By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
San Antonio FC goalkeeper Matt Cardone is expected to retire. His final game with the team will be this Saturday against the Charleston Battery.
He has been a member of the team since their inaugural season in 2016. Cardone will attend Law School at Southern Methodist University this fall.
“These last seven-and-a-half seasons with SAFC have been an incredible adventure,” Cardone said. “I have enjoyed every minute I’ve spent representing this club.”
Cardone has played his entire life in San Antonio. He attended McArthur High School before attending Trinity University.
His pro career began with the San Antonio Scorpions in 2015. One year later, he joined San Antonio FC.
“Matt has been the bearded face of our club since its inception in 2016. His on-field accomplishments speak for themselves, and off the field there has been no more positive representative for professional soccer in San Antonio,” San Antonio FC Managing Director Tim Holt said. “While we all miss seeing him at the club every day, his legacy will last at SAFC and we eagerly anticipate the impact he will undoubtedly make in this next chapter of his bright, young career.”
He played in 109 games with the team. That is a team record.
Cardone made 328 saves in his career.
“Matt is an incredible ambassador for the club who serves as a great inspiration to all young San Antonio soccer talent who aspire to play for their hometown professional club,” SAFC Head Coach Alen Marcina said. “Matt is highly regarded by his peers and has grown into a great leader, on and off the field. We are thankful to work alongside this amazing person, as his locker room presence and day-to-day interaction will be missed.”