Back in early April, the Monitor News in McAllen, Texas tweeted that the USL had awarded a professional soccer franchise to the RGV Vipers. The Vipers organization is thought to become the affiliate of the Houston Dynamo of MLS. As part of the agreement between MLS and USL, all MLS teams are required to have their own reserve squad in the USL or have an affiliation with a USL team. Here is my story from when this news first broke.
The team will have roughly 8 months to get everything in order to be ready to start the USL season in March. This will be the 2nd USL team in the State of Texas, joining the Austin Aztex. The RGV team will add close rival to the Aztex, in addition to "closer" teams in the OKC Energy & Tulsa Roughnecks.
What does this mean for the Scorpions? This will add another regional team that could possibly play San Antonio during the early stages of the U.S. Open Cup. It also means another regional team that, because they play in different leagues, won't lessen travel costs for the Scorpions. It would be nice if a Texas rival would join the NASL to give the Scorpions a league rival where travel is feasible for San Antonio fans. Hopefully news of more NASL expansion will be forthcoming this fall.
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San Antonio FC & the USL
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