San Antonio lands USL major league soccer franchise


SAN ANTONIO (AP) - San Antonio has been awarded a USL team owned by Spurs Sports & Entertainment with games to be played at Toyota Field.

Officials with the United Soccer League on Thursday announced the expansion, making San Antonio the 31st USL franchise.

Darren Powell will coach the San Antonio team, which is scheduled to begin play during the 2016 season.

SS&E owns the San Antonio Spurs, the San Antonio Rampage, the San Antonio Stars and the Austin Spurs. The group last month announced a 20-year lease with Toyota Field as part of an effort to eventually secure a Major League Soccer team.

Toyota Field, with seating for 8,500, is owned by San Antonio and Bexar (bayr) County.



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