For the entirety of their existence, the former San Antonio Scorpions played in the North American Soccer League which was the official second division in the American soccer landscape. When they folded after the 2015 season, San Antonio FC emerged as the city's next professional team to lead the charge for a potential Major League Soccer franchise, only this time in the third division United Soccer League.
How does this affect San Antonio FC?
It's been just about two months since the San Antonio Scorpions announced that the team would not play at Toyota Field in 2016. Their press release never mentioned that they ceased operations, but did thank the city and the fans for the four years they had together. Since then, the Scorpions' website has vanished and the only trace of their existence on the NASL league site is in the history section where it mentions the 2014 NASL title the team earned. While the franchise tag of the Scorpions may be bought and moved elsewhere, the players were left homeless.
We're going to take a look at where the members of the Scorpions have ended up since the end of the 2015 NASL season.
Who stayed in the NASL?
Fort Lauderdale Strikers:
Who moved to the USL?
San Antonio FC:
Swope Park Rangers:
César Elizondo - Pérez Zeledón - Costa Rica
Joseph Nane - FC Okzhetpes - Kazakhstan
Josue Soto - FF Jaro - Finland
Zourab Tsiskaridze - FK Teplice - Czech Republic
To recap, of the 24 players that ended the season with the Scorpions:
6 players are unaccounted for; Monbo Bokar, Adrian Cann, Julio Garcia, Eric Hassli, Johnny Lawson, and Daryl Sattler.
As we find out more information about the remaining six players, this post will be updated. To those players that San Antonio FC won't see again this year, we wish them all the best with their new clubs!
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