San Antonio FC is an American professional football team from San Antonio, Texas, who play in the United Soccer League (USL). As the USL is a tier below Major League Soccer, San Antonio are just a few games away from the American top division, and look set to regularly challenge for promotion via the USL play-offs. Lend them your support by purchasing San Antonio FC tickets, and enjoy some high-quality football during your next visit to Texas.
Some background to San Antonio FC
San Antonio FC is one of the newest franchises in the USL, having been founded as recently as 2016, but they haven't wasted any time putting together a competitive squad and preparing to make the step up to MLS. When they were founded, the side took on the role of feeder team for New York City, but are becoming more ambitious as their own identity takes shape.
You can see the scale of the club's ambition in Toyota Field, the venue for San Antonio FC home matches. Purchased from the city government by the team itself in 2016, Toyota Field seats over 8,000 spectators in comfort and has the potential to expand to 18,000 - more than large enough for MLS fixtures.
The team play in a distinctive black and silver kit, which reflects their association with other San Antonio sports teams (including the famous Spurs of the NBA). This also shows how closely the team is identified with San Antonio as a city, and how committed the side is to putting their home town on the world's footballing map.
Highlights in the history of San Antonio FC
Holders of San Antonio FC tickets have already witnessed some thrilling occasions since the club was founded in 2016. In their first USL season, the team won 10 matches. This wasn't quite enough to propel them into the play-off places, but it was a solid foundation for further assaults on the MLS.
Along the way, San Antonio FC scored some major upsets, beating the Tulsa Roughnecks FC twice, along with the Colorado Springs Switchbacks and the Orange County Blues - who pipped them to the play-offs in the end. They also beat the Des Moines Menace in the second round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, before crashing out to Houston Dynamo.
After that, the 2017 season started incredibly strongly, with nine wins in their first 12 games leaving San Antonio FC in second place and almost guaranteed a spot in the play-offs. That kind of rapid improvement shows that when you buy San Antonio FC tickets, you're in for some exciting football action.