This week, NYCFC got back in the USL groove. San Antonio FC, an ambitious club led by the same ownership group that brought the NBA’s Spurs to fantastic heights, have forged an official partnership with the Bronx Blues.
SAFC made their USL debut in 2016, finishing 17th overall out of 29 teams. They missed out on a Western Conference playoff spot by just two points.
“We believe this will be a mutually beneficial relationship which will allow us to share ideas and knowledge on team and coaching development between the two clubs,” NYCFC Sporting Director Claudio Reyna said in the official press release.
“In addition, our younger players can benefit from access to playing time in a competitive league at a club with a strong vision for the future and a clear identity on the field.”
The SAFC ownership are looking to make the biggest splash possible in USL in pursuit of an even greater goal: an eventual spot in Major League Soccer. In that regard, they’d appear to have hitched their wagon to the right train. Said Managing Director Tim Holt:
“Four years ago, NYCFC was just getting off the ground. Now, they’re performing at a high level. We are on a parallel track trying to make our case and bring MLS to San Antonio, and hopefully their track is something we go through in the coming years.”
Glad to have ya aboard, boys!