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San Antonio FC Signs Tunisian International Jasser Khmiri

By Staff, 03/22/22, 5:48PM EDT


Center back made 19 appearances for club on loan from Whitecaps FC during 2021 season

Tunisian international Jasser Khmiri made 19 appearances for San Antonio FC a season ago, and has now signed with the club for the 2022 campaign. | Photo courtesy Darren Abate / San Antonio FC

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio FC announced on Tuesday the club had signed defender Jasser Khmiri pending league and federation approval. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“We are ecstatic to welcome back Jasser and re-integrate him with the team,” said SAFC Head Coach Alen Marcina. “He is a fantastic person, an ultra-competitor and a dominant centerback. Jasser delivers on-the-ball ability to break the first line of pressure, aerial dominance, he reads the game well, and is superior in one versus one duel.”

Khmiri spent the 2021 season with SAFC on loan from Major League Soccer’s Vancouver Whitecaps FC. With San Antonio, Khmiri appeared in 19 matches (all starts) and tallied over 1,500 minutes of action. The Tunisian defender led the team with 57 interceptions and was second in clearances with 61. On May 29, Khmiri was named to the USL Championship Team of the Week for the first time in his career.

Internationally, Khmiri has represented Tunisia at the senior national team level, making his international debut in an October, 2020 friendly against Nigeria. In December of 2021, Khmiri represented Tunisia in the FIFA Arab Cup. The Tunisian team made it to the final before falling 2-0 to Algeria.

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