San Antonio FC has made a decision that will please many fans in San Antonio as they announced on Tuesday the signing of midfielder Billy Forbes. Forbes joins San Antonio FC having previously played for the San Antonio Scorpions.
After the Scorpions folded before the 2016 season the uncertainty and the fact that San Antonio FC were in third division at the time saw Forbes leave. Forbes remained with his first ever professional coach Alen Marcina as he went to Rayo OKC, along with other Scorpions.
Forbes has been a vital member of his team every year, especially in his three professional seasons, where he has his teams in assists. In 2014 he managed seven, while doing one better in 2015 and after moving to Rayo OKC he managed four assists and led the team.
The Turks and Caicos international has led the North American Soccer League (NASL) in assists over the last three seasons with 19. Forbes was a regular starter at Rayo OKC last year, managing 25 starts of 29 matches and recording three goals in addition to his four assists.
Before turning professional Forbes was at Western Texas University, scoring eight goals before transferring to Lubbock Christian. It was at Lubbock Christian where Forbes won his highest individual honor, becoming an All-American.
While in college Forbes played in the Premier Development League playing for King’s Warriors and Mississippi Brilla over three seasons. In those three years Forbes scored nine goals through his 22 appearances.
“I am so excited to be back home in San Antonio and join an organization as impressive as this one,” said Forbes in a press release. “I have incredible memories of playing in front of these amazing fans at Toyota Field and I can’t wait to experience that again. I look forward to working with the team and everyone else involved to help bring a USL championship to San Antonio.”
The fans reaction on twitter has certainly confirmed that this is a good signing for the club, with San Antonio FC fans delighted to see a hero of their former club returning to the Alamo City.