Genova International School of Soccer (GISS), and Genova International Sports Management, are proud to announce the launch of Genova FC San Antonio (GFCSA) and their acceptance into the Texas Premier Soccer League (TPSL). The TPSL season runs from September through March. GFCSA will play 12-14 games, with home games played in San Antonio and away games throughout the state of Texas.
The main focus of GFCSA is to recruit the best of the best local talent and develop each player with only one goal in mind, the opportunity to develop home grown players and provide them a pathway to play professionally in Europe.
GFCSA will start its inaugural season playing TPSL in the Fall of 2017, and will feature only the top elite players from the San Antonio area. The club will also compete in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The U.S. Open Cup is sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation and consists of professional teams playing in MLS, NASL, USL, TPSL, and amateur clubs.
GFCSA has scheduled two tryouts in San Antonio and two more will be announced at a later date. First tryout is March 25 at La Cantera Soccer fields and the second tryout is on March 26 at Soccer Zone Live Oak. Tryout information is posted across GFCSA social media pages @GenovaFC_SA (Twitter) & genovafcsa (Facebook and Instagram). The club website is currently under construction and will be up and running in June 2017.
Genova FC San Antonio is owned by two proprietors. First owner is ex Serie A and MLS professional footballer Morris Pagniello. He is the owner and Director of Genova International School of Soccer (GISS) and Genova International Sports Management (GISM). Pagniello owns five GISS residential academies worldwide. The academies are located in Spain, Italy, Australia, Canada, and China.
Second owner of Genova FC San Antonio is John Rexroat. He is the former owner and Director of Coaching of Valley Boys Soccer Club in Los Angeles, California from 2000 to 2009. He currently owns and is Director of Samba FC in San Antonio, Texas. His coaching career spans over 30 years coaching at the club, high school, college and semi pro levels. Rexroat is an ex pro footballer. He was a goalkeeper and played seven years in second division for team Cruz Azul. Rexroat will serve as General Manager for Genova FC San Antonio.
— Texas Premier Soccer (@TXPremierSoccer) March 9, 2017