It's been a tough week for fans of the San Antonio Scorpions. First, they let go of head coach Alen Marcina, who had led the club to the North American Soccer League title just one season ago, in front of a crowd at the airport. Following the dismissal, reports began to emerge which illustrated just how badly things were being run in San Antonio.
Tuesday, however, brings happier news for fans in south Texas, as the club have re-signed their best young player, Billy Forbes. Forbes contract had expired, and given the current climate surrounding the Scorpions, it was easy to begin speculating about which greener pasture he'd wind up in for the 2016 season.
Forbes would have been a nice fit in New York, so I'm more than a bit disappointed to see that he'll be remaining in San Antonio. For what it's worth, Forbes had nothing but good things to say about the Scorpions and their fans.
"I think it’s a great opportunity for me to return here next year as we try to win another championship. I enjoy being in San Antonio, I love our fans, and I want to come back and give them something special."
Unless they do an awful lot of work early in the offseason, it's hard to imagine the Scorpions making a serious playoff push next season. That said, they could very well have learned from the mistakes of last season, and look more like the cohesive unit that won the 2014 NASL title.