Head Coach Tim Hankinson, who coached the Scorpions to the 2012 NASL regular-season championship in the team’s first year of competition, said a Scorpions open tryout Saturday, Jan. 26, at the South Texas Area Regional (STAR) Soccer Complex will move the team one step closer to the opening of training camp March 1.
“We’re currently looking at a lot of talented players so we can field another very competitive team,” Hankinson said. “We’ve already signed a couple of mainstays from last season’s squad, midfielders Walter Ramirez and Kevin Harmse. "
“And we’ve just signed Adin Dzafic, a 6-foot, 2-inch center forward/winger from Bosnia. Adin has competed for first-division teams in both Croatia and Bosnia, so we’re delighted to add an experienced player of his caliber to our roster.”
The Scorpions’ first match will come on the road April 6 against the NSC Minnesota Stars, while the home opener is set for April 13 against the NASL champions, the Tampa Bay Rowdies.
“We’ve got our work cut out for us,” Hankinson said, “but competing in front of our dedicated fans in our beautiful new Toyota Field home will certainly give us an extra boost.”
On Aug. 28, 2012, global automaker Toyota announced its presenting sponsorship of Toyota Field, which is capable of expansion in stages to 18,000 seats. In addition to exciting Scorpions soccer, Toyota Field will host concerts, community activities and special events. All net profits from Toyota Field, the Scorpions and nearby STAR Soccer have been earmarked to help those with special needs through programs and activities at non-profit Morgan’s Wonderland. For more information, visit www.SanAntonioScorpions.com or www.MorgansWonderland.com.
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