USLSoccer.com Staff Report
Friday, February 12, 2016
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio FC announced on Friday the addition of former Orlando City SC goalkeeper Josh Ford ahead of the 2016 USL season.
The 28-year-old saw his first action in MLS in 2015, making two appearances for the Lions after four seasons with Seattle Sounders FC. While with Seattle, Ford was sent on loan to the USL’s Orange County Blues FC in 2014, where he made two appearances for the club.
“I had the opportunity to watch Josh train on a daily basis in Orlando,” San Antonio FC Head Coach Darren Powell said. “He is an exceptionally talented goalkeeper, a good shot stopper and can organize the defense well from the back. We expect him to transition well to San Antonio.”
A former standout at the University of Connecticut, where as a senior he was named Big East Goalkeeper of the Year, Ford set school records for shutouts (50), consecutive games (84) and wins (54) with the Huskies.
“I am really excited to be a member of SAFC,” Ford said. “With all of the players that are being announced, it shows we are looking to be a top contender in the league. The club has big expectations and aspirations, which a lot of players want to be a part of, including myself. We have a lot to prove in the first season, but with the staff, the players and help from the fans, we are headed in the right direction.”