 2 30 9 8 13 35 50 −15 35
Source: 2016 USL Standings
Rules for classification: 1) total wins; 2) total goal differential; 3) total goals scored; 4) points earned against top four Conference finishers; 5) disciplinary points; 6) coin toss or drawing of lots

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
30 10 8 12 36 36  0 38 7 4 4 23 18  +5 3 4 8 13 18  −5

Last updated: September 25, 2016.
Source: [31]

Results by matchday[edit]

Position in the Western Conference

Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
GroundAHAAAHHAHHAAHHAHHHAAAHHAAHHAHA
ResultWDDLLWLDLDLDWWWDWLLDLWWWLDLLWL
Position6779125910121212131312101179101214128898910810
Updated to match(es) played on September 25, 2016. Source: [32]
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches[edit]

The 2016 schedule was released on January 26, 2016.[33] Home team is listed first, left to right.

  Win   Draw   Loss

Kickoff times are in CDT (UTC−05) unless shown otherwise

Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Appearances[edit]

Discipline includes both league and Open Cup play.

No. Pos. Name League U.S. Open Cup Total Discipline
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
0 GK United States Matt Cardone 13 (1) 0 0 0 13 (1) 0 1 0
1 GK United States Josh Ford 17 0 3 0 20 0 2 1
2 DF Honduras Milton Palacios 18 (3) 2 1 (1) 0 19 (4) 2 4 0
4 DF United States Sam McBride 18 (5) 0 3 1 21 (5) 1 1 0
5 FW Costa Rica César Elizondo 6 (3) 2 0 0 6 (3) 2 2 0
6 MF Haiti Sébastien Thurière 15 (7) 1 1 0 16 (7) 1 4 0
7 MF Brazil Victor Araujo 3 (8) 1 2 (1) 0 5 (9) 1 3 0
8 MF United States Michael Reed 14 (2) 3 2 0 16 (2) 3 2 0
9 FW Puerto Rico Manolo Sanchez 3 (13) 1 0 0 3 (13) 1 0 0
10 MF United States Carlos Alvarez 29 (1) 4 (1) 2 0 31 (1) 4 (1) 5 0
11 MF United States Danny Garcia 10 (15) 2 1 (1) 0 11 (16) 2 5 0
12 FW England Taylor Morgan 12 (2) 0 0 0 12 (2) 0 3 0
13 GK United States Lee Johnston 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 DF Republic of Ireland Biko Bradnock-Brennan 20 (4) 0 1 (2) 0 21 (6) 0 5 0
15 DF United States Stephen McCarthy 19 2 2 0 21 2 4 0
16 MF Colombia Rafael Castillo 25 (3) 5 1 0 26 (3) 5 5 0
17 FW United States Shawn Chin 9 (8) 3 1 (1) 0 10 (9) 3 1 0
18 FW Jamaica Jason Johnson 17 (9) 3 3 1 20 (9) 4 2 0
19 DF United States Max Gunderson 7 (3) 0 1 0 8 (3) 0 2 0
20 DF United States Greg Cochrane 29 (1) 0 3 0 32 (1) 0 2 0
21 FW Haiti Jacques Francois 2 (5) 0 2 (1) 3 4 (6) 3 3 0
22 DF United States Austin Dunker 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 DF United States Fejiro Okiomah 8 (7) 2 0 0 8 (7) 2 0 0
24 FW United States Franck Tayou 6 (11) 5 0 0 6 (11) 5 1 0
25 DF United States Ryan Roushandel 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
28 MF Mexico Miguel Salazar 18 (6) 0 1 0 19 (6) 0 5 0
79 MF United States Diego Garcia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Players who left the club
DF Republic of Ireland Bobby Moseley 9 (2) 0 2 0 11 (2) 0 0 0

Last updated: September 26, 2016.
Source: San Antonio FC

Top scorers[edit]

The list is sorted by shirt number when total goals are equal.

Rnk Pos No. Player United Soccer League U.S. Open Cup Total
1 MF 16 Colombia Rafael Castillo 5 0 5
FW 24 United States Franck Tayou 5 0 5
3 MF 10 United States Carlos Alvarez 4 0 4
FW 18 Jamaica Jason Johnson 3 1 4
5 MF 8 United States Michael Reed 3 0 3
FW 17 United States Shawn Chin 3 0 3
FW 21 Haiti Jacques Francois 0 3 3
8 DF 2 Honduras Milton Palacios 2 0 2
FW 5 Costa Rica César Elizondo 2 0 2
MF 11 United States Danny Garcia 2 0 2
DF 15 United States Stephen McCarthy 2 0 2
DF 23 United States Fejiro Okiomah 2 0 2
13 DF 4 United States Sam McBride 0 1 1
MF 6 Haiti Sébastien Thurière 1 0 1
MF 7 Brazil Victor Araujo 1 0 1
FW 9 Puerto Rico Manolo Sanchez 1 0 1
TOTALS 36 5 41

Last updated: September 19, 2016.
Source: San Antonio FC

Clean sheets[edit]

The list is sorted by shirt number when total appearances are equal.

Rnk No. Player United Soccer League U.S. Open Cup Total
1 0 United States Matt Cardone 4 0 4
2 1 United States Josh Ford 2 0 2
TOTALS 6 0 6

Last updated: September 19, 2016.
Source: San Antonio FC

Summary[edit]

Games played 33 (30 United Soccer League) (3 U.S. Open Cup)
Games won 12 (10 United Soccer League) (2 U.S. Open Cup)
Games drawn 8 (8 United Soccer League)
Games lost 13 (12 United Soccer League) (1 U.S. Open Cup)
Goals scored 41 (36 United Soccer League) (5 U.S. Open Cup)
Goals conceded 42 (36 United Soccer League) (6 U.S. Open Cup)
Goal difference -1 (+0 United Soccer League) (−1 U.S. Open Cup)
Clean sheets 7 (7 United Soccer League)
Yellow cards 62 (57 United Soccer League) (5 U.S. Open Cup)
Red cards 1 (1 United Soccer League)
Most appearances United States Greg Cochrane (33 appearances)
Top scorer Colombia Rafael Castillo
United States Franck Tayou (5 goals)
Winning Percentage Overall: 12/33 (36.36%)

Last updated: September 25, 2016.
Source: San Antonio FC

Awards[edit]

Player[edit]

No. Player Award Week Source
18 Jamaica Jason Johnson USL Team of the Week
Week 2
[35]
16 Colombia Rafael Castillo
Week 6
[36]
4 United States Sam McBride
Week 8
[37]
2 Honduras Milton Palacios
Week 12
[38]
15 United States Stephen McCarthy
Week 13
[39]
21 Haiti Jacques Francois
Week 14
[40]
8 United States Michael Reed
Week 15
[41]
20 United States Greg Cochrane
Week 16
[42]
5 Costa Rica César Elizondo
Week 20
[43]
16 Colombia Rafael Castillo
Week 22
[44]
0 United States Matt Cardone USL Player of the Week
USL Team of the Week
Week 23
[45]

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