June 1, 2013- Tailgate Party & Scorpions vs Minnesota
Tailgate Starts at 3:30 pm Game Time: 7:30 pm NEW LOCATION: In the Shade, Under the Bridge of Lot B. The traitors, Pablo Campos, Daryl Sattler, and Aaron Pitchkolan return to the Alamo City this Saturday for a match against our Scorpions. When Gordon Hartman asked them to Cross the Line and support the Scorpions [...]
The past week has been eventful for the San Antonio Scorpions earning their first win of the season vs Fort Lauderdale before being eliminated in the second round of the US Open Cup vs PDL side FC Tucson. The Scorpions added another three goals to their NASL season tally in the win bringing their total to seven and raising the team up from last place.
Today’s game is against the Atlanta Silverbacks who the Scorpions scored their first two goals of the season back on May 4. That match, in San Antonio, ended in a 2 – 2 draw with all four goals scored in the first half. The Scorpions had chances in the second half to earn the full three points but were unable to convert. That game started a three game scoring streak that eventually led to the Scorpions’ first win last weekend. Atlanta has been strong at home, starting the season with two wins and one loss. Their only loss came against our next opponent Minnesota United FC. In that game, Atlanta led late but allowed two goals in the final ten minutes. Atlanta came out victorious in their US Open Cup action this week winning 3 – 2 against the Georgia Revolution. Continue reading…
Last Saturday’s game against the Fort Lauderdale Strikers marked the midway point to the Spring season. It’s been a bumpy road to the start of 2013 after an impressive inaugural year becoming regular season champions.
The sophomore slump looks to be in full effect this year with one win in our first six games. The defense started well letting in only three goals in the first three games but eight in the next three plummeted our Scorpions to the bottom of the NASL table.
Let’s take a look at the good, the bad, and the ugly of this season to date.
There were a lot of changes to the NASL leader board last week with all three games having decisive winners. Scorpions’ fans witnessed their team score two more goals in a losing effort to Carolina. A dismal defensive stand allowed five Carolina goals and sent San Antonio tumbling to the bottom of the league. The Scorpions were just out-coached, out-hustled, and out-played.
Today is a battle of the bottom two teams. The Fort Lauderdale Strikers arrive in Toyota Field having won their first game last weekend and looking to continue their climb with another three points. In last week’s game, the Strikers scored two early goals before a heavy rain forced both teams off the field. After play resumed, the Strikers were able to hold on after conceding a second half goal. Continue reading…
The Crocketteers are proud to announce our newest outreach into the San Antonio community! Continuing our mission to promote the sport of soccer in San Antonio, we are excited to finally be able to reveal our latest endeavor. The Crocketteers Soccer Supporters Group has been granted a two-mile stretch of road in the Adopt-a-Highway program!
It was another week of draws for all three NASL games last week. San Antonio, picking up it’s first two goals of the season, was among those teams that earned one point keeping alive hopes for a successful season. Better passing and movement proved to be the final elements needed for the Scorpions to register their first goal of the season with Hans Denissen moving into the box and finishing off a cross by Javier Saavedra. Edin Husic later put the Scorpions ahead with a fantastic left-footed touch from just outside the box. Those first two goals of the season were enough for a hard-fought draw and even provided the hope for a late winner.
Today’s game is against the Carolina Railhawks who are currently tied at the top of the NASL standings with 8 points. They faced off against another league leader last week in Minnesota United. Both teams were looking to take sole leadership of first place in a four goal thriller but the Railhawks were able to tally an equalizer in the final minutes to earn the draw. They will be looking to continue their undefeated start to the Spring season in front of their home crowd. With their goalkeeper leading the league in saves and goals against average, they very well may be able to hold off the new Scorpions goal scorers. Continue reading…