Sometimes success can only be measured when success no longer exists.
San Antonio Scorpions lost to the Charlotte Eagles of the USL-Pro League 2-1, in extra time at Heroes Stadium Tuesday night, ending their run in the 99th Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup tournament.
A second-division team losing to a third-division team can hardly be called successful. Judging from the reactions in the crowd, success was the last thing on fan’s minds after witnessing arguably the worst defensive played game by their Scorpions.
But realizing what San Antonio has accomplished in such a short time span, it is easy to call their tournament run a complete success.
With less than ten league games under their belt (they sit one point out of first place) and the excitement the club gave their fans over a two-week span during U.S. Open Cup victories against the Laredo Heat and the Houston Dynamo of MLS, the first two months have been nothing short of success for President Michael Hitchcock & Coach Tim Hankinson.
The Crocketteers salute the San Antonio Scorpions and their incredible USOC run in their inaugural season!