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San Antonio Announces Initial Roster Moves

By Staff, 12/16/21, 12:07PM EST


Club exercises options on Gallegos, Patino; Torres, Dhillon also set to return for 2022 season

2021 USL Championship All-League selection Jose Gallegos is among four players currently under contract as San Antonio FC begins to build its roster for the new season. | Photo courtesy Darren Abate / San Antonio FC

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio FC announced on Thursday its initial roster moves following the completion of the 2021 USL Championship season, with the club exercising contract options on forward Santiago Patino and midfielder Jose Gallegos. Both forward Justin Dhillon and midfielder Leo Torres also remain under contract for the 2022 Championship season.

Patino scored five goals in 11 regular season games in 2021 after missing a substantial portion of the season due to a lower body injury. The Colombian made a massive impact after returning and scored three playoff goals to help lead SAFC to the conference final. Dhillon scored seven goals and added three assists in 27 games in his first season with the club.

Gallegos was named a finalist for USL Championship Young Player of the Year for the second consecutive season, and the San Antonio native was also named to the All-League Second Team. Gallegos recorded seven goals and three assists in 29 games this season. Torres made six appearances for SAFC in 2021 before the SAFC Pro Academy graduate was loaned to Real Monarchs SLC in September for the remainder of the USL Championship season. With the Monarchs, Torres recorded his first two goals in the Championship and recorded two key passes while making four starts for the side.

In addition, the club is in ongoing discussions with numerous players – including from the 2021 roster - and will announce any further transactions when finalized.

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