San Antonio FC has announced the re-signing of another San Antonio soccer legend, as the club announced on Thursday that they extended the contract of Cesar Elizondo. Formerly with the Scorpions, SAFC brought Elizondo in mid-season, bringing him back to San Antonio where he excelled.
Since joining the club mid-season Elizondo quickly became a fixture in the San Antonio FC side, playing nine matches. In those nine matches Elizondo managed two goals, and one assist, and managed to come back from injury late in the season.
Elizondo first came to San Antonio as a member of the Scorpions playing in their final two seasons. But with the insecurity of the situation in San Antonio he had moved on before San Antonio FC was announced.
After the Scorpions folded, Elizondo moved back home to Costa Rica playing for Perez Zelondon for the year. Following the end of the Costa Rican season Elizondo was very quickly snapped up by San Antonio FC.
While in Zelondon Elizondo managed 18 appearances, scoring four goals in the process, mostly coming off the bench. It was Elizondo’s second stint with that club, having spent 2010-2011 on loan with Zelondon. On that occasion he scored five goals in 22 appearances before heading off to Thailand and Burinam United.
Since playing in Thailand Elizondo came to the United States, starting with the Carolina Railhawks before making his way to San Antonio.
Elizondo was pleased to be remaining in San Antonio, specifically referencing San Antonio FC’s fans. “I am proud to be able to continue with an organization as important as San Antonio FC,” said Elizondo in a statement. “I am very glad and motivated to give my all so we can accomplish great things with this great team and its wonderful fans. Our fans are like another member of the team – they are always with us in the good times, and they are also always supporting us in the not so good times. I can’t wait to get the group together and begin training with my teammates in 2017.”