On Wednesday January 23, San Antonio FC continued their rapid string of recent player announcements by making the return of Midfielder Billy Forbes the latest signee. Forbes is back for his second stint with SAFC. Fans will no doubt recall his impressive run of good form in 2017 with SAFC. That season he scored 10 goals and recorded 9 assists - leading the team in both categories - leading SAFC on the way to their first and only playoff birth in USL play.
This makes it the third time around in San Antonio for Forbes who was memorably a part of the 2014 NASL Championship run with the San Antonio Scorpions. He'll be reunited with his former Scorpions teammate from that season, Walter Restrepo, who was announced as a 2019 player by SAFC earlier this offseason.
Forbes most recently played for Phoenix Rising FC. He had a notably down season in goal scoring production, only tallying 3 goals in 24 appearances for the team that captured the Western Conference Championship and finished as runners up in USL Cup in 2018. Forbes netted an appearance in that Championship Final, coming on in the 73rd minute.
Fans will no doubt hope that a return to Toyota Field and the Alamo City can reignite the scoring flame for the local fan favorite.
San Antonio FC was quick to release a Forbes hype video upon the announcement.
The Forbes signing brings the SAFC roster to 19 players.
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