The San Antonio Athenians (3-2-0, 9 PTS) will face the FC Austin Elite (2-3-0, 6 PTS) this Saturday July 6th at 7:30 PM in the regular season finale. Athenians are currently in second in the UWS Southwest Conference and fighting to secure a playoff spot. It’s a pivotal match as the Athenians hold onto second place in the Southwest Conference and FC Austin Elite sits in third only 3 points behind. The Austin Bold from the USL championship is hosting the match at Bold Stadium. and is free admission. This will mark the second Central Texas Derby match of the week.
We spoke with Athenians Defensive back Michelle Hogan “I’m excited to play this Saturday at Bold Stadium. It’ll be my first time playing in a professional stadium and will be a cool experience with a great atmosphere.”
Athenians owner Pete Veras said in a statement exclusive to Soy_SAF. “We’ve got two days of fantastic soccer ahead of us this weekend. We look forward to playing our rival and good friends FC Austin Elite this Saturday. For both clubs to have the opportunity to play in a great venue like Bold Stadium is always good for the growth of our respective clubs and league. We want to see a packed stadium and put on an exciting match for the fans.
With a national league playoff spot up for grabs we expect an intense, highly competitive match. Of course, our plan is to come home with a victory then wake up Sunday morning for our free Women’s World Cup Final watch party at Santikos Cibolo. It’s going to be a fun filled Sunday, but first, #BusinessTrip in Austin. Thank you for your continued support.”
The Athenians are wrapping up their inaugural UWS season with the final match at Bold Stadium with FC Austin Elite. In the first match between the two clubs back on June 8th, the Athenians came out as the victors 3-2 in Cibolo. Allison Fahey had a brace and Megan Wilcox joined in with the third goal. Brook Hanson chipped in with 2 assists and Michelle Cole has 4 saves.