San Antonio Scorpions: We Play Soccer, Too!

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Soccer, a.k.a football for non-Americans, is the world’s most popular sport. As one of the largest cities in the United States, it was only a matter of time before we got our own soccer team. It’s been three years since San Antonio welcomed the NASL professional soccer team, the San Antonio Scorpions FC. Since 2010, they’ve been providing San Antonio with thrilling games and fun nights that have people rooting and cheering for them all season long!

Interested in seeing the Scorpions? Catch them this Saturday, July 6 as they take on the three-time winners of the Mexican First Division title, Tigres de la UANL, at Toyota Field.

2 thoughts on “San Antonio Scorpions: We Play Soccer, Too!

    • That’s a really great question. Here’s what we found:

      ‘The word was derived from Association Football, which was the original term given to the game in the 1860s. The abbreviation “Assoccer”, which became “soccer,” was used by the British upper classes of that period.

      When the sport arrived in the U.S. in the late 19th century, it was called Association Football. It was not called soccer. Only after the Second World War was the sport commonly referred to as “soccer.” ‘

      Thanks for stopping by!

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