San Antonio FC has added two more players in the days before the teams’ United Soccer League season gets under way on Saturday night. Biko Bradnock-Brennan and Jacques Francois joined SAFC on Tuesday afternoon, the club announced, signing both from their trials with the club in recent weeks.
Bradnock-Brennan joins the club out of college, spending four years at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. That puts him in the same conference as UTSA, but as the Roadrunners still do not have a men’s program, he is new to fans in San Antonio.
While at UNC-Charlotte Bradnock-Brennan managed 60 appearances and won First Team All-Conference USA honors in his senior year. Prior to university in Charlotte Bradnock-Brennan played in his native England, captaining the Blackpool Under 18s in the Reserve Premier League.
Bradnock-Brennan adds to the already strong defensive line-up which SAFC has, and impressed in his appearances while on trial at SAFC. His challenge will be providing competition in a very deep part of the squad, so will likely see little game time.
Francois also comes to San Antonio from a college in the University of North Carolina system, coming in from UNC Greensboro. Francois is familiar to SAFC head coach Darren Powell, having played under him previously with the Orlando City Under 23s team in the Premier Development League.
While at UNC-Greensboro Francois managed to score eight goals with 10 assists from 19 matches in his senior year. That was enough for Francois to win Southern Conference player of the year honors, building from his three goal, two assist junior season in 2014.