The San Antonio Scorpions are hosting a very special match this Sunday, July 14. They invited Oklahoma City FC of the USL PDL to Toyota Field to play a benefit match where partial proceeds will be donated to the victims of the recent tornados and storms in Oklahoma City area.
Oklahoma City FC currently plays in the USL Premier Development League after joining in February of this year. The team competes in the Southern Conference of the PDL and plays their matches at Oklahoma City University Stars Field. Oklahoma City FC currently sits in third place in the Mid-South division of the Southern Conference on 19 points after 10 matches.
An Oklahoma ownership group is currently in the middle of a proposal to join the Scorpions in the North American Soccer League as early as 2014. The group has a final presentation this month in front of the NASL to present their case for expansion.
The Scorpions recently hosted Tigres UANL at Toyota Field, selling out the stadium with an attendance of 8,255. Although Tigres won the match, the event was a great showcase for the passion of soccer in San Antonio, something that the Scorpions can build on it the future.
When: Sunday, July 14 at 7:30 pm central time
Where: Toyota Field, San Antonio, TX
Key Player: Edin Husic– The Bosnian International got the start against Tigres UANL and was in a key position in central midfield. Husic will be looking to improve on his playing time and take advantage of opportunities. If he starts against Oklahoma City, look for him to play a key role in the midfield.
Wild Card: Sean Arters– The San Antonio native made his Scorpions debut against Tigres, playing in the last 10 minutes of the match. Look for the local hero to get some more time on the field against Oklahoma City, and if he does, his burst of pace will be complimentary to the Scorpions attack.
Up Next:The Scorpions will host a second international club friendly match when Dorados FC of Mexico come to Toyota Field on July 20. The Scorpions defeated Dorados in a 2012 preseason match, 3-0, so the Mexican side will be on the lookout for revenge in the Alamo City.
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