San Antonio FC has signed defender Hunter Gorskie for the 2020 USL Championship season pending league and federation approval, the team announced today. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"We are excited to welcome Hunter Gorskie to the SAFC family,” said SAFC Head Coach Alen Marcina. “Hunter brings leadership on and off the field, championship experience, and a commitment to helping drive our culture. As a team, we seek great communicators and high tactical awareness, which Hunter demonstrates both."
Gorskie joins SAFC after spending parts of the 2019 season with Loudoun United in the USL Championship, and Thisted FC in the Danish second division. Gorskie made 13 appearances with Thisted prior to joining Loudon for the tail end of the 2019 season where he made six appearances and won 20 duels.
After making two appearances with the San Jose Earthquakes reserves in 2013, Gorskie signed his first professional contract with the New York Cosmos (NASL) the same year. In three seasons with the Cosmos from 2013-15, the 28-year-old made 46 league appearances while compiling 3,350 minutes played and winning two NASL championships (2013, 2015). Following his time with the Cosmos, Gorskie spent two seasons with Polish club Miedz Legnica from 2015-17 before returning to the United States and joining the Tampa Bay Rowdies in the USL Championship. The defender spent two seasons with the Rowdies, with his most successful coming in 2018 where he served as a team captain and appeared in a team-high 34 matches, compiling 2,904 minutes played and scoring two goals.
“I’m looking forward to being a part of this great organization,” said Gorskie. “I’m excited for the pursuit of bringing a championship home to this city’s dedicated fan base.”
Originally from New Jersey, Gorskie attended Stanford University where he played collegiate soccer from 2009-12. He was named second team All-Pac-12 and Pac-12 All-Academic first team following his senior season. While in college, Gorskie also played for USL League Two teams Chicago Fire Premier, the Central Jersey Spartans and the New Jersey Rangers.
San Antonio FC is currently preparing for the upcoming USL Championship season, and fans can purchase 2020 season tickets by calling or texting the SAFC sales office at 210-444-5657 or by visiting SanAntonioFC.com. Supporters can also follow the club by liking San Antonio FC on Facebook (@SAFCUSL), as well as following the team on Twitter (@SanAntonioFC) and Instagram (@sanantoniofc).