San Antonio FC has signed midfielder Hayden Partain 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 delighted to welcome Hayden Partain to the SAFC Family,” said SAFC Head Coach Alen Marcina. “Hayden brings USL experience, is a versatile midfielder and a relentless competitor. Hayden's characteristics match the player profile of our game model and align with our team strategy and culture."
Partain joins SAFC from Sacramento Republic FC where he played for three seasons from 2017-19. Partain tallied 51 appearances and 3,250 minutes played with the Republic overall while adding five total goals. In 2019, the 25-year-old appeared in 20 league matches, recording 949 minutes played, two goals, eight key passes and a 74.6% passing accuracy. A native of Frisco, TX, Partain has also spent time with Charlotte Eagles and the Des Moines Menace in USL League Two.
“I’m super excited to sign for SAFC,” said Partain. “The culture and environment that Alen and the staff want to implement is something I really believe in. I’m here to win and being a part of this culture makes it possible to achieve those goals.”
The midfielder attended Wake Forest University, playing collegiate soccer for four years from 2013-16. Partain scored eight goals in over 60 appearances with the Demon Deacons as he also helped lead his school to the 2016 NCAA Men’s Soccer National Championship match against Stanford.
Partain will wear No. 32 for SAFC.
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).