Rumorville – Is Nathan Fogaca coming back to SAFC?

Brazilian striker Nathan Fogaca, who came in on loan to San Antonio FC in 2021, has had his contract with Brazilian side Coritiba FC terminated. Coritiba FC currently play in the top division of Brazilian football in the Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A after being promoted from Serie B.

Nathan had only appeared in three matches, playing in the Campeonato Paranaense this season, which amounts to a regional tournament. Nathan had zero goals, zero assists and logged 119 minutes.

According to Brazilian website., Nathan’s level of play did not impress the coaching staff and was released along with two other Coritiba players.

Article on Nathan Fogaca: (article in Portuguese)

It was just over a year ago that San Antonio FC announced that Nathan was on loan to the Alamo City Boys. In 2021, Nathan made 34 appearances and had 13 total goals and four assists. San Antonio FC reached the USL Western Conference Final.

Nathan pregame versus Austin Bold in 2021. Photo by Soy SAF

Could Nathan return to the Alamo City?

Nathan is just 22 years old and clearly showed he could succeed in the USL Championship, was a dangerous striker that could score at almost any time. USL defenders had plenty of trouble going against Nathan.

Nathan now without club and in effect a “free agent” could come back to San Antonio FC. There have been some injuries so it would be interesting to see how Nathan would fit into the roster. Is there a player with a season ending injury or striker that will be left out, either be released or going on loan to make room for Nathan?

Nathan celebrates a goal. Photo by Soy SAF

Out of the four strikers listed on San Antonio FC’s roster, two have yet to play this season due to injury, Santiago Patino and Kekuta Manneh. Santiago Patino has been seen training and looks to be almost ready to come back and play. Manneh has yet to be seen and no word from San Antonio FC when either striker will return.

Nathan could fit in if Manneh is consider “out for the season, or if Eliiot Collier is called up to the New Zealand Men’s National Team for the World Cup intercontinental play-off in June and any friendlies after.

A more realistic possibility if Nathan signs with San Antonio FC is that an academy signed player would be left out the main squad. Which means forward Kai Louviere would likely be the odd one out.

Nathan takes a shot on goal versus RGVFC during the 2021 playoffs. Photo by Soy SAF

No official word or statement has been released from San Antonio FC, but sources in Brazil say he is rumored to be joining the Alamo City Boys. It would be bolster and bring depth to a roster that has seen injuries early on in 2022.

Would Nathan be a good signing for San Antonio FC? Let us know in the comments.


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