San Antonio FC last played host to FC Dallas in the Fourth Round of the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. | Photo courtesy Darren Abate / San Antonio FC
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio FC has announced it will play host to Major League Soccer club FC Dallas in a preseason exhibition match at Toyota Field on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. CT. The match marks the second time an MLS opponent will visit SAFC as the Alamo City club prepares for the upcoming 2020 USL Championship season.
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to host FC Dallas as the kickoff to another exciting season of San Antonio FC action at Toyota Field,” SAFC Managing Director Tim Holt said. “To be able to test ourselves against a perennial power in MLS will provide what is sure to be a memorable evening for the entire San Antonio soccer community.”
Founded as the Dallas Burn in 1995 before changing name in 2005, FC Dallas has won the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup twice, most recently in 2016, a season that also saw the side win the MLS Supporters’ Shield. FC Dallas also reached the 2010 MLS Cup as well as the finals of the 2005 and 2007 editions of the Open Cup.
The match marks the second time the two clubs will face each other at Toyota Field after SAFC hosted FC Dallas in the fourth round of the 2018 U.S. Open Cup, where the Alamo City club narrowly fell 1-0 on a goal from Tesho Akindele.
The preseason exhibition match is included in San Antonio FC Season Ticket Membership packages. Fans can also currently purchase a two-game bundle that includes tickets for the FC Dallas game and San Antonio FC’s USL Championship home opener by visiting SanAntonioFC.com or calling or texting 210-444-5657.