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San Antonio Scorpions play home opener in front of a sold out crowd

Post 16 April 2012 By In Scorpions News
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The San Antonio Scorpions played their first ever home match in the North American Soccer League (NASL) vs. the Puerto Rico Islanders at a sold out Heroes Stadium of 13,151.

The community of San Antonio showed great support for the Scorpions in the first Scorpions match in San Antonio.

The crowd made the night a memorable one creating a great atmosphere for a soccer match with chants, flags, drums and much more.

It all started off early with tailgate parties out at STAR Soccer Complex and Morgan’s Wonderland.  The three official supporter groups of the Scorpions led the march to the stadium just a few minutes before kickoff.

At the start of the match the Scorpions enjoyed early possession of the ball, but quickly found themselves down in the score line.  The Islanders took an early lead and never let it go.

Only a few minutes later, the Scorpions had the opportunity to convert from the spot as Denissen earned a penalty kick, but failed to convert.

The team was able to create some chances, but was unable to find the back of the net.  The result at full time was 0-4.

The Scorpions will look to regroup as they have a short week when they host the Fort Lauderdale Strikers next Saturday, April 21.  Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Puerto Rico Islanders Starting XI: Martin - GK, Martinez - D, Vazquez - D, Needham - D, Edward - D, Delgado - M, Van Schaik - M, Fojo (Rivera 77’) - M, Foley (Deroux 70’) - M, Fana - F, Addlery (Ramos 79’)- F

San Antonio Scorpions Starting XI: Hannigan - GK, Cochrane - D, Kling - D, Wagner -D, Knight - D, Harmse - M, Greenfield - M, Saavedra (Bayona 65’) - M, Ramirez - M, Denissen - F, Campos - F

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