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Omar Gordon will return to San Antonio FC in 2018, multiple sources confirmed to Two Ten Soccer late Monday. The Jamaican winger will again be on loan from his home club Montego Bay United of the Red Stripe Premier League.
An official announcement is expected early this week. UPDATE: Gordon’s return on loan has been confirmed by SAFC via press release.
Gordon joined San Antonio FC on loan late in the 2017 season, part of a trio of attacking players meant to bolster the defensively dominant squad. The other two parts of the trio, Ever Guzman and Mike Seth, are also returning to San Antonio FC for 2018.
Gordon appeared in 13 USL matches with SAFC in 2017 earning 12 starts and playing 1,104 minutes, the most minutes of any player who didn’t start the season with the club. The 26 year old’s 3 assists tied for second within the club. Gordon only scored once in his 7 shots on target, a number the 2017 Gold Cup standout will look to improve upon in 2018.
You can see one moment SAFC fans would love to see repeated in 2018, a Gordon assist on a Guzman goal vs RGV FC, in the video below:
With the return of Gordon, the SAFC attack is poised to be dangerous. If previous tactics are any indication, Guzman will return as the lone striker with Elizondo in the central midfield and Gordon on the right wing. New this year is former rival Jose Escalante, who could be very dominant from the left wing after being a thorn in SAFC’s side for the last two seasons with RGV FC. Other key players in SAFC’s 2017 midfield set to return include Rafa Castillo and Pecka.
You can find a full list of the 2018 SAFC roster, along with our predictions of who else may return, on our 2018 roster projection.
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