The loan of Jamaican midfielder Omar Gordon to the San Antonio Football Club has been extended for the upcoming season, the team announced Tuesday. The deal is currently awaiting approval from the United Soccer League and U.S. Soccer Federation.
Gordon who is now 26, joined joined the club mid-season last August, and has made 11 regular season appearances (10 starts) in 2017, playing 907 minutes. The midfielder added one goal and two assists along with 23 shots, which ranked fourth on the club despite his inclusion on the roster for just two months. In two playoff matches last season, Gordon made two starts, played 197 minutes and collected one assist.
ICYMI: @owayne91 will continue wearing ⚪️&⚫️ this season.
— San Antonio FC (@SanAntonioFC) January 17, 2018
Omar joined us mid-season last year and showed some great promise. His effort and professionalism were very good and we expect him to continue growing with us this year and contribute even more for San Antonio FC in 2018. -Darren Powell, SAFC Coach
Gordon represented Jamaica at the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup, which enabled the squad to reach play in the final against the United States. He played 90 minutes in that match in front of 63,000 fans at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, California as the team narrowly lost 1-0 to the U.S.
Over the last six seasons, Gordon has been playing with Montego Bay FC, while rotation on loan to the NASL club Indy Eleven during the 2016 season. The winger helped Montego Bay FC win the 2013-14 RSPL championship and also appeared in two CONCACAF Champions League matches with the club.
It’s a great feeling to come back to SAFC. I’m very happy to be back with the team and play a full season in San Antonio. I hope to have a great year and I’m very excited to be in San Antonio again. – Gordon
San Antonio FC is currently preparing for the upcoming USL season, and fans can purchase 2018 season tickets by calling the SAFC sales office at 210-444-5MLS or by visiting SanAntonioFC.com. Supporters can also follow the club by liking San Antonio FC on Facebook, as well as following the team on Twitter (@SanAntonioFC), Instagram (@sanantoniofc) and Snapchat (SanAntonioFC).