By NICHOLAS MURRAY – firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, January 15, 2016
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – San Antonio’s USL franchise made a major addition to its front office on Friday with the appointment of former USL President Tim Holt as the club’s Managing Director.
Holt spent 16 years with the USL, rising to the position of President in 2009, before departing to pursue other opportunities in March last year. He became the Vice President of Development for Orlando City SC in May, and helped usher in the club’s new USL franchise, Orlando City B, which is also set to begin play in 2016.
"It’s such an exciting opportunity to be involved with leading and shaping a professional soccer club from Day One, and the type of unique challenge that few are afforded," Holt said in an interview with USLSanAntonio.com's Lorne Chan. "To be able to do so as part of SS&E is a special privilege and all the necessary elements are in place for this to be one of the highest performing professional soccer teams in the country. We are well-positioned to follow the path of Orlando, Portland, Seattle, Montreal and Vancouver in realizing the objective of bringing MLS to San Antonio by building through the USL."
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A member of the USSF Board of Directors from 2003-06, Holt brings a vast wealth of experience to his new position, with San Antonio poised to start a new era of professional soccer in the city this spring. Holt said he is looking forward to building the new club as it looks to make an immediate impact in the USL.
"All the ingredients are there, great ownership, incredible city that loves the sport, top-class facilities with Toyota Field and the STAR Soccer Complex, and magnificent partners in Bexar County and the City of San Antonio," he said. "There’s a lot of work to be done, but it’s going to be fun putting it all together and creating a special professional soccer club."San Antonio is set to kick off its inaugural season at Toyota Field this spring, led by Head Coach Darren Powell, also a former member of Orlando City SC’s organization.