San Antonio FC postpones Saturday match due to COVID-19

Monterey Bay FC Union plays San Antonio FC during a USL Championship soccer match, Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Toyota Field in San Antonio, Texas. 

Monterey Bay FC Union plays San Antonio FC during a USL Championship soccer match, Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Toyota Field in San Antonio, Texas. 

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If you think COVID-19 is no longer impacting business as usual, think again. In the midst of a winning season, San Antonio's professional soccer team is being required to put another victory on hold. 

On Wednesday, May 18, San Antonio FC announced that its game against the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, scheduled for Saturday, May 21, is postponed due to multiple San Antonio footballers testing positive for COVID-19 this week.

"The decision was made for the health and safety of all parties," San Antonio FC shared in a statement on Instagram. "All league, local, and state health and wellness protocols are being followed."

It's probably for the best. There's rain in the forecast

The choice to cancel the match ultimately came from the USL Championship, the minor league both teams play in. A date for the postponed match has not yet been announced. 

"At this time we aren’t able to disclose how many players have tested positive, only that it was multiple members of our covered personnel list," Kevin Bass, a spokesperson for San Antonio FC, tells MySA. "We’re still working with Colorado Springs and the USL Championship to reschedule the match, but will communicate that information as soon as we have it."

San Antonio FC has an 8-2-0 record in the USL Championship, sitting in second place behind Colorado Springs through 10 games. The highlight of the season thus far was the team's massive victory against Austin FC. The team "smoked" its MLS neighbors to the north, 2-1, on April 20.