February 26, 2024

San Antonio FC grabs their first USL championship title

San Antonio is a city of champions. For the first time in history, the San Antonio FC club has won the USL  Championship, which is the second-highest level in the United States soccer league system.

San Antonio FC had won the match on Sunday, November 13 3 to 1 beating Louisville City at the sold out Toyota Field in San Antonio, Texas in front of 8,534 fans, a record attendance.

Quotes:

“It’s going to be a special memory I’ll never forget. To be able to celebrate a championship in front of the best fans in the league, our fans here in San Antonio in our beautiful city, I’m just incredibly proud. Proud of everyone. From the game, we wanted to go against the best and Louisville is the best. They’ve proven it year after year. And to be fair, from start to finish, we were superior. Hats off to the Mentality Monsters. So proud of them. Louisville, heads held high, because they were fantastic all year. But I’m going to enjoy this moment.” (On changing the mentality of the team and keeping things together after a couple early bad breaks…) said Head Coach Alen Marcina.
“Mentality Monsters. We say we want to be cohesive through executing our game [inaudible] tasks, ultra-competitive, want to win every action and resilient. You miss a [penalty kick], we got to be resilient. You hit the post a few minutes afterward, you have to be resilient. It’s a mentality that has been instituted since day one, and these guys every game plays like their last game. They earned the championship. Number one overall, Wester Conference Champions, overall champions.”

Santiago Patiño has been named the USL Championship Final Most Valuable Player.

“It’s an amazing feeling. We worked hard this season for this. I ‘m very happy to be able to win it with this team and this amazing group of guys.” said Patiño.

See the stats from the game.

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