San Antonio FC has signed their second new player for the 2017 as Kris Tyrpak returned to Texas after playing the 2016 season at Swope Park Rangers. Tyrpak returns to the state after just one season away from Texas where he managed to help guide Swope Park to second in the United Soccer League.
Tyrpak had a stunning season with Swope Park Rangers managing to score ten goals and two assists through the season. Three of those goals and one assist came in the playoffs with Tyrpak scoring twice in the conference championship.
Coming to San Antonio FC marks the second team that Tyrpak has played for in San Antonio after spending the final two months of the 2015 at San Antonio Scorpions. Tyrpak was only in San Antonio for six matches and managed to score two goals, including the 2015 San Antonio Soccer News goal of the year winner with his first goal.
For the bulk of the 2015 season, Tyrpak was with Austin Aztex where he managed nine goals in 27 matches before moving to the Scorpions after the USL season. Tyrpak has spent some time in MLS, but his run was affected by being drafted by the doomed Chivas USA in 2014.
Tyrpak played nine matches for Chivas USA, scoring one goal and an assist before moving to San Jose in the dispersal draft after Chivas USA folded. His goal scoring at USL level has been prolific scoring 19 goals in two seasons in the league, in addition to two goals at NASL.
Prior to signing an MLS contract Tyrpak played at Houston Baptist University (HBU) managing give goals and seven assists in his senior season. While at HBU Tyrpak spent summer at the Austin Aztex when they were a PDL side in 2012-13.
While with the Aztex in the PDL Tyrpak won the league championship, when now San Antonio FC Chairman Tim Holt was commissioner of USL. Tyrpak also won the PDL player of the year in 2013 shaping him for his move to MLS.