It's been a busy winter for the San Antonio Scorpions. After watching the Cosmos snatch up their best player, Hans Denissen, the owner made some noise about New York potentially running the league into the ground. Since that time, however, San Antonio has been assembling a squad that's going to be very difficult to beat.
First, the Scorpions nabbed one of the league's top players, Walter Restrepo, in a trade straight out of Semi-Pro. Next up was Richard Menjivar, formerly Atlanta's best player. Earlier this week, the club announced their biggest signing, former MLS designated player Eric Hassli. They weren't done yet though, and announced another pair of moves involving former MLS talent on Thursday.
The first player they added was midfielder Josua Soto, who came through the Houston Dynamo academy in 2011. He spent the 2012 season on loan with San Antonio (when they were probably the best team in the NASL), before joining Chivas USA. The second signing was a former New York Red Bulls player, right fullback Jonathan Borrajo. Borrajo saw very little action during his time in New York before seeing regular action last season in Norway's first division.
While neither of these signings is probably going to have the impact of Hassli, Menjivar, or Restrepo, both should add quality depth to an already very talented side. Of the nine NASL opponents the Cosmos will be facing in 2014, San Antonio is definitely looking like they'll be the biggest threat to New York's title hopes.