The United Soccer League schedule was released on Tuesday and now San Antonio USL fans can begin making their plans for the 2016 season. Unsurprisingly, USL decided to schedule only intra-conference matches for the season, but oddly, teams play some teams four times, and some they play just once.
San Antonio will start their inaugural USL season in Seattle, taking on the Sounders reserve team on April 3rd. The home opener will come one week later as they welcome Swope Park Rangers on April 9th, bringing former Scorpion Kris Tyrpak back to Texas.
There will be four matches against their main rivals with RGV FC Toros with their first derby taking place on May 7th in San Antonio. There will then be a double of Texas derbies with San Antonio hosting the Toros on the 25th of May and on the fourth of June head to Edinburg before the final derby rounds out the season on September 24th in Edinburg.
After their home game there will be a tough slate as San Antonio will play two matches in California, with one on Wednesday April 13th before remaining in Southern California for a match three days later as they take on the Orange County Blues on the Saturday.
Following that road run San Antonio will enjoy a run of six matches where they only go as far as Oklahoma. The run starts with two home games, first against Tulsa and then the first ever derby against RGV then back to back matches against OKC Energy first at home and then away before a home and away series again against RGV, including the first ever away trip to Edinburg.
San Antonio will see a run of home games in July, against Swope Park and the reserve teams of Vancouver Whitecaps and LA Galaxy, where they should be able to make home advantage count in the Texas heat. August sees a more mixed schedule while the season rounds out in September with two rivalries as the penultimate week brings Tulsa to the Alamo City followed by finishing the season off with a trip to RGV.
USL San Antonio Full 2016 Schedule (all times central) – Provided by USL San Antonio
Month Date Opponent Time
April 3 at Seattle Sounders 2 7 p.m.
9 Swope Park Rangers 7:30 p.m.
13 at Los Angeles Galaxy II 9:30 p.m.
16 at Orange County Blues FC 9 p.m.
23 at Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC 2:30 p.m.
30 Tulsa Roughnecks FC 7:30 p.m.
May 7 Rio Grande Valley Toros 7:30 p.m.
15 at Oklahoma City Energy FC 6 p.m.
21 Oklahoma City Energy FC 7:30 p.m.
25 Rio Grande Valley Toros 7:30 p.m.
June 4 at Rio Grande Valley Toros 7:30 p.m.
11 at Portland Timbers 2 9 p.m.
18 Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC 7:30 p.m.
23 Orange County Blues FC 7:30 p.m.
July 3 at Tulsa Roughnecks FC 7:30 p.m.
9 Oklahoma City Energy FC 7:30 p.m.
16 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 7:30 p.m.
23 Los Angeles Galaxy II 7:30 p.m.
30 at Swope Park Rangers 7:30 p.m.
Aug. 6 at Sacramento Republic FC 10 p.m.
13 at Arizona United SC 9:30 p.m.
17 Arizona United SC 7:30 p.m.
20 Seattle Sounders 2 7:30 p.m.
27 at St. Louis FC 7:30 p.m.
31 at Swope Park Rangers 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 4 Arizona United SC 5 p.m.
10 St. Louis FC 7:30 p.m.
14 at Real Monarchs SLC 8 p.m.
17 Tulsa Roughnecks FC 7:30 p.m.
24 at Rio Grande Valley Toros 7:30 p.m.